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“5 course meal”

12 Tribes Restaurant
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Ranked #123 of 555 Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $35
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: 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!
California
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“5 course meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

Our visit to Casa Dorado included a 5 course meal prepared by Executive Chef, Carlos Bonilla at 12 Tribes restaurant. I have traveled around the world and I have had the opportunity to dine in many fine restaurants; this experience was without doubt in my top 10 dining experiences. Chef Bonilla personally brought each course to explain the detail of the food. Our wait staff was also attentive and very helpful. I highly recommend this experience! You will not be disappointed! Thank you, Chef Bonilla for a fantastic dining experience. We are looking forward to receiving a copy of your book!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank KVLAY
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Exec-Chef-624, Manager at 12 Tribes Restaurant, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Hola KVLAY!!

Thank you so much for your comments! I am very happy that you liked your dinner so much and that you were able to share this special momento with me.

I for one have a lot of fun doing this type of dinners for it let´s me have fun in the kitchen, and also be able to participate in special nights such as during your visit. It is always great to be able to share at the table, and our Chef Experience definately makes for a one of a kind experience.

Please say hi to everyone for me and I do hope we can do it sometime soon again!

Best regards,
Carlos Souberbielle Bonilla
Executive Chef
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colorado springs
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“Great food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

Our friends had their renewal wedding at 12 tribes. They did a wonderful job serving everyone and the food was amazing!

Visited November 2013
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Thank QueenB33
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Exec-Chef-624, Manager at 12 Tribes Restaurant, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Hola Queenb33

We are very happy that you enjoyed your event so much with us!

Being able to be part of such a great celebration, we thank you for choosing us. With our unique view, our exemplary service, and as you well mention our culinary program we hope to make a lot of people happy and we are glad that you were able to become one of them.

Thank you for your rating and we hope that in the near future, when you visit Cabo again, you can come visit us and enjoy our regular lunch or dinner menu. We´ll be very happy to serve you once again.

Best regards,

Carlos Bonilla
Executive Chef.
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Los Angeles
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good for a "hotel restaurant".”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

12 Tribes is located within the Casa Dorada hotel. It's on the beach, with great views, in a spacious, grand setting. It actually reminded me a bit of Thailand. The service was good, the food was tasty. If you don't already know, Cabo isn't "cheap Mexico." It was a bit "sleepy" on the day we were there, but I'm sure as season picks up, so will the reservations. Overall, a good experience.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank LATraveler90046
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Exec-Chef-624, Manager at 12 Tribes Restaurant, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Hola LAtraveler 90046!

Thank you very much for your comment. We are happy you had a great experience with us and that not only our property but also our service and food was to your liking. We are proud of what we do and are very glad it showed during your visit.

As you well mention, usually we are more busy than during the day of your visit, though this is when we try to be even more careful so our guests feel the same ambiance and quality fo service as if the restaurant were full. Live music regardless of how many people are in the room is another way of doing it and we hope you were able to enjoy this little treat!

Thank you very much again for your comment and we do hope to see you back again soon.

Best regards,
Carlos Souberbielle Bonilla
Executive Chef
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Whistler, Canada
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“Fantastic flavors, service, ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Pepita and Claudio, thank you for referring us to 12 Tribes at the Casa Dorada Hotel. True excellence.

The menu is diverse and the chef is amazing with his flavor creations and presentations. The Double Pork Chop is fantastic.

Our waiter, Elevier, was excellent. His service was impeccable and absolutely correct. Ladies first, service from the correct side; wonderful manners and the perfect amount of attention.

The ambience was sublime. Ocean waves crashing below the terrace, subtle décor and soft lighting. We were entertained by a talented female guitarist with an enjoyable playlist and a fabulous voice.

Congratulations Alfredo Yanez, you have really done it right!

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank oracle_emporium
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Exec-Chef-624, Manager at 12 Tribes Restaurant, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Hola 0088kelly!

Thank you so much for your comment! We are very happy that you enjoyed so much your experience with us and are glad that not only our service but also our culinary proposal was to your liking.

We take pride in showing how much we try to care for the people that want to visit us and we are glad this showed through Elevier and Alfredo Yañez. Personally, I am very happy that you enjoyed your food so much and that the quality and workmanship of our ingredients where at par with what you expect from a restaurant of our niche! With the view, complementing this two, I´m sure you can see why 12 Tribes is one of a kind.

Again, thank you so much for your patronage and please forward our thanks to Pepita for her referral. We do hope to see you soon!

Best regards,
Carlos Souberbielle Bonilla
Executive Chef.
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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“BEST in CABO”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Took the wife for our 10th Anniversary to 12 Tribes after reading the reviews.

We live in Cabo and have been to all the places on the Malecon and downtown as well as most on the Corridor so wanted a special place.

Located in the Casa Doradas Resort the Tribes is located at the back of the Resort, on the Bay with awesome views and romantic location.

Our sever suggested the special of :
3 types of fresh baked in house breads.
3 individual (Shrimp, Scallop and Sea Bass) Ceviche with Guacamole and Mex Salsa with chips. They were all recipes from different areas of MX.
Shrimp Broth. We substituted Tortilla Soup and it was in, presentation and taste the best ever.
Main Coarse was grilled Salmon (again sub'd Sea Bass), Shrimp, Scallops, Chocolate Clams Rockefeller and Lobster (2) Tails.
2 Glasses of good wine each. (Waiter gave us another extra glass with desert)
Flan.

Price was $65 USD but we got a great exchange for Pesos so was less.

After coming to Cabo for 25 yrs this was the BEST all round meal and location ever!!

An added bonus was a wedding (Mexican) next to the restaurant with the greatest duo singing opera that were great for our anniversary.

Have already called our kids to take their spouses here when they visit!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Sid G
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Exec-Chef-624, Manager at 12 Tribes Restaurant, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Hola Sid G!

Thank you very much for your comments! We are very happy that you enjoyed your time at 12 Tribes so much specially selecting us for such a great ocassion.

We are also glad that our quality not only in our food and service but in our hospitality showed so well during your visit. That is exactly what we want to be know for! Personally I´ve taken your rating to heart becasue that is what we are aming for, to be one of the best restaurants in Cabo.

Thank you once again for you comment, it means the world to us! We hope to see you sometime soon again!

Best Regards,
Carlos Souberbielle Bonilla
Executive Chef
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