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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: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Desperados Restaurant & Cantina specializes in Sports & Food! We are a...
Desperados Restaurant & Cantina specializes in Sports & Food! We are a family friendly Mexican Restaurant and Sports Bar. Our menu includes Homemade Tortilla Soup, BBQ Pork Ribs, Sizzling Fajitas, Fried Ice Cream and much more. We have 10 flat screen TV's that you can enjoy your favorite sports on. Indoor and outdoor dining available and a full bar with an extensive Margarita list. Our house Margarita is made with fresh squezzed lime juice from organic limes and the Gran Jurado Tequila, the best Margaritas in Cabo! Reservations accepted daily and walk ins welcome. Make yourself at home at Desperados!
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  • 249
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  • 109
    Very good
  • 43
    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
Hockey Night in Cabo

We were in Cabo during the Calgary Flames/Anaheim Ducks series and when our hotel was showing one of the games we found that Desperados was. The hostess was ready with a table for 12 when she saw us get off the taxi bus and the waiters were attentive. We ordered drinks while they were changing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Barb R
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Calgary, Alberta
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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419 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Calgary, Alberta
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We were in Cabo during the Calgary Flames/Anaheim Ducks series and when our hotel was showing one of the games we found that Desperados was. The hostess was ready with a table for 12 when she saw us get off the taxi bus and the waiters were attentive. We ordered drinks while they were changing channels from soccer (sorry!) and... More 

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

Hockey Night Out in Cabo, Thanks for letting the tripadvisor community know that we cater to sports lovers. If we have an available TV, we will have your game! With a reservation ahead of time, your game will already be on and table set when you walk in the door. Sound? We have that also, but only for one game... More 

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Friendly hostess (Christina), great service and oh...the Costillas aka ribs. Yummy. Largest portion of nachos I have ever seen. Delicious too. If you want to watch a game or fight, Desperados is the place. Lots of televisions and if you don't want to see a t.v., you can sit on the balcony and enjoy the warm air. I love Desperados.

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

Bonita, Thanks for the 5 stars! I'm always flattered when I read my name in a comment, thanks. Desperados Fall Off the Bone BBQ Pork Ribs are one of our specialties with our Homemade BBQ Sauce and choice of garlic mashed potatoes, baked potato or fries. Our Ultimate Nachos with everything on them weigh in at 1.5 killos! We will... More 

Seattle
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We've been going to Desperados for a number of years - husband loves their tortilla soup and I always enjoy the gigantic, meaty ribs. The guys had molcajetes for dinner - authentic and they thoroughly enjoyed them. Sister thought her grilled chicken was ok, but nothing special. Loved the mango and strawberry margaritas, but were pricey for small glass size.... More 

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

Thanks for choosing Desperados as one of your repeat restaurants in Cabo San Lucas and for your tripadvisor review. Desperados Restaurant & Cantina is competitively priced for our location and type of restaurant. Our menu has changed slightly, with the best interests of our customers in mind, but all old dishes that no longer appear on the menu are still... More 

Terneuzen, The Netherlands
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We came over to have a snack, during the afternoon. Obviously it's more of a night thing, while there where only few costumers. I had a really nice, and big hamburger, and previously we had some nachos, which turned out to be a plate with a huge mountain of nachos! Also really nice!

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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 tripadvisor review. The staff at Desperados Restaurant & Cantina look forward to your next visit! More 

Liberty, Mississippi
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 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 

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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 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Bar, Dessert, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Desperados Restaurant & Cantina specializes in Sports & Food! We are a family friendly Mexican Restaurant and Sports Bar. Our menu includes Homemade Tortilla Soup, BBQ Pork Ribs, Sizzling Fajitas, Fried Ice Cream and much more. We have 10 flat screen TV's that you can enjoy your favorite sports on. Indoor and outdoor dining available and a full bar with an extensive Margarita list. Our house Margarita is made with fresh squezzed lime juice from organic limes and the Gran Jurado Tequila, the best Margaritas in Cabo! Reservations accepted daily 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?