Our Favorite hang-outs.
These first three bars are “where the locals go.”
Tanga Tanga Rhythm and Booze lots of TV’s for Sports and most definitely the best prices in town. Happy hour prices all day long and even then he runs specials. Located in next door to the KFC down by the old Plaza Las Glorias Hotel (Now Costa Real Cabo) Right on the main drag, great for people watching and take a shopping break. . Ruben, Martin, Maria, Spike and Manuel all speak English and are quick to get those drinks out. Coldest beer in Cabo. There is nothing like getting a nice cold Pacifico with ice dripping off the bottle. Best and cheapest Cheeseburgers in Cabo!
Baja Cantina On the waterfront by the fuel dock. Sip your favorite beverage while dreaming of owning one of those large private yachts moored in front of you. Great $2.00 snacks in the bar, and good drink prices.
Latitude 22 I put that name, because that is what most people will know it by. Now called “The Roadhouse” Mike Grzanich is still making his famous Prime Rib dinners, just with a better view. They moved out onto the Corridor behind the Power plant. Awesome view of the Arch. All of the old pictures and memorabilia are still there. If you are driving take the side road past Costco and take the first right after the Power plant, one block up. If you are taking a taxi, you might have to ask for the New Latitude 22. The Taxi drivers know that name better then “The Roadhouse”
The Office Definitely the place to be on the beach. Of course I am picky and must have Pacifico and Corona , the other bars carry the “other brand” Plus the Office has the best food. They also have those cute little signs that tell the vendors not to come in. Not that they work, but it keeps them down somewhat. For all you women out there, this is the place to go shopping. Your can sit and drink your cerveza or margaritas all day while they bring the stuff to you. What kind of man can turn down that shopping trip!
Some of the places above are also Restaurants besides the bar. But below are some really good restaurants.
My most favorite being “The Fish House” and not just because the owner is a good friend , I really like the food and the prices are very reasonable. Everyone in town will cook your fish for you. But it is usually smothered in some mediocre sauce, you can barely taste the fish. That’s great if you are eating some old fish out of the freezer. But fresh fish deserves better. “The Fish House” Chefs grill the fish, plain or blackened and then serves the sauces on the side. And what sauces, this is not the butter and garlic everyone else serves, you are served Mango Salsa, Ginger Soya, Citrus Salsa and a Vera Cruzana sauce. All plates served with rice and lightly steamed veggies. Even if you don’t have fish to cook, this is the place for Seafood. He also has steak and chicken on the menu for those people who have never tried fresh fish before and don’t know what they are missing. Absolutely delightful meals served by a professional staff. He also has an extensive wine list to choose from. Always fresh and always great!
My second most favorite Restaurant is “The Shrimp House”. No relation to The Fish House. Located across the street from the Baskin and Robbins and Caliente Sports Book.
This place has a small menu to choose from. You get Shrimp or Lobster. Hot, cold or deep fried. Medium or Jumbo. That’s it, the whole menu. Oh and you get rice with your meal. By keeping the menu simple, Phil insures that he has the freshest Shrimp and lobster available. Great place to take a group, just walk in the door and start ordering by the kilo. Watch out for those Bulldogs, they taste like lemonade and can sneak up on you after a couple. Yummy!
A.J.’s Hideaway. This is a new little place that just opened. It is tucked away in a courtyard next to the Siesta Suites Hotel. Great food, regular dishes are all under $10.00. With delightful dishes such as Sambuca Prawns and Duck breast, nice and juicy. Those are off his regular menu. Sometimes you can find the Cornish Game Hens or Rabbit on his daily specials. All depends on what Alex feels like cooking up. If you are looking for something different this is the place. The dishes all come with the entrée and potatoes, not too much food, a light meal and room for dessert. Not tons of food so you are too tired to enjoy the nightlife. The restaurant has two levels of seating, you can sit up above the restaurant on the balcony or down below next to the hot tub. And yes you can use the hot tub! Cheap drinks and great eats!
Brazils Now this place is a different story. Come hungry and ready to eat. When you go into the Restaurant, the friendly staff takes your drink orders while another member of the staff starts bringing the food. All you can eat. Don’t eat too many appetizers now, there is meat coming, meat, meat and more meat. They start 3 salads, rice balls, fried bananas, and soup. They you move on to the tasty Buffalo wings. You can’t be full yet, you have just started. Then they bring the beef as it comes off the grill, Arrachera, New York, Fillet Mignon, Chorizo, baked potatoes, lamb, ribeye, ribs, bacon wrapped turkey. They come around your table with a 4 ft sword and cut your meat to order. Be sure to save room for dessert. Then they come around with ham and grilled pineapple. A fun place with a jungle type atmosphere with good friendly service!
La Parrillada Now if you want steak, but not the all you can eat. One of the first restaurants we tried here in Cabo. All the stuff we read said to walk around and see where the locals eat. We walked down Hidalgo Avenue and this was definitely the place. Still George’s favorite for all you can eat Baby Back ribs for only 110 pesos. You just can’t beat that. My favorite is the Arrachera. Arrachera is a marinated skirt steak and the Mexicans have perfected it to melt in your mouth. All dishes come with grilled green onions. These are so good, we don’t BBQ at home anymore without throwing some green onions on the grill.
Now who says Cabo is getting too expensive, you just have to know where to go. There are a lot of great places just off the beaten path.
Click below to print yourself some coupons for a free drink at some of our favorite places. The Fish House, The Shrimp House, and A.J.’s Hideaway.
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