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El Herradero Mexican Grill and Bar

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San Jose del Cabo 23450, Mexico
624 14 26350
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 29
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  • 6
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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 evening meal

We stumbled across El Herrardero and had a great evening, the food, the value and the staff were all excellent. The choice of local dishes satisfied everyone and we had melted cheese, nachos to start then a mixture of fish and meat dishes. The atmosphere was great and frequented by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Ian R
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We stumbled across El Herrardero and had a great evening, the food, the value and the staff were all excellent. The choice of local dishes satisfied everyone and we had melted cheese, nachos to start then a mixture of fish and meat dishes. The atmosphere was great and frequented by locals. Excellent value been there twice in a one week... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for lunch on our way from Cabo to the SJD airport. The place was quiet at 2pm so we got a table right away. The patio is covered with plenty of shade and ceiling fans to keep you cool. There is parking right beside the front door also. The staff were very friendly and attentive we never... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

From the owner who escorts you to your table with a song, to the very attentive and charming waiters who whip up fundido tableside to the fabulous ceviche, AND an adorable environment, this restaurant hit it out of the park. Very reasonable prices for a lot of food. Very good margaritas!

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Boise
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went to El Herrardo's twice on our recent trip to San Jose del Cabo. Thiis restaurant is known for their molcajetes, which are lava bowls that are heated and filled with your choice of meat, mixed with fresh vegetables and sauce. They are served with corn tortillas made on a grill right at the front of the restaurant. So... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Came here twice - lunch and then dinner - be careful when ordering alcoholic drinks as I ordered a margarita and they took the liberty of using a very pricey tequila - and wine at $7/glass is no deal for Mexico but other than that the service was friendly and fun authentic atmosphere with a wide variety of authentic mexican... More 

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47 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

When traveling, we look for "places we can't find at home". A bonus is "dishes we can't find at home". El Herradero hit it on both counts. A unique restaurant under a thatched roof with hot stone dishes (molcajete) on the menu. The surroundings are festive and everyone is very friendly and jovial. I had the steak, chicken, bacon and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

What a great dinner we had! Twenty of us in a spacious private room, great service and food. I gave been to thus restaurant many times and never been disappointed.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The service was great, Rubin did a great job in his recommendations. Don Jose, served on a volcanic stone, it had giant shrimp and flank steak, cheese and veggies. Filet dish was Sea Base filet in mango sauce, rice and some veggies, it was delicious. Complements to the chef & management for service and wonderful hospitality. Con, it's on a... More 

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Vancouver
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71 reviews 71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

They had good chips and salsa. We tried the queso fondido and we would not recommend it. We had the surft and turf brochetta and it was excellent. We molcajete was really good. The flan was the best! Beers were cold and bathrooms were very good. This place is a bit spendy.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Food is delicious, service is terrific. We have eaten there several times and always take someone with us and they have never been disappointed. Their hot stone pots are amazing. So glad to find they had not sustained severe damage from the hurricane.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Jose del Cabo 23450, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  San Jose del Cabo
  • Phone Number: 624 14 26350

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?