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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 #90 of 345 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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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

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

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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Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

LA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Food was great. Staff was on it and fast. They have a nice location. A great place for dinner. We will be back on next trip.

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

Campfyn LA, Thanks for letting everyone that at Desperados the food is great, staff is fast, the location is nice, and that it's a great place for dinner! Loving it! More

Coquitlam, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a must eat for Cabo. I ordered tortilla soup and chicken fajita and our friends ordered the ribs. I must admit that when the soup came I was a bit confused as it was a tortilla cup with tortilla shreds in the cup and it was all completely dry. As I was trying to wrap my head around... More

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

Dave D, Thanks for letting people know this is a "must eat for Cabo" I think so too! The first time I ordered the tortilla soup, I wondered where the soup was! It has a really unique presentation, and tastes great! Once people try the ribs at Desperados, they return and order the ribs again, and again, and again. They... More

Mobile, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went because someone on the street gave us coupons for free drinks. We went and the food was very good. We split fajitas and it was plenty to feed 2 people.

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

Alabama, Thanks for the 5 stars! I am glad you enjoyed the food and service at Desperados. We hope that you enjoyed your vacation here in beautiful Cabo San Lucas and that you return on your next vacation. Happy traveling! More

Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We wandered around he marina one night and decided to head back to our old favorite Desperados! It was pretty quiet in there but we were glad to see some familiar faces and enjoy some of our favorite apps (coconut shrimp) and some drinks. Sammy the manager remembered and greeted us. It was a real pleasure to meet Christina the... More

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

smrbrz from Seattle, Washington, It was great to meet you! In August I will be adding the En Fuego or Fire Margarita to our printed drink menu. Everyone who has ordered one has loved it! One customer even ordered a Fire Mango Margarita, it was great also! I'm looking forward to seeing you again in October! Travel safe, Christina More

Tooele, Utah
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We were disappointed the tortilla soup wasn't very hot, but the portions of the 1/2 rack of pork ribs and tequila lime chicken were great. We had left overs for two more lunches and enjoyed every bit them again.

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

Laura from Utah, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, the tripadvisor.com is a great resource for people looking for personal opinions and real experiances. Desperados is happy that you enjoyed the portions of the 1/2 rack of pork ribs and the tequila lime chicken and that you also enjoyed them for leftovers! I appologize for the... More

Newport Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place isn't terrible, but you are going to pay american prices for food that is average in my opinion. The positives are they are located downtown and are easy to get too. They also have pretty good margaritas

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

Chris Johnson from Newport Beach, Thanks for sharing with the online tripadvisor community. Just Oaky is better than terrible! You should have told me, I would have had you try something that would have been more satisfying to your taste buds. We want everyone to leave happy and satisfied. Stop by and say hi next time you and your buddies... More

Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Food was good but didn't have the local feel - too commercialized. Right on the main strip. Large location with many flat screens.

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

Linda D Chicago, Illinois The staff at Desperados is really glad you liked the food and took the time to write a tripadvisor response. We take a lot of pride in the quality, flavor, and presentation of the food we serve. All our food is purchased fresh and local, except for our Angus Beef and Certified Organic Corn which we... More

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