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Salvatore’s Italian – TOTAL Thumbs Up! ♥♥♥♥♥

Salvatore’s is a MUST DO for any visitor to Cabo. Can you tell by the post title that we LOVE Salvatore’s?

INCREDIBLE Italian food and moderate prices. HUGE portions. Their lasagna special (unfortunately, not served every night) can feed a family of three.  The pork shank is incredible.

Try the tiramasu for dessert (order just one; it can easily satisfy the sweet tooth of four people).

In the Siesta Suites Hotel on Zapata. Reservations suggested. Phone: 624-105-1044

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Maria Corona – Thumbs Up!

We recently experienced a couple of dinners at Maria Corona and were pleasantly surprised. The fish chowder was excellent, as was the guacamole appetizer.

We had a party of eight and everyone, no exception, wanted to have dinner again at Maria Corona a few nights later. That says a lot!

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Gordo Lele’s Taco Stand

For fish tacos, a place called Gordo Lele’s is great (just north of the “Corner Bar” on Lazaro Cardenas and south of the Los Milagros Hotel). He also makes a great flank steak for 15 pesos (about US$1.50).  A typical meal, with a Corona, is around US$7.

Javier, the owner, has been known to put on a blonde wig and sing Beatles tunes (see video below).

Lots of people just LOVE Javier. In 2008, Javier lost his lease on a spot he used to occupy and was forced to shut down. In the depths of the huge US recession, a bunch of wonderful folks on the Cabo forum on Tripadvisor banded together, located Javier and raised $5000 to get him back in business at his current location.

It’s a great story — and so are his fish tacos. :)

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Baan Thai

Baan Thai — fantastic Thai cuisine in San Jose del Cabo. Visit the art galleries afterwards for a nice evening.

Morelos between Obregón and Comonfort, downtown San Jose del Cabo (a bit northeast from the plaza). Ph: 142-3344. Open daily 12pm-10:30pm. ($$)

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We had a fantastic dinner at Peacocks, located south of City Club on Pescadero.  Patti had the sea bass and I had the arrachera steak — both were excellent and reasonably priced (for Cabo).  Dinner was about US$100 for the two of us, including excellent margaritas.

Peacocks is part of a chain of restaurants — the Mi Casa folks.

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The Mango Deck – Sunday Brunch

We always thought The Mango Deck was all about year-round spring break.  However, while walking Medano Beach one Sunday Morning we decided to give their Sunday brunch a try.

The $9 they charge for brunch is worth it for the view alone.  The food was great– and plenty of it.  They have a fruit bar that offered about eight different types of fruit, along with many fruit juices.  They’ll also make omelettes to your order and that’s included in the brunch.  The service was excellent.

The Mango Deck is located on Medano Beach, adjacent to The Office.

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La Golondrina (aka The Trailer Park) – Thumbs Down

Expensive and quite frankly, underwhelming food.  If you head to Cabo, a lot of folks will tell you “you need to go to the Trailer Park restaurant!”  Well, our thoughts are that this restaurant knows that and has no incentive to improve.

We particularly didn’t appreciate the upsell to Mexican Coffees following our main meal, as three of the drinks ended up totaling US$45.


Manuel’s Tamales

The LA Times had this to say about Manual’s Tamales.  We’ll have to try this out on our next trip!

It’s not uncommon to pay a lot for mediocre food in Cabo, so try to get a couple of unbiased recommendations. If people are only drinking and not dining, take that as a clue — many seemingly popular places are long on party atmosphere but short on food. Prices decrease the farther you walk inland. The absolute local favorite is Manuel’s Tamales, a street stand selling traditional treats of cornmeal stuffed with meat or cheese, then steamed in a cornhusk. Look for him on weekend nights on the corner of Lázaro Cárdenas and Zaragoza.