La Cocina Mexicana: 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in Los Cabos



Because Los Cabos has become one of the country's major resort destinations, the area is now home to a diverse population, and there are numerous restaurants representing the culinary styles and traditional dishes from many regions of México.

At smaller, family-owned establishments, the bill of fare typically showcases specialties from the owner or family's place of origin (Acapulco or Mazatlán, for example). Larger restaurants, however, particularly those located in tourist areas or at local resorts, will often offer a representative sampling of regional specialty dishes from throughout the country.

Los Tres Gallos is a bit off the beaten tourist track, but this charming eatery in downtown Cabo San Lucas definitely falls into the latter category, offering visitors a delicious introduction to some of México's most beloved regional cuisine. It may be the best restaurant in Los Cabos, with the memorable meals complemented by terrific service and a lovely courtyard dining area.

Regional Mexican favorites are also featured at Baja Cantina Group standout María Corona, where the recipes were handed down by the owner’s grandmother, and date back to the days of the Mexican Revolution. Mi Casa’s colorfully decorated dining establishments in Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo also excel at traditional Mexican cuisine, as do locals’ favorite María Jiménez and Campestre.




Choose among al fresco dining on the terrazzo, open air indoor dining or the ever popular "tables in the sand" at this casual yet stylish bar and restaurant at Médano Beach luxury lodging Hacienda Beach Club and Residences. Highlights at...  Read More




Miguel's chile rellenos may not be the best in the Baja California peninsula, as an enthusiastic reviewer from the New York Times once claimed, but they are amazing. The stuffed chiles - served with lobster, shrimp and scallops, cheese and in...  Read More




Of all the great restaurants at Sheraton's Hacienda Del Mar, Girasoles de la Hacienda may be the most underrated. This standout eatery offers delicious and authentic regional Mexican specialties, as well as gorgeous terrace views of Punta...  Read More




Campestre is a bit off the beaten tourist track, and can be a bit difficult to find without a local tour guide or taxi service. Despite its out-of-the way location, however, this is one of the finest purveyors of traditional Mexican food in Cabo...  Read More




This popular stop for traditional cuisine is located near two other locals' favorites, seafood specialists Mariscos Mazatlán and Tres Islas. All three offer authentic Mexican dining at budget-friendly prices, but María Jiménez is the...  Read More




Pancho's is one of the premier Mexican restaurants in downtown Cabo San Lucas, specializing in regional dishes such as Puebla-style chicken mole, Sonoran-style carne asada, and Oaxacan-style tamales wrapped in banana leaves. They also claim to...  Read More




Grupo Mi Casa is responsible for some of the finest restaurants in Los Cabos, including Peacock's and Café Canela in Cabo San Lucas, and La Panga Antigua in San José del Cabo. Colorful Mexican décor and traditional standards are available at...  Read More




Owner Edith Jiménez is originally from the state of Guerrero, and her restaurant serves up a mixture of Baja and Guerreran cuisines, as well as generous helpings of fresh local seafood. The restaurant is located just a block from Médano Beach,...  Read More




The latest addition to the Baja Cantina Group of restaurants opened in 2009, and specializes in traditional Mexican cuisine. All the recipes were passed down from the owner's grandmother, and harken back to the days of the Mexican Revolution....  Read More




Named for three legendary actors from the golden age of Mexican cinema - Pedro Infante, Jorge Negrete and Javier Solís were collectively known as Los Tres Gallos (The Three Roosters) - this charming and unpretentious downtown dining spot may be...  Read More


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Meet Chris Sands

Chris Sands is Editor at Baja.com, 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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