The ultimate taco trail: Los Cabos’ best bites

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Los Cabos | National Taco Day
Los Cabos | National Taco Day

Finding the best darn tacos in Los Cabos is like embarking on a mouthwatering treasure hunt. We love tacos because, honestly, who doesn’t? They’re like tiny edible works of art, and they’re so darn delicious, you can’t help but crave ’em.

Tacos are the ultimate comfort food. Whether you’re chilling on the beach, strolling down the street, or hitting up a late-night spot after partying the night away, tacos are there to satisfy your cravings. They’re a blank canvas for flavour, and you can make ’em your own with your choice of fillings, salsas, and toppings.

Now, in Los Cabos, it’s a whole different ballgame. The seafood is fresher than a sea breeze, and the local spices give these tacos a kick that’ll make your taste buds dance. Every taco here has a story to tell, from catching some rays while munching on fish tacos by the shore to diving into a plate of juicy carne asada from a street cart.

What’s even cooler is that the taco scene in Los Cabos blends tradition with a laid-back Baja vibe. It’s like a flavour explosion in your mouth, and you can’t help but fall head over heels for these tasty creations. So, get ready to take your taste buds on a wild ride, ’cause Los Cabos is taco heaven, and you’re in for a treat!

To celebrate National Taco Day on 3 October 2023, we’ve rounded up the best spots for a taco in Los Cabos.

Baja Cantina Marina 
Enjoy your tacos with a view at Baja Cantina Marina. A favourite for locals and visitors alike for more than 25 years, Baja Cantina is the perfect spot to watch luxurious super yachts in the Cabo San Lucas Marina while snacking on some of Los Cabos’ most delicious tacos. We recommend the shrimp “Gobernador” tacos, made with garlic and pepper-marinated shrimp covered in a spicy red sauce.

Alexander Restaurant 
Another waterfront favourite, Alexander Restaurant is great for fish tacos and people watching. Enjoy homemade chips, salsa, and ice-cold drinks on the shaded patio as you watch Cabo San Lucas wander by. With its prime position on the tip of the Baja peninsula, Los Cabos is known for fresh seafood. These fish tacos are prepared with locally caught fish within sight of the restaurant – about as fresh as it gets.

Don Sanchez 
You’ve likely tried the fish, chicken and beef tacos, but how about a slightly more unconventional taco? Head to Don Sanchez for the surf-and-turf taco, made with a beet tortilla, ribeye chicharron, crispy soft-shell crab and avocado mousse. While you’re there, sample the lobster taco “Puerto Nuevo,” made with tempura lobster, habanero cream, and pickled carrot and jicama. Delish.

La Pintada 
New on the dining scene in Los Cabos, La Pintada offers a fresh perspective on traditional Mexican cuisine. Chef Edith Jimenez takes traditional South Baja recipes – some dating back more than 300 years – and gives them a modern makeover by way of the Mediterranean. The result has diners clamouring for reservations to try chef Edith’s specialty tacos made from leg of lamb and grilled shrimp.