The 10 Best Restaurants on Médano Beach in Cabo San Lucas

Few neighborhoods in Cabo San Lucas feature better food than Médano Beach, a two mile stretch of golden sand ringed with resorts, shops and restaurants. Many of Los Cabos' top eateries are situated seaside on this popular playa, with the best boasting a captivating combination of fresh seafood platters, buckets of ice cold beer, and gorgeous views of the granite rock formations at Land's End.

Tequila toting mascot Big Johnson and Spring Break hijinks like banana eating and sex position contests are seasonal attractions at Mango Deck, but Médano’s benchmark cantina serves up tasty fare year round, from Mexican and American favorites to fresh seafood and sushi. Mango Deck’s neighbor, The Office, is also worth a visit, particularly on Thursday nights when they host their weekly Gran Fiesta Mexicana with dinner, drinks, folk dancing and fireworks.

For a more upscale introduction to Cabo's beachfront lifestyle, sample traditional Mexican specialty dishes and tropical cocktails at Hacienda Cocina y Cantina, the signature restaurant at the exclusive Hacienda Beach Club & Residences, or savor steak and craft brews at the rooftop Baja Brewing Company.

In addition to the beachfront cantinas that line Médano's shores, there are a number of popular restaurants located within a few blocks of the beach: notably, neighborhood fine dining fixtures like Bar Esquina, Edith's and Peacock’s.

It may not get the same publicity as Mango Deck and The Office, but Tabasco is one of the best places to hang out on Médano Beach. The sun deck and sandy expanse of chaise lounges provide terrific views of Land's End and the local seaside...  Read More

Long-time fine dining fixture Peacock's received a facelift a couple of years ago. The results? The Grupo Mi Casa managed restaurant looks better than ever, with a gorgeous courtyard dining area fringed with palm trees and festooned with...  Read More

Mango Deck is one of the signature stops in Cabo San Lucas, as famed in its way as local late night landmarks like Cabo Wabo and El Squid Roe. Located on Médano Beach, Mango Deck is ground zero during Spring Break, pulling in huge crowds for...  Read More

Baja Sur's first craft brewery now has three locations - the original in San José del Cabo, a roof-top spot on the ninth floor of Cabo Villas on Médano Beach, and on the Cabo San Lucas Marina at Puerto Paraíso - all of which have proved...  Read More

It's easy to see why this palapa-topped bar and restaurant is packed all-day, every day. The Office is a great place to sit back and watch the waves roll in, with a full bar and a large array of menu options, from breakfast favorites such as...  Read More

This Argentine steakhouse opened early in 2012, and has garnered rave reviews for its enormous portions of delicious mesquite grilled steaks. Chamuyo features a casual courtyard setting, a generous selection of international wines, and a...  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

Although it may not look like much from the street – taxidermy stuffed, wall-mounted gamefish are about the only decorative touches in a modest space with a dozen or so tables – Tacos Gardenias is a treasure trove of delicious Mexican...  Read More

One of the signature charms of the boutique Bahia Hotel & Beach Club, Bar Esquina offers a hip, upscale atmosphere - including a gorgeous 17-seat marble bar - and some of the best food and drinks in Los Cabos. Chef Rogelio Garcia and his...  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


Meet Chris Sands

Chris Sands is co-founder of CaboVivo, co-writer of Fodor's Los Cabos travel guidebook, Editor at, and a contributor to Forbes and 10Best at USA Today, as well as other websites and...  More About Chris