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“Just perfect” 5 of 5 stars
Review of DECKMAN'S San Jose - CLOSED

DECKMAN'S San Jose
Km 29 Highway 1 Costa Azul | Costa Azul, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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Price range: $15 - $100
Cuisines: Tapas, Contemporary, Eclectic, Organic
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: KM 29 Costa Azul
Description: DECKMAN'S San Jose offers a daily changing menu, progressive 100% Mexican wine list, live jazz and great bar! Award winning Chef-Owner Drew Deckman greets you nightly with a culinary celebration of local and Baja California Ingredients. Live Music on a regular basis! Mexican Craft Beers and ample outdoor seating.
Cabo San Lucas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Just perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

My girlfriend came back from a vacation, when i picked her from the airport she was tired and hungry after long flights. As i heard very good comments on Deckmans we decided to eat there before going back to Cabo San Lucas.

From the moment you enter the restaurant and start to walk up the stairs the place is very nicely decorated. I really liked the entrance with all the plants around, so i had a good feeling from the beginning. The music is perfect for that restaurant and just adds to the atmosphere and creates perfect ambience. It was a hot day in Cabo, but the restaurant had great breeze to cool off. Some places at the restaurant have nice views of the sea, though the only thing i was a bit annoyed was the noise from the high way from time to time and that i couldn't clearly see the see as they are few buildings in the way, but except from that the location is great.

My girlfriend ordered the chicken with risotto and asparagus, the chicken was well prepared. The risotto amount was generous and absolutely tasty; we both loved it (i had to steal some from her).
For me the whole menu looked interesting so i ordered the 5 course tasting menu, what a great choice. All of the dishes were nicely presented. The ingredients were fresh (mostly local ingredients). Each dish was different and interesting, and most important they were all good. The Gazpacho was very refreshing. The oysters were supper fresh and seems like they just came out of the sea. The quail was tender and came with delicious cauliflower puree. The steak with squash and zucchini, the stake came medium well and it was exactly the way it should have been! For desert they gave an ice cream with caramelized apples, the ice cream was light, refreshing and tasty. The only thing that wasn't exactly for my taste was the caramelized apples, I'm not a big fan of deserts that comes with liquor even though it is very popular, but this is my personal taste.

The service was really great. They were all very courteous and attentive but not annoying. The timing was very good.

The restaurant have a nice selection of local artesian boutique beers, i had a dark beer that was full with body but not too heavy. They also have a nice wine list but this time we didn't tried any.

The prices are on the high side, but this is not the usual Mexican restaurant. This restaurant is different and the food is definitely worth the price.

My girlfriend came a bit sick and tired from the flights, the waiters saw it and offered her some herbal teas along the meal. At the end of the dinner she felt much better (still a bit sick) but the attention from the staff and the good food definitely helped a bit.

Over all highly recommended for high quality dinner with local ingrediants.

  • 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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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Drew is amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We went to Deckman's over the holiday with family. The staff are friendly and attentive, and the food is stellar!

They had live music that night - just a guitar player so nothing to intrusive! The setting is lovely, and Drew came out of the kitchen and personally thanked us for dining with them!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Canaan, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

It can be difficult finding a great restaurant while on vacation. Deckman's is probably one of the best findings of a restaurant in which the Chef, and staff truly love food and love to cook. The selections are ever changing, and the combination of ingredients are well thought out. This is a must stop while in the area or worth the trip from afar. Thanks Drew. I look forward to many more wonderful meals.

  • 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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Placerville, California
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55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We always go to Deckmans. Every time we go to San Jose Del Cabo we have dinner at Deckmans, and more than once. It is always a wonderful experience. The menu changes with the freshest ingredients. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere is romantic, warm, inviting, with great views, seating inside, outside, or at the bar. It is wonderful to see guests taking pictures of the there meals. The food is plated so beautifully. Highly recommended!!!

  • Visited March 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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Napa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“THE BEST OF SAN JOSE DEL CABO”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

If it's great service, a super ALL Baja wine list and over the top food... look no further. Drew Deckman has raised the bar for all of Baja with fresh farm to table ingredients blending a myriad of flavors from Chic Med to Picante Mex. if your wallet can handle it go for the 5 course tasting menu. you won't be disappointed. Only downside is expensive cocktails.

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