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Desperados Restaurant & Cantina

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Barbecue, Dessert, Mexican, Bar
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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 Mexican restaurant and sports bar...
Desperados Restaurant & Cantina is a 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

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  • 239
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  • 105
    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
Most recent review
Mediocre

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.

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
panama40ca
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N. Ontario
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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403 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
N. Ontario
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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New Orleans, LA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Our second time at Desperados was unfortunately on a Monday so we missed the live music. Other than that disappointment, we had a very enjoyable meal and drinks. We will visit again when back in Cabo!

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Elba, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We always make Desperados our first place to eat when we get down by the marina. The atmosphere is wonderful with open windows. As usual, they had a guitar player/singer that was fantastic and we love the food. The quacamole is to die for!!!!

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We won a voucher, so we went. And WOW, what a surprise! Live guitar music and great drinks. But, to our surprise, the food was incredible! Lots of seafood and fun! The atmosphere is beautiful too and we were surprised to hit it on a quiet night. We really had a good time and will come back for sure. Get... More 

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

Thanks for the 5 star review! We currently have live music 4 times a week, Tues, Thurs & Fri evenings and Sat afternoons. Desperados offers a full bar and includes two tequilas you can't find anywhere else in town. Our fresh fish is delivered daily, you can enjoy it as ceviche, tacos, or filettes served al ajillo, veracruzana, in garlic... More 

Mattituck, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Loved my Chili Releno- so big I couldn't eat it all....but the leftovers were devoured the next day for lunch

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

"Mexican Food Treats" Thanks for contributing to the restaurant review section on tripadvisor. Next time your in, try one of Desperados dessert "treats" on the menu there is Fried Ice Cream, Homemade Cream Cheese Flan, Flaming Mexican Coffee, Flaming Pina Colada & Banana Fosters. They are all tasty treats to follow a dinner of Chili Relleno, Mexican Rice and refried... More 

Blaine, Minnesota
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Desperados was a nice clean restaurant on main street Cabo. The service was good. The grand kids fell in love with the table side preparation of shrimp ceviche. The restaurant is to Americanized in my view. The pricing was a little high for the quality as well.

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Whitehorse
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We are so glad we decided to try Desperado's. We weren't disappointed. From the time we walked in, the service was great. The ribs can't be beat. Fried ice cream and Mexican coffee were delicious. We will go back again.

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Greeley, Colorado
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Have never visited Desperados before, went with friends for dinner this visit to Cabo - we now have a new restaurant we will return to! Got a free margarita coupon on the street - but had two more after that- so they weren't bad! Great presentation of the tortilla soup and everyone liked it. Coconut shrimp appetizer and a salad... More 

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Oxnard, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This restaurant is just off the beaten path, but well worth the visit. It was empty when we arrived, but we decided to give it a try. It is situated a little bit back from all the noise and partying, making enjoying a meal and talk amongst friends more enjoyable. The food was excellent and the portions hardy. All 5... 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: Barbecue, Dessert, Mexican, Bar

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 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?