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

Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas have become more sophisticated 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 fresh local fish dishes, and many devote the majority of their menu space to seafood specialties.

Cabo San Lucas has a wealth of great seafood restaurants, but none better than El Farallón, which offers succulent market-style seafood and an unforgettable cliffside dining experience. Although El Farallón is the premier seafood stop in Pedregal, each of the city’s neighborhoods has its treasures. The lobster house Lorenzillo's and the high-end sushi restaurant Nick-San are two of the best seafood eateries in the Marina area, while Edith's and Silviano’s are among the top spots near Médano Beach, the two mile stretch of golden sand that hosts most of the city's luxury resorts.

For more affordable options, try local favorites like Mariscos Mazatlán and Mariscos Mocambo, which are located near the downtown shopping area, and Mariscos El Torito, an off-the-beaten-path restaurant popular with local families. Other seafood spots of note include the marisqerías Tres Islas and Tacos Los Claros.

This place is a bit off the beaten tourist track, but it's a favorite of locals, and a popular spot for family dinners and celebrations. The menu features great ceviches, fish tacos, and other seafood specialties, with the pescado zarandeado...  Read More

Mariscos Mocambo specializes in seafood done in traditional Mexican style, especially a la Veracruz, and is a favorite with tourists and locals alike. Enjoy shrimp, lobster, crab and octopus done in a variety of ways, sample some of their...  Read More

What started as a taco stand is now a fixture of the Marina dining scene, with a corner location on the waterfront, just behind Tesoro Los Cabos Resort. Solomon's Landing is popular with both locals and tourists thanks to a combination of...  Read More

This local's favorite boasts an abundance of delicious yet budget-friendly seafood dishes, ranging from soups and ceviches to fish tacos and combo platters for two with a sampling of shrimp specialties, or the catch of the day paired with...  Read More

Long-time visitors to Cabo San Lucas will be familiar with the cooking skills of Silviano Orozco, even if they don't know his name. The talented chef worked for years at popular local eateries like Baja Cantina and Solomon's Landing before...  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

Not only is Lorenzillo's the premier lobster house in Los Cabos, it is one of the area's top stops for traditional fine dining. Lorenzillo's is the sort of place where Oysters Rockefeller and Lobster Thermidor are still menu staples, and wooden...  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

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

El Farallón is located at the luxurious Resort at Pedregal, and features a spectacular cliffside setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The restaurant pairs fresh local seafood with the romantic atmosphere, as well as decorative touches like...  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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