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“What A Charm” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Panga Antigua

La Panga Antigua
Zaragoza 20, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
+52 (624)142-4041
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Price range: $18 - $58
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Contemporary Mexican cuisine with a passion for Seafood In the heart of downtown San Jose del Cabo, a charming courtyard set in the oldest Mansion over 170 years of rich history, “La panga antigua” may be tucked away out of sight, but it won’t be out of your mind once you’ve tried our delightful food and superb hospitality! Organically grown local produce, daily supplied fresh seafood and fine cuts prepared with a combination of herbs and spices that makes a-one-of-a-kind culinary experience with a Mexican flair!A perfect location for Private Events from 6 to 180 people...
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
“What A Charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I brought my business partners to La Panga because it was highly recommended by our hotel, and boy were they right. They seated us in the back of the restaurant due to nature of our meeting. I must say it was beautiful. The service was great. We all had a mixture of everthing on the menú and a so called free for all, a taste of the menu. There was seven of us and had seven main courses. A wonderful evening for all. I was hoping that the owner was there to thank him, we did thank the chef. I must say it is a Little pricie, but you pay for what you get. Great portions, you will not walk away hungry. I will be back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Los Angeles, CA
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Meh”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Gazpacho tasted like canned soup. Too much pesto/basil in everything. Beautiful garden but buggy. They offered bug spray and had incense sticks - which kind of ruined the dining experience and as we were leaving they sprayed- so they are trying.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Gem in the heart of old San Jose del Cabo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

There are so many restaurants, with small unassuming entrances from the street, off the Plaza in San Jose it's sometimes hard to tell what's any good. We visited La Panga Antiqua for the first time last Christmas (for Christmas dinner following the awesome mass at the mission), and were beyond impressed.

We went again with 3 friends over Memorial Day weekend, and the restaurant still stands up to that first opinion. The setting is a beautiful interior courtyard, like so many of the Spanish colonial buildings have, and the service is outstanding.

Try the short ribs!!

We will be going back...

  • Visited May 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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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood with a Mexican/fusion taste!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Easy to find near town square. Nice ambience in a courtyard. Service was excellent and we each had seafood in different preparations - all excellent. Cold Pacifico beer and guacamole/salsa started the meal in a wonderful direction!

Visited June 2013
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Marina del Rey,CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A Secret Garden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Great location-across from the Mission.You feel like you're eating in the garden of a hacienda. Friendly service,fair prices,delicious seafood (which is what we always have)

Visited May 2013
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