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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 246
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
Quacamole Was Outstanding

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
havefuninthesun
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Chicago
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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412 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

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

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

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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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I love this restaurant every time that I'm in cabo I always visit, the ribs are to die for and great place to watch the sports we will be back.

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N. Ontario
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Four of us ate here for dinner. The food was mediocre. Fajita meat was over cooked and tasteless and the ribs were nothing special. The food is pricey and the only saving grace is that this restaurant is included in the Cabo Passport. We will not be eating here again.

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

I am sorry that you didn't like our restaurant. I wish you would have said something while you were here so that I could have helped and the problem could have been rectified. I don't think we deserved the 2 star rating though, since the service was good. Desperados BBQ pork ribs are considered to be the best in town.... More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We were with a group that always comes to Desperados on their last night in Cabo. We were in a very large group. There were two groups that came in after us, but ate and left before we even got our food. Our drinks took over 20 mins to get every time we ordered more. The food really was fabulous.... 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: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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