Enchanted Evenings: 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Los Cabos

Los Cabos is one of the world's premier locations for destination weddings, honeymoons and renewal of vows ceremonies. And given that the region's natural advantages – golden sand beaches, year round sunshine, warm tropical breezes and the confluence of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortés – have in recent years been paired with an influx of talented young chefs, and an emergent, world-class cuisine featuring local ingredients with Mediterranean influences, it's small wonder that Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo are also among the world's best spots for romantic wining and dining.

Two of the area’s most celebrated resorts, The Resort at Pedregal and One&Only Palmilla, are also home to very romantic dining destinations. El Farallón at The Resort at Pedregal pairs fresh market style seafood with a magnificent cliffside setting perched above crashing Pacific Ocean waves. At Palmilla's Agua, Chef Larbi Dahrouch's "Mexiterranean" delights are accompanied by mood enhancing music and moonlight dancing on the Sea of Cortés.

Of course, Los Cabos' most romantic setting may belong to Sunset da Mona Lisa, a Tourist Corridor restaurant that looks westward across Cabo San Lucas Bay towards the natural rock formations at Land's End. Sunset dining at this Italian bistro and seafood eatery provides a feast for all five senses, and remains one of the region's most memorably romantic experiences.

Bar Esquina is one of the signature charms of the boutique Bahia Hotel & Beach Club, offering a hip, upscale atmosphere - including a gorgeous 17-seat marble bar - and some of the best food and drinks in Los Cabos. Chef Rogelio Garcia and...  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

Chef Manuel De Luca is responsible for the first-class cuisine at De Cortez Grill and Restaurant, one of the many excellent fine dining establishments at Sheraton's Hacienda Del Mar Golf & Spa Resort. De Cortez boasts all the candlelight...  Read More

The 144' luxury catamaran Caborey is the premier cruise ship in Los Cabos, best known for its perennially popular margarita and dinner cruises. The dinner cruise is one of the great local activities, particularly for those who are in town for a...  Read More

Choose among al fresco dining on the terraza, 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

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

Although the restaurant recently received a redesign as part of the ultra-luxury One&Only Palmilla resort's renovation post Hurricane Odile, Agua by Larbi is still one of the finest restaurants in Los Cabos, distinguished by its superb food,...  Read More

Manta at The Cape
Photo courtesy of Thomas Hart Shelby

The signature dining option at new luxury property The Cape: A Thompson Hotel, Manta is helmed by acclaimed chef Enrique Olvera, whose México City based Pujol is currently rated one of the 20 best restaurants in the world. The hotel enjoys a...  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

This is one of the most romantic restaurants you will find anywhere, with tables perched seemingly atop the Sea of Cortés and breathtaking views of Land's End. Pastas and fresh local seafood are the specialties - the place has its own fishing...  Read More


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.

comments powered by Disqus

Build your own lists that you can easily reference or share stories with your friends.

Login ×

Forgot login/password?
Don't have an account? Create Your Account!

Enter your username or email in the box below and click
"Remind Me".

Remind Me ×
Create Account ×
Create Account ×

Already have an account?

Add to List ×
Save ×

Go to Lists Close Window ×