San Jose del Cabo serves a stark contrast to its sister city – Cabo San Lucas. Just a mere 20 minutes away, this part of Los Cabos is full of culture, Mexican tradition, dolphin swimming, whale watching and has an inviting Mexican cantina feel.
However, of all the things to do in San Jose del Cabo, discovering some of the best food and drink establishments in town, only informs half of the fun.
La Revolución is known for its specialty cocktails, and streamlined focus on food and drink pairings. Be sure to try their famous namesake drink, La Revolución, which has mezcal chile poblano liquor, sesame oil, and green seed powder. Another one to note is The Street Dog, which comes served in Campbell’s soup cans.
Between all the fun family activities of downtown’s art district, lies La Lupita, a hotspot taco joint for visitors and locals alike looking for authentic, satisfying Mexican dining. The selection of traditional taco options, and fusion cuisine for the more adventurous eater, means there’s always something for everyone. La Lupita boasts both live music and outdoor patio seating.
However, a true gem within San Jose del Cabo’s buzzing culinary scene, Asi Y Asado, is a must for those who want to dine like a true local. With its guarantee of fresh, top-quality ingredients and keen attention to flavors, it is not hard to see why this place draws in big crowds and is known for some of the most authentic Mexican cuisine in the region. The casual, relaxed atmosphere and affordable prices makes Asi Y Asado the perfect joint for a quick fix.
The hills around San José del Cabo are popular for farm-to-table dining, and Acre, an alfresco restaurant on 10 hectares of lush farmland, is a standout example. Robust dishes using local ingredients are informed by the big-city experience of chefs Kevin Luzande and Oscar Torres, while everything from the stone platters to the furniture is made in Mexico.