Destination Diet: The 10 Best Restaurants with Healthy Menus in Los Cabos

In recent years, top chefs in Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo have increasingly relied on the region’s many organic farms, pairing fresh local produce with the area’s traditional dining staple, fresh local seafood. The result has been healthier, better tasting food, and a wealth of delicious options for diet-conscious visitors.

Two of the best restaurants in Los Cabos are set on organic farms near San José del Cabo. Flora’s Field Kitchen is a long-time local fine dining favorite that overlooks a 10-acre field at Flora Farms, with meats sourced from their adjoining 150 acre ranch. Huerta Los Tamarindos (huerta is Spanish for orchard), like Flora Farms, boasts its own organic garden, as well as an onsite restaurant and organic market, and also offers tours and cooking classes.

Vegan and vegetarian menus are available at each of The Resort at Pedregal’s onsite restaurants, including the magnificent cliffside aerie El Farallón, best known for its superb, locally sourced seafood. The Restaurant at Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a benchmark Tourist Corridor lodging, supplements the organic fruits and vegetables used in its delicious Baja Med style dishes with spices from its own herb garden. And El Ameyal, the restaurant at El Ameyal Hotel and Wellness Center, not only offers vegan and vegetarian options, but custom tailors dishes to the dietary needs of its guests.

Although best known for its excellent omelets, burgers, sandwiches, and tortas (a form of sandwich), Rico Suave also has the freshest fruit and vegetable juices and smoothies in town. Nothing gets the blood pumping in the morning, particularly...  Read More

This Pedregal based breakfast and lunch specialist is a bit off-the-beaten-path (if you're not familiar with the neighborhood, ask your concierge for directions), but is well worth a visit. Penny Lane specializes in healthy, hearty and delicious...  Read More

Healthy travelers will love the nutritious offerings at this local's favorite juice bar, located just off the beaten tourist track, one block behind the Aramburo grocery, and two blocks from the Cabo San Lucas Marina. Juices and smoothies made...  Read More

El Farallón features a spectacular cliffside setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the exclusive Resort at Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas. The restaurant pairs fresh local seafood with its romantic atmosphere, adding decorative touches like...  Read More

Since its inception in 1994, Nick-San has been one of the most popular local sushi restaurants, with Chefs Angel Carbajal and Masayuki Nikura crafting a creative and innovative fusion of Japanese cuisine with traditional Mexican ingredients....  Read More

The signature fine dining establishment at Tourist Corridor luxury resort Las Ventanas al Paraíso is known simply as The Restaurant. Baja Med style fusion dishes are the keystones of Chef Fabrice Guisset's menu, which is designed to show off...  Read More

"Contemporary Baja fusion" is the focus at Chef and restaurateur Tadd Chapman's signature downtown dining fixture, Don Sánchez. Daily tasting menus showcase the freshest local and seasonal ingredients. Chapman sources organic produce from his...  Read More

Like Flora's Field Kitchen, Huerta Los Tamarindos features intimate farm-to-table dining in a rustic setting just outside San José del Cabo. Menu standouts at the organic farm's restaurant include a ceviche trilogy, roasted tomato soup and...  Read More

The onsite restaurant at El Ameyal Hotel and Wellness Center is a mecca for visiting vegetarians. The restaurant will tailor offerings to specific dietary needs, including special menus for those dealing with hypertension, hypercholesterolemia...  Read More

Flora's pioneered the farm-to-table dining scene in San José del Cabo, and remains a mandatory stop for visiting foodies. The restaurant looks out over a 10-acre organic field at Flora Farm, so close diners can almost reach out and touch the...  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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