Situated at the Southern tip of Baja California in Mexico, Los Cabos is a tourist hotspot rapidly growing in popularity. Its idyllic geographical location, filled with winding hiking trails and amazing surf opportunity, where a golden desert meets the shimmering Sea of Cortez, has influenced the cuisine on offer here.
Up in the hills above San Jose del Cabo sits “Flora’s Field Kitchen at Flora Farms”. With its brick ovens, covered patios and event spaces, this is one of the best things to do in Los Cabos. The outdoor patio is perfect for weekend brunch. There are fresh, seasonal cocktails and handsomely dressed Bloody Mary’s, lemon pancakes, huevos rancheros and excellent wood-fired pizzas. For dinner, there are very recognizable dishes like beet carpaccio, asparagus with soft eggs, pork trotter ravioli and wood-oven-roasted chicken.
“Manta” is slick and contemporary, with stunning views of the famous Monuments surf beach and The Arch of Cabo San Lucas off in the distance – you can even do whale watching from your dinner table! The restaurant is chef Enrique Olvera’s ode to Cabo, with a seafood-heavy menu, fun wine list and expertly crafted cocktails. Must-orders include local chocolate clams with yuzu and habanero-soy, sashimi with avocado and wasabi, whatever the catch of the day is and amazing fried chicken.
“The Office on the Beach” is a popular Cabo San Lucas restaurant: it is indeed on the beach, with most of the tables in the sand. The fare is basic Los Cabos Mexican food — tostadas, seafood cocktails, grilled panela cheese with tomatoes — but there are big local crabs steamed with garlic and butter that make it worth your while. The joint is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and there’s usually live entertainment.