Not only are there a wide array of both regional Mexican and international cuisines available in Los Cabos, but the plethora of food options runs the gamut from off-the-beaten-track street vendors and fruit carts to high-end fine dining destinations with breathtaking Sea of Cortez views.
In San Jose del Cabo, Deckman’s at Havana has established a reputation as the best restaurant in all of Baja, with Chef Drew Deckman using only locally sourced seafood and produce to create artful and delicious menu items that are turned over on a nightly basis, ensuring no two dining experiences are ever the same. The wines are terroir driven and food friendly, the service is outstanding, and the live jazz band lends the place an air of casual pre-revolutionary Cuban charm.
Image: La Panga Antigua.
La Panga Antigua is perhaps the only restaurant in Los Cabos that rivals Deckman’s in both world-class cuisine and carefree elegance. Chef and managing partner Jacobo Turquie’s menu showcases contemporary Mexican cuisine and the superb local seafood, and the wine list features a global who’s who of benchmark producers.
The French Riviera Bakery and Bistro, like Deckman’s, is a relative newcomer to the local fine dining scene. French Master Chef Jacques Chretien is the driving force behind the restaurant, which offers pastries, crepes, souffles, homemade chocolates, ice creams, cookies, and outstanding coffees from Chiapas.
In Cabo San Lucas, dining oases include Lorenzillo’s Live Lobster House and Don Manuel’s. Lorenzillo’s is the premier purveyor of seafood in Cabo, with a gorgeous wood-paneled dining room and excellent marina front views. Don Manuel’s, the signature restaurant at the luxe Capella resort, offers a blend of traditional and contemporary Mexican cuisine from their large open kitchen.