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Best Food in San Jose del Cabo

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San José provides a great variety of options for food lovers, like myself to enjoy. You will find numerous delights here, from delicious homemade coffee to wake up to in the morning, to amazing restaurants in which only the best organic ingredients used, along with those that have an ever-changing menu of unique dishes created by mastermind chefs. Come and experience the food on offer in San Jose; never dull and always amazing.

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  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Luxury Traveler
  • Thrifty Traveler
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

10 Places

6 City Tips

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10 Places

Casianos

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Jazmin's Restaurant

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Tequila

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Lugareno Cocina

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Los Tamarindos

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Flora's Field Kitchen

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La Lupita Taco & Mezcal

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Cream Cafe & Pizza Bar

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French Riviera

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Lolita Cafe

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Ivette C's City Tips

  • Lots of these spots have an incredible ambiance and views; make use of them and book ahead to celebrate any special occasions that you might have coming up.
  • If you are visiting San Jose, you must not miss the chance to sample the seafood.
  • It's recommend that you leave a tip of approximately 10% - 15%, depending on how happy you are with the service.
  • December to April is high season, which means everything is more expensive, along with being super crowded. However, it is also whale-watching season, and this point alone makes coming at this time really worth it.
  • If you are looking for peace and tranquility, you should visit San Jose in low season, from August to November; also known as the rainy season.
  • When going out it is good to carry both Mexican pesos and US dollars with you; there are certain places where it is best to pay in cash rather than with credit or debit cards.
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    Casianos
    Restaurants (Mexican, Mediterranean)
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    Ivette C Says:

    Casianos — where the beauty of an ever-changing menu combines with a cozy ambiance. The combination of the flavors characteristic of Oaxaca, and those from San José itself, make every dish here something completely unique, and you can enjoy three- or five-course options, making this experience a true gastronomic rollercoaster.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Leave space for dessert, and don't forget to try their delicious mezcal.
    • Please inform the kitchen if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies so they can adjust the menu to your requirements.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 313 restaurants in San Jose del Cabo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Quiet and off the beaten path of tourist 05/21/2018
    • Casiano's is a lovely change of pace from the downtown bussle 03/23/2018
    • Casianos
    Address:
    Calle de La Playa s/n
    Between Paseo de las Misiones & Paseo Finisterra, on the side of Alegranza Residencial
    San Jose del Cabo 23400
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 624 142 5928
    Price range:
    US$100 - US$120
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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    Jazmin's Restaurant
    Restaurants (Seafood, Mexican, International)
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    Ivette C Says:

    A great option if you are looking to try authentic home-made Mexican cuisine, as there are lots of dishes to choose from here. With an amazing combination of the typical dishes - such as chile relleno, carne asada, and tacos accompanied by rice, beans, and guacamole - and a peaceful and romantic ambiance, you won't regret dining here.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Prices are very affordable, which makes it suitable for everyone's budget.
    • You can reserve your table via their website; it's very easy.
    • They also have a vegan menu.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 313 restaurants in San Jose del Cabo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best Mexican restaurant in San Jose del Cabo 07/17/2018
    • Fabulous!! 07/11/2018
    • Jazmin's Restaurant
    Address:
    Calle Jose Maria Morelos 133
    Centro
    San Jose del Cabo 23400
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 624 142 1760
    Price range:
    US$3 - US$77
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
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    Tequila
    Restaurants (Mexican, Seafood)
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    Ivette C Says:

    When you enter Tequila, the romantic garden with the smell of fresh fruits and aromatic herbs receives you, inviting you to relax and enjoy the evening. Every dish is prepared with the best ingredients, hand-picked from Tequila's organic farm, which produces only the best of the best. I personally recommend their specialty of Camarones al Tequila, combined with their terrific Margaritas.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you are a fan of Cuban or Havana cigars, step into their salon to enjoy this pleasure.
    • The ambiance and menu are ideal for any celebrations you may wish to host.
    • Bring mosquito repellent; a small price to pay to enjoy the beautiful garden setting.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #70 of 313 restaurants in San Jose del Cabo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Dinner 07/11/2018
    • Always a great meal! 07/08/2018
    • Tequila
    Address:
    Hidalgo
    San Jose del Cabo
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 624 142 1155
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
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    Lugareno Cocina
    Restaurants (Mexican)
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    Ivette C Says:

    The first impression you'll get of this place is that one of a real hidden treasure set in an authentic Mexican-style hacienda. The beauty of the environment along with real art pieces will make you feel like you have come to the right place. Simply enjoy the authentic and original cuisine on offer at Villa Valentina.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Excellent option to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary.
    • On Fridays from 7pm to 10pm, you'll get to enjoy live music.
    • If you are a wine lover, this is a great option for you.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 313 restaurants in San Jose del Cabo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Romantic dinner with excellent food and service 07/13/2018
    • Interesting food, beautiful quiet courtyard 07/02/2018
    • Lugareno Cocina
    Address:
    Villa Valentina
    Carretera Transpeninsular Km 31.5
    San Jose del Cabo 23400
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 624 142 6612
    Price range:
    US$15 - US$25
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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    Los Tamarindos
    Restaurants (Mexican)
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    Ivette C Says:

    With a beautiful location built in the 19th Century, this organic restaurant is just paradise, along with being one of the best cooking schools around (where at the end of the class you get to enjoy what you've prepared.) It also has an organic store, and is the perfect environment for vow renewals, weddings, or anniversaries.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • They also have healthy vegan options available on the menu.
    • Their cooking classes are highly recommended, with a duration of approximately four hours.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #55 of 313 restaurants in San Jose del Cabo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Cooking Class through Los Tamarindos! 07/12/2018
    • Los Tamarindos still excels -- even better! 07/10/2018
    • Los Tamarindos
    Address:
    Animas Bajas S/N
    Animas Bajas
    San Jose del Cabo 23407
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 624 105 6031
    Price range:
    US$16 - US$62
    Hours:
    Wed - Mon
    12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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    Flora's Field Kitchen
    Restaurants (American, International)
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    Ivette C Says:

    Flora's Kitchen takes the 'fresh from the farm to your table' approach to a whole new level. You can see everything that they produce here, and how it is harvested, prepared, and then brought to your table - it's the perfect combination of kitchen, bar, bakery, and organic store, for those who wish to enjoy natural, organic and healthy cuisine with a twist. You even have the opportunity to stay in the Culinary Cottages, where you'll get the chance to experiment with living this way of life. Don't miss their Lavender Martini and Pelo de Perro Bloody Mary while you're here!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Closed on Mondays.
    • The concept of the restaurant is quite chic and prices are high.
    • Reserve your table before arriving.
    • Tip and taxes are already included in your bill.
    • They have live music, which makes it an excellent choice to host special events.
    • The distance from downtown to the restaurant is quite considerable, and you'll have to travel through rural paths to get here.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 313 restaurants in San Jose del Cabo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Favorite restaurant in Los Cabos area 07/18/2018
    • We always go to Flora farms 07/15/2018
    • Flora's Field Kitchen
    Address:
    Las Animas Bajas
    Las Animas Bajas
    San Jose del Cabo
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 1 624 355 4564
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    Tue - Sat
    9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
    Other:
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    La Lupita Taco & Mezcal
    Restaurants (Mexican, Latin, Bar)
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    Ivette C Says:

    If what you are looking for is a true Mexican gastronomic experience made with artisanal products (obviously accompanied by mezcal), you will enjoy this place to the max! You can enjoy different types of tacos from all across Mexico here: from the Yucatán varieties to the classic seafood of Baja California. Sip your mezcal with a slice of orange or lemon while enjoying the decoration and details of La Lupita.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Ask for their daily promotions.
    • If you are vegan, they have different options available for you.
    • There is live music from 8pm until 1am, every Thursday and Saturday.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 313 restaurants in San Jose del Cabo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great food and atmosphere in San Jose 07/18/2018
    • Cute little taco place! 07/18/2018
    • La Lupita Taco & Mezcal
    Address:
    Calle Jose Maria Morelos s/n
    Obregon y Comonfort, Col. Centro
    San Jose del Cabo 23400
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 624 688 3926
    Price range:
    US$3 - US$8
    Hours:
    Sun
    2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Tue
    2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Wed - Fri
    2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Sat
    2:00 PM - 3:00 AM
    Other:
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    Cream Cafe & Pizza Bar
    Restaurants (Pizza, Cafe)
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    Ivette C Says:

    It is always great to know where you can find good coffee, and this European-style bistro and bakery doesn't disappoint. It's also where you can enjoy a delicious soup of the day or something from their pizza bar. (All pizzas prepared in a wood oven, giving them an amazing flavor.) Plus, if you want something a little stronger than coffee, you can have beer, wine or champagne here. An excellent place to meet-up with friends too!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Open daily from 7am to 9pm.
    • Located inside the mall, it is an easy, great location.
    • WiFi is available.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #145 of 313 restaurants in San Jose del Cabo
    • Excellent food and service 03/18/2018
    • Breakfast Pizza on the Patio 02/13/2018
    • Cream Cafe & Pizza Bar
    Address:
    San Jose del Cabo 101-A
    Tiendas De Palmilla
    San Jose del Cabo 23406
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 624 144 5279
    Price range:
    US$40 - US$3,000
    Hours:
    Sun - Tue
    7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Wed
    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Thu - Sat
    7:00 AM - 11:45 PM
    Other:
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    French Riviera
    Restaurants (Mexican, French)
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    Ivette C Says:

    When looking to indulge your tastebuds, what better place to visit than a piece of Paris in San José del Cabo. If you are a coffee and pastry lover, then this is the place for you. The best gourmet bread, ice cream, artisanal sorbets, and chocolate are made here by hand, at a very high quality. And, if you want to surprise someone and give them something unique, I highly recommend you ask about their customized gifts, all presented beautifully.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • They are open from 7am to 11pm daily.
    • Their catering service is available for special events.
    • Ask about their monthly events; they have adorable surprises.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #57 of 313 restaurants in San Jose del Cabo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Yum Pastries 06/11/2018
    • Very nice 06/05/2018
    • French Riviera
    Address:
    Manuel Doblado
    Hidalgo, Centro
    San Jose del Cabo 23400
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 624 130 7864
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
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    Lolita Cafe
    Restaurants (Mexican, Cafe)
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    Ivette C Says:

    Lolita Cafe will surprise you from beginning to end with its delicious artisanal cuisine and creative flair. Flavors are combined to create a very unique, fresh and gourmet experience that you will appreciate with every bite you take.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • They have a limited schedule; only open for breakfast and lunch from 8am until 4pm, Closed on Monday.
    • Don't go without ordering some churros!
    • Try one of their sandwiches, they have a great variety.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 313 restaurants in San Jose del Cabo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great food, friendly atmosphere 06/14/2018
    • Cute courtyard setting with good food 06/02/2018
    • Lolita Cafe
    Address:
    Calle Manuel Doblado 24
    San Jose del Cabo 23400
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 624 130 7786
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$12
    Hours:
    Wed - Sun
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
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