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“Fun out of the way place across from Puerto Los Cabos Marina” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Drunken Sailor

The Drunken Sailor
La Playita | Tuesday to Sunday 12- 10, San Jose del Cabo 23403, Mexico
+52 403 329 6464
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Hello! The DRUNKEN SAILOR IS CLOSED ON MONDAYS. We are a Taco Shack located next to Jansens Bait and Tackle, overlooking the new marina in La Playita. We specialize in fresh Mexican style seafood with an international twist. The menu is simple, with daily specials.Our most popular item is a Vietnamese inspired seafood taco, a taco that is like no other taco you have ever tried! Light, fresh and crunchy,it is delicious! Our funky beach bar whips up fresh squeezed margaritas and ice cold micheladas in a friendly, fun environment. A perfect place to watch the sunset over the marina, and meet new people, locals and tourists alike.Directions-We are located in Puerto Los Cabos. Follow the signs for Hotel El Ganzo. We are between the boat yard and the Hotel El Ganzo, on the dirt road next to JANSENS Bait and Tackle. LOOK FOR THEIR SHARK SIGN ON YOUR LEFT.WE ARE RIGHT NEXT DOOR, IN A TWO STORY BLUE PALAPA.
Balboa Island, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fun out of the way place across from Puerto Los Cabos Marina”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Cute place with nice, young Chillango owners. A kind of hipster casual palapa thing going on. Two story building with seating upstairs over looking the marina. The place has an old Cabo feel. The owners/ waiters/ waitress were very nice.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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dracut ma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Love the vibe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Shrimp cocktail to start was great love the cocktail concept , fish Taco burrito size fantastic . Fish and chips were just perfect . Margaritas are great . Good prices are just as important. We ate at the drunken sailor twice in 10 days , being creatures of habit we repeated our choices both visits, a little consistency problem with food prep on the shrimp cocktail and some cold fries , but all in all we love the place . Nicole please make sure someone's watching the quality control issues, sometimes it's just the little things that make a difference.

Visited March 2014
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“First Visit...Won't Be Last!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant offers a refreshing change...specifically in cuisine, but does not loose touch of where you are...in Mexico, on the water.

Note that they are not open on Monday and Tuesday, and other days, do not open until noon. Go early enough to grab a table on the upper deck so that you have a good view of the harbor. The breeze was not cooling enough on the lower level the day we visited.

We started with cocktails, which included margaritas. For a sweeter twist, I suggest the hibiscus margarita! For lunch, go for the shrimp burger, shrimp and palm quesadilla, or any variety of tacos. You can request your shrimp/fish tacos fried or grilled even though the menu will not outright state it. Portions are good. Don't over order!

Prices are reasonable and service, while a bit slow, is friendly. Don't let this deter you from a visit to the marina and the Drunken Sailor. This will stay at the top of regular places to eat and will be back soon!

Visited February 2014
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Shelby Township, Michigan
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“Great food, fun spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This little place is quite out of the way, but easy to find if you follow the directions on their website. It is super casual - plastic tables and chairs. The view of the marina and surrounding landscape is lovely. Food is super fresh and delicious. Hibiscus margaritas are yummy. Service adequate.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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“Excellent Innovative Food in a Cool Funky Palapa overlooking the Marina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Look for a bright turquoise building along the dusty road on the east side of the marina. El Marinero Borracho (the drunken sailor) is worth the ride! The tacos chine and shrimp burgers are outstanding and the freshly made innovative salsas top everything off beautifully. Staff is very friendly and helpful and prices are totally reasonable. A great place to watch the sunset!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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