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Sardina Cantina

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Mexican, Seafood, Contemporary
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KM 29.5 Carr. Transpeninsular Hwy. 1, San Jose del Cabo 23405, Mexico
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sardina Cantina is such a cozy, authentic little restaurant which was just what we were looking for on our recent visit to San Jose del Cabo. We had dinner and a breakfast there. I had the tuna steak with veggies and rice and it was phenomenal!! Huge portions and very fresh! My husband highly recommends the breakfast burrito!! Great, welcoming... More 

1 Thank Cheryl E
Orlando, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered a mango daiquiri and a malbec, a caprese salad then we had a chicken enchilada and a chicken quesadilla for $60 including tips. Food was ok nothing outstanding but in a big plate, we could not finish our meals, had to order a doggie bag. We sat outside and the noise from the cars was loud!!! I would... More 

Thank Gustavo C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was in San Jose about seven days ago. Sardinia was only a few feet from the timeshare where my friends I stayed. What a delicious breakfast we had two days in a row. The waitstaff was very attentive and friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant. We ate outside both morning. The food portions were plenty. You will not... More 

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was good, food was okay. Very hot and humid in restaurant. A bit pricey. Probably would not return.

Thank Ramon H
Camas, Washington
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a late lunch of calamari and margaritas. Very good. We took our kids back for breakfast and had a great meal. Nice little local place close to our timeshare.

Thank edwardstami1969
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We picked up carry-out from Sardina Cantina and it was great! My wife had the grilled shrimp tacos. They were generous portions topped with pineapple, avocado, radish, cilantro and came with a great crema sauce. I was hungry and had the Mexican Combination. It was a TON of food: chile relleno, chicken enchilada, flank steak, guacamole, chips, pintos refritos, and... More 

1 Thank Jose Q
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to get your fill at a reasonable price and the servers are happy too! Only reason I didn't give it a 5 cause of the location - convient for some but parking a problem.

1 Thank sube2016
Eva-Marie A, Owner at Sardina Cantina, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed and sorry about the parking issue, sometimes it's easy and sometimes not. More 

Boulder, Colorado
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed two lunches and a breakfast at Sardina Cantina this week and all of the food was great! The shrimp tacos were the best! The staff was very friendly too!

1 Thank kourt
Eva-Marie A, Owner at Sardina Cantina, responded to this review

So glad you had a good time in our establishment and the staff took care of you well, we live to serve! Come back and visit us again soon. More 

Mount Holly, New Jersey
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us ate here and the food was good. However, the bill came to $70 US. None of us had a calculator to check but we suspect we got ripped off!!! Our fault, we didn't question or check till after the fact. There must have been a really really bad exchange rate here.

Thank George O
Eva-Marie A, Owner at Sardina Cantina, responded to this review

I'm so sorry you feel you were taken advantage of. I truly wish you'd used a calculator if that would have set your minds more at ease. I'm at a loss as I don't know what you ordered or if you had special drink(s) or not. but our exchange rate has been 17 to one for quite some time, we... More 

Chicago, IL
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be put off by the simple surroundings, the food and service were outstanding. We started off with the ahi tostado appetizer on the recommendation from a previous Tripadvisor review. It wasn't on the menu but our server, Christian was happy to oblige us. It was delicious with a little wasabi for a kick. We had shrimp tacos, fish tacos,... More 

Thank PlayinHard
Eva-Marie A, Owner at Sardina Cantina, responded to this review

Dear PlayinHard: SO glad you enjoyed your visit to the Sardina! thank-you for the oh-so-kind endorsement, we look forward to serving you again soon! p.s. a little backstory on the ahi tuna tostadas. While my husband puttered in the kitchen, in the making of aforesaid appies, creating the combo that turned into those perfect delectable morsels, I sat at the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
Mexican, Seafood, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: KM 29.5 Carr. Transpeninsular Hwy. 1, San Jose del Cabo 23405, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  San Jose del Cabo
  • Phone Number: 526241726365
Close to the ocean, stroll from your seaside accommodation and enter a brick-lined patio with the ambiance of an English garden right off Federal Hwy. #1 One of our satisfied customers touts that we're a place where one can bring someone with those "chateau Briand tastes and beer glass pocket-books." Emphasis on Seafood but also serving salads, steaks, chicken, pasta, Mexican food & Continental Fare. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?