Cabo San Lucas Journals

Family Fun in Cabo San Lucas

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A January 2006 trip to Cabo San Lucas by heathriel

Quote: I only go to Cabo with 10 other family members at the same time, so read on for a non-party view of the area.

Family Fun in Cabo San Lucas

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Overview

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Cabo San Lucas is a place to go if you like to do nothing or you like to party - there's no in-between. Well, that's not entirely true. There's also fishing and golf.There are tons of restaurants, but not as many traditional nightclubs as one would think. A few resorts are all-inclusive, and for my money, I'd go to one of those and stay there for the entire visit.Quick Tips: Everyone who works in the stores and restaurants speaks English, so don't worry about trying to remember your Spanish phrases. does NOT equal 100 pesos, no matter how many times people try to tell you that. It's closer to right now, so try not to get cheated. You can use this to your a...Read More

Pancho's

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Restaurant | "Pancho's Restaurant"

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Pancho's Restaurant and Tequila Bar is a local jewel. Slightly off the main drag, it is a covered restaurant with some outside tables. All are partitioned from the sidewalk, however, and the only people who will bother you during dinner are the musicians who sometimes wander through the restaurant.Pancho's menu is mainly grilled items, and their hibachi-type grill is on the floor of the restaurant so you can see your food as it is cooking. (Other items are prepared in the back.) Their specialty is seafood, with shrimp and lobster taking over most of the menu. If you've been out fishing that day, they'll even prepare your fish for you, any way you want, for 80 pesos....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 21, 2006

Pancho's
Hildago St
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
+52 114 3 0973

The Shrimp House

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Restaurant | "The Shrimp Factory"

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To call this a restaurant would be doing cooking establishments a disservice. This place is merely a bar with a slightly expanded menu. And only slightly.If you come to The Shrimp Factory, you're here for only one of three reasons: You like Shrimp, Lobster, or both. If none of those are true, run away, because there is REALLY nothing here for you.The specialty of the house is shrimp and lobster by the kilo. You can purchase large or jumbo shrimp, or lobster in 1/2 and 1 Kilo (that's 1.1- and 2.2-pound) increments, and they'll come to your table steamed and... well, that's it. Lobster's are split down the middle, shrimp are peel-and-eat. There is no discount for ordering larger ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 21, 2006

The Shrimp House
Blvd Marina
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
+52 114 3 1147

Cascada

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Restaurant | "La Cascada"

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Located within the Westin Hotel, you would be remiss if you skipped La Cascada. This is the restaurant that "feeds" their room service, so their menu is pretty standard. The main reason to visit this restaurant, however, is their theme dinners.On Saturday and Wednesday nights, they turn the whole terrace into a seafood buffet. All-you-can-eat lobster and tuna will be grilled fresh for you, and there are upturned canoes filled with ice and other types of seafood. No less than three different styles of ceviche can be had, as well as a few seafood-themed pasta dishes. They even have a cioppino that is pretty good and a dessert table filled with many interesting items. The cost for this is $55...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 21, 2006

Cascada
Carretera Transpeninsular KM 22.5
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
+52 (624) 142-9000

Arrecifes

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Restaurant

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Arrecifes is located within the Westin Resort and Spa and overlooks the ocean with its circular design cut into the side of the cliffs of Los Cabos. Each night they have live music to accent their eclectic menu.Because of the live music and the open-air setup, I would not recommend this as a romantic restaurant. The acoustics are terrible, and you really need to shout across the table for the other people in your party to hear. It is not conducive to a quiet evening. Also, the breeze from the Sea of Cortez can get quite chilly, so bring a sweater if you're planning on wearing a sleeveless top.Anyway, the menu is varied, but it seems to be mostly pretentious for no reason. The c...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 21, 2006

Arrecifes
Hwy 1 Km 22.5
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
+52 624 142 9000

Peacock's Bar and Restaurant

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Restaurant

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Peacock's is a lovely open-air restaurant in downtown Cabo San Lucas. The decor is Baja-Rustico, and the meu has many wonderful fish dishes.Most impressive is their wine cellar, full of local and imported wines. Order your meal, then ask to be taken into the cellar. They'll be able to suggest a great pairing, at a very reasonable price!The food here comes in large portions, and all ingredients are fresh. I tried the local bass (Escalar, I think it was called?) lightly grilled, with a mustard sauce, and it was heavenly. For dessert, I had the flan, which was also very good.My family ordered wine, but it was dry, so I went for a margarita instead. I ordered "whatever ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 31, 2006

Peacock's Bar and Restaurant
Camino de los Pescadores
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
+52 114 3 1858

Cabo Wabo Cantina

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Attraction

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The bar at Cabo Wabo is not a very large area, and there are only a few tables. Music can be heard from inside the restaurant, but the noise is distorted and hard to discern. Smoking is permitted here, but the bar is outside, so it tends to blow away quickly.It doesn't take long to get your drinks, and they seem to cost around $4.50 each, no matter what you order. The margarita I ordered was extremely bitter but strong, and when we asked for "a beer," we were given a Corona.The restroom is clean, but there is a half-step down into it. If you're a bit tipsy, you can really hurt yourself here. I was sober and managed to twist my ankle, so watch out.Anyway, o...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 21, 2006

Cabo Wabo Cantina
Calle Guerrero
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
+52 624 143 1188

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heathriel

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Woburn, Massachusetts