Baja California Sur is well known for sport fishing, beachside resorts, and unbelievable sunsets. With a magnetism for international luxury travelers, Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas have also become home to some of the Pacific coast’s premier culinary experiences, blending influences as diverse as the tourism industry itself.
From cliff-side cocktails to fine dining near the surf, the 5 restaurants below are exclusive to Cabo, and each offers an unforgettable experience for travelers.
1. Sunset Monalisa
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The crown jewel of Cabo restaurants, Sunset Monalisa cannot be beaten in terms of ambiance, food quality, and stunning views. Named one of the “Top 5 Coolest Restaurants in the World” by the Express Tribune, this is where foodies from around the world go to savor the talents of Chef Jacob Ramos.
In a ceremonial fashion, the staff at Sunset Monalisa mark the setting of the sun with three conch shell-blowers and then live music. If you’re ready to eat, go for their 7-Course Fare with rotating seafood and meat options. After dinner, hit up Jazz on the Rocks, the sister venue next door, for live jazz and cocktails. Make a reservation at least 3 weeks in advance by visiting their website and emailing the reservations host.
2. Seared at One&Only Palmilla
The famous One&Only Palmilla Resort features the gorgeously-appointed and highly-rated steak restaurant Seared. Not only does Seared have the finest cuts of meat on the peninsula, but it also has one of the most extensive wine lists in all of Mexico. Michelin-star Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten brings his internationally-renowned culinary style to the resort.
3. Romeo y Julieta
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Romeo y Julieta is in the heart of downtown Los Cabos and is sure to wow you. Set amongst a gorgeous interior courtyard, this gem blends traditional Italian cuisine with Mexican hospitality. The spinach-stuffed gnocchi and Julieta drink are crowd favorites, and the live music will have you ready to hit the town.
Edith’s is an institution in Cabo. The restaurant features upscale Mexican cuisine underneath a vibrant thatched roof. This restaurant is home to many Instagrammable moments…even Goop did a write-up of this famous spot. For years, tourists and locals have marked Edith's as a Cabo staple. The most beloved dishes include the table side Caesar salad and the Mexican coffee.
5. El Farallon at Waldorf Astoria
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El Farallon is easily one of the most picturesque locations in all of Cabo. Nestled in the rocks on the tip of Baja California, the restaurant is hidden within the posh Waldorf Astoria Hotel. If you’re in for a romantic night, try the Champagne Terrace and watch the waves crash on the shore as you sip bubbly. Steak and seafood are always fresh, and the red snapper is a local favorite. Be sure to make a reservation well in advance, as this trendy spot books up fast.
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