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“Unbelievable Ambiance”
Review of El Farallon

El Farallon
Ranked #25 of 615 Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $100 - $150
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: El Farallon is a Los Cabos restaurant tucked into the cliffs of The Resort at Pedregal that resembles a coastal seafood shop that has survived its share of storms. El Farallon invites guests to gather with friends to enjoy Cabo San Lucas fine dining and a casual atmosphere accentuated by the evening sunset above crashing ocean waves.
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Everyone should, at minimum, have drinks at this restaurant before and during sunset. It can't be beat for view and ambiance. The service is also spectacular. What is not up to the location is the quality and quantity of food for the price. What you're served is good but not worth the price of admission. It's the feeling that they are trying to capture the obvious huge investment it took to construct the location.

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Thank Bill L
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

The restaurant sits on the cliff on the pacific side of the ocean...you have to go through this long tunnel (longest is Cabo) to reach the hotel where the restaurant is located ( Capella )..awesome hotel !!! They only serve fresh seafood and steaks...must do !!!!!

Thank dleung1121
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

This restaurant is simply beautiful. The view, the atmosphere, the service and the food is always top notch! We visit this place every time we are in Cabo and we are never disappointed.
Their wine list is great and the sommelier on site is very knowledgeable. You must try this restaurant during your holiday.

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Thank VMJ671
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

We picked the El Farallon because of the reviews on TA and it simply looked so beautiful. This was for our first anniversary so wanted something special. The setting and atmosphere were everything we had hoped. It is very dramatic on the edge of the sea with crashing waves, live violin music was lovely. But, other than that, we were quite disappointed. The food was okay in our book...just nothing really memorable. Fish overcooked. The service was nice though we felt rather rushed. Instead of allowing us to enjoy our glass of wine before ordering, they came and got us on their timeframe. The concept is you are escorted up to the fish counter to look and hear about each and pick your fish or steak and sides. The soup and salad is at their discretion. All was fine and the choices were great, but you go when they are ready for you to go to the counter. Then the food just starts coming. From the time we sat down to the time the main course was served, it was less than 30 minutes. We had finished in 45 mintues. This was a very nice night out and we wanted to sit, enjoy being together and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere, but they seemed to have us on a schedule. We ran into friends actually staying at the hotel and they said they had waited 3 nights to be able to get in so it is obvioulsy popular but when paying $400 for two, we expect a more leisurely and relaxing time with food when we are ready. Overall it was okay. But for the price and fact that this was a special night, I wish we'd chosen somewhere else.

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3  Thank txtvler2016
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We went based on trip advisor recommendations and everything was spot on. First, expect to spend $400 for two. It was our fourth anniversary so we splurged. Everything you get it totally worth it - just don't let the price put a dent in your experience.

Second - you can't prepare yourself for the setting and the service. The tables are set into the cliff with waves crashing 20 feet below. The waiters bring you to the chef and you pick out what seafood and side dished you'd like in your mean. We had a full tasting and it was worth it. Order a couple shots of REALLY GOOD tequila (i.e. kick it up a notch above Don Julio and go for the good stuff) and margaritas to help the euphoria kick in. Before dinner you'll get soup - an amazing seafood boullibasse - and a wonderful trio of appetizers (coconut mint ceviche OMG). Then dinner comes and you just die. Fresh lobster tail, Tuna, Parrot Fish... the list goes on... fresh vegetables... four distinct salsa to make each bite taste different. And then the anniversary surprise for dessert (Muchas Gracias El Farralon).

Everything about this place was spectacular. It's a place for special occasions - make sure you put it on your agenda while you're in Los Cabos!

2  Thank zdawgsf
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