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An Insider’s Guide to Cabo’s Culinary Scene

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June 27, 2023

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If you are planning your next tropical adventure, the top notch destination for your family and friend to considerate is definitely Los Cabos. This A-list-adored Mexican hotspot is known for its epic beaches, wicked food scene, and luxe hotels. But surprisingly, it continues to stay laid-back and authentic.

When it comes to exploring the fiery flavours of Mexico there is nowhere better than Los Cabos, where you will find tacos piled with fresh Pacific seafood and novel takes on centuries old recipes.

Baja California Sur is known for its dramatic desert landscape and surfable beaches, but it is also home to one of the most exciting food destinations in Mexico. The twin cities of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, also known as Los Cabos, have caught the attention of world-leading chefs and mixologists, who have opened restaurants, bars and taquerias celebrating the country’s diverse culinary traditions. Make the most of every meal with our guide to the best tables in town.

Some people travel to escape the daily grind and relax. Some seek action and adventure. For others, they’re motivated by their taste buds. While Los Cabos can cater to all of these desires, the epic food scene is sure to satiate your appetite. Restaurants serve up traditional Mexican fare, including delicious tacos, fresh accouterments (like salsa, pico de gallo, guacamole and queso), skilled preparations of ceviches, and cocktails laden with fresh fruit and local flavours.

The culinary scene is thriving in Los Cabos, from world-renowned chefs to local geniuses making their mark. Mixology also rules here, with top-shelf tequilas and mezcals leading the way in tasty blends

The native habitants of this region already had a large variety of delicious creations, and with the arrival of the missionaries who added wheat, olives and vine, among other ingredients, to the mix, new native food combinations and new dishes arose. Sadly, this new inspiration did not live long as the Jesuits were expelled for failing to follow the Church and the king’s doctrine, so many of the Indian towns disappeared together and with them their gastronomic creations.

This is the reason why the local cuisine’s diversity is not as extensive as you will find in other parts of Mexico. On the other hand, the natural bounty available in the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean has provided the locals with a new variety of food options as tasty as those you can find in the rest of Mexico.

The diverse cultural influences in the area translate to wildly adventurous fare, but there are some traditional dishes that you must indulge in while you are here. You should not miss out on any delicacies which will help you to know more about Cabo San Lucas. While sitting down for a meal anywhere in Los Cabos is a delightful experience, learning what goes into the making of your food can be even more fun. 

The famous fish tacos that are not only popular in this region, but in many other places in Mexico, many have tried to imitate the local style and its delicious flavor and taste. Smoked marlin is also another dish that has been copied in many other parts of the country and cities, although in each region adds its own special touch so you will find innumerable variants all over Mexico and all over the world as well.

Quesadilla is a simple Mexican snack consisting of a flour or corn tortilla filled with cheese that melts well. It is commonly folded in half and consumed. A quesadilla can also have some other ingredients on the inside such as meats, beans, or potatoes, but cheese is always mandatory (with the exception of Mexico City, where cheese in a quesadilla is often an afterthought).

Without doubt, the most attractive food delicacies in Cabo San Lucas, stem from the variety of dishes prepared with the fresh bounty the sea provides: shrimp, lobster, abalone, stingray, crab, squid, fish and more. They are also mixed with other fresh and locally grown ingredients in the area such as romerito, chile, garlic or onion.

Most dishes in Cabo San Lucas are served with Clamato (tomato and clam drink) or Damiana liquor, derived from a plant bearing that same name, sugar cane alcohol, water and sugar. This drink is produced by the Guaycura Indians for their ceremonies. You will feel relaxed, plus it is said to be an aphrodisiac and is also an excellent digestive drink.

If you want an insider´s guide to Cabo´s culinary scene, Cabo Yummy Tours is in Cabo San Lucas. You should definitely do not miss the opportunity to experience our local cuisine that can help you learn more about Cabo San Lucas. Discover Cabo through its mouth watering traditional food, and you will undoubtedly discover tastes that will entice you to come back again and again. Begin with planning your dream Cabo street food scene adventure today! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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