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“made with care and affection” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Taverna GastroBar

La Taverna GastroBar
Waterside on The south end of the Cabo Marina, | Gastrobar Corner, Main Dock Area. Between docks 3 & 4., Cabo San Lucas 23454, Mexico
624-105-1932
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Ranked #38 of 393 Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Steakhouse, Seafood, Spanish, Greek
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: La Taverna GastroBar on the Cabo San Lucas Marina is rapidly becoming an attraction on the CSL Marina. Open for breakfast (5.99 us specials) and lunch (under 10 us) for 5 years, started serving fine dining at affordable prices on November 2012. Great ambiance, excellent food and warm service are our constant. Give us one of your nights, we´ll make sure you return.
Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“made with care and affection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

everything was done with care and affection from the service to the food. the chef, justo also comes out of the kitchen to greet guests and to explain the way each dish is made. he has roots in both cabo and spain and blends the flavors of the two plus including family recipes especially his grandmother's. the waiters have been trained in providing excellent service and to explain the dishes that are infused with tradition and modernity. best of all, the justo loves his espresso which is made with beans from veracruz and the perfume of an orange. not drinking coffee at night, justo invited us toreturn the next morning for his especially made espresso on his old steam machine. he then demonstrated how he added his citrus flavor using peel of an orange. unfortunately, this is the only secret about his cooking. the mahi mahi was excellent, the salads fresh and flavorful. his tower of mushrooms was a delight....and all made with care and affection and even, love. needless to say, all of us left with lovely flavors in our mouths and good feelings as if we had been welcomed by family and i am sure most others do too.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Justo C, Owner/Chef at La Taverna GastroBar, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you amigos from Brooklin! Now that you mention it I realize I have many recipes from Grandma I want to share with our guests, like her guacamole with olive oil or the castilian garlic soup and the steamed lobsters with garlic butter and spanish paprika -already in the menu-. One of these days we will make her delicious "paella" rice. Great memories!!

It was very nice sharing time with you during your last visit and we are honored to welcome you to La Taverna family. Stop for espresso ristretto anytime!!

Chef Justo
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  • Spanish first
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English first
San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
“Glad we found this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Some folks we met by the pool recommended La Taverna and we were not disappointed. The Surf & Turf for two was an amazing amount of delicious food for the price. It would have fed 3 or 4 people easily.

The chef/owner and one of the servers chatted with us during our meal, which was nice. The chef is from Spain and you can tell that he and the staff care deeply about the quality of food & service. During our meal, one of the servers brought a small grill outside and whipped up a special Mexican dessert and gave us a little bit to try.

One thing I appreciated about the restaurant was that it was away from the busy part of the Marina (if you're facing Senor Frogs, La Taverna is just next door to the right). It's too bad, because the location really limits the amount of foot traffic they get for dinner (there were only 2 other couples there when we arrived), but once you're there, you get to enjoy a nice quiet meal.

They also open for breakfast at 6am and serve lunch, although we didn't make it back to try either.

Definitely will try and go back next time I'm in Cabo.

  • Visited February 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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Justo C, Owner & Chef at La Taverna GastroBar, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Hola Señor!! Muchas gracias for your rewarding review, I will pass it on to the staff. We do look forward to your return and thank you also for staying in touch via Facebook!!
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Panora, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“DON'T miss the GastroBar! Fabulous food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Chef/Owner Justo Couto is all about quality and customer service. The drinks and food were off the charts. My wife LOVES Bananas Foster and Cherries Jubilee. If you are looking for a great dinner topped off with table side preparation of top notch flaming desserts, DO NOT miss this place! The waiters provided great service, the soft jazz music was pleasant change, and the food was wonderful. If you're staying at Playa Grande, Grand Solmar, or Finnestera... you're only a short walk from GastroBar La Taverna. You'll be glad you made the short walk to experience Justo's magic touch!

  • Visited February 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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Justo C, Owner/Chef at La Taverna GastroBar, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful review. We are very grateful that you gave us the opportunity to serve you and to be your friends. I will share this with all the team... Please stay in touch!
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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
“AWESOME FOOD AND SERVICE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

we were in Cabo from Jan. 19 - 26, 2013. We had lunch here one day and liked it so much we returned for dinner another night. My husband had some dental work while in Cabo and really enjoyed the chicken enchilada's he had for lunch because they were easy to eat, so he wanted the same when we went for dinner but they weren't on the dinner menu. When we inquired about it with the waiter, he sent the chef out to talk to us. He agreed to make them for my husband which was really appreciated. Everyone else had the steak and seafood and it was beyond delicious. We will definitely by back when we return in April. Thanks so much for going above and beyond our expectations.
Blaine & Tracy Johnston from Edmonton, Alberta

  • Visited January 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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Justo C, Owner/Chef at La Taverna GastroBar, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Dear Amigos! Thank you so much for sharing here on TripAdvisor... I know it sounds so cliché but I want my guests to get the real "mi casa es tu casa" treatment. To me, being able to serve you is a privilege, weather it´s on the menu or not... Look forward to your return!
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Wonderful fish, welcoming host”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Right on the marina but away from the "6 beers for $10" bars, this taverna has a congenial host and serves up fish that could not be fresher. THe catch of the day was mahi-mahi the night we were there and five out of six of us ordered it -- succulent fish prepared simply but flavorfully. The sixth ordered enchiladas and reported they were excellent as well. The restaurant is more a seafood place with Mexican, Italian, and other dishes (cherries jubilee fired up at the table). THe host came out and had an extended conversation about expresso with an aficionada in our group. She went back the next morning and loved the expresso served as well. ("It was done with love and had a citrus flavor.")

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Justo C, Owner/Chef at La Taverna GastroBar, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Muchas Gracias! Coming from a Senior Critic from NY with so many great options to choose from, it is a great honour, even humbling, I will pass it on to the staff.

Just so other guests know, we also serve grilled Rib Eye and New York cuts and currently achieved number one ranking for steaks in the Los Cabos Area... If you like steaks give us a try and you won´t be disappointed...Hope to see you soon at La Taverna!
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