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You Will Never Go Hungry in Cabo San Lucas

There are an overwhelming number of places to eat in Cabo. The streets are lined with all types of different and ever-changing food options. You would never have time to try everything. 

When you surface from a dive, and your belly is grumbling, the last thing you want to do is search for a place to eat. Let me help you with that. Below I have picked out five of my favorite local restaurants so it’s easy to find a delicious post dive feed.

For Breakfast – La Esquina Choyera

La Esquina Choyera roughly translates to the local’s corner which is a fitting name. You will find this restaurant full of Choyera, slang for Baja locals, grabbing their breakfast or brunch. Their main menu items are breakfast burritos and quesadillas, but they also offer pancakes, empanadas and eggs. Portion sizes are large and well-priced.

They open up early in the morning but stop serving around 2pm so this is a great place to eat before an afternoon dive, but you could still make it there after a morning double. 

My favorite dish: Bistek ranchero quesadillas

Price: $

Menu: Spanish and English 

Address: C. Ninos Heroes, Downtown, Ildefonso Green, 23470 Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico

Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/osM6W7d3127TjjgT8

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For Lunch – Jarro Café & Grill

This little delightful café is tucked away only a street back from the beach in the major resort area. It is well priced when compared to the resorts that surround it, and delicious. The meals are well sized, and the cuisine is local. The restaurant itself has a rustic feel to it, and if you sit outside you get a glimpse of the ocean (just).  They are open every day from 7am and offer breakfast and lunch.  

Favourite dish: huevos rancheros

Price: $

Menu: Spanish and English

Address: Cormoranes entre acuario y pelicanos, El Medano Ejidal, 23453 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., México

Maps: https://g.page/jarrocafeencabo?share

For Lunch – Sazon Jarocho

This is a small restaurant with only a handful of tables. It’s often overlooked by tourists but there is always a constant stream of locals dropping by for lunch the chef is very lovely. There is no set menu here so every day offers something new, though you can find a few staples there such as tacos and empanadas. A lot of the dishes served are closer to what you will find in mainland Mexico. You will need to be able to speak at least a few words of Spanish to be able to order. Some food is pre-prepared, generally soups and stews, so you can get a quick lunch, but others will be cooked fresh which can take some time. Every day I have visited, I have left with a full belly and a smile on my face.

Favorite Dish: The empanadas filled with whatever is on offer that day.

Price: $

Menu: No menu – Spanish speaking

Address: 16 de Septiembre, Centro, Ildefonso Green, 62450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., México

Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/FwUeUeHGcK31NiwDA

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For Dinner – La Abuella Nelly

You can’t miss this colorful restaurant, and if the colorful building doesn’t draw your attention, the friendly staff will. This place has the best service, and fantastic food. When I first moved to Cabo I went at least once a week. The food is exceptionally fresh, and If you order the guacamole, they will bring it to your table and make it in front of you. If you like cocktails, their margaritas are very tasty, and big! It’s a little more pricey than the other restaurants on this list but still a lot less than the other touristy options in the area.

Favorite Dish: Chicken Mole

Price: $$

Menu: English and Spanish

Address: Calle Leona Vicario 311, Revolucion, Juárez, 23469 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., México

Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/UfncxLoKErpzGpsa6

For Dessert/Coffee – Local Donut

A very popular café, and for good reason. Their donuts are soft and fluffy, and come in many different flavors. These change daily. My favorite flavor is Cajeta; a doughnut topped with goat milk caramel. Local Donut also offers sandwiches, smoothies, coffee, and donut ice cream sandwiches.  

Their café has a great little inside spot to sit at and enjoy your donut and coffee. It looks out onto a lush tropical garden. They also have free wifi, so it’s the perfect spot to catch up on anything online.

Favorite Dish: Cajeta donut

Price: $

Menu: English and Spanish

Address: 16 de Septiembre, Downtown, Centro, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., México

Maps: https://g.page/Local-Donut-Cabo?share

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Ryan Sault

Instructor, Underwater photographer, shark whisperer and sea potato aficionado

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As a child I used to sit on the shore and watch my father descend beneath the waves. He would emerge soon after full of tales about the unique and awe-inspiring creatures below; underwater spiders, intricate coral, rainbow coloured fish and of course, sharks. 

For years I begged to go with him but I wasn’t yet old enough for scuba. But, on my 13th birthday I was gifted a scuba diving course and was finally able to accompany him on his adventures. I was blown away by what a discovered beneath the waves!

It wasn’t long before I picked up an underwater camera and started documenting what I saw in the underwater world. My first camera wasn’t expensive, it was one of the early GoPro’s, and my photos and footage were pretty substandard to say the least. But I enjoyed sharing and, with the support of my family and friends, my love for underwater photography bloomed. It did not take long I had a DSLR in my hand and was travelling the globe and photographing the incredible wildlife that inhabits the Ocean. 

When I’m not underwater, I enjoy back country hiking, terrestrial wildlife photography and kicking back with a beer and watching the sun set. But I am never too far from the ocean.