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Taco Loco

Located downstairs from Cabo Wabo, Taco Loco is a great little taco stand/restaurant with great Baja fish tacos.  TL doesn’t take credit cards, so that means it has pretty authentic food, right???

Taco Loco is a great place to hang out and people-watch.

Four tacos and a beer for 110 Pesos (about US$7).

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Taquería “El Paisa”

Taqueria “El Paisa” is another local’s joint. In fact, you’ll likely be the only gringos dining. But, don’t let that dissuade you, as the food is excellent (for a very inexpensive restaurant). This is the exact opposite of the typical “marina” dining experience; very authentic and very inexpensive.

The prices are right, so have fun and experiment. Order a lot of variety, have fun, and give the menu items a try. Menu items include grilled tacos of arrachera and beef, potatoes, quesadilas, vampiros, gringas and more.

A family of four can probably eat for US$30 (and still leave food on the table).

On Leona Vicario (the one-way main street heading south), about five blocks north of Lazaro Cardenas.

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El Pollo del Oro – Thumbs Up!

Very affordable chicken, ribs and fantastic fish burritos. The ambiance is “local Mexican joint” (in fact, we heard it was a former covered basketball court). The prices are right (typically less than US$6 per person) and the food is usually pretty good. While we usually eat here once per visit for lunch or dinner, breakfast was so-so and as a result, we can’t recommend it for that meal.

Located on Morelos and 20 de Noviembre, just north of the marina/mall area by about three blocks.

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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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Nick-San Sushi – Thumbs Up! ♥♥♥♥♥

You probably won’t find a sushi joint as good as this anywhere — Tokyo included!!  However, you’ll pay top dollar at Nick-San.  Arts-and-Sushi is a great sushi restaurant as well, with much lower prices, but in Cabo, Nick-San is the absolute best.

Plaza de la Danza, Blvd. Marina. Ph:143-4484, 143-2491 Open Daily 11:30am-10:30pm.

Note, 6/1/2012: Received this from one of our repeat guests: “We have to disagree with Nik San. We had a bad experience there with horrible service. Submitted the complaint through their website, and we never heard anything back. We are loyal to Arts & Sushi. Love their food and great service!”

So, “your mileage may vary” at Nick-San?

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On Medano Beach in front of Club Cascadas (just south of the soccer fields), Tabasco’s offers great breakfasts. If you’re expecting something fancy like The Office, you’ve come to the WRONG place. Pretty simple, toes-in-the-sand-Corona-in-the-hand-no-hassle beach shack kind of place.

Beach shack — no phone, no reservations! ($)

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Zippers — mile marker 28.5 at the Los Olisas Hotel.  Burgers, fries, sandwiches.  A bit pricey for what you get, but right on the sand and surf.  Gotta love a place that says hours are “Friday and Saturday until we close…”

Costa Azul Beach, Km. 28. 5, Transp. Hwy. Daily 11am-11pm, Fri and Sat until close.

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