When you spend your Mexico vacation in sunny Las Cabos, at some point head into town to sample some of the amazing local food. You’ll find many down-home restaurants in the area that serve fresh, delicious, authentic Mexican fare. Here are some of our favorites, from the team at Snell Real Estate. LA PANGA • DINNER San Jose del Cabo: 624-142-4041 Location: Downtown San Jose • Zaragoza #20 Cuisine: Mexican with a passion for Seafood In the heart of Historic Downtown San Jose del Cabo next to the Church, a charming courtyard set in a Mansion of over 180 years of age, “La Panga Antigua” may be tucked away out of sight, but it won’t be out of your mind once you’ve tried their delightful food and superb hospitality. Organically grown local produce, daily supplied fresh seafood and fine cuts prepared with a combination of herbs and spices that makes a-one-of-a-kind culinary experience with a Mexican flair. MARKET • DINNER San Jose del Cabo: 624-146-7000 Attire: Resort Elegant We recommend: The black truffle pizza appetizer is a must! Market delivers a truly sophisticated dining experience. The food is outstanding and the service is seemless. Legendary restaurateur and Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten presents a unique dining concept in Market, his first outpost South of the Border. In understated elegance, Market features Euro-Asian cuisine with Mexican inspirations along with the country´s most complete wine list. Adjacent to Market is Suviche Bar, offering fresh sushi selections and a neighboring bar with nightly live music. CREAM • CAFE & COFFEE San Jose del Cabo Hours: Open 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily Location: The Shoppes at Palmilla The best coffee in Cabo served in a charming atmosphere. Try their fresh salads, soups, deli sandwhiches, and baked goods. NICK-SAN • LUNCH & DINNER Cabo San Lucas: 624-143.4484 San Jose del Cabo: 624-144.6262 Hours: Sun-Thurs: 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-1am Cuisine: Sushi We recommend: Tell the waiter to bring whatever he recommends. You won't be disappointed. But you MUST get a tuna tostada to start. Nick-San is not only the most popular sushi restaurant in Los Cabos, it's also recognized around the world for serving incredible sushi dishes. Whether you like your fish cooked or raw, Nick-San is not to be missed. It's the best Sushi you'll ever eat. Period. For those a bit wary of raw fish, Nick-San also offers delicious cooked cuisines. Directions: There are two locations. One is downtown Cabo and the other is in the Palmilla Resort commercial center in San Jose. FLORA'S FIELD KITCHEN • BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER San Jose del Cabo: 624-355-4564 Cuisine: Homemade goodness like no other We Recommend: The fried chicken, the brunch, nearly everything! Truly an oasis in the desert, Flora's Field Kitchen at Flora Farm is one of the most widely-known best kept secrets in Los Cabos. Expect an atmosphere like no other; a serene farm-setting complete with handmade dishes made with the freshest of ingredients locally, organically and humanely grown. A favorite among many, Flora's Farm is a dining experience like no other. The Restaurant at Esperanza • Breakfast, lunch & dinner Los Cabos: 624-145-6400 We recommend: the ceviche Imagine relaxing under the stars by the fire pit while sipping your favorite wine. Esperanza's tri-level restaurant, carved into the bluffs overlooking the Sea of Cortez offers two spectacular lounge areas in addition to the main dining area. Enjoy a bottle of wine, delicious appetizers, and live background music under the spacious palapa lounge area, or venture down to the open-air lounge with indescribable views. Edith's • DINNER Cabo San Lucas: 624-143-0801 We recommend: the table-side ceaser salad. Baja Californian regional Mexican cuisine. Edith's is located at the beautiful Medano beach area, where you can dine alfresco under the stars, surrounded by lanterns and traditional palapas. Edith's serves dishes created with local organic ingredients, as well as fresh seafood. The Office • LUNCH & Dinner Cabo San Lucas: 624-143-3464 Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-11pm Cuisine: Tex Mex style with a great assortment of fresh fish, garlic crab, shrimp and enchiladas. We recommend: A margarita, the breaded fish and a ceasar salad made table side. Watch out for Rambo! The Office on the Beach is one of the greatest places in Cabo to have lunch or dinner and people watch. You will see every walk of life here. Enjoy viewing the large yachts parked just off shore, while drinking one of the best (and deadliest) margaritas in all of Los Cabos. Lots of vendors to drive you crazy, but just ask a waiter to keep them away so they will not bother you. Buy one thing, and you cannot get rid of them! Directions: Located on Medano Beach in Cabo. Take a cab because parking is a nightmare. Baja Cantina • breakfast, lunch & dinner Cabo San Lucas - Dock-side at the Marina: 624.143.9772 - Beach grill at Medano: 624.143.9773 Hours: Open daily. 7 a.m. - 1 a.m. Cuisine: Local Baja flavors - "You catch it, we cook it." We recommend: The blackened shrimp caesar salad and the arrachera Beach-side or dock-side dining is a must while you're in Cabo. This restaurant provides a fun happy hour with plenty of TV's for watching your favorite must-see sporting events or a romantic dinner with your feet in the sand. Baja Cantina offers an, "American Style" lunch menu and fresh catches just off the boat that day. Baja Cantina has the best of everything, including a phenomenal oceanside view of The Arch. Directions: There are two locations. One is located right on the Cabo Marina Boardwalk. (Park in the same parking lot as you would use for Nick-San or Dairy Queen and walk to the boardwalk.) The other is on the Medano Beach area near The Office restaurant. 7 Seas Restaurant at Cabo Surf Hotel • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner San Jose del Cabo: 624-142-2666 We recommend: The chilaquiles, the shrimp tacos and always the Chef's special Located at the Cabo Surf Hotel, the 7 Seas restaurant features a phenomenal setting overlooking one of the most popular surf spots in Los Cabos. The newly renovated space is a relaxing delight and the wait staff is excellent. The dishes are authentic, creative and delicious. A must-eat for many who visit our community. Rossy's Tacos San Jose del Cabo: 624-142-6755 Cuisine: Casual, local We recommend: Fish or shrimp tacos Hands down, the absolute best fish tacos in all of Cabo. Anyone that has been coming to Cabo for a while knows Rosy's. Quite honestly, it's so good that many people stop there on their way in from the airport and stop by again on their way back out to the airport. The standard for fish and shrimp tacos. Directions: Driving into San Jose, it's on the left directly after the "Marinos/Pescador" stoplight. Guacamayas San Jose del Cabo Cuisine: Mexican, authentic We recommend: Tacos al Pastor, deep fried quesadillas filled with your choice of ingredients A great variety of tacos and quesadillas are at this off-the-beaten-path restaurant. Enjoy Mexican specialties like pastor-style tacos (onion, cilantro, special sauce and pineapple), gringas, molcajetes and vampiros. Directions: Driving into San Jose, turn left at the Pescador street sign. The street winds in to the Chamizal neighborhood. Take your second left and look for the neon sign. Guacamayas is on the right. Hangman's San Jose del Cabo: 624.172.2093 Cuisine: Authentic Mexican We recommend: Quesadillas with huitlacoche, beef and cheese tacos on corn tortillas & frijoles charros Roasted meat, "Pibil" pork, marinated hot pork, brain tacos, pork with mushroom sauce, quesadillas with slices of poblano chili, cactus, mushroom, spinach, squash blossom... the taco and quesadillas combinations are endless at this local favorite. Hangman's has the best frijoles charros, mulitas and melted natural or special cheese (roasted, marinated, mushroom). Friends, this is the real deal: it's an authentic Mexican restaurant and for $50 bucks, a party of 5 is beyond stuffed.