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12 Tribes Restaurant

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Av. Pescador | Medano Beach, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
+52 624 163 5764
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

whether it's dinner on their oceanfront deck or lunch by the pool or beach, 12 tribes is a great dining spot! their menus are diverse enough to satisfy every palate and i especially like that they are one of the few restaurants in town who serve salmon, which i love. try their chipolte salmon wrap! they are also very willing... More 

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Ocean City, MD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the Casa Dorada and tried 12 Tribes for breakfast. They have an excellent breakfast buffet with omelettes cooked fresh to order. A ton of fresh fruits and some classic Mexican dishes as well. Give it a try!

Thank ocloanshark
Zeeland, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent dinner!! We had Filets and ribeye and they were cooked to perfection. The tortilla soup was awesome and so was the chocolate lava cake. Would recommend to anyone wanting a great meal.

Thank skb5859
Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was great and the appetizers were good to great, but dinner was a disappointment. My wife had the evening special fajitas (seafood) and she was very disappointed. My asparagus appetizer was great but the sea bass was overcooked and the vegetables were bland. The wine list was fine, but the markup kept me from ordering wine. The buffet in... More 

Thank cew2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After spending a long afternoon out fishing (with some decent catches of a yellow tail and 15 trigger fish), my husband and I were more than happy to stay close by to our hotel and try this place out. They charged $20 pp to prepare the fish in multiple ways, which may seem like a lot, but its worth it!!... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay lasted 3 weeks this year and we dined at 12 Tribes 4 times, the 4th being our last evening at Casa Dorada. Chef Fran is wonderful, the presentation is superb and a delight to the taste buds. The staff is absolutely wonderful! Gustavo and staff were very attentive and welcoming!

Thank Bettyvan
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at 12 Tribes while staying at Casa Dorada. I enjoy a nice meal, so sure, why not?? A little pricey, but convenient. The food was very average and our service wasn't good at all. There were 6 of us, so a little extra wait time is expected. But the server didn't come to replenish our drinks. They brought... More 

Thank Tammie P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OMG! We caught Tuna during our fishing rips and ask the 12 Tribes to prepare them. We were served three different types of sushi appetizers, followed by Tuna ceviche... each one was excellent. Three entrees followed, blackened, grilled and tempura Tuna, each was fantastic and each was an excellent presentation. The service was impeccable. Highly recommend after a day of... More 

Thank Ron A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Heard many raves about 12 Tribes before our first trip to Cabo and stay at Casa Dorada. Like the rest of the hotel, the service was beyond compare but the food left us a little disappointed having expecting so much more after what we were hearing. Better dinners can be found with blocks.

Thank Dave Y
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27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

The night we visited, the place was less than 30% full, service was still VERY slow. Waited 30 minutes for a glass of wine, 35 minutes for dessert. Staff just chatting.....shame.

Thank LindaJSN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $35
Mexican, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Pescador | Medano Beach, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  Cabo San Lucas
  • Phone Number: +52 624 163 5764
Welcome to 12 TribesCarlos Bonilla Souberbielle, our Executive Chef, would like to welcome you.The creative process applied to our menu will take you through a smorgasbord of flavors, textures and aromas that represent twelve different regions of Mexico; hence, our name. By understanding the local culinary culture of these regions, their ingredients and techniques, our chef creates a different perspective into what we call “Contemporary Mexican Cuisine”. By applying this understanding to his idea of Bohemian Cuisine – an unpretentious composition of different taste profiles – you’ll find a variety of different flavors perfectly balanced in each dish as you move from course to course. Simple appetizers will introduce you to the complexity of our main dishes,where ubiquitous hints of Mexico offer a new perspective on Mexican cooking. Of course, for a perfect ending, our decadent desserts are the perfect way to complement and truly enjoy your 12 Tribes experience.Thank you for joining us on this journey and….Buen provecho!

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