Farm Fresh: The 10 Best Restaurants in San José del Cabo

San José del Cabo's dining scene is in many ways more impressive than that of sister city Cabo San Lucas. San José is home to over a dozen first-class restaurants, and is home to some of the region's most accomplished and innovative chefs. Baja Mediterranean style cuisine and fresh local seafood are the focus of most menus, but there are a number of eclectic eateries that boast original and provocative concepts.

Farm-to-table dining, for instance, has been taken to an entirely new level at Flora Farm and Huerta Los Tamarindos, two organic farms that also offer cooking classes, fresh produce markets and terrific onsite dining spots (Flora's Field Kitchen at the former, an eponymous restaurant at the latter). At each of these remarkable restaurants diners can practically reach out and touch the food that will soon be on their plates.

Tadd Chapman is another local innovator. The chef has built an indoor wine cave at his new look Don Sanchez Cantina, and has helped lead the charge to promote top producers from Baja's Valle de Guadalupe. For more traditional fare, downtown favorite Tropicana rarely disappoints. Located at a lovely hacienda-style inn in the heart of downtown San José del Cabo, Tropicana is the city's top stop for traditional Mexican cuisine and live music, and has been for more than 20 years.

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...  Read More

With Don Sanchez and Habanero's, restaurateur Tadd Chapman is responsible for two of the best fine dining experiences in San José del Cabo. Habanero's Gastro Grill offers fine cuisine and exceptional beverages, including one of the largest...  Read More

It isn't hard to find Mexican and American breakfast favorites in Los Cabos. For lovers of French-style pastries, chocolates and crêpes, however, French Riviera is the mecca. It's worth a visit solely for the aromas of freshly baked bread,...  Read More

Like Flora's Field Kitchen, Huerta Los Tamarindos showcases intimate farm to table dining in a rustic restaurant setting outside San José del Cabo, and also offers cooking classes and an onsite organic market. Menu standouts at the scenic al...  Read More

The onsite restaurant at the Hacienda-style Tropicana Inn, also known as the Tropicana, has been considered one of the best in Los Cabos for over 20 years. It's certainly hard to beat the location, which offers al fresco dining in the heart of...  Read More

Find your vacation bliss to the sound of cascading waterfalls and rustling palm fronds combined with the savory delights of signature dishes like Med-Mex fajitas, roasted chicken with chocolate, and a New Zealand baby rack of lamb. Chef Loïc...  Read More

A gorgeous palapa-shaded setting and beautiful views of the incoming surf from the Sea of Cortés distinguish this hip onsite eatery at the boutique Cabo Surf Hotel on Acapulquito Beach. As you might expect of a seaside restaurant, fresh seafood...  Read More

Even after receiving a redesign as part of the ultra-luxury One&Only Palmilla resort's renovation post Hurricane Odile, Agua by Larbi remains one of the finest restaurants in Los Cabos, distinguished by its superb food, impeccable service, and...  Read More

"Contemporary Baja fusion" is the focus at Chef and restaurateur Tadd Chapman's acclaimed downtown dining fixture, Don Sanchez. Daily tasting menus showcase the freshest local and seasonal ingredients. Chapman sources organic produce from his...  Read More

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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