Best Group Friendly Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas

The More the Merrier: 10 Best Group-Friendly Restaurants in Los Cabos

Whether the occasion is family dinners, wedding receptions or other special events, Los Cabos has plenty of restaurants capable of handling large groups. Because of the size and service requirements for large-scale celebrations, however, the top options are generally found at area luxury hotels, at spacious eateries operated by prominent local restaurateurs like Tadd Chapman and Edith Jiménez, or restaurant groups such as Mi Casa.

Chapman has opened several superb restaurants in San José del Cabo, but the Canadian born restaurateur's greatest local achievement is undoubtedly Don Sanchez. It's the top venue in Los Cabos for large-scale celebrations, with first-class food and wine (including advice from the onsite sommelier, and take-out wine sales), and the capacity to host up to 350 guests for dinner and dancing.

Jiménez's namesake restaurant, Edith's, has long been a fine dining fixture in Cabo San Lucas, and continues to offer excellent upscale Mexican dining, with multi course options available from nine separate group menus. The Office, an affiliated eatery on Médano Beach, is another great gathering place, perfect for groups seeking fresh local seafood and gorgeous Land's End views.

The Mi Casa Group has five restaurants in Los Cabos, the best of which, from a group dining standpoint, are its signature eateries in each of the cape cities. Mi Casa in Cabo San Lucas is conveniently located across from the town square, Plaza Amelia Wilkes, and can accommodate up to 500 guests for traditional Mexican atmosphere and cuisine. Mi Casa in San José del Cabo, meanwhile, can handle groups as large as 350 people at its airy courtyard location in the heart of the city’s historic Art District.


The Los Cabos location of the popular American steakhouse chain Ruth's Chris is located at Puerto Paraíso on the Cabo San Lucas Marina. Beyond the picturesque setting and excellent lamb and veal chops, rib-eye, porterhouse, t-bone and New York strip steaks, Ruth's Chris also offers some of the finest, most consistent service in Los Cabos. This is one of the few local restaurants with a sommelier, a big plus given the impressive wine list (this is the top stop in the area for Napa Valley Cabernets). In addition to the steaks, the restaurant also offers salads, generous helpings of the fresh local seafood, New Orleans style appetizers, and a large array of decadent dessert options.

Recommended for Group Friendly because: Ruth's Chris offers spacious indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a staff experienced with handling large groups.

Chris's expert tip: In addition to featuring one of the best wine lists in Los Cabos, Ruth's Chris also has a sommelier on hand for pairing advice.

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Ready for a not so tough day at The Office? This palapa-topped beachfront restaurant is the best dining option on Médano Beach – and has been for decades – whether beachgoers are seeking hearty breakfasts featuring omelets or waffles, brunch and lunch favorites like seafood cocktails or avocado with tuna salad, or dinnertime standards like grilled sea bass or coconut shrimp. Surf and turf combos with steak and lobster are also a specialty, as are Mexican dishes showcasing arrachera, chile rellenos, nachos, and fajitas. The Office boasts first-class live music and entertainment, too, most famously the Thursday night Gran Fiesta Mexicana with folkloric singing, dancing, fireworks and fun-filled contests.

Recommended for Group Friendly because: Beachfront dining is available for events and celebrations, with a choice of custom or fixed price group menus.

Chris's expert tip: The Office hosts a special Gran Fiesta Mexicana dinner show on Thursday nights.

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Old world Italian-style décor and cuisine are the hallmarks at this popular Cabo San Lucas based eatery, owned and operated by the Solmar hotel and restaurant group, and set at the foot of the city's exclusive Pedregal neighborhood. Chef Matias Forte's menu covers a lot of ground, from antipasti and world-class Caesar salads - hand tossed tableside - to homemade pastas, chicken and veal dishes. Fresh local seafood specialties are also available, notably the Tonno in Crosta (tuna fillet grilled with a crust of sesame and herbs, and accompanied by fettucine and artichoke) and Gamberi e Pancetta (gorgonzola stuffed shrimp wrapped in pancetta, and served on broccoli rosettes). Those with less refined palates can nosh on delicious pizzas made in a mesquite wood-fired oven. Romeo y Julieta has ample seating indoors and out, and can easily handle large groups.

Recommended for Group Friendly because: Romeo y Julieta's spacious dining areas can easily accommodate large groups.

Chris's expert tip: The house pizza is made with ham, mushroom, salami, green pepper, and onion.

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One of the premier Mexican restaurants in downtown Cabo San Lucas, Pancho's specializes in regional standards such as Puebla style chicken mole, Sonoran carne asada, and Oaxaca-esque tamales wrapped in banana leaves. They also claim to have the largest tequila selection in the world, with over 500 separate producers represented. Whether this is the world's largest collection is debatable, but there is no question that the tequila and mezcal menus are enormous, with many labels you'll likely never see anywhere else. And it that weren't enough to pique your interest, the atmosphere is likewise exceptional, bright and airy, with traditional décor and accents, and live music nightly.

Recommended for Group Friendly because: The Pancho Villa room can accommodate groups of 10-40 people.

Chris's expert tip: Pancho's boasts the world's largest tequila selection.

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What was once a taco stand is now a fixture of the Marina dining scene, located just behind Tesoro Los Cabos Resort. Solomon's Landing is popular with both locals and tourists thanks to a combination of first-rate food, first-class service and affordable prices. The menu covers a lot of ground, but Chef Brian Solomon specializes in seafood. Like most area restaurants, there is a "you hook it, we'll cook it policy," and whether you've brought your own catch or are sampling from the menu offerings, the kitchen staff will prepare your choice of fish any way you like it, including a la Veracruz, Rockefeller, and many other styles. There is also an onsite sushi bar, and plenty of great happy hour deals from the island bar. The bar has its own menu, with more casual fare, and more budget oriented prices.

Recommended for Group Friendly because: Solomon's is among the most spacious of eateries on Cabo San Lucas' marina boardwalk.

Chris's expert tip: Vegetarian visitors will want to sample the portobello veggie burger topped with Muenster, gorgonzola, and grilled tomato and onions.

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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, where it has been a fine dining fixture for over two decades. The mesquite grill and upscale Mexican ambiance are prime attractions, with the air-conditioned wine cellar drawing considerable interest during the hot summer months. Popular offerings include the Coqueta salad; the "Wally Special" with grilled lobster, garlic shrimp, and mesquite grilled catch of the day; and the Pancho Villa with grilled chicken breast, stuffed poblano pepper and chicken enchilada.

Recommended for Group Friendly because: Nine multi course menu options are available for groups.

Chris's expert tip: Grilled lobster is featured on several of Edith's group menus.

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Hotel Hacienda was the first hotel ever to open in Cabo San Lucas in 1963, although there's a world of difference between that modest property, built by pioneer developer Rod Rodriguez (of Palmilla fame), and the luxurious Hacienda Beach Club & Residences developed on the same magnificent site – at the juncture of the Marina and Médano Beach – by another pioneer developer, Don Koll, in the early 2000s. The latter is among the most exclusive, expensive and spectacular properties in the region, although anyone who is either curious or hungry is welcome to dine at the superb onsite restaurant, Hacienda Cocina y Cantina. Traditional Mexican cuisine and an elegant barefoot-friendly setting distinguish the beachfront eatery, which looks out across the bay to Land's End. Tortilla soup, chicken mole, and shrimp chile rellenos are among the many house specialties.

Recommended for Group Friendly because: Land's End views and group-friendly facilities make this a popular choice for wedding and rehearsal dinners.

Chris's expert tip: Several dining locations are available for special events.

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Flora's pioneered the farm-to-table dining scene in San José del Cabo and remains a mandatory stop for visiting foodies. The restaurant is set amid a 25-acre organic farm, so close diners can almost reach out and touch the food they'll soon be eating. Well, actually the meat is sourced from a nearby ranch, but you get the picture. This is fine dining at its most intimate. And it is fine dining. The food is superb and ranges from gourmet pizzas to heartier fare like farm-raised pork or homemade pasta. Sunday brunch is especially popular, although reservations are recommended for any visit to the restaurant. The adjacent Farm Bar serves up fresh fruit juices, wine, craft beer and cocktails. In addition to the onsite bar, bakery and organic grocery, the property also includes boutique shops, a spa, and some charming culinary cottages and other residences. Cooking classes are another attraction.

Recommended for Group Friendly because: Special event spaces at Flora Farm include an herb garden amphitheater and lakeside lawn.

Chris's expert tip: Good luck finding this place without directions. Luckily, they're available for download on the restaurant's website.

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Grupo Mi Casa is responsible for some of the finest restaurants in Los Cabos, including Peacock's and Café Canela in Cabo San Lucas, and La Panga Antigua in San José del Cabo. Colorful Mexican décor and traditional standards are available at the group's eponymous restaurants in each of the cape cities, with charming locations overlooking the town square in San Lucas, and nestled amid the historic Art District in San José. Standouts at both Mi Casa restaurants include regional Mexican favorites like Chile en Nogada, Mole Poblano and Cochinita Pibil, as well as Baja style favorites like Almejas Rellenas, queen clams stuffed with bacon, cheese and veggies. Domestic beers and wines are also available, including some excellent selections from Baja's wine country, Valle de Guadalupe. Regional spirits like Damiana make an appearance on the dessert menu.

Recommended for Group Friendly because: Mi Casa restaurants are among the most group-friendly in both Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo.

Chris's expert tip: Mi Casa's spacious dining areas and delicious traditional cuisine make them perfect for group dinners and wedding receptions. Group capacity is 500 in Cabo San Lucas, 350 in San José del Cabo.

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"Contemporary Baja fusion" is the focus at chef and restaurateur Tadd Chapman's acclaimed downtown dining fixture, Don Sanchez; where daily tasting menus showcase the freshest local and seasonal ingredients. Chapman sources organic produce from his own local farm, Sánchez Orgánico, and grass and grain-fed beef that are wet-aged and seasoned with natural un-iodized sea salt from Guerrero Negro. The wine program here is the best in Los Cabos, with a sommelier on hand for advice on pairing options from the list of 300 plus wines, or sales from the carry-out wine shop. Wine themed events are hosted on a monthly basis, and live entertainment is also a big draw, with the outdoor courtyard hosting a stage and spacious dance floor.

Recommended for Group Friendly because: Don Sanchez's quality cuisine and enormous seating capacity make it a perfect fit for large groups.

Chris's expert tip: Wines are a big focus at the new look Don Sanchez. There are over 300 labels available, with modest corkage fees. Carry out sales are permissible until 11 p.m.

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