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Sardina Cantina

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Mexican, Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary
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KM 29.5 Carr. Transpeninsular Hwy.1, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
624 172 6365
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8:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Close to the ocean, stroll from your seaside accommodation and enter a...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 190
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service!

We love to frequent this place. The portions are large enough that we always take food home for lunch the next day. There are some special items that are not on the menu, such as the seafood enchilada - filled with various seafood and delicious. The shrimp tacos on the bar menu are spectacular... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
LynnFro
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West Linn, Oregon
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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263 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Linn, Oregon
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We love to frequent this place. The portions are large enough that we always take food home for lunch the next day. There are some special items that are not on the menu, such as the seafood enchilada - filled with various seafood and delicious. The shrimp tacos on the bar menu are spectacular also. A must try!

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Lindsay, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We spent 2 weeks close to Sardinas and we ate there many times,the food and service were aces. The servers and bar tender made our visits pleasurable!

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San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Nice little local establishment with great food. Pretty much everything on the menu is great and the staff is very friendly and attentive. Not much for views and outside is on the busy highway coupled with limited parking onsite, but aside from that if you want good food and good service, it is a great place. Also, it has a... More 

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LaPaz,baja sur, mexico
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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I always try and eat at Sardina whenever I am in San Jose. The food is great and plentiful and you always know what you will be getting... It is a sports bar/restaurant so is definitely a local hangout and it is casual and friendly... They do a great "cook your catch" option which is wonderful if you have fresh... More 

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calgary
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306 reviews 306 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were hosted by a couple that enjoys this Cantina with regularity---and for very good reason. The service was outstanding--friendly and very detail-informative. You immediately felt welcome. Many specials were available, and imagine one of them being "meatloaf"! We enjoyed the Cadillac margaritas and Pacifico beers--which came right away. House chips and salsa (very hot and plain tomatillo) was very... More 

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Ardmore, Alabama
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111 reviews 111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stopped in for lunch prior to heading for the airport. The fish and beef tacos were good. The fish and chips were ok. Although the portions were on the larger size, the food was expensive. Being close to the highway didn't really bother us.

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

LOVE this Cantina! Creative, fresh, local all presented to you by friendly efficient staff. We went here for 2 nights of our 7 night trip, Christian was fabulous the first night with the care of an owner. The 2nd night Fabian was very attentive and efficient as well. The only down side is that it's on the busy street.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Try the Chicken Marsala with mushroom sauce. Delicious as all the menu items. Great service as well. The road noise is a bit much but the food makes up for it.

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Ballwin, Missouri, United States
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We went to Sardina Cantina several times for breakfast because it had great quality seafood in the breakfast entrees, very favorably prepared

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Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Located in on a major highway, a little noisy when we first arrived but the traffic slowed down later. Small place delicious food but a little pricey. Service was excellent. I had the Imperial shrimp special. Seven huge shrimp stuffed with mozzarella cheese and wrapped in bacon. It was served with loads of vegetables and scalloped potatoes. Way more than... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: KM 29.5 Carr. Transpeninsular Hwy.1, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  San Jose del Cabo
  • Phone Number: 624 172 6365

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?