Enchanted Evenings: 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Los Cabos



Los Cabos has been one of the world's premier locations for destination weddings, honeymoons and renewal of vows ceremonies for well over three decades; basically, since Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards married supermodel Patti Hansen at Hotel Finisterra in Cabo San Lucas in 1983. Now that the region's spectacular natural advantages–golden sand beaches, year-round sunshine and the confluence of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortés–have been paired with an influx of talented young chefs and an emergent world-class cuisine, Los Cabos has also become a popular destination for romantic wining and dining.

Two of the area’s most celebrated resorts, The Resort at Pedregal and One&Only Palmilla, are home to muy romántico dining spots. El Farallón at The Resort at Pedregal combines fresh market style seafood with a magnificent cliffside setting perched above crashing Pacific Ocean waves. At Palmilla's Agua, Chef Larbi Dahrouch's "Mexiterranean" delights are accompanied by mood enhancing music and moonlight dancing on the Sea of Cortés.

Of course, Los Cabos' most breathtaking setting may belong to Sunset da Mona Lisa, a Tourist Corridor based restaurant that looks westward across Cabo San Lucas Bay towards the natural rock formations at Land's End. Sunset dining at this Italian bistro and seafood eatery provides a feast for all five senses, and remains one of the area's most memorably romantic experiences.



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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


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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


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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 looks out over a 10-acre organic field at Flora Farm, so close diners can almost reach out and touch the...  Read More


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The culinary fashion in Los Cabos has shifted in recent years from Baja Med to Pan-Pacific fusions that draw heavily on Mexican, Peruvian and Japanese influences. Such fusions may be fashionable now, but they're old hat to Pitahayas Chef Volker...  Read More


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A perennially popular draw at benchmark ultra-luxury resort One&Only Palmilla, this elegant seaside eatery from Moroccan born and Jean-Louis Palladin mentored chef Larbi Dahrouch is distinguished by its superb food, impeccable service, and...  Read More


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The 144' luxury catamaran Caborey is the premier cruise ship in Los Cabos, best known for its perennially popular margarita and dinner cruises. The dinner cruise is one of the great local dining experiences, particularly for those who are in...  Read More


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Set at retro chic The Cape: A Thompson Hotel, Manta is helmed by acclaimed chef Enrique Olvera, whose Mexico City based Pujol and New York City restaurant Cosme are currently ranked among the 100 best in the world. The hotel enjoys a superb...  Read More


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There are two artists on prominent display at LaFrida, the signature fine dining establishment at Pueblo Bonito's elegant Sunset Beach resort. The first is legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, examples of whose work and wardrobe adorn the walls...  Read More


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El Farallón's wow-factor asset is a magnificent cliffside setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the exclusive Resort at Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas. The restaurant pairs fresh local seafood with its romantic atmosphere, adding decorative...  Read More


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This is one of the most romantic restaurants you will find anywhere, with tables perched seemingly atop the Sea of Cortés and spectacular sunset views of Land's End. Pastas and fresh local seafood are the specialties - the place has its own...  Read More


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Meet Chris Sands

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

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