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“FINE DINING”
Review of Casianos

Casianos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $100 - $120
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Paseo Malecon
Description: The Restaurant: Situated in Fonatur development, San Jose del Cabo, Casianos Restaurant offers an exceptional culinary experience. With an outstanding mix of products, contemporary techniques and Mexican flavors. Chef Casiano Reyes brings his style of "Spontaneous Cuisine" to Los Cabos. ECLECTIC, MINIMALIST, but yet COLORFUL Our Concept: No menu... No rules... Let "Casiano" surprise you or guide him with your favorite flavors. If you are looking for a complete experience, a five course menu will show you the best of Baja and a taste of what is the true essence of Mexican cuisine. Our Wines: No culinary experience will be complete with out its best partner... Wine. Casianos has a growing wine list that includes world wines along with some of the best Mexico has to offer. Designed to compliment the "spontaneous" style of cuisine the wine has been carefully chosen to fulfill this goal.
Reviewed January 26, 2013

A wonderful new restaurant has just opened up in Cabo San Lucas called CASIANOS. It is located near the back entrance to the Pedregal where the local Farmer's Market is located. The concept is quite unique as the menu offered is of the chef's choosing which includes only the freshest local vegetables, fish and meat, namely, what is in season. The atmosphere is lovely, the wait staff professional and friendly,and the music perfect, but it is the food, it's preparation and presentation that is the star attraction. Indoor and outdoor seating is offered making it a perfect destination for an intimate dinner or friendly gathering. A full bar and extensive wine list is also available. My husband and I plan to frequent CASIANOS as often as possible!

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We were here 3 years ago and ate at Casianos twice that trip. We were looking forward to eating there again this trip- and seeing their new location. We were disappointed with our experience. We ordered the 3 course meal with wine pairings.
Food: We knew from past experience that would be plenty of food. It was too much food- mostly because everything came swimming in a gelatinous sauce, or perched upon a rich purée The "main course" was a tough piece of steak. It did not appear to be overcooked - so the toughness had to be poor quality.
Wine: I would not recommend doing this. The courses were tough to pair with a single wine- because the first two courses actually had 3 separate items with a range of flavors. you might as well just order a bottle of something you enjoy. Anyway- I was really irritated when the Cabernet they paired with the steak was Sutter Home. That is often served on airplanes in coach- and they sell it at Walgreens at home. I was not familiar with the other wines they served - but I was not enthused by any of them.
Cost: the food was $60 pp- which was reasonable IF the food was like it was last time. The wine pairing is also $60 per person which is a complete and total ripoff. I know wine is expensive here - but that is a joke. We were charged for two big bottles of water- $5 each. I didn't order water- my husband did- and he probably drank half a bottle. We should have complained but I was already getting a stomach ache and we just wanted to go.
Service: was very attentive.

When we got home last night my husband was ill. I am very sad that we had this experience- we were really looking forward to the evening.

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4  Thank chichichicago
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Casianos R, Public Relations Manager at Casianos, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2013

Dear Guest:

We are very thankful about your comments in this review. First of all we offer you our most sincere apologies regarding this inconvenience and we want to let you know we are considering this observations for future services.

We would love to see you coming back on your next visit to Cabo. Your comments are really appreciated and they help us improve and make changes for the better. We have made recent changes in our wine list too.

Once again thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Warm regards,

Casianos Restaurant

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

We four chose the three course meal. Well, in fact, we had twelve courses! Each one was a surprise and each one special in its own way. Our waiter, Benjamin, and his team were wonderfully attentive without being intrusive. It really was fun not knowing what was coming next. The restaurant is out of the way at the base of the Alegranza resort (a wonderful place to stay by the way) and well worth the journey.

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Thank Newfie-Traveller07
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

I dined here as part of a group of 7 on a Friday evening, and we all agreed the food was wonderful, and the service first class. We opted for the 5 course tasting menu, and found the food hard to fault. Not sure why we they gave us New York steak after a short rib cut, but the only criticism was the steak was a little overdone, when we had been informed it would be served medium-rare. There was an extensive wine list, but we opted for some enjoyable Mexican wines on the Chef's recommendation. This lovely restaurant is pricey but made for a memorable evening, and was well worth the trip into San Jose from our resort in Los Cabos.

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Thank jlo81
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We visited Casianos after finding ourselves in San Jose del Cabo for a few days over the New Year's holiday weekend, and managed to visit it twice during that time because of our experience the first time. While we originally found it via TripAdvisor, it was coincidentally the same restaurant some new "friends" we met on a a shuttle into town were recommending, but hadn't mentioned by name.

From start to finish, Casianos does an excellent job - down to taking our reservation via phone. Marta, Jose and the staff were more than helpful, providing us with five courses - plus an amuse bouche and beautiful dessert - over almost four hours. When it started raining on the patio, we were provided with the option to move inside, or to have a large umbrella cover our table, along with an outdoor heater -- we chose the latter, and weren't disappointed.

We are big fans of course-based offerings, and it's even more fun when you have just about zero idea what you're going to be greeted with. After letting the staff know about any allergies or food requirements, they head to the kitchen and the magic begins. Each of the "first" courses include two options, some of which included (over two meals) a duck empanada, various preparations of lobster, camarón, and beef. The overall paced was clearly polished, and quite precise. The attentiveness was truly unexpected, and the price was right. There are two offerings - $50 or $75 (USD) - for 3 or 5 tiempos, and when most "nice" dinners in San Jose or Cabo are in that vicinity without even trying, we were wowed.

A solid wine list that included Washington State, California, Spain, Mexico and South American options, a full bar and a "suburban" location make Casianos a fantastic option for anyone looking to have a beautifully prepared, great-tasting meal in San Jose (and beyond). We will absolutely be back, and will most certainly be recommending Casianos to our friends.

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Thank tombiro
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