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“Seafood and Other foods mixed with absolute charm!”
Review of Gardenias

Gardenias
Ranked #40 of 572 Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Mexican home style food and tacos. Delicious variety of tacos: fish & shrimp (breaded or grilled), cochinita pibil, nopales, chicharron, barbacoa and chicken. Also our special Shrimp Molcajete prepared with salsa, onion and cheese. Ceviche, Seafood soup, Tortilla soup, Fish salad, Shrimp cocktail and much more! Serving delicious tacos in for over 30 years with prime products only!
Southern Cal
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Seafood and Other foods mixed with absolute charm!”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

An easy stroll from the famous Mendano Beach this is no dirt floor, back street taqueria.. Quite the contrary ! This impeccably clean, adorably decorated find will put a smile on the snootiest in your group. Whether you are served by Dona~ Olga ( The Grandmother Matriarch) or Bibiana, ( The spunky cosmopolitan with three lovely daughters that she and her husband raise in between incredible work ethic) or Betty ( the quintesential beautiful latina with a smile and charm that lets you know you are welcome) you will know you've found a jewell of a find in Cabo.
The food? Grilled or Breaded Camarones ( Shrimp) . Pescador (Fish), Puerca and Asada ( Pork and Beef) tacos or step up to a "Mocahete" ( a lava bowled mixture of seafood with shell fish and sabolla onions smothered in a cheese combination that only Grandmother Olga knows) served bubbling like a volcano to your table.
An array of salsas with guacamole, shredded cabbage, pickled purple onions, charred serrano peppers, and more adorn each table and while you dine on the freshest of fish you'll gaze at pictures circling the room of huge Marlin caught in the local tournaments....
Personality, Quality, Freshness, Value all surrounded and served by the sweetest and kindest people you will ever meet in Los Cabos. I go from the airport to Gardenias upon every arrival and I think you will too.....

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English first
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great mexican food”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

This was one of the hidden treasures of our week stay in Cabo. Authentic coastal mexico fare served by a caring and friendly family staff. Clean, well lit, and designed with the food experience the focus of attention (Not a late night hangout). The special of the house was so delicious we had to come back twice to have it again! The tacos come fairly plain, but the secret is to take advantage of all the "fixins" provided, so you can make the Taco as you like it. The shrimp seemed to be preferred. You will not be sorry.

  • Visited December 2012
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Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great food at great prices”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Located very close to the hotels on Medano Beach, Taco's Gardenias has great food at great prices. Order as many tacos as you'd like and dress them up "your way" with all of the condiments that they bring to your table. The food was great and the ability to make it "your own" is a nice touch. Low prices and great food. Easy walking distance from all the hotels/condos on Medano Beach makes it very convenient.

  • Visited December 2012
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San Francisco, California, USA
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Come for the fish tacos”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

The fried fish tacos are the thing to get here, very fresh and meaty. I'm not a big fan of deep fried and battered things usually though, and I preferred the fish tacos at a small shop open late near Squid Roe.

Visited November 2012
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Incredible seafood at great prices!”
Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

Great fish tacos, shrimp tacos, and Ceviche! Service couldn't be better. Prices were just right! Just to note- the ceviche and seafood cocktails take longer- so enjoy a fish taco while you wait!

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