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Desperados Restaurant & Cantina

Morelos esq. Ninos Heros | Downtown, Cabo San Lucas 23450, Mexico
624 143 4313
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Ranked #97 of 347 restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican
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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: Mexican restaurant and sports bar. All fresh, made from scratch Mexican favorites, Tex-Mex done right, grilled steaks, fresh seafood and award winning BBQ baby back ribs. Live music Tues, Thurs, & Sat, table side preparations, great homemade desserts and excellent service. 90% of our guests say we exceeded their expectations and we work hard every day to do even better. At Desperados, you are never taken for granted. We also have 10 flat screen TV's to watch your favorite sports on!
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English first
San Diego, California
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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Milano
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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 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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

New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We hadn't been to Desperado's in 2 years. We recently had dinner there while on our vacation. We brought fish to cook and I am happy to say it was just as good as before. It was prepared, grilled & blackened and served with 4 different sauces. Vegetable and rice were served on the side. Service was great, we were... More

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

momof2Ny from New York City, New York Thanks for the return visit and the tripadvisor comment. We are happy to cook the fish our customers catch any way they would like. Many people come to Cabo to fish, and most want to eat what they catch, so bring it on in! If for some reason you are not totally satisfied... More

Litchfield Park, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The staff was great, food amazing! Our party of 6 had pitchers of ice tea, ribs, fajitas, tacos, chicken ceaser salad, tortilla soup and it was all priced fair and delicious. If you are a sports fan, there are tv's downstairs so you don't have to miss a thing. Would recommend. Our visit was July 2014

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

VballMomma from Litchfield Park, Arizona Thanks for the five star review! Thanks also for the compliments on our staff, food, prices, and sports viewing! We have 10 TV's so you can watch your favorite sports while on vacation, 7 in our downstairs dining area and 3 TV's in our upstairs lounge area. We would love to see you again on... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We enjoyed the food, but the prices were too much for what you received. The service was very good, just need to bring the prices down a little. The owner did drive up in his sporty car and parked in his reserved space by out table. It seemed to me they have the prices set for the tourist crowd, but... More

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

sjoens, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Desperados is glad that you enjoyed the food. Desperados Restaurant is competitively priced given the location, quality, and service. We are located downtown Cabo San Lucas near the marina, shopping, and nightlife. We use all quality ingredients. For example, all our produce purchased is local and organic, with the exception... More

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Went for lunch, The Mangaer Sammy suggested the fajitas. We shared an order with a couple of brewskeys. Wow they were great. The beef was cooked just right, not overcooked or to tough. Everything was super fresh. After lunch we ordered the deep fried ice cream, It was fantastic you must try it. We had never eaten here before, but... More

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

Went for lunch, The Mangaer Sammy suggested the fajitas. We shared an order with a couple of brewskeys. Wow they were great. The beef was cooked just right, not overcooked or to tough. Everything was super fresh. After lunch we ordered the deep fried ice cream, It was fantastic you must try it. We had never eaten here before, but... More

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