When visiting Mexico, Los Cabos is definitely one of the places that you’ll want to put on your bucket list. In addition to its breathtaking beach and desert landscape, happening nightlife, and exciting eco-adventures, Los Cabos offers an exquisite gastronomic experience that you can’t miss. Take a look at our list of where to try the best tacos in Los Cabos.
Where is Los Cabos?
Los Cabos is located at the southern tip of Baja California Sur and is comprised of two cities: Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. Cabo San Lucas is called ¨Cabo¨ for short. Cabo is known for its famous arch, “El Arco” which is a must-see, especially to take an iconic selfie to post on Instagram. Other notable things about Cabo are its water sports, vibrant clubs, and international gastronomy, which of course features tacos.
San José del Cabo is a city that is known for its colonial architecture, weekly Art Walk, and trendy restaurants.
Diverse Dining Scene
You will be surprised how diverse the dining options in Los Cabos are, offering anything from high-end cuisine to street food. Here you will find a wide variety of both local and international cuisine. A trip to Los Cabos means discovering astonishing flavors in every single dish. You can find the most delicious combinations in places as unexpected as a food truck.
If you ask the locals to recommend a place to eat tacos in Los Cabos, they will recommend two taquerias: Tacos Rossy and Tacos Guss. These are famous for their urban and homemade-style tacos. You should definitely stop by, but if you are looking for a more unique type of experience, here is a list of our favorite spots to try the best tacos in Los Cabos:
The Sand Bar
The Sand Bar is located on Medano Beach in Cabo San Lucas and has a prime beachfront location where during the day, beachgoers can lounge on beach chairs and enjoy delicious food, fruity cocktails, a bustling atmosphere, and the sun’s rays. In the evening, you’ll have a front row seat to watch Los Cabos’ spectacular sunsets and dine under the stars. Try the Baja tacos with shrimp or fresh catch of the day. The Sand Bar received Tripadvisor’s 2021 Travelers’ Choice Award.
Open daily from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Tacos & Beer
Tacos & Beer has an ideal location right at the Cabo San Lucas Marina and is one of the most reasonably priced restaurants along the marina. The restaurant serves tacos that are made fresh to order and you can choose from a wide variety of fillings including: grilled chicken, skirt steak, pastor (pork), chorizo, coconut shrimp, and fish tempura. Whichever option you decide on, the meat is super tender and packed with flavor. The service is superb and you can enjoy an ice-cold beer or traditional margarita. For dessert, try the churro station next door.
If you are in the mood for something trendier, go to the Outpost. People refer to it as a “Foodie Paradise” since it provides a gastronomic experience for every palate, plus an ambiance for everyone. Located in downtown Cabo San Lucas, you can reserve a spot in the traditional dining room, the chandelier patio, or the marvelous rooftop terrace.
Try the Filet Steak Tacos or the Yellowfin Tuna Chicharron tacos. They also serve Vegan Tacos with seasonal tempura veggies and cured beetroot. The staff is friendly and the expert mixologist serves the best craft cocktails.
Open daily from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Another Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice 2021 award winner is Tacos Gardenias. This restaurant is located on Paseo de la Marina close to the beach, and has been serving its delicious traditional Mexican tacos for 30 years. They offer an extensive menu with more exotic tacos, like taco de nopal “prickly pear taco”, as well as the more traditional cochinita pibil or fish and shrimp tacos. They also offer vegetarian and gluten-free options. Whichever tacos you choose, don’t forget to ask for their mouthwatering selection of salsas.
Open daily from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.
The Food Truck
The Food Truck is located at the luxury resort, Garza Blanca Los Cabos, in the tourist corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. The Food Truck is a trendy beachside dining venue where you can enjoy fresh tastes from the sea. Order the Blackened Tuna Tacos or the Shrimp Al Pastor Tacos. Plus, every Thursday the Food Truck hosts Mexican Night from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm featuring a Mexican beach buffet, live music, mezcal tasting, and Huichol art. The buffet features a taco bar with traditional Mexican tacos including carne asada, potato and chorizo, chicharrón, carnitas, and more. Their service is outstanding and the view of the Sea of Cortez is marvelous!
Open daily from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Another place where you will have a great time is Wachinango’s. Located in downtown Cabo San Lucas, this gourmet seafood restaurant offers tasty and exotic flavor combinations. They use locally sourced ingredients and specialize in seafood tacos. Try the Cochiloco pork belly tacos with smoked octopus. You will not only have some of the best tacos in Los Cabos, but you will also get to try incredible cocktails, especially if you go during Happy Hour.
Open daily from 8:00 am – 11:00 pm.
La Lupita (Taco & Mezcal)
For some of the best tacos in Los Cabos, head to La Lupita. With two locations, one in Cabo and the other in San Jose del Cabo, you will love the rustic-chic atmosphere and delicious food. Try their pastor, duck with mole, or short rib tacos. Vegetarians can choose from mushroom and prickly pear or grilled eggplant tacos. Plus, they play live music and they are always spreading their good vibes.
Open daily from 2:00 am to 2:00 pm
Latino 8 was another recipient of the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice 2021 award. Located in the square on Paseo Malecón San José in San José del Cabo, this is a cool spot for the entire family. Their tacos are extraordinary with handmade corn tortillas and a variety of tasty fillings including Seabass al pastor and Surf & Turf tacos with beef and shrimp. A highly recommended place.
Open daily from 12:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
Another family-friendly restaurant is Metate Cabo. Located on Crispin Cesena, behind the Modelrama, this restaurant is known for their relaxing ambiance, their Wine Happy Hour Thursdays, and their Baja California-style tacos. Plus, they offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options on their menu.
Open Monday to Friday from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.
1 & Only Taco
And last on our list of the best tacos in Los Cabos is 1 & Only Taco located on Camino Real in Cabo San Lucas. At this family-owned restaurant, tacos taste like a home-cooked meal, and their attentive staff always makes you feel like family.
Open Monday to Saturday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
The next time you visit, make sure to try the best tacos in Los Cabos. Our hand-picked list of the top 10 restaurants will lead you to the best places where you will have an unforgettable time. !Provecho!