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

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    Very good
  • 28
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  • 6
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  • 6
    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
Don Jose & Filet fish with Mango

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
AndyKam
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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428 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The "boys" went deep sea fishing and caught a marlin!! We brought our catch to El Herradero and picked four different dishes that they cooked up for us!! They were all DELICIOUS!! The atmosphere was also great! Very "local" feel... Complete with Mariachi band and nice gentleman selling roses for the ladies! Our waitress, Martha, was AWESOME!! Very friendly and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Our family of 4 ate here last night. We had a coupon for a free margarita with meal. The margaritas were perfect. The kids had a piñata and a mango smoothie. Both drinks were very good. The stone bowl with chicken, shrimp and steak were enough for my son (12) and I to share. My husband ordered the Mexican combo.... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Open air restaurant was rather noisy with traffic, but was tolerable. Atmosphere was pleasant but nothing to get excited about. The food and service was quite good. This would be a nice place to have lunch but not so much for dinner. We enjoyed eating in San Juan but we found 3 other restaurants that we thought were more to... More 

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Tracy, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Looking for good food, great service, not too expensive. Have been here for brunch and dinner. Always a good value.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have eaten there numerous times and the food and service have always been excellent. The stone bowls are particularly tasty. Good service from all the staff especially Polo.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We are in San Jose for 3 weeks and have eaten at El Herradero's three times. That in itself says enough. Their stone bowl meals are fantastic, the service is prompt and efficient. The staff is friendly and fun to spend time with. This is a great introduction to the San Jose dining scene.....try it, you'll love it.

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Oakville, Canada
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23 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

As mentioned, the clay pot dinners are their specialty. Don't touch the pot like my son did, he is still nursing a minor burn. All three of us enjoyed a unique freshly made meal for a good price. Our only mistake was that we ordered too many appetizers and left the restaurant very full without trying dessert. Two of us... More 

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?