San José del Cabo's dining scene is in many ways more impressive than that of sister city Cabo San Lucas. San José is home to over a dozen first-class restaurants, and is home to some of the region's most accomplished and innovative chefs. Baja Mediterranean style cuisine and fresh local seafood are the focus of most menus, but there are a number of eclectic eateries that boast original and provocative concepts.
Farm-to-table dining, for instance, has been taken to an entirely new level at Flora Farm and Huerta Los Tamarindos, two organic farms that also offer cooking classes, fresh produce markets and terrific onsite dining spots (Flora's Field Kitchen at the former, an eponymous restaurant at the latter). At each of these remarkable restaurants diners can practically reach out and touch the food that will soon be on their plates.
Tadd Chapman is another local innovator. The chef has built an indoor wine cave at his new look Don Sanchez Cantina, and has helped lead the charge to promote top producers from Baja's Valle de Guadalupe. For more traditional fare, downtown favorite Tropicana rarely disappoints. Located at a lovely hacienda-style inn in the heart of downtown San José del Cabo, Tropicana is the city's top stop for traditional Mexican cuisine and live music, and has been for more than 20 years.
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