Our Top Dining & Nightlife Picks in Cabo San Lucas
Los Cabos, located at the sun-drenched tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, is well known for its jaw-dropping natural beauty, white-sand beaches, dramatic desert landscape and the turquoise waters of the magical Sea of Cortez.
However, as the destination has grown, it’s also earned a deserved reputation for great restaurants and entertainment. While tacos, cold Mexican beer and classic rock in a rowdy cantina will always be a Cabo San Lucas tradition, visitors can also enjoy swank wine bars, sultry lounges and award-winning restaurants offering a range of enticing international cuisine.
Here are some favorite picks for Cabo San Lucas dining and nightlife offering a little something for every visitor:
Cabo San Lucas Dining:
Edith’s – $$$ ?
Camino a Playa El Médano, Cabo San Lucas?
The grande dame of Cabos’ gourmet scene, Edith’s is the place for an unforgettably romantic dining experience. For over 15 years, Edith Jimenez has been the mastermind behind the innovative menu highlighting the freshest local ingredients, superb seafood and superior steaks. Just steps to the bustling Médano beachfront, this casually elegant restaurant offers colorful hacienda-style interiors and a charming courtyard illuminated by hanging lanterns. Try the fresh grilled lobster, mesquite-fired steaks, traditional Caesar salad (prepared table-side), or blue corn quesadillas.
Las Gardenias - $?
Near corner of Camino al Hacienda and Niños Heroes, Cabo San Lucas
No visit to Cabo would be complete without a stop at this no-frills neighborhood taqueria. The shrimp and fish tacos are cheap and the beers are cold. The clientele is a happy mix of American ex-pats, locals and savvy tourists. But, come early—Las Gardenias is only open until 5pm Tuesday-Sunday.
La Frida - $$$
Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort, Cabo San Lucas
A classy dining room imbued with the colors and energy of Frida Kahlo’s artwork is just the beginning of this award-winning restaurant’s many charms. A truly impressive wine list, magical Pacific Ocean views and contemporary twists on traditional Mexican favorites have earned La Frida the prestigious four-diamond designation from AAA.
The Office - $$?
Médano Beach, Cabo San Lucas
The Cabo establishment that defined “toes-in-sand dining,” The Office is one of those beloved eateries that’s a must-stop for any Cabo San Lucas visitor. Settle in at one of the beach tables for fresh shrimp, classic tacos, lavish margaritas, and the never-ending spectacle that is Médano Beach. On Thursday evenings, the Mexican fiesta features traditional folk dancing punctuated by tequila shots.
Baja Brewing - $$?
Rooftop at the Cabo Villas Beach Resort, Cabo San Lucas
Offering one of the most spectacular vistas of Cabo San Lucas Bay and Land’s End, Baja Brewing is one of the destination’s newest favorites. Enjoy the signature beers along with a wood-fired pizza, delicious empanadas or a perfect burger. Live music in the evenings and an inviting fire pit make this the perfect place to kick back before heading out on the town.??
Cabo San Lucas Nightlife:
After you’ve had your fill of gourmet dining and are ready to head out on the town, here are some of our favorite Cabo watering holes:
Passion Club & Lounge
ME Cabo Resort, Médano Beach – Cabo San Lucas
This iconic upscale club at the see-and-be-seen ME Cabo resort is equal parts sexy lounge, VIP sophistication and Tinseltown dance party. Enjoy signature cocktails at the pink neon-lit bar, relax around a fire pit, kick back on a poolside bed as you listen to guest DJs spinning, and keep your eyes peeled for celebrity sightings. Themed party nights are the hottest ticket in town.
Across from Lorenzillos, next to the Cabo San Lucas Marina
One of Cabo’s hottest newest clubs, Pink Kitty has already been heavily mentioned in Hollywood gossip blogs for attracting some very prominent partiers. This swank nightclub offers a stylish interior with leather booths and Italian glass chandeliers, VIP bottle service and dancing.
At Lazaro Cardenas and Vicente Guerrero, Cabo San Lucas
A stop at this classic cantina serving up the signature tequila and hard rock should be a requirement for every Cabo visitor, of legal age, of course. Established by Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar, Cabo Wabo is all about good times, great music and tasty pub fare.
Cabo San Lucas Marina
A favorite with locals and visitors alike, this marina-side bar keeps the action going late into the evening—a great spot for people watching.
Blvd. Marina at Lazaro Cardenas, across from Plaza Bonita Mall, Cabo San Lucas
Leave your inhibitions at the door and get ready for three floors of totally outrageous fun and tabletop dancing at this 20-year old hotspot that only seems to get better—and wilder—with age.
Written and contributed by cabopro