Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is an easy short 2-hour ride from Los Angeles, and I was super excited to visit for the first time with my husband. I was in need of a relaxing vacation where I could escape from reality and turn off my brain for a week. Cabo San Lucas was just what the doctor ordered – a relaxing vacation filled with lots of delicious Mexican food and margaritas, sunshine, and sleep. One of my favorite activities was taking a nap on my room balcony listening to the sound of waves crashing. It was pure bliss. Without further delay, here is my One Week Cabo San Lucas Travel Guide.


Where to Stay in Cabo San Lucas?

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort

The Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort is one of the most beautiful resorts I’ve ever stayed at. This family-friendly, luxury resort is a stunning property comprising of 635 suites. Each suite has a balcony boasting stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, in addition to a kitchenette, marble bathrooms, and more. There are a total of 10 restaurants at this property, 6 swimming pools, a deli, spa, gym, and an infinity sky pool. Additionally, there is complimentary service to their sister resort – Pueblo Bonito Rose Resort & Spa which is located downtown.

Star: 5* 
Style: Classic, Luxury
Pros: Very Good Location | Outstanding Customer Service | Free WiFi | All Suites with Kitchenette | All Rooms with Balconies and Ocean View | Comfortable Beds | Housekeeping | Restaurants at Hotel | Gym | Spa | Deli | Excellent Coffee at The Bistro | Marketplace – a great lunch option | Infinity Sky Pool | Family Friendly | Couple Friendly | Comfortable Stay
Cons: none
Location: Paraíso Escondido S/N, Paraiso Escondido, Centro, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
The Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach & Spa Resort, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


What to Do in Cabo San Lucas?

Take a boat ride to the Cabo Arch. It’s roughly $15 per person.

Walk around the Marina.

Cabo on a Friday/Saturday night. Lots of parties.


Where to Eat in Cabo San Lucas?

 

1. Hacienda Cocina y Cantina (medano beach)

Located on Medano Beach, Hacienda Concina y Cantina was the best and most romantic meal with sunset views in Cabo San Lucas. Live Music! Additionally, the service, drinks, and food were incredible. Everything was delicious, especially the chicken mole enchiladas and churros! Oustanding.

Cost: $$$ | Cuisine: Mexican/Seafood | Location: Calle, Paseo de La Marina 4732, Colonia El Medano, 23453 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico

Overall: 4.75 / 5
Favorites: Guacamole, Mezcalitas, Chicken Mole Enchiladas (green sauce is delicious too), Carraiijo, Tres Leches, Churros
Disappointing: Sea Bass was slightly dry and salty.

Mole Chicken Enchiladas, Churros + Tres Leches. Mezcalitas, Guacamole, Carajillo.

2. Maria Jiminez (downtown)

Located in downtown Cabo, Maria Jiminez is a family-owned restaurant that serves authentic and quality Mexican food at unbeatable prices. Huge portions that make great leftovers. Cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Don’t leave here without indulging in the flan. A must-do!

Cost: $$ | Cuisine: Mexican | Location: Calle Narciso Mendoza S/N, Downtown, Juárez, 23469 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico

Overall: 5 / 5
Favorites: Cadillac Margarita, Guacamole, Black Beans, Enchiladas Verdes con Pollo (green sauce is better than red), Chili Cheese Relano, Pechuga de Pollo Marinada a la Placha, Flan

Flan, Cadillac Margarita, Red Chicken Enchilada, Green Chicken Enchilada, Guacamole, Black Beans

3. LaFrida Restaurant (pueblo bonito sunset beach resort)

Elegant fine dining restaurant with panoramic ocean views at the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort. The Tasting Menu experience was incredible. Frida’s Garden Salad is an absolute must-do… one of the best things I will eat in 2020.

Cost: $$$$ | Cuisine: Mexican Fine Dining | Location: Paraíso Escondido S/N, Paraiso Escondido, Centro, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico

Overall: 4.5 / 5
Favorites: Bread with Tomato Chili Butter & Rosemary Olive Oil, House White Wine, Amuse Bouche (chicken croquettes), Frida’s Garden Salad, Squash Blossom Soup, Sorbet (freshener)
Disappointing: Sea Bass wrapped in Hoja Santa was slightly dry.

Squash Blossom Soup, Bread with Tomato Chili Butter & Rosemary Olive Oil, Frida’s Garden Salad

4. The Office (medano beach)

Sunset dinner on the beach! Great service, fun vibe, live music, delicious drinks, and food. The Banana Foster dessert is a must!

Cost: $$ | Cuisine: Mexican/Bar | Location: Playa El Medano S/N, El Medano Ejidal, El Medano, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
Overall: 4.5 / 5
Favorites: Jalapeno Margarita, Cadilac Margarita, Guacamole, Sea Bass with Veracruz Sauce, Banana Foster, Mexican Coffee.
Disappointing: Sea Bass Fish Tacos lacked flavor.

Banana Foster, Jalapeno Margarita, Cadilac Margarita, Guacamole

5. Tacos Guss (downtown)

Delicious food at dirt cheap prices. Get the tacos! Just be aware, there are a lot of flies around which can be annoying.

Cost: $ | Cuisine: Mexican | Location: Melchor Ocampo y Boulevard Lazaro Cardenas Local #1, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Overall: 4.5 / 5
Favorites: Fish Taco, Shrimp Taco, Salad 
Disappointing: Chicken Enchiladas were terrible.

Fish Taco, Shrimp Taco

6. La Central (marina)

La Central serves good Mexican food and is located by the Marina. The chicken enchiladas here are delicious. Also, I loved the variety of salsas served with chips.

Cost: $$ | Cuisine: Mexican/Bar | Location: Playa El Medano S/N, El Medano Ejidal, El Medano, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
Overall: 4 / 5
Favorites: Jalapeno Margarita, Cadilac Margarita, Famous Chicken Enchiladas Verdes
Disappointing: Guacamole was a letdown – lacked flavor.

Verde Chicken Enchiladas, Guacamole, Cadillac & Jalapeno Margaritas

7. Quivira Steakhouse (Quivira golf club)

Upscale, elegant, fine-dining steakhouse located at the Quivira Golf Club. If you eat steak, the steakhouse is a must. 

Cost: $$$$ | Cuisine: American/Steakhouse | Location: Playa El Medano S/N, El Medano Ejidal, El Medano, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
Overall: 3.75 / 5
Favorites: Tuna Tartare, Mashed Potatoes, Lobster
Disappointing: Sea Bass was disappointing – tender, but the flavor was off.

Tuna Tartare, Lobster, Mashed Potatoes

8. Happy Ending (downtown)

Fun atmosphere with super cheap drinks and great music. $5 Margaritas. Americanized bar food – skip the food, go for the drinks!

Cost: $ | Cuisine: Mexican/Bar | Location: Blvd. Paseo de la Marina 22, Centro, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
Overall: 3.5 / 5
Favorites: Jalapeno Margarita, Cadilac Margarita
Disappointing: Chicken Burrito, Chicken Nachos

Jalapeno Margarita, Cadilac Margarita

Other Dining Recommendations

Sunset Monalisa – A must-do, I didn’t have enough time to dine here, but next time.
Edith’s – Same owner as The Office, so essentially you can dine at Edith’s or The Office.
Los Tres Gallos – Authentic and romantic Mexican food. Due to lack of time, I didn’t dine here.

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