Fruits of the Sea: The 10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Los Cabos

Chris Sands

By , Local Expert, Cabo San Lucas
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Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas have become more sophisticated and cosmopolitan in recent years, with a new breed of creative chefs crafting innovative menus that fuse traditional Mexican cuisine with a variety of international accents. But despite the influx of talented chefs and their increased commitment to locally sourced ingredients and organic produce, the single defining aspect of the Los Cabos dining scene remains the reliance of restaurants on the region's incredibly abundant and diverse seafood. Nearly every restaurant in Los Cabos offers seafood dishes, and many devote the majority of their menu space to dishes...  Read more »

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    El Farallon

    El Farallon is the best seafood restaurant in Los Cabos.

    Local Expert Tip: "Sample the signature Capella margaritas. "

     
  • 2

    Baja Cantina Beach Club

    This is the best barefoot fine dining spot in Los Cabos, and one of the area's finest seafood restaurants.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the fresh catch of the day, mesquite grilled in your choice of one of the restaurant's six signature styles."

     
  • 3

    Nick-San

    Nick-San is the best sushi restaurant in Cabo San Lucas.

    Local Expert Tip: "The restaurant also has its own apparel line, Wasabi, with shirts and other clothing available at their two local locations, Plaza de la Danza in Cabo San Lucas, and Las Tiendas de Palmilla in the Tourist Corridor."

     
  • 4

    Lorenzillo's The Live Lobster House

    • Cuisine: Seafood
    • Average Main Course Price: 300
    • Neighborhood: Marina

    In addition to being the best lobster house in Los Cabos, Lorenzillo's features a lovely outdoor dining area overlooking the Cabo San Lucas Marina.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try one of their flaming coffee cocktails featuring Xtabentun, an excellent Mayan liqueur."

     
  • 5

    Solomon's Landing

    Solomon's Landing is the best seafood spot on the Cabo San Lucas Marina.

    Local Expert Tip: "For breakfast, try the "waffle of your dreams" with mixed berries compote, semi-sweet chocolate chips, Canadian maple syrup, and whipped cream."

     
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    Sunset da Mona Lisa

    Sunset da Mona Lisa boasts fresh local seafood, and the most spectacular wow-factor setting in Los Cabos.

    Local Expert Tip: "It can get pretty chilly after dark during the winter months. Sweaters or light jackets are recommended. "

     
  • 7

    Mariscos El Torito

    This is a favorite of locals, and the best place in town for pescado zarandeado.

    Local Expert Tip: "Hot sauce lovers should ask to sample from the bottle of Da Bomb: Beyond Insanity. It has a Scoville rating of about 200,000 units, and should be tried in very small doses."

     
  • 8

    7 Seas Seafood Grille

    7 Seas offers suberb seafood and a scenic setting on Acapulquito Beach in San Jose del Cabo.

    Local Expert Tip: "Coffees are available from some of Mexico's top producers, including Solo Dios from Chiapas, and Blason Gourmet from Oaxaca."

     
  • 9

    Edith's Restaurante

    Edith's has been a local landmark for close to two decades, and serves the best bisques and chowders in Los Cabos.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the surf and turf combination, with fresh lobster and mesquite grilled filet mignon."

     
  • 10

    Mariscos Mocambo

    Mariscos is the top local stop for seafood a la Vera Cruz.

    Local Expert Tip: "Specialties include the whole crab in garlic or chilpaya chile sauce, and the shrimp newburg with brandy and cream sauce."

     

 

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