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“Back again and still wonderful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Herradero Mexican Grill and Bar

El Herradero Mexican Grill and Bar
San Jose del Cabo 23450, Mexico
624 14 26350
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Back again and still wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We tried this restaurant last year when we were here and thought it was the best in town for Mexican food. We have returned this year to find that it is still great.

Their specialty is the mocajete which is a meal cooked and served in a stone lava bowl. I had the shrimp and beef bowl and it was perfectly cooked, tender, and had lots of cactus and onion.
My wife had the coconut shrimp. It was cooked perfectly, not tough or rubbery.
I also enjoyed the tortilla soup which has a chicken base and is very light and flavorful.

Drinks were good but seemed a little weak.

The service was friendly and fast because it was mid afternoon.
The atmosphere was great. A palapa with open sides to view the street.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 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
Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Much better options”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

If you like the constant smell of exhaust combined with mediocre food this is the place to go. This menu caters to American tourists. For me going, the fun of travel, is experiencing the local flavor. They have seafood dishes but I found the food just okay and over priced.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Saratoga, California
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Worth a Reservation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

On our last trip to San Jose de Cabo, we dined at El Herrader Mexican Grill and Bar. It was very good and in keeping with a great Mexican tradition. The food was great and I would recommend it to anyone. .

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Prescott, Arizona
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28 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Unique!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Very reasonably priced with awesome food and service. Never heard of a mocajetes before (cooking in an extremely hot stone bowl) but what earthy, rustic flavors! This restaurant is a large palapa, so almost like eating outdoors. Best food, so far, in Cabo

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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119 reviews 119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great Great Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This restaurant had the best food, the best service and a great atmosphere. This was our first time in San Jose del Cabo, and we will definitely come back to El Harradero.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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