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“The best!!!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Los Claros

Los Claros
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mexico City
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The best!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

If you're in San José del Cabo or nearby Cabos and want the real deal in fish tacos and ceviches, look no further. We went because of local recommendations from staff members at our hotel and we were SO grateful!!! Service here is great, friendly and relaxed, the restaurant is clean and welcoming, but the star of the show is definitely the food. Amazingly fresh seafood, really, really, really good salsas and fixings for tacos and ceviches from a central "salad" bar set up and just the best taste ever. We live in Mexico City and get good seafood, but this beat it all!!!! DO NOT MISS LOS CLAROS!!!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tacos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

This place doesn't look like much but food is wonderful ...I had fish tacos ...excellent....they have like a salad bar where you can add anything and everything to doctor up your food..If you are there at the right time they even had fresh onion rings...free. yum

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Novato, California
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Yummy tacos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Loved this place because it is just a comfortable great basic taco place. Order your taco, burrito, quesadilla etc. then you go to the bar in the middle and dress it up with salads, salsa's peppers and more! You really don't need much in the basic order because you can fill your plate from the bar! Love this place.

Visited November 2013
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San Diego, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“EATING GOOD, FRESH AND CHEAP IN LOS CABOS”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

When we took a 3 week family trip around Baja California Sur last year, one of our favorite discoveries was Tacos Los Claros in downtown San Jose del Cabo (with two other locations on Highway 1 toward the airport and Cabo San Lucas). Approaching lunchtime while tooling around the historic Spanish Colonial town one day, El Gringo asked the locals where to find the “…best mariscos tacos in town.” Three out of four locals directed us to Tacos Los Claros, about halfway between downtown and the beach (the fourth local was a taco shop owner and tried to lure us in with free margaritas…to no avail. El Gringo may be cheap, but he is not easy).

Tacos Los Claros is an open-air, unassuming mariscos joint with a palapa roof, a busy kitchen and ample and comfortable seating. For the kiddos, there’s even a small playground with swings and things to climb on (a godsend when we stopped on that trip as we were rolling with a 4 and 5 year old). The restaurant is stocked with fresh bounty from the Sea of Cortez each day by independent fishermen. If the fishermen don’t show up for some reason, the ownership will often go to the shore to source seafood directly. Tacos Los Claros’ clientele is a mix of locals, expats and tourists, all happy, hungry and enjoying their cervezas and cocktails from the restaurant’s bar.

And unusually, when compared to more touristed places in Los Cabos, Tacos Los Claros is extremely affordable…with most items only costing $1.50 – $3.00 US. Our table of eight drank and dined very well and the total bill only came to $100. In San Diego, even if you could get some of the fresh ingredients not local to the region such as marlin, the cost would be at least 2-3 times as much.

El Gringo and his Señorita were thrilled to introduce a group of coworkers and friends to the joys of Tacos Los Claros on a trip this past weekend to Los Cabos (everyone enjoyed the food and vibe SO much that we returned for lunch the following day). As we approached Los Claros, we were immediately hit with the delicious aroma of seafood being grilled, fried or otherwise transformed into servings of mariscos miracles. We acquainted ourselves with the waiter, ordered beers and margaritas, were handed menus, and awaited with anticipation as our food was prepared.

The table started with a couple of shrimp and pulpo cocktails which were fresh, abundant with plump delicate seafood and perfectly marinated in briny aguachile. There was no shortage of tostadas, crackers and salsas with which to enjoy this appetizing starter as we all hungrily dug in. We also ordered a fantastic green aguachile with shrimp, scallops and pulpo, which was spicy and refreshing. El Gringo ordered chocolate clams, named not for their taste, but for the brownish complexion of their shells. Sometimes served live (they squirm when you squeeze lime on them) these meaty red and white shellfish are fresh from the Sea of Cortez and ready for the slurping.

Next up were rounds of tacos. El Gringo ordered three: A smoky and delicious smoked marlin taco, a succulent crispy shrimp taco (served in a panko like crust) and the “Pulpo de Diablo” taco, grilled octopus served marinated in a rich, smoky and spicy sauce. You have your choice of corn or flour tortillas for your tacos and there is a large condiment bar with all the sauces, sides, condiments and fried jalapeños and onion rings you could possibly need (El Gringo’s Señorita commented that you could order three of the same tacos, but make them completely unique with the correct condiment combination).

So the next time you’re fortunate enough to be in Los Cabos, get yourself muy pronto to Tacos Los Claros in San Jose, or visit one of their other two locations, which I’m sure are equally delicious. Your tastebuds, tummy and pocketbook will say “GRACIAS!”.

Read more at www.AGringoInMexico.com

  • Visited November 2013
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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188 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Good and inexpensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

They have a wide variety of Mexican dishes. Fish tacos, beef tacos, quesadillas, and more. Excellent selection of beers and very good margaritas. A fun, quick place to get a good inexpensive meal.

Visited November 2013
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