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#1 Post by Michael Klein » November 3rd, 2015, 12:14 pm

Looking for recs in Cabo if anyone has anything they are particularly fond of. Restaurants, bars, especially wine!

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#2 Post by Todd F r e n c h » November 3rd, 2015, 12:24 pm

Best recommendation for wine is to bring your own...

We loved Sunset da Mona Lisa for dinner, and they have a Taittinger Terrace there
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#4 Post by brigcampbell » November 3rd, 2015, 5:39 pm

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#5 Post by ericskitei » November 4th, 2015, 5:52 pm

brigcampbell wrote:The Office
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#7 Post by Alan Gottlieb » November 5th, 2015, 4:13 pm

We just came back
We like going to San Jose

Floras Field Farm is off the beaten path had a great time
Esperanza is expensive but the views are incredible
La Panga was also very good

Few years ago El Matador in San Jose also Tequila in San Jose we liked

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#8 Post by Michael Klein » November 6th, 2015, 7:32 am

Thanks for the recs!

Well be getting married there in Feb.

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#9 Post by brigcampbell » November 6th, 2015, 12:34 pm

The Trailor Park.

Yep... Hey it's Cabo.

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#10 Post by e chin » November 7th, 2015, 7:03 pm

Like Alan said above, San Jose. Quaint, clean and good food. If not stay at the One and Only. You only get married once.

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#11 Post by Cody S » November 8th, 2015, 10:21 am

We love Agua at Palmilla and the restaurant at Las Ventanas. Las Ventanas also has a great sushi bar with an unbelievable tequila list and the restaurant had Dom by the glass last time I was there ($100/glass though). Sunset da Mona Lisa is a great setting with wonderful views but food was just ok to me.
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#12 Post by Mike Wenzel » April 23rd, 2016, 9:20 am

Renewing this as I am looking for some feedback on where to stay in Cabo for a trip with my wife, no kids on this trip. We have not been. This is for a 4-5 night stay, likely in early July.

Considering:

One and Only Palmilla
Resort at Pedregal
Esperanza
Las Ventanas

Any tips/feedback would be appreciated.

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#13 Post by jordan whitehead » April 23rd, 2016, 4:27 pm

Cabo Azul
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#14 Post by David Kaufman » April 23rd, 2016, 5:41 pm

Going to Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos next week. Will report in

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#15 Post by M. Dildine » April 30th, 2016, 8:45 pm

El Farallon and Toro.
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#16 Post by Mel Hill » April 30th, 2016, 8:56 pm

We have a house booked for a week in June with two of my wife's siblings and her dad & gf. Wondering about
Getting to town from the airport? Do I need a car? Taxi? Shuttle? Are there docks where I can buy fresh fish?

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Mel Hill wrote:We have a house booked for a week in June with two of my wife's siblings and her dad & gf. Wondering about
Getting to town from the airport? Do I need a car? Taxi? Shuttle? Are there docks where I can buy fresh fish?
I've rented cars without issues. However, have read about many. Keep in mind that you will need to take their insurance which can cost more than the car. This past trip in december, I booked a van to drive us to the first hotel as we didn't need a car yet. Picked one up in san jose the day before we switched hotels and kept it til departure and dropped it at the airport.
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#18 Post by Cody S » May 2nd, 2016, 3:20 pm

Mike Wenzel wrote:Renewing this as I am looking for some feedback on where to stay in Cabo for a trip with my wife, no kids on this trip. We have not been. This is for a 4-5 night stay, likely in early July.

Considering:

One and Only Palmilla
Resort at Pedregal
Esperanza
Las Ventanas

Any tips/feedback would be appreciated.

Las Ventanas is the best if you don't have a budget. Complete luxury but very quiet and romantic which can be a plus. Wonderful food, decent wines but overpriced and excellent sushi/tequila bar. We got married at Cabo Azul and we love the place. Great value and rooms are fantastic. Food is good but not to level of Las Ventanas. I've stayed at all the ones you listed and you can't go wrong with any of them but my vote is for Las Ventanas if you can stomach the price and Cabo Azul if you aren't looking to see how much money you can piss off:)
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#19 Post by Mike Wenzel » June 9th, 2016, 6:10 pm

Cody S wrote:
Mike Wenzel wrote:Renewing this as I am looking for some feedback on where to stay in Cabo for a trip with my wife, no kids on this trip. We have not been. This is for a 4-5 night stay, likely in early July.

Considering:

One and Only Palmilla
Resort at Pedregal
Esperanza
Las Ventanas

Any tips/feedback would be appreciated.

Las Ventanas is the best if you don't have a budget. Complete luxury but very quiet and romantic which can be a plus. Wonderful food, decent wines but overpriced and excellent sushi/tequila bar. We got married at Cabo Azul and we love the place. Great value and rooms are fantastic. Food is good but not to level of Las Ventanas. I've stayed at all the ones you listed and you can't go wrong with any of them but my vote is for Las Ventanas if you can stomach the price and Cabo Azul if you aren't looking to see how much money you can piss off:)
Thanks. This trip is now pushed off until the Fall but this is helpful.

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#20 Post by Jay Carroll » June 9th, 2016, 7:12 pm

Cody S wrote:
Mike Wenzel wrote:Renewing this as I am looking for some feedback on where to stay in Cabo for a trip with my wife, no kids on this trip. We have not been. This is for a 4-5 night stay, likely in early July.

Considering:

One and Only Palmilla
Resort at Pedregal
Esperanza
Las Ventanas

Any tips/feedback would be appreciated.

Las Ventanas is the best if you don't have a budget. Complete luxury but very quiet and romantic which can be a plus. Wonderful food, decent wines but overpriced and excellent sushi/tequila bar. We got married at Cabo Azul and we love the place. Great value and rooms are fantastic. Food is good but not to level of Las Ventanas. I've stayed at all the ones you listed and you can't go wrong with any of them but my vote is for Las Ventanas if you can stomach the price and Cabo Azul if you aren't looking to see how much money you can piss off:)
Las Ventanas is in my top 3 places ever. Hospitality - perfect. Service - fantastic. Setting- gorgeous. Extras(food, drink, pools,spa) - amazing. Definite major pampering - is $$$$

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#21 Post by mark rudner » May 24th, 2019, 9:32 am

last post 3 years ago but i'm going to las ventanas next month
i'm looking for current restaurant info
whether or not it's worth a taxi into the main town one evening
and if the sportfishing is as good as i've heard

if ventanas is as good as all the reviews i'm not sure i'm going to want to leave the property
i'm there for 5 days
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#23 Post by SeanHarding » May 28th, 2019, 12:21 pm

We generally just stay at the resort the whole time (so we pick resorts we're willing to do that at). I personally have not had a meal in town that I think is worth the hassle. A couple of years ago we did have a very nice meal at Toro, but we were staying at Esperanza so it was just a quick golf cart ride up there. Not sure if I'd say it's so great that I'd travel from another resort.

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#24 Post by RyanC » May 28th, 2019, 1:59 pm

I *love* the One & Only Palmilla. I'm also eager to stay at the new Montage down there. I do enjoy the towns, but we now pretty much stay on resort. The dining is good (if pricey) and it's so easy.
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#25 Post by M.Kaplan » May 28th, 2019, 3:03 pm

Ryan,
Does the Palmilla have a swimmable beach? We are booked to go there in a few weeks. I also looked at the Montage, being familiar with the location from its Twin Dolphin days, but decided on the Palmilla because I've been told that its beach is better. Thanks.
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#26 Post by SeanHarding » May 28th, 2019, 4:10 pm

We stayed at the Montage last time, and we liked it quite a bit. We are pretty devoted Montage fans, though (their general style fits with our preferences). The beach is nice, but I haven't stayed at Palmilla so I can't make a comparison (I've heard great things about it, though).

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#27 Post by RyanC » May 28th, 2019, 4:15 pm

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Ryan,
Does the Palmilla have a swimmable beach? We are booked to go there in a few weeks. I also looked at the Montage, being familiar with the location from its Twin Dolphin days, but decided on the Palmilla because I've been told that its beach is better. Thanks.
Yes, the Palmilla has a swimable beach--it's not huge but it's quite nice and usually pretty empty. You can usually just grab a cabana on the spot and, for free, check out paddle boards, sailboats, etc. More generally, the Palmilla's location is phenomenal--right on a point flanked by two beaches. The southern (larger and more picturesque) beach is not swimmable; the northern beach is swimmable.

As to the Montage, I have had great experiences in Laguna and Deer Valley. And I'm all for the arms race of luxury Cabo hotels these days. Everyone wins--especially with a 2hr flight from Houston.
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#28 Post by SeanHarding » May 28th, 2019, 4:19 pm

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As to the Montage, I have had great experiences in Laguna and Deer Valley. And I'm all for the arms race of luxury Cabo hotels these days. Everyone wins--especially with a 2hr flight from Houston.
FWIW, I've been to every currently open Montage except Palmetto Bluff (not counting the Pendry line). My favorite is Kapalua Bay, then Laguna, then probably a tie between Deer Valley and Los Cabos (obviously incredibly different experiences, of course).

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#29 Post by mark rudner » June 7th, 2019, 7:06 am

any more info on las ventanas?
things not to miss, things to avoid etc etc
would love to fish if i don't have to go too far and don't need to do a full day charter to be on the fish
other than that, ceviche, tacos, cerveza and good tequila and will be all good

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#30 Post by SeanHarding » June 7th, 2019, 12:14 pm

I've never been to Las Ventanas, so I have no feedback there, but I have heard great things about it. Please report back!

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#31 Post by M.Kaplan » June 7th, 2019, 12:46 pm

We're heading to the Palmilla later this month. Any food recos for San Jose del Cabo would be especially appreciated.
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#32 Post by jordan whitehead » June 7th, 2019, 1:11 pm

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We're heading to the Palmilla later this month. Any food recos for San Jose del Cabo would be especially appreciated.
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#33 Post by M.Kaplan » June 7th, 2019, 3:04 pm

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#34 Post by M. Kroes » June 11th, 2019, 5:45 pm

Roasted near downtown Cabo is my favorite. It is a small stand alone restaurant that grills over wood. The shortribs were spectacular.
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#35 Post by brigcampbell » June 11th, 2019, 7:20 pm

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I've never been to Las Ventanas, so I have no feedback there, but I have heard great things about it. Please report back!
It's fairly amazing. Might have been watching Jennifer Aniston in the pool and the tequila talking. LOL

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#36 Post by Nick Running » June 12th, 2019, 9:00 am

Lots of great resorts in Cabo, to piggy back on some of the other comments besides Las Ventanas, One & Only and Montage I would HIGHLY recommend The Resort at Pedregal. Little bit more Mexican styling but I've yet to meet someone who stayed there and didn't love it.
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#37 Post by RyanC » June 12th, 2019, 9:02 am

Nick Running wrote:
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Lots of great resorts in Cabo, to piggy back on some of the other comments besides Las Ventanas, One & Only and Montage I would HIGHLY recommend The Resort at Pedregal. Little bit more Mexican styling but I've yet to meet someone who stayed there and didn't love it.
I've heard Pedregal is awesome. It's on my list.
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#38 Post by M.Kaplan » June 18th, 2019, 9:33 pm

We arrived today at One & Only Palmilla for a two week stay. No Greece this year due to work obligations (I can’t be 10 hrs ahead of LA for a month) and our daughters upcoming wedding (weddings are stupid expensive). This place is VERY nice. We’ve stayed at great beach resorts over the years and Palmilla is right up there with the nicest. The attention to detail is worthy of mention; like the cluster of votive candles illuminating the bathroom at night and the dried flower petal arrangement on our bed after turndown. Our space has a small pool and a large veranda overlooking the white sand swimmable beach where we will spend our days. We are very impressed.
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#39 Post by mark rudner » June 19th, 2019, 7:39 am

sounds great mark, enjoy
the swimmable beach is what i will miss the most at ventanas
i hope there's enough other features to keep me distracted...

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#40 Post by M.Kaplan » June 19th, 2019, 3:41 pm

Meeting friends at Sunset Monalisa tonight. Can I wear shorts?

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The food, on the other hand, reminds me of the crappy pan-European restaurants I actively avoid in Greece. I prefer Baja cuisine at all levels over the pseudo-Euro menu with too many ingredients served at Sunset Monalisa. The view was nice, though.
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#41 Post by M.Kaplan » June 23rd, 2019, 1:09 pm

jordan whitehead wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 1:11 pm
M.Kaplan wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 12:46 pm
We're heading to the Palmilla later this month. Any food recos for San Jose del Cabo would be especially appreciated.
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#42 Post by jordan whitehead » June 23rd, 2019, 2:40 pm

M.Kaplan wrote:
June 23rd, 2019, 1:09 pm
jordan whitehead wrote:
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June 7th, 2019, 12:46 pm
We're heading to the Palmilla later this month. Any food recos for San Jose del Cabo would be especially appreciated.
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Ate at Don Sanchez last night. Modern Mex. Plan to go back before we leave.
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#43 Post by M.Kaplan » June 24th, 2019, 9:08 am

The two best things I’ve eaten in the past week were at Don Sanchez:

Surf & Turf Taco
beet tortilla + carrot pure + ribeye chicharron + crispy soft shell crab + avocado mousse + charred habanero mayo
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crispy artesan tortilla + frijoles puercos + ground pork cracklings + chihuahua cheese + chistorra sausage + grilled skirt steak + sour cream + pickled onion + salsa verde + arugula + grasshoppers
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#44 Post by RyanC » June 24th, 2019, 10:28 am

M.Kaplan wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 9:08 am
The two best things I’ve eaten in the past week were at Don Sanchez:

Surf & Turf Taco
beet tortilla + carrot pure + ribeye chicharron + crispy soft shell crab + avocado mousse + charred habanero mayo

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Tlayuda "Mi Rancho”
crispy artesan tortilla + frijoles puercos + ground pork cracklings + chihuahua cheese + chistorra sausage + grilled skirt steak + sour cream + pickled onion + salsa verde + arugula + grasshoppers

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That taco looks phenomenal.
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#45 Post by mark rudner » June 24th, 2019, 1:36 pm

m kaplan keep the reccs coming!

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#46 Post by mark rudner » July 5th, 2019, 10:01 am

just back from las ventanas
it is as good as the countless reviews, except you can't swim there
you just stare at the beautiful ocean constantly reminded that you can't go in
food, service and rooms are perfect imo
only left to go to la lupita and while good was not worth leaving the property for

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#47 Post by M.Kaplan » July 8th, 2019, 6:39 pm

We loved Palmilla and look to return in the fall. Food on the property was good enough to keep us on the resort for most meals. Jean-Georges has a combo restaurant; one half steak/meat, the other fish (Japanese and Mexican). Didn't eat steak but liked the fish restaurant, Suviche, well enough to go twice. The best thing I ate the two weeks we were in Cabo were the $35 peso ($1.82 USD) al pastor tacos at La Lupita. The beach is small, but swimmable; perfect for a quick dip to cool off from the sun. Took full advantage of the butler service. On our last day, we left the beach at noon, left the resort at 1:00, and entered our home before 6:00.
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#48 Post by M. T r o w bridge » July 8th, 2019, 7:49 pm

Enjoyed our lunch at "The Office." Nice to eat, go swimming come back out and eat some more. Can't beat the view and the tables are right in the sand...

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#49 Post by Neal.Mollen » July 9th, 2019, 4:15 pm

mark rudner wrote:
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just back from las ventanas
it is as good as the countless reviews, except you can't swim there
you just stare at the beautiful ocean constantly reminded that you can't go in
food, service and rooms are perfect imo
only left to go to la lupita and while good was not worth leaving the property for
forgive the ignorance; why can't you swim there?
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#50 Post by jordan whitehead » July 9th, 2019, 6:07 pm

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just back from las ventanas
it is as good as the countless reviews, except you can't swim there
you just stare at the beautiful ocean constantly reminded that you can't go in
food, service and rooms are perfect imo
only left to go to la lupita and while good was not worth leaving the property for
forgive the ignorance; why can't you swim there?
too rough/dangerous. Only a handful of swimmable beaches in SJD
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