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“Would Recommend this place!!!!”

Desperados BBQ Tex-Mex Sports Experts
Ranked #13 of 587 Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue, Mexican, Bar
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Desperados Tex-Mex BBQ Restaurant Sports Experts, specializes in Sports & Food! We are a family friendly BBQ Tex-Mex Restaurant and Sports Bar. Our menu includes something for everyone, including Homemade Tortilla Soup, Fall Off The Bone BBQ Pork Ribs, Sizzling Tequila Fajitas served on a hot plate, Fried Ice Cream that's freshly fried in the kitchen and decorated with your favorite toppings table side and much more. We have 10 flat screen TV's that you can enjoy your favorite sports on, and YES, we will have your game! Indoor and outdoor dining available, full bar with an extensive Margarita list, free WiFi, and a boutique to purchase your Desperados T Shirt before heading home. Our house Margarita is made with fresh squezzed lime juice from organic limes and the Gran Jurado Tequila, the best Margaritas in Cabo. We have daily Happy Hour Specials 12-5pm like $1 Mimosas. Live music every Tuesday Evening. Reservations accepted daily and walk ins welcome. Make yourself at home at Desperados and bring your friends with you! We look forward to your visit.
Reviewed July 29, 2010

Having been to Cabo a few times, I look for a great dinner experience while we are in town. This place is spot on! They have the largest portions and best tasting coconut shrimp I have ever had. We were a party of 6 and each had a meal and apps,many drinks, and shared desert for $150usd. You definitely get what you pay for. We had enough leftover for lunch the next day! Quality food and great atmosfear. They have so much to choose from, Mexican, best burgers (my husband loves) filet mignon. I added a few photos:) Check it out for yourself. Thumbs up to Desperado's!!!!!!

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Reviewed July 28, 2010

We went to this restaurant just a couple of days ago because of all the great reviews on Trip Advisor. The food, ambiance, service, and prices were all considerations. The restaurant did well with the food. The ambiance was OK. The service was good but not spectacular. The prices were the most disappointing. Very, very high & it's definitely NOT gourmet. It's bar food! There were six of us and our bill came to an unreasonable amount. I failed to keep the receipt and the waiters never brought it back once we paid. I admit that was my own fault. But still, you would think they would be courteous enough to bring it back. Didn't even ask if we wanted change & we paid U.S. cash. Quite disappointing. Never going back & do NOT recommend. We're in Cabo for several more days and we're staying clear of this one.

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tacCabo, General Manager at Desperados BBQ Tex-Mex Sports Experts, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2010

Hello Pickytraveler099,

We at Desperados are quite surprised by your comments, as our prices are in line with the other restaurants in the area. In fact, since our portions are large and we use the highest quality ingredients available, most guests find us a better value than many other restaurants.

Restaurants in Mexico don´t return a receipt after you´ve paid the bill, unless you request it. That is not the custom here. In the two years I´ve worked with these servers, there has never been an issue with returning the change after a bill is paid. Our policy is to always return with the change unless the guest tells them to keep it. I know my small, hand picked staff. I´ve worked beside them all for years and trust them to follow our policies every single day.

Although this is by far the worst review rating we´ve ever received, I´m glad to hear you enjoyed the food and felt you received good service. It sounds like you enjoyed everything but the price.

I am truly sorry to hear you left Desperados unsatisfied with your overall experience, but I stand by our well prepared, extensive menu, where most of our entrees are in the $12 to $16 range. Our most expensive item, a 12 ounce prime cut filet mignon is $26. Most of our guests do not find these prices unreasonable.

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Reviewed July 20, 2010

This place was so good we went back a second time. The food was great from the burgers and ribs to the shrimp fajitas and carne asada. Diego, our waiter, made awesome guacamole tableside as well as mexican coffee and bananas foster in between giving us outstanding service. Live acoustic guitar was also memorable.

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Reviewed July 18, 2010

I thought it was odd that a sports bar with 7 screens would only have one showing sports. The others started with a LA Angels bball game but got switched to PBS. Go figure. The menu is pretty much bar food stuff. Watching them make the Guac is fun and BF was pretty good too. The portions were pretty big which might explain the large groups of people there "sharing meals". For couples dining you would probably want to go elsewhere.

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tacCabo, General Manager at Desperados BBQ Tex-Mex Sports Experts, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2010

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on Desperados. I believe you came in misinformed as to who we are. We are a restaurant where our priority is excellent food and fun, professional service. We show major sporting events when they occur, but Desperados is not strictly a sports bar. We offer a varied menu of fresh Mexican cuisine, flame broiled USDA prime steaks, fresh grilled seafood, slow cooked tender barbecue and we have an extensive appetizer and homemade dessert menu. I challenge anyone to find a "sports bar" that offers the variety of quality food and fresh ingredients you will find at Desperados.

We work hard every day to provide a fun environment and deliver the best food we possibly can. We want to make every experience memorable, from romantic couples dining by candlelight to large families sharing a great meal on vacation. Every visitor is treated as a guest in our home and we take no one for granted.

As for PBS, we unfortunately don't carry that channel on any of our 4 satellite Dish or Sky networks. We do, however, go out of our way to find any game our guests request

Again, thank you for your comments and we look forward to a future visit from you. Perhaps we can guide you through our extensive menu and point out some of our many stand out dishes, such as Vera Cruz style grilled Sea Bass, Camarones al Ajillo, our split tender chicken and bbq baby back rib combo with roasted garlic mash, Sizzling steak, chicken or shrimp fajitas with a citrus and chipotle marinade, multi layered Ultimate grilled steak or chicken nachos, or how about tender calamares, coated in rice flour and served with a truly unique dipping sauce. Maybe you'd prefer our fresh shaved coconut coated shrimp with a mango sauce, or our pollo primavera grilled chicken breast, stuffed with fresh mango and asparagus, topped with a light coconut sauce. My favorite is the 14 ounce tender USDA prime Ribeye, marinated with chimichurri and flame broiled to a perfectly seared medium rare. We serve it with homemade garlic mashed potatoes and tender broiled asparagus spears. Finish your meal off with our cream cheese flan or Bananas Foster prepared flaming at your table and you will never think of us as just a "sports bar" again :)

Sincerely,
Tyler Crenshaw
General Manager
Desperados Restaurant & Cantina

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Reviewed July 14, 2010

If you want great food and a friendly , fun atmosphere this is the place. The best gaucamole in Cabo or anywhere else. Ultimate nachos were huge ( enough for 4 or 5 people). We had eleven people in our group and everyone loved what they ordered. The waiters took great care of us. Desperados is a must for anyone visiting Cabo. Go early in your trip so you can go twice. You won't be disappointed! Bob

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