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Sardina Cantina

KM 29.5 Carr. Transpeninsular Hwy.1, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
624 172 6365
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Close to the ocean, stroll from your seaside accommodation and enter a brick-lined patio with the ambiance of an English garden right off Federal Hwy. #1 One of our satisfied customers touts that we’re a place where one can bring someone with those “chateau Briand tastes and beer glass pocket books.” Continental Fare, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner!
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The best customer service. Fabian was our server, such a wonderful guy. The food was absolutely delicious. The best clam chowder. Fresh seafood, halibut fish and chips, coconut shrimp, filet and scallops were excellent. Even their homemade garlic herb butter. We will be back!

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california
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Loved this great restaurant that was walking distance to the Hotel Bel Air. We liked it so much the first time, we went back for lunch the next day! The grilled fish tacos with fresh mango slices were delicious. All the entrees we had were great. The fried Calamari was excellent, and the waiter even offered an additional sauce that... More

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Syracuse, Utah
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We ate at this restaurant based on the TripAdvisor reviews. This was one of the best meals of our trip. Great surf and turf. FYI - Pay in Pesos for a better price. The exchange rate from USD is not favorable here.

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Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The best of everything! Truly a charming little cantina with bar and satellite sports. Great drinks and prices.- happy hour of course. Food focuses on fresh seafood - clams, mussels, oysters, shrimp, lobster, fresh caught fish! also incredible Mexican, Pastas, Burgers, Salads...a bit of everything! Service friendly and efficient by a team that has been together a long time. They... More

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Winnipeg - Man - Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Just outside the gates of Coral Baja on busy No. 1, great informal dining in a pleasant atmosphere. Dine in or out on a varied menu from bar grub to full dinner with friendly service staff and daily specials. Sea food and steak are the staples but much more to select from. Sea bass prepared as you like (Rockefeller or... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Had dinner there at the suggestion of a couple we met at our hotel. The service is outstanding and everyone is so friendly but the food is hands down the best in Cabo. Liked it so much we took my sister and husband back for dinner. Again, the food was prepared so wonderfully and delicious, it just makes you want... More

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner at the restaurant, which was very good. Went to pay with credit card only to find out they do not accept cc's. Fortunately we did have enough cash but the owner was very trusting and told us to just come back the next day. Very refreshing to find a trusting person in this day and age! Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I had eggs Benedict with real crab!!! My mom had seafood omelette:). So good and great service. Close to bel air collection where we stayed....maybe 5 min walk if that. Love it!!! I wish I had more days to come back and eat some more:)

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Oregon coast
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Average food. Noisy. Our outside table was 30' from a 4 lane highway. Drinks outrageously priced. Service was actually very good and I commend the staff. BEWARE! When we received our handwritten bill we examined it carefully. I suggest you do the same. We were charged a 20% "tax" on our meal. The waiter had know explanation other than to... More

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AuntEM3, Owner at Sardina Cantina, responded to this review

So sorry to hear you did not enjoy our restaurant. Your facts are correct that we are close to the main drag and can be noisy at times, however most people hear our music or are engaged in conversation, we're sorry that wasn't the case for you. The IVA tax in Mexico was raised from 11 to 16% as of... More

Bend, Oregon
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

The food was fresh and the staff was friendly! Best food we have had on this trip, so far! Salad was fresh and tasty, the au gratin potatoes were perfect and the shrimp was delicious w/a great dipping sauce. My husbands fish and chips were excellent as was the clam chowder. Today we had a juicy burger there for lunch... More

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