Your Guide to Eat Like a Local While Visiting Cabo

Seasoned food connoisseurs know that to eat well is to eat like a local. And there’s no time like a vacation to become well-acquainted with your dreamy destination’s best local dining hotspots.

These include everything from food trucks and charming cafes to restaurants in Cabo with standout dishes. The East Cape is chock-full of fantastic eateries to explore at every turn.

The next time you head to Los Cabos, visit these excellent eateries. The fabulous food will have you coming back for seconds.

  • Tamales Lady

    This food truck find is regarded as a local treasure in Los Cabos. Fans flock to Tamales Lady, centrally situated streetside in Cabo San Lucas, for generous portions at an unbeatable price.

    Hours vary, but you can expect to stop by during late morning-early lunch hours ’till late at night.

    The unassuming, laid-back setup soon gives way to an explosion of savory flavors that inspire cravings from those near and far.

    Don’t let the styrofoam plates and plastic cutlery fool you–you’re in for a treat, and everything is served with a high level of attention paid to food safety and hygiene.

    The sizable chicken or beef tamales pack a punch with authentic flavor, whether you opt for the standard husk version or tamales wrapped in banana leaves.

    Topped with a tangy red sauce or robust salsa verde, you can order yours stuffed with various fillings, including spicy cheese and pepper or tender, marinated pork.

    The meat-to-masa ratio results in an unmatched taste.


    Set in an idyllic, “secret” lemon grove garden, this is easily one of the most magical restaurants in Cabo. Located on the Four Seasons Costa Palmas property, this Baja Californian grill serves up food just as enchanting as its al fresco setting for dinner guests.

    The resident grill master uses multiple grilling techniques to perfect a multitude of dishes. Watch them cook from beneath a vintage-inspired umbrella amongst the glowing garden scenery.

    These unique dishes celebrate the region’s bounty of locally sourced seafood and vegetables.

    Let your experience unfold with appetizing starters like tuna tartare, roasted cauliflower, stuffed dates, or the squash blossom and petit St. Pauline creamy tart that’s served with tongue-tingling chile poblano and pine nuts.

    Next, treat your palate to top entree picks like slow-cooked Mexican barbacoa, roasted organic chicken thighs, fresh bolognese pasta, and an xcocolatl tart or signature lemon mousse for dessert.

    Try one of the whimsically named drinks on the cocktail and artisan beer menus, like the Limon Drop, Mexican Candy, or Gloria Guava Fizz, for a fantastic finish to your unforgettable meal.

  • Metate Cabo

    Metate Cabo has flair to spare, serving satisfied diners a fusion of Mexican and Latin cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood. The enticing outdoor dining setting is bursting with color, and the simple but great-tasting dishes are prepared using ancestral techniques for added authenticity.

    Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this downtown Cabo spot is famous for its unique offerings you can’t find elsewhere.

    Stopping in for a bountiful breakfast or brunch? Quench your thirst with options like a mango or strawberry frappe, classic milkshake, or mineral orangeade.

    Specialties include the pumpkin flower omelet, Mediterranean octopus toast, and chilaquiles with chorizo. Key players on the lunch and dinner menu include the octopus taco, tongue gordita, and cochiloco.

    Cochiloco is a mouthwatering combination of fish and shrimp ceviche marinated with pesto, served with two fried quesadillas stuffed with Chamorro.

    Other enticing entrees at Metate include fresh tuna. Delectably marinated with soy sauce and a perfectly spicy agua chile. Accompanied with octopus, mixed grilled vegetables, and a recado negro black chili paste.

    If you’re in more of a traditional mood, order their exquisite filet mignon, served with mashed potatoes mixed with white corn bathed in huitlacoche sauce and garnished with grilled yellow corn aioli.

  • Casa de Brasa

    This East Cape brasserie transforms from a relaxed poolside atmosphere serving homestyle favorites at lunchtime to an elevated epicurean experience for dinner.

    The Costa Palmas jewel satisfies lunch-goers with an array of tacos, Mexican pizzas, or a pineapple and shrimp salad. Raw bar picks include fresh tuna tlayuda or Pacific-style agua chile, washed down with an ice-cold artisanal beer, wine, or craft cocktail.

    Dinner guests dine on fresh chocolate clams from Loreto, ceviche with East Cape shrimp and octopus, or a black Angus flat iron steak topped with organic grilled vegetables and shishito peppers.

  • Estiatorio Milos

    As one of the finest restaurants in Cabo–and one of the top Mediterranean seafood dining establishments in the world–Estiatorio Milos is the perfect spot to feast on fresh-caught fare while drinking in breathtaking beach views.

    Estiatorio Milos, a chic beachside eatery at Costa Palmas, offers guests an unparalleled atmosphere during breakfast or dinner service, as well as an inviting after-hours lounge ambiance.

    Highlights of the breakfast lineup include omelets, burritos, divine coconut muesli, and their signature fruit plate, boasting freshly baked banana bread and thyme honey.

    Dinner delights include oysters, clams, grilled octopus, scrumptious seafood pasta, and sashimi-quality bluefin tuna.

  • Café de Ciudad

    Wake up and make your way to Café de Ciudad for a taste bud-tingling breakfast flavor.

    Take your pick from tried-and-true favorites like a coconut smoothie, breakfast enchiladas with red sauce, breakfast burrito, or Mexican breakfast with perfectly seasoned chicken.

    This small, quaint cafe puts its signature spin on traditional dishes like pancakes, bacon, and breakfast potatoes with a zesty homemade seasoning blend that has garnered rave reviews.

    Invigorate your senses with a freshly brewed cup of coffee or the house hot chocolate (with extra chocolate!), and head over to the nearby marina. This adorable, authentic Mexican cafe is about a mile from El Arco, the world-famous natural landmark.

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