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“So wonderful we had to come back a second time!” 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 #39 of 363 Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Spanish, Steakhouse
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
London, Canada
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“So wonderful we had to come back a second time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

My husband and I use Trip Advisor all the time while travelling and have not yet been disappointed on finding a suitable restaurant or lodging. I arranged a dinner for 12 people during a conference in Cabo San Lucas. As GastroBar was rated then as #3, now I see it is a well deserved #2, we booked it. What an incredible experience. Set on the south side of the marina, away from the back to back restaurants along the west and north sides, this restaurant has a quaint, romantic feel. With 12 people to feed as well as all the other tables filled, we all received wonderful food which we raved about. Our favourite menu items were the surf and turf, steak done to perfection, perfect lobster and catch of the day in a lovely lemon garlic sauce. The onion soup was delicious - even my 12 year old son enjoyed it! We all loved the fresh warm bread made on premises with three unique flavours for dipping for a starter. Everyone in my group loved this restaurant. We came back a few days later with another couple from the conference and received the same incredible service from Jimbo and Juan and we were greeted both times by Chef Justo. You have to try this restaurant!

  • Visited February 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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Justo C, Owner/Chef at La Taverna GastroBar, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Muchas Gracias Señora Dianne!!

We are truly grateful that our guests/friends like you are supporting us on TripAdvisor to achieve this ranking.

To us it is about welcoming our guests -cliches apart- and make you feel home one time and again. There is no better job than serving our own friends... And if we can support our families in doing so... what else can we ask for in life??
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“Jimbo brought us in, but the food and ambiance will bring us back!! Simply wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I were strolling around the marina when we passed La Taverna. Jimbo chatted with us and expunged the virtues of his establishment. We weren't ready to eat, so kept on strolling. His offer intrigued us, and we really liked his personality and character, so we went back, and are we ever glad we did! The place is small, but is quite intimate. Little touches like nice music, very attentive servers (our server was named Jorge, and was excellent!), nice lighting and a great outdoor, yet cozy atmosphere. We had the surf & turf, and it was great! Everything was prepared just to our liking, and the quantities were just right. We are in Cabo for another 10 days, and will be sure to come back. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is in the Cabo marina area, and who would like a very tasty meal in a great atmosphere with great staff. Jimbo, thanks for dragging us in off the boardwalk!

    • 4 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 22, 2013
This is great to read. Thank you very much! I will pass it on to Jimbo, our "performing" waiter and host, I´m sure he will invite you in again when you stroll around the marina again... Always in a nice but insisting way. We are so proud of what we offer that we can hardly take it when guests pass by without trying us!! It means a lot that you share your experience here, we sincerely look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again! Gracias.
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Kirkland, Washington
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“Great food & excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We had a fabulous dinner last night at Justo's place. My girlfriend had the chicken mole which was delicious. The mole sauce was complex, flavorful and with just the right amount of zip. I had the tempura shrimp which were wonderfully fresh with a light, crispy tempura batter. The mango dipping sauce on the side was a perfect compliment. We started with the shrimp bisque - rich, creamy and loaded with shrimp.

As others have said the service is fantastic and all the staff work to make the dining experience a success. Highly recommended. It's a little off the beaten path but still a short walk from the center of the tourist town.

  • 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 14, 2013
Muchas Gracias! I really appreciate your writting this rewarding review.

If you liked our Mole Poblano you´ll perhaps enjoy some of the other dishes that were included in the World`s Heritage declaration by the UNESCO which we serve at our "Tequila Shark" just relaunched as a Mexican GastroBar. It´s located only a few steps from us on the marina and features "Nouvelle Mexican" and "Nuevo Latino" specialties...

Hope to see you soon!
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely little restaurant on the marina”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We visited la taverna because of the reviews on tripadvisor and weren't disappointed . Food was very good and service was great! The lobster bisque was really good! The staff was so attentive. La taverna is worth a visit.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 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 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We have included the Lobster Bisque in our menu after having great comments about it...

Look forward to serving you again when you return!
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Maple Ridge District Municipality, British Columbia, Canada
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“Memorable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We are from Vancouver and today was our first ever "Family Day" A new holiday to celebrate ones family. This was great day, in Cabo and dining here was quite special. Food was really really good, the atmosphere was stunning , the staff friendly and fun and the table side prep of some the dishes made for a very memorable evening. If you are in Cabo, this is a must do!

  • 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 13, 2013
Thank you Andy for taking the time to share with our TA readers, we feel very fortunate to be designated the official venue for your Family Day Celebration!!

Glad to hear also that you enjoyed the friendly service and relaxed atmosphere of your GastroBar. We like that we can be right on the Cabo Marina yet away from the noise and vendors, as well as the fact that we can add a light touch of sophistication with the lighting, the beautiful acacia tree, our decor and some jazz in the background...

As you mention, old-school flambé is an important part of the experience at La Taverna. We are having our second flambé cart constructed now that more guests are requesting this feature...

Hope to have the privilege of serving you again soon, please give our best to your lovely family!
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