Cabo San Lucas became a resort destination primarily because of the spectacular big-game fishing in the Sea of Cortez, and it probably comes as no surprise that many restaurants have designed their menus around the fresh local seafood.
Mariscos Mazatlan is the local’s favorite, with a palapa-topped atmosphere, colorful Mexican decor, and excellent seafood done in the Mazatlan style. For a setting that drips romance, try El Farallon at the Capella resort in Pedregal, which features market-style seafood like sea bass, red snapper, striped bass, shrimp, tuna, dorado, clams, and lobster expertly prepared to order by Chef Marco Bustamente.
Lorenzillo’s Live Lobster House is a landmark stop on the marina dining circuit, featuring dozens of recipes for everyone’s favorite crustacean, as well as a rich selection of other fine seafood dishes. For more budget-oriented travelers, The Crazy Lobster Bar & Grill is famed for their generous portions and affordable prices. Cerritos Beach Club & Surf requires a drive up the West Coast towards Todos Santos, but offers great seafood combo platters as well as their own hand-crafted tequila.
Nick-San has long been known as the best sushi restaurant in Los Cabos, with locations in Cabo San Lucas and Palmilla. Chefs Angel Carbajal and Masayuki Niikura have created an innovative menu fusing Japanese cuisine with traditional Mexican ingredients. The Baja Lobster Company is a relative newcomer to the local dining scene, but is challenging Lorenzillo’s for the title of best lobster house in town. Their menu balances traditional favorites like lobster thermidor with more creative dishes like lobster tacos wrapped in banana leaves. If you can manage a table at the excluvise Ridge Bistro in Ridge Luxury Villas at Playa Grande, their blue fin tuna ceviche is spectacular.