There are plenty of Los Cabos restaurants that feature superb seafood, live music, and gorgeous views of the Sea of Cortez. The difference at Deckman's At Havana in San Jose del Cabo is that there is so much more. Chef Drew Deckman is committed to slow food principles and the use of locally grown, gathered, or caught food. He's also on the cutting edge of contemporary cuisine, turning over his menu nightly to feature only the freshest seasonal ingredients, and offering each dish in three separate sizes, from tapas-style tasters to heartier, more filling portions.
Deckman's features a new menu each night, ensuring no two dining experiences are ever the same — Photo courtesy of Deckman's
Mentored by culinary heavyweights like Paul Bocuse and Jacques Maximin, Deckman is certainly the restaurant's star performer. But the chef also benefits from a terrific supporting cast. The service staff is amiable and unpretentious, the live jazz band adds a bit of Latin-flavored romance, and the antique wooden bar's resident mixologist is well-versed on tropical cocktails, craft beers, and the restaurant's collection of over 30 artisanal Mezcals. What it all adds up to is the best restaurant in Los Cabos.
The wine list is exclusively Mexican, and primarily showcases liquid treasures from the country's finest wine region, Guadalupe Valley near Ensenada. Chef Deckman runs a seasonal restaurant - Deckman's en El Mogor - at Mogor Badan winery in Guadalupe Valley, and is dedicated to promoting the region's best food and wine. Special dinners and wine club collaborations are regular occurrences at Deckman's San Jose, and often feature cameos by visiting food and wine professionals.