The 3rd edition of the 2022 Los Cabos Culinary Awards recipients has been announced following weeks of deliberation after voting came to a close on October 4th. A jury of over 70 experts critiqued Los Cabos establishments based on a multitude of criteria such as taste, service, prices, facilities, presentation, and originality.
Winners from 64 establishments were recognized throughout 29 categories, including ones that focused on the best places to have a drink in Los Cabo. Bars across the area were awarded distinction in 3 main geographical areas: Experience in the Tourist Corridor, Cabo San Lucas, and San Jose Del Cabo.
In this article, we will break down the spots that took home first place in each of these categories. From swanky 5-star hotels to local taco joints, make sure not to miss these bars on your next trip to Cabo San Lucas!
Winner of Experience in a bar in the Tourist Corridor – Arbol
Address: Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort. Carretera Transpeninsular KM 19.5, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
Hours: 5:30 – 11 PM
Arbol is located at the Rosewood resort and offers original drinks in a breathtakingly decorated venue. The elegant space is highlighted by modern furnishings and decorations meant to represent the name of the restaurant, which means “tree” in English.
Along with inventive drinks, head chef Anand Singh offers elevated Asian cuisine ranging from exotic Indian dishes, Asian Woks, and a raw seafood bar. Singh’s dishes are presented with grace and a touch of Baja influence through locally sourced ingredients. Lastly, service is top-notch at Arbol, and the experience they provide is sure to be a highlight of your vacation to Cabo San Lucas!
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Reservations can be made at Arbol Here
Winner of Experience in a bar in Cabo San Lucas – La Lupita Taco & Mezcal
Address: Acuario, Av. del Pescador y, El Medano Ejidal, El Medano, 23479 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
Hours: Monday – 12 PM-1 AM except for Monday (closed) and Friday (2 PM- 2 AM)
This centrally located spot in the heart of Cabo San Lucas’s arts district is the perfect place for tacos and sampling mezcal during your trip to Cabo. Visitors and locals alike flock to La Lupita for its buzzy atmosphere and lively patio, which offers live music every night after dark.
The food menu is highlighted by both traditional and Mexican fusion tacos composed of local ingredients, along with appetizers that pair perfectly with their local wines, beers, and mezcals. The decor is by no means elegant – rustic mismatched furniture and recycled wood tables, but the delicious drinks and traditional and inventive cuisine will leave your heart happy and belly full.
Reservations can be made at La Lupita Taco & Mezcal Here
Winner of Experience in a bar in San Jose Del Cabo – Javier’s Restaurant at The Cabo Azul Resort
Address: P.º Malecon San Jose S/N-Lote 11, Zona Hotelera, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
Hours: 5 – 10:30 PM
Located in the Cabo Azul Resort, Javier’s offers 5-star dining with immaculate waterfront views. Drink offerings are highlighted by premium local tequilas, hand-made margaritas, and a vast selection of both beers and wines.
Along with elegant drinks, Javier’s offers a wide range of elevated cuisine inspired by chefs joining minds across different regions of Mexico. The result is a varied menu including staples such as Mole and Carnitas but also delicacies like white Mexican prawns and Dungeness crab. If you are after an exclusive experience in San Jose Del Cabo with stellar service and a wide variety of premium drinks, Javier’s cannot be beaten!
Call Javier’s for Reservations at 866-216-CABO(2226)
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