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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, 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
  • 44
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  • 11
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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 Once Again!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Shannon C
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Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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2 reviews
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 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This place has a great profesional forum for profesional banda; last New years eve, they had the eagles, a YEAR before that slash came by. Just to show you how thease guy roll. I Heard another world famous rock and roll BAND is COMING to PLAY THIS NEW years eve 2016. Look for your tickets now.

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

Thanks Kethe for the awesome review! We do have famous rock bands perform special events at Desperados. It’s quite the experience to enjoy live music In such an intimate setting. We have 4 bands performing special events in August and September. Check our website for upcoming events. I know I will see you there! More 

Bend, Oregon
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Came here based on tripadvisor and other forum reviews. It was definately worth the parking hassle. We ordered 2 Molcajete's, an enchilada plate and a combo plate. We had limeaide to drink. The total bill was $100 including tax. All of the meals were exceptional. The beverages were also very good. There was a full bar, however we didn't order... More 

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

OregonMom, Thanks for taking the time to write Desperados such a though review. We do have 3 reserved parking spaces in front of the restaurant; they are reserved for you, the customer. Reservations accepted daily, call ahead for your table and parking spot. We will try to help you with any parking hassle. We were happy to serve your exceptional... More 

Santa Clarita, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Stopped by Desperado's a few years ago and we weren't impressed - big change, very family/couples friendly. Very nice local entertainment, great salads and Mexican food. Reasonable prices, we will be back!

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

Lori O, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of Desperados Restaurant & Cantina and for letting people know that we have good food and great entertainment, also that we are couples and family friendly. We hope to be your first stop next vacation. More 

Tooele, Utah
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We were there during the NBA playoffs and asked for a quieter seating. They had room on the balcony which overlooked a typical Mexican street, but it was quieter. They were still quite attentive and provided consistent service. We shared a plate of nachos among 3 people and could not finish it. The sangrias were very good as well.

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

Laura from Utah, Thanks for the review. I remember seating you up on the terrace over Ninos Heroes, the side street. The NBA fans were happy with the sound, but your group and another group of diners didn't care for the game, so the terrace was the perfect option. The staff at Desperados is very accomodating and we do what... More 

San Francisco
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

From the outside, this looks like just another casual sports bar - ok, from the inside, too, but the kitchen serves up tasty food which amazingly rivals much higher-end restaurants in presentation. The wait staff even prepares some of the dishes table-side which adds to the experience. They're known for their ribs but also try the tortilla soup or fajitas... More 

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

Traveler from San Francisco, Thanks for writing such a great review of Desperados. You touched on everything that we specialize in at Desperados Restaurant & Cantina, Sports & Food including our Homemade Tortilla Soup, Sizzling Fajitas served with a shot of tequila, Cabos best BBQ Pork Ribs, tableside preparation, hosting Cabos best Acoustic Guitarist 2x a week, Roberto Fiallo 6:30-9:30... More 

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Additional Information about Desperados Restaurant & Cantina

Address: Morelos Esq. Ninos Heroes S/N | Downtown, Cabo San Lucas 23450, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 624 143 4313
Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  Cabo San Lucas
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
Average Prices: USD $8 to $30
Cuisine: Mexican, Bar, Barbecue, Pub

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

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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