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Desperados Restaurant & Cantina

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Mexican, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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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: Drinks, 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, Wine and Beer
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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    Very good
  • 45
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great fajitas, margaritas, & service

We chose the restaurant because of its proximity to Fumari, the cafe. It didn't feel like the typical tourist spot.The service was excellent! The margarita was fresh (and super sour) and the chicken fajitas were so flavorful. They came with a great mix of vegetables and it was plenty of food for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Linley J
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Lubbock, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Lubbock, Texas, United States
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We chose the restaurant because of its proximity to Fumari, the cafe. It didn't feel like the typical tourist spot.The service was excellent! The margarita was fresh (and super sour) and the chicken fajitas were so flavorful. They came with a great mix of vegetables and it was plenty of food for two people. On top of all that, there... More 

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

Thanks for the visit Linley J. Glad to hear the service was excellent, food was good and plenty, and that the musician played beautifully! Desperados wants to be the place where people come for fresh squeezed organic lime Margaritas and Sizzling Fajitas. We hope you travel to Cabo again soon. See you then. More 

Tucson, AZ
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious meal here. We had the molcajete and the beef burrito and we were both very pleased with the flavor. We also had the fried ice cream and it was sooooo good! We will definitely return! The service was very good as well.

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

Dear Happy Guest Maja. Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our restaurant to other travelers. I'm sure our entire restaurant staff enjoyed serving you the Molcajete, Beef Burrito and Fried Ice Cream as much as you enjoyed your eating it. Take care and see you when you return! More 

King, North Carolina
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It's not hard to find, up in lights with some A/C. Lots of Variety with GREAT drinks. The Mango margarita is exceptional. The Pacifico beer always pairs good with anything. They have both and many more drinks to choose from. When they brought out my Fajita and another plate of rice with garnishes I knew we hit a home run.... More 

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

Thanks for the 5 stars. I like your description of the restaurant, food and drinks. I agree, we are not hard to find. A big two story orange building on one of the busiest corners in Cabo. We offer a Margarita Menu and a full bar. Our Fajitas are served on a sizzling hot plate with the option of a... More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Good seasoning, good service and atmosphere. Service was excellent and very polite staff. Clean Restuarant!

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

Almira V, thanks for taking the time to share a positive review of Desperados with the tripadvisor community. Good, excellent, clean, polite, that’s what I’m looking for in a restaurant. I hope your next vacation is back here in Cabo and make sure to let us know if there is anything we can do for you. More 

Lenexa, Kansas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We stopped at an activity booth on the street in Cabo San Lucas and asked if they had any recommendations for a good place to eat with kids that wasn't too expensive. They recommended Desperado's and gave us coupons for free drinks. They have free Wifi and air conditioning (though it was still a bit warm after we'd been walking... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to share your family’s positive experience at Desperados, we appreciate it. We are a family friendly sports bar with something for everyone on the menu and free Wi-Fi for those not into sports. We have multiple AC’s throughout the restaurant; we can adjust them for you next time or move you to a cooler area... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The food is what brings you into the Desperados as it has done for us for several years and our visit was no exception. The issue is over the conversion rate for the peso. Everywhere we went it was between 14 and 15 to the dollar and that is what we thought it would be here. It was not the... More 

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

Roger, Thanks for choosing Desperados and taking the time to write a review. I noticed you gave Desperados a 3 star rating of average and as you stated, "The food is what brings you into the Desperados as it has done for us for several years and our visit was no exception." That sounds like Very Good, a 4 star... More 

Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We've been coming to Desperados , at least once, every trip over the last 8'ish' years for their fabulous food and atmosphere. We had a small glitch with our meal in March, but wanted to revisit again when we were in Cabo at the end of June. Christina and Sammi were on top of their game again and made our... More 

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

Thanks for the 5 Star review, and also thanks for introducing yourselves when you came to eat in June. It was nice to see you in the restaurant again and even better to visit and get to know you a little. We hope every visit is a great visit! See you soon! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I read a TripAdvisor review that stated Desperados uses my favorite tequila Gran Jurado. After having it once in Cabo I have been unable to find it again in the US or Mexico, I sent them an email and one of the managers, Christina, replied that she would save me two gift sets for my anniversary that was coming up... More 

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

JR H, It seemed like more than 3 months that I held onto that tequila for you, but I was more than happy to do it! I'm happy that you had a fantastic time at Desperados and that your enjoying some tequila back home also. Desperados uses El Gran Jurado Tequila as the house tequila, I can't think of any... More 

Pomona, California
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Received a couple of free margarita coupons for Desperados from our resort, so we decided to check it out and we were glad we did. We liked it so much that we had lunch there two days in a row. The chips and salsa are very good as was everything we ordered! I had the spicy baja burger the first... More 

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

Stephanie, Desperados appreciates your return business and your 5 star tripadvisor comment. We make our chips and salsa fresh daily and are glad you enjoyed them. Thanks for pointing out the variety on our menu, we do have something for everyone. The kitchen is also very accommodating to special requests and allergies. We will see you on your next vacation.... More 

East Wenatchee, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My husband and I visited Cabo for the first time in March. We happened in to Desperado's by chance and had a fantastic experience. The wait staff was excellent! Very friendly and engaging. We ordered the fish tacos. I had never had fish tacos before. I'm almost sorry I had them there first because I have ordered them again and... More 

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

You never know where you may end up by chance. Thanks for the review and we a happy that chance worked out well for you and you had a fantastic experience. Desperados Fish Tacos are a Baja style fish taco, fried fish, chipotle sour cream, pico de gallo, coleslaw & rice on the side. It’s always a culinary adventure trying... 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 to 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Bar, Barbecue, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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