So if you haven’t guessed it yet, the Babes are kind of obsessed with Mexico. This time we went a bit farther south of the border to Cabo San Lucas.
While you might think of Cabo as a built up tourist destination now, we found a hand full of gems in Cabo that have been around since before Cabo was the place for spring breakers and timeshares.
Here’s the Babes’ guide to dining in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Mariscos Mazatlan: This restaurant is pretty much the reason we frequent Cabo. Mariscos Mazatlan has been open for over 30 years and has graduated from a hole-in-the-wall back in the day to a full-service restaurant today.
We recommend starting out with the shrimp cocktail and enjoying a whole Red Snapper to share.
Mariscos Las Tres Islas: If you know anything about traveling, it’s to ask the locals for advice when it comes to finding the best places to eat. Almost all of the locals recommended Tres Islas as another option for fresh seafood in Cabo.
The fish platter (pictured below) comes with a whole fish, octopus, coconut shrimp, bacon-wrapped shrimp, fried shrimp, garlic shrimp and grilled shrimp – a shrimp selection Forest Gump would even be proud of.
Romeo y Julieta: While salad usually isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an Italian restaurant, once you try their Caesar salad, prepared tableside, it will be all you can think about. This is another spot that has been open for over 30 years and is authentic, elegant, and delicious.
Pictured below is the Cardinale al Zafferano – shrimp with linguine in a sauce of butter, cream garlic and cremini mushroom…yeah fucking amazing right?
On the Beach:
The Office: This is the place to eat ocean side in Cabo. We chose brunch for our meal here but they offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Office is another Cabo original and has been around since the 70s when it was just a small palapa.
The only mistake you can make here is by not ordering the guacamole.
Hotel California: Yeah, the Hotel California. About an hour north of Cabo San Lucas, in Todos Santos, awaits the hotel/bar/restaurant that inspired the Eagles song Hotel California in 1976. This is a great pit stop on the way back from surfing in San Pedrito or swimming with whales in La Paz. We recommend the jalapeño margarita.
Welcome to the Hotel California, you can check-out any time you like, but you can never leave!
While the weed in Mexico is nowhere near the caliber to the California and Colorado kush that these Babes are used to, the authentic food and beautiful beaches will keep us coming back.