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“Over rated”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Inizio

Inizio
Ranked #692 of 950 Restaurants in Los Cabos
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Chandler, Arizona
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Over rated”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

I believe this is the first 1 of 5 points I have given. Very disappointed with each of 3 visits and also the room service. The meat lovers pizza tasted like cardboard and I could not eat the crust. My wife's steak arrived cold. The first 2 bottles on wine were soured and the 3rd had dry cork showing improper storing. We asked for new bottle - they returned with 3rd bottle stating they were able to open it in the back. I "suspect" they reuse un-eated food like bread and chips as ours was cold and dry and hard - certainly not fresh. When they leave with the food from the table they go through kitchen before dishwashing area. Merely an observation. We will avoid room service and certainly never again eat here.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Bill B
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  • English first
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English first
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very nice restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

The view from this restaurant was amazing. The service was very good. Francisco took excellent care of us. The food was okay, I would order from the menu.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Joe N
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del mar ca
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great Setting; Poor Food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

We ate dinner at Inizio Jan. 12. As others have noted, it's in a lovely setting above the beach and has a great outdoor dining patio. But if the weather is cool, the interior space could be a bit more comfortable and inviting. The background music could be ditched or changed.

The menu sounded inviting. We shared a salad that was supposed to have "crispy shrimp" on it. While the salad was fine, we could not find any shrimp. Then we realized that a piece of toast that was served along side was topped with some chopped shrimp, with pretty strong flavor. We each had the catch of the day, Sea Bass, that was to be accompanied by a vegetable lasagna. The fish was a thin fillet, overcooked and uninteresting. Worse was the vegetable side dish that should never have been served. It was greasy, way over-salted, vegetables were heavily breaded, and dried out (cut from a larger pan), not even warm, virtually inedible. Good service. Wines on the high side. Not good value.

We also had a breakfast at Inizio which was average.

The best food we had on the property was a freshly grilled chicken breast on baguette with pesto. Just one day they had a BBQ at the Playita bar, as a promotion. It was great. They should do that more often. It was also difficult to get a glass of wine at the Playita bar. And when you could get one, the charge was 140 pesos, a pretty extreme price for a plastic glass of very average Chilean Chardonnay. You could buy an entire similar bottle from your room's minibar for 159 pesos. What sense does that make if the resort wants to encourage eating and drinking at the food facilities?

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank delmarduo
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California
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Do not eat at the Mexican fiesta”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

We ate here the 2nd night of our 2 week vacation and paid the price for the entire time we were in Mexico. The food was terrible. Do not eat at the buffet. There are so many wonderful restaurants in the Cabo area. If you are staying at Club Regina its worth the price of a taxi to go into San Jose and eat elsewhere.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank suefish
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Vacaville, California
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434 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
“Very Nice Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2011

The ocean views are breathtaking, and the food is excellent. Service is good. The headwaiter, Osval, is quite knowledgeable of wines, and can offer several good selections to go with your dining experience.

Prices are comparable to Mia Casa, H, and some of the other upscale restaurants in San Jose del Cabo ... however, your scenery here is the Sea of Cortez (ocean views) as this restaurant is built into the rocky cliffs overlooking the beach below. This restaurant has the same views as the fancy restaurant at the Westin Hotel next door, but the prices at Inizio are half of what you will encounter at the Westin Hotel.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank DennisAtkinson
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