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“Cazuelas so nice, we ate them twice!”

Las Cazuelas del Don
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Soups
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: The best charcoal grilled american steak cut, fresh local chicken and vegetable dishes, slow cooked in a traditional cazuela (clay pot) for additional, unique flavor... Simply delicious! El Don invites you to kill your capital sins... Bite by bite!! Where about: Coming from Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo on the Transpeninsular Highway, you pass Walmart (on your right hand side), at 100 meter is a traffic light wait for the left arrow, cross the hiaghway (there is a "Gift Shop" right on the corner), we are on the same block as the Oxxo store but on the other corner.
Conway, Arkansas, United States
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cazuelas so nice, we ate them twice!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stopped here after reading rave reviews and we were very pleased to say the least! We had lunch and it was a little warm out but, Alberto was amazing and explained everything on the menu. He basically ordered for us. There were 5 of us an we shared 2 tortilla soups which, was maybe the best tortilla soup, ever! He then recommended the chicken and beef Cazuelas for us to share. These are slow cooked meats in a clay pot mixed with different vegetables (onion, cactus, etc) and then lots of gooey, melty cheese is added..he brought us out fresh tortilla's and we made taco's with them. It was heaven!
We loved it so much we went back and told our family, who was also staying in Cabo (for our wedding). A few days later we called to order MORE for our family. Alberto and his wife made enough for all 15 of us, packaged everything in their own tupperware containers, we took it back to their resort and devoured it! We returned their containers the next day and told them how much our family had a new found love for cazuelas.
You must go here. Great, local spot. Also, I think another reviewer mentioned, this place is BYOB. I believe they only carry flavored water.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank BrandyW740
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Alfersan, Propietario at Las Cazuelas del Don, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Hi Brandy, how is the marriage life?
We truly hope you both are doing great and enjoying every minute.
Thank's so much for your comments, it was our pleasure to serve you, we enjoyed meting you.
We hope you come back soon and who knows... May be with a new member of the family!!
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Medford, Oregon
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378 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
“Que Rico”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

This little gem is located outside of the tourist zone. That's just part of the adventure. Very unassuming,small,clean family run restaurant. We felt very welcomed by the owner,wife and their family. It's amazing this little place rated number 1 on TA is serving such great food at such reasonable prices. We shared the tortilla soup,had three tacos each,drinks (no alcohol served) and tip for around $20.00. A refreshing change from some of the overpriced restaurants in SJD.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank mogcambomama
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Alfersan, Propietario at Las Cazuelas del Don, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
It was our pleasure to serve you, we enjoyed talking to you and hear your impressions about your visit to Los Cabos; we are glad you like it and hope you come back soon. Have a nice trip back home.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Inexpensive, tasty, and unusual experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

We 2 couples went for dinner and each couple shared a tortilla soup--excellent. We began with chips and salsa; the salsa was also good on our tacos. There are several ways to eat the very slowly cooked-in-a-pot dishes; for example, combining the meat with cheese, a caso cazuela. My wife and I shared a beef and the other couple shared a chicken caso cazuela. We put the beef with cheese or chicken with cheese mixture on warm, soft tortillas. The meat was very tender and tasty. We each had a flavored water drink like guava, jasmine tea, or hibiscus. Don served us and explained the menu, and his wife and son helped serve. Cash only. Only 350p (about $7 USD per person) before tip.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank bugdr11
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Alfersan, Propietario at Las Cazuelas del Don, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments, we enjoyed your visit as well and hope you come back soon. Viva Las Vegas!!
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Palo Alto, California
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“Fantastic local lunch place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

Cazuelas is a little off the beaten path but well worth the effort. We took a cab from our resort (Grand Mayan) as was a very warm day and walked back. We arrived on Monday afternoon about 130pm and were the only customers. Our luck as we had Don, the owner and chef, all to ourselves to explain to us what Cazuelas were and how he cooks them. He also had us share a bowl of his tortilla soup while waiting for the stone bowls to to cook. Probably the best tortilla soup I have ever had. Since the restaurant doesnt offer beer or wine, a short walk to the OXXO for beer is very easy as it goes well with the Cazuelas. Forewarning, no credit cards, cash only at the restaurant. The Cazuelas were surperb, we had the beef this time. It was a great experience, a great meal and a wonderful host. Try it, you will certainly not likely find anything else like it in Cabo San Jose. Did I mention that the meal was inexpensive? We will certainly come back here again. There is a reason this is the number one rated restaurant on Trip Advisor in Cabo San Jose.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Dave B
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Alfersan, Propietario at Las Cazuelas del Don, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
It was a great pleasure to meet you, I am glad you enjoyed your meal, it is always so nice to read reviews like yours, they recharge us to keep doing a good job.
I hope to see you back soon.
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Eugene, OR
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“Beef and Chicken Cazuelas (Casseroles) excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

We went for an early dinner after shopping and walking the Esturario. I ordered the beef on Potato and we shared the tortilla soup and three taco beef cazuela. The potato leftovers made a great breakfast start. Our partners finished off the three taco chicken casserole. I prefer more mexican spices in the tortilla soup but the add ons were great. If I could combine their condiments with a best ever broth it would be nirvana. All + drinks for 470 Pesos for four. You can bring in a wine or walk to OXXO for beer.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank KWAJT
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Alfersan, Propietario at Las Cazuelas del Don, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
It was a great pleasure to serve you guys, we really enjoyed it. We are pleased you liked our food and we appreciate your comments dearly. Hope to see you back soon.
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