Mexican cuisine is one of my very favorites in the world and Cabo San Lucas has no shortage of delicious restaurants to choose from. Every single dish is bursting with flavor and it is one of the main reasons I can’t stop coming back for more.
Their street tacos, homemade salsas, potent margaritas, and fresh fruit smoothies are some of my favorite options to choose from, but there is no limit to the flavor filled food you will encounter. And the good news? I am rounding up some of my favorite cheap eats in Cabo San Lucas, so you don’t have to spend a fortune to do enjoy excellent food. Eat now. Thank me later.
Best Cheap Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Cabo has a plethora of restaurants to choose from so it can be quite overwhelming upon first arrival. With a taco stand on every corner and people beckoning you to come in and try their world-class margaritas, it can be difficult to know what to choose. I have taken the liberty upon myself to do the nitty-gritty, hard work for you and find, what are, in my humble opinion, some of the best cheap eats Cabo has to offer.
Tacos, Tacos, Tacos.
You can’t go to Mexico and not eat at least one hundred street tacos. I don’t make the rules, I just enforce them. If you want to eat a darn good taco and pay not a darn lot, here are some restaurants you need to try.
You won’t find Tacos Guss without a line and that’s for good reason. When you first sit down they give you a huge tray of toppings like limes, fresh cilantro, pickled onions, etc. as well as an assortment of six different salsas to choose from. These fresh salsas and toppings are the perfect compliment to their tender, fresh off the grill meats. Get the street tacos here and neither you nor your wallet will be disappointed.
TIP: They also make a delicious Pina Colada.
El Paisa is a small, low key, taco restaurant not far from the Marina. Here you can dine for two for under $10 dollars. Their ingredients are fresh, fast, and full of flavor! Locals and tourists alike flock here for a quick meal and it is a staple for us every time we visit Cabo.
TIP: They have got some seriously spicy salsa here, so tread lightly! Or dive right in if you are a spice lover like me,
On our last trip to Cabo we discovered La Taquiza and it may now have taken the first place spot in our taco loving hearts. The service is friendly, the decor is bright and colorful, and the guacamole is some of the best we have ever had. It is slightly more expensive than Tacos Guss and El Paisa, but well worth it. Make this a stop on your Cabo vacation and you will not regret it.
TIP: Order the Al Pastor tacos, I haven’t stopped thinking about them since we left.
Breakfast in Cabo San Lucas
When I visited Mexico City a few years back, I was introduced to Chilaquiles. This is a traditional breakfast dish that includes fried tortillas, beans, verde salsa, cojita cheese, eggs, and anything else you might want. It sounds simple, but truly it’s now one of my favorite dishes. I have been on the hunt for them ever since I left Mexico City, and so I was so excited when I saw them on the menu at El Jarro Cafe.
This authentic, local, hole in the wall restaurant serves up delicious breakfast at cheap prices. It is slightly off the beaten path but only about a 3 minute walk from Medano beach. I recommend ordering the Chilaquiles (duh!) the french toast, and any of their fresh, fruit smoothies. I am not exaggerating when I say that these are the best smoothies I have ever had!
TIP: If you are a coffee lover, they also have great espresso here!
Dinner in Cabo San Lucas
Las Guacamayes is a fun and lively open air restaurant complete with live music and a full bar. This is our favorite restaurant for dinner in Cabo, because we can experience great service, food and atmosphere at much lower price than most other dinner restaurants in Cabo San Lucas.
We always start our night here with a Pina Colada and split one of their sizzling fajita bowls for our meal. These things are huge and more than enough to feed two. To top things off, the fresh selections of salsas are amazing here, and you can guarantee you will not leave hungry.
TIP: Order the Orchata!
I know you have eaten your weight in tacos by now, but no matter how full you think you are, there is always room for dessert, right? Right. So go ahead and make your way down to Neveria Michoacana and get yourself a scoop of fresh coconut ice cream.
If that flavor doesn’t appeal to you, they have about 30 other homemade flavors to choose from. This adorable little ice cream shop is about a 10 minute walk from the main street, so it’s just enough exercise to burn off those extra calories you are about to happily consume. It is run by the sweetest ladies, and I really feel like we hit the jackpot finding this place. Don’t miss out on this hidden gem!
TIP: Did I mention how good the coconut ice cream is?
Are you hungry yet?
Enjoy these cheap eats in Cabo San Lucas!