After Midnight: The Best Late-Night Dining Stops in Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas' boisterous nightlife scene is augmented by dozens of great late night dining stops, including a number of strategically located taquerías and pizzerias for revelers who need a bit of ballast after a few too many tequila shots. Tacos are the premier after-midnight food option in Cabo, and local favorites like Tacos Guss, El Gran Pastor and Las Guacamayas stay open until the wee, wee hours of the morning. Some places never close at all. Tio Guido's, the town's best deli-style sandwich shop, serves reubens, corned beef, and burgers around the clock, seven days a week.

Wicked Pizza is the city’s premier late night stop for pepperoni pies, salads and chicken wings. The pizzeria is conveniently located in the heart of the downtown nightlife district, and remains open as late - 4 a.m. - as most of the neighboring bars and clubs. Of course, many top bars and clubs keep their clientele onsite by serving sushi or comfort food favorites. Cabo Wabo Cantina and El Squid Roe, perhaps Cabo's two most popular nightspots, each offer quality noshes well past the time most restaurants have closed. And nearby Rockstone Tavern offers a full slate of pub-style menu items, from soups and salads to an array of juicy ½ pound burger options.

Taquería El Gran Pastor is hugely popular with tourists, primarily the late night bar crowds that spill out from downtown bars like Rips, Cabo Wabo, Tanga Tanga, and Jungle Bar. There is no seating here. This is a stand up taco shop, and the...  Read More

The Cabo version of Mandala (their original location is in Cancún) offers a more traditionally club-like atmosphere than next door neighbor El Squid Roe, with great dance music from a rotating cast of international DJs, colorful lighting,...  Read More

Cabo Wabo is where you go if you want to see a rock star. This is where you go if you want to party like one. The downtown nightspot supreme, El Squid Roe has been packing in the crowds for decades, and is one of the landmarks of the Cabo San...  Read More

Located near Wyndham in the Plaza de la Danza, Tio Guido's serves up hoagies, cheesesteaks, reubens, and other traditional deli style favorites 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Enjoy bratwurst, kielbasa, and sauerkraut dogs, or sandwiches with...  Read More

If Cabo San Lucas had a hall of fame for drinking establishments, Giggling Marlin would be in it. Although not as popular as it once was - its halcyon days as a party mecca were in the 1990s – the place still retains an esteemed spot on the...  Read More

Cabo Wabo has seen a lot of growth in the last twenty years, in its surroundings and in its business, which has now spun off a tequila brand and several U.S. locations. The bar was started by former Van Halen and Montrose frontman Sammy Hagar,...  Read More

Named for the macaw, each of Las Guacamayas' three locations - two in Cabo San Lucas, and the original in San José del Cabo - feature colorful parrot-themed murals, as well as authentic and affordable regional Mexican cuisine. Best known among...  Read More

One of the newest additions to the Cabo San Lucas nightlife scene, this combination sports bar/restaurant/live music venue opened in 2013, showcasing rock n' roll themed décor, indoor and outdoor bars and a generous selection of comfort food...  Read More

Wicked is perhaps the best of the downtown pizza parlors, and boasts an excellent late night location next to El Squid Roe, Cabo's liveliest nightspot. The name is a nod to the place's Boston heritage, and the pies are made East Coast Italian...  Read More

Tacos Guss' clientele used to be confined to in-the-know locals, but the secret (freshly made, golden brown tortillas) got out at some point, and this downtown taquería is now frequently packed with crowds of tourists. If you have never tried a...  Read More


Meet Chris Sands

Chris Sands is Editor at, co-writer of Fodor’s 2015 guide to Los Cabos, and a regular contributor to Los Cabos Magazine and 10 Best/USA Today. He lives in Cabo San Lucas.

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