Afternoon Delights: The 10 Best Lunch Restaurants in Los Cabos

The relaxed atmosphere at Land’s End extends to dining hours, and noontime visitors to local restaurants are as likely to see breakfast being served as lunch. Los Cabos suffers no shortage of midday meal specialists, however. Filling afternoon fare may be found in abundance throughout the cape cites and connecting corridor, with most of the area’s better restaurants open for lunch as well as dinner.

Cabo San Lucas Marina based establishments like Dos Mares and Solomon’s Landing offer the best combination of congenial crowds, seaside views and quality cuisine, while the best values are most commonly found at eateries a few blocks off the beaten downtown path.

Only a few places in Cabo San Lucas still offer the “comida corrida” a fixed price (typically three-course) afternoon meal once popular with workers. But Campestre Restaurant and Bar carries on the value-oriented tradition, offering soup, an entrée and an agua fresca (a fruity, non-alcoholic beverage) for the wallet-friendly price of 85 pesos (about $5.50 U.S.).

The charming Mediterranean style bistro Alcaravea Gourmet offers even better multi-course specials, with fine dining style daily deals that include soup or salad, entrée with pasta or veggies, plus dessert and a drink, all for $10. And for a few dollars more, you can upgrade your lemonade or iced tea to a fine wine.

Dos Mares is a relatively recent arrival to the Marina dining scene, taking over the location formerly occupied by Barometro. It's a great spot, with scenic views of million dollar yachts and the high-end shops of Puerto Paraíso and Luxury...  Read More

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Miguel's chile rellenos may not be the best in all of the Baja California peninsula, as an enthusiastic reviewer from the New York Times once claimed, but they are amazing. The stuffed chiles - available with lobster, shrimp, cheese and in...  Read More

Named for three legendary actors from the golden age of Mexican cinema - Pedro Infante, Jorge Negrete and Javier Solís were collectively known as Los Tres Gallos (The Three Roosters) - this charming and unpretentious downtown dining spot may be...  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 packs in the crowds, thanks to a combination of first-rate food,...  Read More

El Pollo de Oro is the best comfort stood stop in Cabo San Lucas, as its daily crowds attest. The place has been around forever, at least by Los Cabos standards, and long-time visitors may remember its previous incarnation on Blvd. Lázaro...  Read More

Choose among al fresco dining on the terrazzo, open air indoor dining or the ever popular "tables in the sand" at this casual yet stylish bar and restaurant at Médano Beach luxury lodging Hacienda Beach Club and Residences. Highlights at...  Read More

Campestre is a bit off the beaten tourist track, and can be a bit difficult to find without a local tour guide or taxi service. Despite its out-of-the way location, however, this is one of the finest purveyors of traditional Mexican food in Cabo...  Read More

Beloved by locals and tourists alike for its laid-back beachfront atmosphere, Zipper's offers excellent comfort food and easy access to some of the area's best surf breaks. Set on Costa Azul Beach - site of the annual 6-star ASP sanctioned Los...  Read More

Under the guidance of Chef Enrique Díaz, Alcaravea Gourmet has evolved over the past decade from a small eatery into one of the benchmark fine dining restaurants in all of Los Cabos. Guests enter through trellised vines and flowers into a...  Read More


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