Moveable Feasts: 10 Best Take-Out Restaurants in Los Cabos

Cabo San Lucas is home to hundreds of great take-out eateries, from bakeries and cafés to pizzerias and stand-up taco stands. And luckily for lovers of Cabo's uninhibited nightlife scene, many of them stay open very, very late. Wicked Pizza is among the best of these late night provisioners, offering delicious pizzas, salads and chicken wings until the wee hours, particularly on weekends. El Pollo de Oro can't compete with Wicked in terms of late hours, but this chicken and ribs specialist may be the most popular take-out stop in the city. There are often as many people waiting for to-go orders as there are diners in the expansive seating area, so much so that the restaurant’s entryway occasionally resembles an impromptu social gathering.

Tacos, of course, are the comfort food non pareil of Mexican cuisine, and there are dozens of great places in Los Cabos to pick up delicious examples of these tortilla wrapped take-out treats. Las Guacamayas and El Gran Pastor are two of the top taquerías in Cabo San Lucas, and although both are highly respected for their tacos al pastor (made with marinated pork), Las Guacamayas also distinguish itself with superb quesadillas chilangas. And speaking of Mexico City style specialties (chilango, or chilanga, is a slang name for residents of the country’s capital), restaurant and dominoes den Baja María serves up delicious tacos á la Villamelón.

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

Los Cabos is a dangerous place for the waistline. Between the late night tacos and the lax anything goes attitude, it's easy to fall into some bad eating habits. Healthy Restaurant & Wine Bar is, as the name suggests, the best place in Cabo...  Read More

It isn't hard to find Mexican and American breakfast favorites in Los Cabos. For lovers of French-style pastries, chocolates and crêpes, however, French Riviera is the mecca. It's worth a visit solely for the aromas of freshly baked bread,...  Read More

This local favorite used to draw its biggest crowds on Sundays for barbacoa (pit-roasted lamb), but following a change in ownership is now best known for its bar and Mexico City style menu items like tacos á la Villamelón (tacos campechanos...  Read More

Named for the macaw, each of Las Guacamayas' three locations - two in Cabo San Lucas, and the original in San José del Cabo - feature colorful parrot-themed murals, as well as authentic and affordable regional Mexican cuisine. Popular among...  Read More

Taquería El Gran Pastor is hugely popular with tourists, primarily the late night bar crowds that spill out from downtown bars like Rips, Cabo Lounge, Cabo Wabo, Tanga Tanga and Jungle Bar. There is no seating here. This is a stand-up taco...  Read More

Set near popular locals' bar Tanga Tanga in Plaza de la Danza, Tio Guido's is the premier stop in Cabo San Lucas for hoagies, cheesesteaks, reubens and other traditional deli-style favorites. Enjoy bratwurst, kielbasa, and sauerkraut dogs, or...  Read More

Wicked is perhaps the best of the downtown pizza parlors, and boasts an excellent late night location next to El Squid Roe, Cabo's liveliest nightspot. The name is a nod to the place's Boston heritage, and the pies are made East Coast Italian...  Read More

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

El Pollo de Oro is the best comfort stood stop in Cabo San Lucas, and does a booming business with both locals and tourists. The place has been around forever, at least by Los Cabos standards, and long-time visitors may remember its previous...  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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