My Favorite Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas

street tacos and beer at tacos guss in cabo san lucas mexico

Best Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas

After traveling to Cabo San Lucas for years now, there are a few staple restaurants in Cabo that I look forward going back to every trip. I’m always trying new spots and scoping out the ever-evolving food scene in Los Cabos but the following restaurants are tried and true. Trust me, they’re that good.

Los Tres Gallos Cabo

Los Tres Gallos in downtown Cabo San Lucas was a last minute find on my most recent trip in September 2020. Ironically, they now hold the number one spot on my list of restaurants in Los Cabos I recommend to travelers!

My boyfriend and I had no dinner plans our last night and while waiting for a taxi, we chatted with the valet about restaurants in the marina. We looked up a few of their recommendations and read some reviews but one restaurant stood out among the rest, Los Tres Gallos.

The ambiance is what initially drew me in. It’s open, inviting and traditionally decorated. I immediately felt we were about to have a delicious traditional Mexican meal and that’s exactly what we received. 

The margaritas were fresh and well-made and served in different fun cups. Mine was served in a repurposed Clase Azul tequila bottle! They also had a nice selection of beers and wine as well. When I did order a glass of wine to go with dinner, they did try and push the California wines, but while in Mexico, branch out and try some of their wine! Valle de Guadalupe is an amazing wine region in Mexico so I highly recommend something from that area. 

The food was incredible. The tableside Caesar salad is a must, my shrimp was cooked perfectly and the Chile relleno had the perfect amount of breading and oh so cheesy! And of course, we had to end the night with Mexican coffees. It’s a must. A table saw us order them and immediately asked their waiter for some as well.

However, what really makes Los Tres Gallos so special is the staff. The hostesses, the bartenders, the waitstaff and the kitchen staff are extremely nice and attentive. They actually care about your experience and it shows. 

If you’re looking for a nice traditional Mexican meal with delicious margaritas and food, Los Tres Gallos is your place!

Toro Latin Kitchen & Bar

Toro Latin Kitchen & Bar is another go-to restaurant in Cabo San Lucas that never lets me down. I can’t remember how we found it, but I’ve been several times now and we make it a point to get a dinner reservation every time we’re in town. 

The menu is Latin American with some Asian and Mexican dishes sprinkled in. Their seafood is top notch here! The ceviche, octopus and sushi rolls are a must order. I honestly have never had a bad dish at Toro, so order away! It’s all bound to be delicious.

On a nice night, I highly recommend sitting outdoors on their back patio if you can! They usually have live music on the weekends that is nice to listen to while enjoying your meal. There’s also a big firepit with seating around that you can enjoy one of their beautiful hand-crafted cocktails or a nice glass of wine.

We usually find ourselves retiring to the fire pit for the evening after our meal to enjoy one last glass of wine (or two) before heading off to bed. It’s pure bliss I tell ya! 

The staff here is extremely nice and helpful however, this is a very popular dinner spot and the waitstaff isn’t as attentive as you might like them to be. They’re usually pretty busy running from table to table especially on a busy night. However, when you do have their attention, you get all of their attention for those few minutes to order or ask whatever you would like. We don’t have too much of a problem with this as we have been many times before and knew the menu pretty well. The food speaks for itself!

Toro is definitely a trendier restaurant here in Cabo San Lucas and should probably be saved for a nice date night or a group of adults dining together. The atmosphere and the food are always a hit and you’ll definitely impress whoever you take here!

Nicksan Cabo San Lucas

Oh come on, you KNEW a Sushi restaurant was going to make this list! Nicksan in Cabo San Lucas is the best sushi restaurant in town! I’ve been coming here ever since I started traveling to Cabo many years ago and they’ve held a spot in the top restaurants in Los Cabos for over 26 years. Yeah, they’re a big deal around here.

The fish is super fresh and their nigiri and sashmi plates are some of my favorites! They don’t have a large list of rolls, which I prefer. They have your typical basic rolls (that are honestly anything but basic) and a few specialty rolls. I always go for the specialty rolls as they tend to have a little Mexican influence to them that I find very unique and tasty!

My favorite place to sit is at the huge round sushi bar in the middle of the restaurant. The sushi chefs are very friendly and like to chat with you while making rolls. If you’re lucky, they will even make you something special. This happened a lot more when I was younger as they were impressed a child would eat raw fish haha.

I recently discovered they just finished a renovation which I’m extremely excited to see. The atmosphere before was always nice and bright with a lot of room to move around so I’m excited to see what they’ve done with the place.

If you’re looking for some good sushi while in Mexico, I highly recommend Nicksan. They’re located just steps from the Marina so it’s not hard to find them with their ideal location. I would recommend the sushi bar if you’re looking for a more casual experience or a table if you’re looking for more privacy.

Unfortunately, all my photos are from before I learned to take photos of food so they’re pretty terrible quality haha but I’ll make sure to update this post with photos when I visit again this year!

Tacos Guss

When you visit any town in Mexico, what’s something you ask the locals? Where has the best tacos of course!! We asked many, many taxi drivers, valets and waitstaff and every single one had Tacos Guss on their list.

Tacos Guss is located in the Marina on a side street near Cabo Wabo if I remember correctly. It’s a super casual and small taco stand with only a handful of covered tables so there may be a wait if you’re looking to dine in. 

We found this to be a perfect break from walking around the marina or a late night snack. The tacos are bomb (they have every protein you can think of), the beer is ice cold and the salsa and vegetables are fresh. What more could you ask for?

tacos and toppings at tacos guss in cabo san lucas mexico

I definitely recommend Tacos Guss for your street taco fix while in Los Cabos. I’m craving them now just typing this up. I don’t know what it is, but I just can’t find anything as good here in San Diego. I guess I’ll just have to wait to get my taco fix next time I’m in Cabo!

Welp, there you have it. My go-to restaurants in Los Cabos. My tried and true favorites that never let me down! Have you eaten at any of these spots? What did you think?

And as always, comment below with your recommendations for my next trip! As I mentioned before, I’m always looking for new places to try out.

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  • jane benaderet
    March 25, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Great recommendations! I love eating my way through life!

    • Morgan Elizabeth
      March 25, 2021 at 9:22 am

      Thank you! I’m the same way. I can’t wait to go back to Cabo and try more restaurants. Their food scene is getting better and better every year!

  • Shari
    April 16, 2021 at 11:16 am

    Hey Morgan…..have you tried Salvatore’s in downtown Cabo? It’s our go-to every year when we’re in Cabo and want great lasagna. Their Caesar salad is amazing as well!

    • Morgan Elizabeth
      April 16, 2021 at 7:17 pm

      I have not tried Salvatore’s yet. I’ll have to put it on my list for next time! I’m always down for a good Caesar salad. Thank you for the recommendation!

  • Greg
    April 16, 2021 at 11:30 am

    You are on the money. Been visiting Cabo twice a year since 2001. Great selections amongst so many great restaurants.

    • Morgan Elizabeth
      April 16, 2021 at 7:18 pm

      Thank you so much. I love visiting Cabo and the restaurant scene keeps getting better and better! I’m looking forward to trying some new spots in a couple of months.

  • Dwayne Shaw
    April 19, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    I love Cabo. I was hooked the first time I visited in 2011…and have been going there every year since. This year I will be there for Christmas and New Years Eve. I’m really excited because my new wife will be visiting for the first time. Taco Guss is always a favorite of mine but I also like Desperados and the Laughing Marlin….and there’s another that has fresh fish tacos that’s right down the street from Cabo Villas Resort and Spa….

    • Morgan Elizabeth
      April 22, 2021 at 8:21 pm

      Aww that’s so awesome your new wife will get to experience Cabo for the first time with you! I love showing people around who have never been before. The Giggling Marlin is always a fun spot but I’ve never been to Desperados or had the fish tacos by Cabo Villas. I’ll definitely add them to my list for my trip later this year. Thank you for the recommendations and enjoy your Christmas and New Years in Cabo!


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