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Desperados Restaurant & Cantina

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Mexican, Bar, Dessert, Barbecue
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Morelos Esq. Ninos Heroes S/N | Downtown, Cabo San Lucas 23450, Mexico
+52 624 143 4313
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Desperados Restaurant & Cantina is a family friendly Mexican restaurant...
Desperados Restaurant & Cantina is a family friendly Mexican restaurant and sports bar. Our menu includes homemade tortilla soup, BBQ pork ribs, fajitas, fried ice cream and much more. We have 10 flat screen TV's that you can enjoy your favorite sporting events on. Indoor and outdoor dining available and a full bar with an extensive Margarita list. Reservations and walk ins welcome. Make yourself at home at Desperados!
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Visitor rating
  • 247
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food and Services after many years

Every time my wife and I visit Cabo we always have to stop in for a great meal and Margarita's. This time was no exception. They are still cooking and serving it right. We split the Ultimate Nacho's and Grilled Quesadillas. Great again! I'm sure there other foods on the menu are as good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
John S
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Liberty, Mississippi
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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415 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Liberty, Mississippi
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Every time my wife and I visit Cabo we always have to stop in for a great meal and Margarita's. This time was no exception. They are still cooking and serving it right. We split the Ultimate Nacho's and Grilled Quesadillas. Great again! I'm sure there other foods on the menu are as good also. The place is very clean... More 

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

John S, Thanks for the 5 stars and being a long time return customer at Desperados. Sharing the nachos with someone is a must! They weigh 3.3 lbs or 1.5 kg with everything on them! Ask about our 'Im a Regular at Desperados' T shirts next time you come in. See you soon, More 

Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We've been coming to Desperados many times over the last 8 years, but this trip we were disappointed. It's a great place for watching sports, especially hockey for us Canadians! The ribs the first visit were falling of the bone delicious. Our second visit, the ribs were dry and my coconut shrimp was waaaay overcooked, and the breading hard. We... More 

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

Shannon C, Thanks for beig a long time returning customer to Desperados, we appreciate your buisness. At Desperados we aim for excellence and customer satisfaction. We would love the opportunity at anouther chance. When you come in, introduce yourself to me or one of the managers, Sammy or Jaime. We guareentee you 100% satisfation with your meal, service and bill.... More 

White Rock, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The tortilla soup was a starter which was great and then came the amazing ribs. It is not an exaggeration that they literally fall off the bone. Great portion size. Sangria was not that great but overall a good experience and I would go back in the future.

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

Desperados and the tripadvisor community thank you for your review. Desperados homemade Tortilla Soup and Fall Off the Bone BBQ Pork Ribs are 2 of our specialities. The soup is made to order and is just as pretty as it is tasty and the BBQ Ribs are the best in town. We make a homemade BBQ souce and you get... More 

Chicago
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This restaurant never disappoints. Food is great and the wait staff is outstanding. They have great mexican dishes and great ribs. It also had all the NCAA games just another plus.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Desperados guacamole is made to order table side. We offer a variety of Mexican Dishes and our BBQ Pork Ribs are the best in town! Served with a home made BBQ suace and choice of garlic mashed potatoes, baked potato or fries. Yes, we have all NCAA games and every other... More 

Claremont, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We shared a taxi from our hotel with 2 couples and they recommended Desperados and since we go a 15% discount from our hotel we decided to try it and enjoyed it very much. It was early so it wasn't crowded and we were by ourselves on the patio. The chips and salsa were good and so were the drinks.... More 

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

Carol, it was great to meet you and your family. Thanks for the nice review. Desperados one of the recommended restaurants by Villa del Palmar when choosing to eat off the resort so many owners at VDP dine at Desperados. We make our chips and slasa fresh everyday and I am always willing to walk someone where they are going... More 

North Manchester, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great Margaritas, Ribs, and tortilla soup, chicken quesadilla. will be going back. good staff but it is a sports bar so noisy. but the good its great.

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

Susan G, Thanks for the 5 stars! Our house Margaritas are made with fresh squeezed organic lime juice, our BBQ Pork Ribs are the best in town & the chicken quesadilla almost fills the plate! If you would perfer a quieter place next time, just let us know, the speakers in each section of the restaurant can be adjusted to... More 

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We went to Desperados for dinner and music. Very nice atmosphere. The food was really good. very well prepared and presented. Large portions. The drinks were very good. We had Nachos, Ribs and Margaritas.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Located just a bit off the beaten path, this little restaurant / sports bar is a real find. We were welcomed nicely and treated well by the staff. The prices were reasonable, and hands down, I had the best tasting meal of the trip here. I has the coconut shrimp, and served with their house margarita, this was a dream... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very clean restaurant with friendly English speaking service. VH1 was playing on one TV and ESPN in English was playing on the other. This is rare in the town and kind of takes away from the Mexican experience, but the drinks and the food were great. The salsa they bring before the meal with chips was the best salsa I... More 

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New York, NY
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by a couple people at my resort. I went on a Friday night around 530, it wasn't crowd and I was quickly seated. My vegetable fajita was delicious as was my rice and guacamole. The waiter was very proactive with not bringing me beans as it's cooked with pork as he assumed I was vegetarian since... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Morelos Esq. Ninos Heroes S/N | Downtown, Cabo San Lucas 23450, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  Cabo San Lucas
  • Phone Number: +52 624 143 4313

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Bar, Dessert, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business

Description

Desperados Restaurant & Cantina is a family friendly Mexican restaurant and sports bar. Our menu includes homemade tortilla soup, BBQ pork ribs, fajitas, fried ice cream and much more. We have 10 flat screen TV's that you can enjoy your favorite sporting events on. Indoor and outdoor dining available and a full bar with an extensive Margarita list. Reservations and walk ins welcome. Make yourself at home at Desperados!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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