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Desperados Restaurant & Cantina

Jose Maria Morelos | Downtown, Cabo San Lucas 23450, Mexico
+52 624 143 4313
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Ranked #97 of 349 Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Barbecue, Dessert, Mexican, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Looking for a good Mexican Restaurant & Sports Bar atmosphere to enjoy some Margaritas made with fresh squezzed organic lime juice, Homemade Tortilla Soup, Fall Off the Bone BBQ Pork Ribs, Fajitas served on a sizzling platter, and Fried Ice Cream for dessert? Well, come on over to Desperados Restaurant & Cantina for some great authentic Tex-Mex food! We'll be sure to satisfy your craving along with superb service from our friendly wait staff in our general dining area, bar, VIP lounge, or terraces! We have 10 flat screen TV's, free WiFi and 3 reserved parking spaces in front for customers ;) Reservations accepted daily. See you soon!
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English first
Roseville, Minnesota, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had the guacamole made at our table and I could've eaten it forever! So fresh and delicious. Great service, fun drinks, live music, family friendly, and tasty food!

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Kansas City, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great food, We had enough of our terrible resort food and this place hit the spot. They had live music too, acoustic. It was the perfect meal and music to the end of our long hot day shopping the streets of Cabo. Oh the tacos were amazing btw

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Los Angeles
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I've been going to Cabo twice a year the last few years and Desperados has become my favorite first stop for dinner in Cabo. My wife and I discovered it when we first started coming to Cabo. Their food is always very good if not excellent. The favorites are the nachos (giant size), tableside guacamole, fish taco plate, shrimp plate,... More

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Bailey, Colorado
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went here on a tip. Glad we did. My wife and I really enjoy fajitas and Desperados has 'em in spades. Portions were huge and the margaritas were top notch to boot. This place has been added to our must-hit-list every time we come to Cabo.

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went here with my husband and son. Greeted by Christina the floor manager.. from CA. She is available to help with any translation issues and is an excellent ambassador for this restaurant. Be sure to ask your hotel concierge for any discounts; our "owners" gold card got us 15% off. I had the shrimp fajitas and it was excellent; too... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Finally tried this place after many trips to Cabo. Nice decor with a very varied menu. Something for everyone. Couldn't' help but notice the prices as they are a little on the high side. Nearly 20 bucks for a fajita. On the whole the food was good, but not exceptional. Service was fine, but the place was deserted on a... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Fast food where you can have not only Burgers but also Mexican specialities You can have dinner inside (where there is also live music) or outside in a small terrace We ordered a Milcajete and it tasted very good! We also had a complementare beer

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Milan, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Live music, nice terrace and good food at reasonable price. All you need for enjoy a dinner in Cabos San Lucas.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Wonderful dinner at Desperados. We wanted to have a nice sit down dinner and were not disappointed. Wonderful menu of cocktails. Everyone liked their meals and the fried ice cream for dessert was awesome. Great service.

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Lindsay, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We ate here week last, service was great. Food was decent, fish portion was on the smallish side but the fajitas were more than adequate. Tried their fried ice cream, it was a fun tableside experience. We were disappointed that they did not have air conditioning as we had read that they did, we survived on the balcony with a... More

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Christina K, Public Relations Manager at Desperados Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this review

Jon W from Lindsay, Canada Thanks for the tripadvisor review. Desperados strives daily for the best possible customer service. For our catch of the day we serve fillets, not whole fish. We are happy to serve whatever it is you might request, and if an additional fillet is desired, please ask. We do have air conditioning, it's just been really... More

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