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“Not Worth the Cost” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Pocho's Restaurant

Pocho's Restaurant
Restaurant Row | at Plaza Bonita, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
(624) 144-3183
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Ranked #63 of 363 Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Brentwood, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Not Worth the Cost”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We ended up at Pocho's because the plates looked very fancy which indicated a higher quality of food. They also had a $65 steak and lobster for two special that we decided to have. As expected, the plate came and was very visually appealing. Unfortunately, ALL of the food, including the steak, lobster, and shrimp, were wayyyyyy overcooked. The "medium rare" steaks were very well done - not a spec of pink found anywhere and very dry. The lobsters were dry and rubbery, and the coconut shrimp, although it had good flavor, was rubbery and tough to chew. We love that small strip of restaraunts along the marina, and will certainly come back to try some of the others on future trips. But I think we're one-and-done with Pocho's. I wonder if many of these reviews were inflated due to people's dazzled reactions to the nicer looking plates. I also like that location and thought the atmosphere was very nice. But for us, in the end, the food has to back it up. It didn't. Another small thing that wasn't necisarilly a deal-breaker, but also didn't make me want to come back, we got chased down by the waiter who questioned the size of our tip. We usually tip 15%, and I guess our Pesos math wasn't quite right, it only ended up being about 8%. So we did end up giving him another 100 Pesos. Again, as a waitperson in a past life, i understand the importance of tips. But I also would never chase a person down to question them about their tip. If the food was excellent, I think we'd still go back despite the tip issue. But when you make that the last moment of an overall questionable experience, it kind of seals the deal...

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Louisville, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Unbelievable seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Four of us had dinner for$130 that included a filet and lobster tail for each of us, with shrimp cooked any way we wanted and a huge Mahi Mahi filet that was out of this world. By far the best place in Cabo we have eaten so far.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great seafood spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

My husband and I had a great dinner here- would recommend it to anyone wanting good seafood in the marina area. Service was great, prices were reasonable too.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Thayne, Wyoming
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Ate at Pochos three different times last week. The food was excellent, fast, and the staff was fun, helpful, and very entertaining.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great seafood!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Fresh, fast and delicious. Came late at night and got a deal on food. Highly recommend the surf and turf bug enough for 4 people to share.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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