Every Thursday evening from November to June, San José del Cabo hosts its Art Walk in the downtown plaza. Hundreds of visitors and locals attend this weekly event showcasing the art and culture of Los Cabos. Many include dinner or refreshments at one of the various restaurants within the gallery district. The following are my recommendations for dinner at San Jose Art Walk.
Dinner at San Jose Art Walk
The Downtown Pub
The perfect spot to bring your friends and meet new ones for dinner at San Jose Art Walk or any afternoon/evening. They say good things come in small packages and it’s true with the Downtown Pub. A small venue located at the entrance to the downtown plaza with comfortable outdoor seating and air conditioning inside. Guests can enjoy their favorite drinks prepared by a talented bartender and pub fare served by the friendliest wait staff. An extended happy hour features amazingly low prices and daily drink specials. Salud!
Located in the lovely boutique hotel, Casa Natalia, Mi Cocina is a must for those seeking upscale dinner at San Jose Art Walk in a relaxed and unpretentious environment. The menu reflects a “Euro-Mexican Bistro” served with extensive wine offerings to compliment the sophisticated flavors. The adjoining martini bar offers more colorful selections. Expect only exceptional service. You will likely plan your next visit before finishing dessert after discovering this unique dining experience at one of Los Cabos’ finest gourmet restaurants.
The fragrant aromas from the exhibition kitchen welcome you through the gateway to La Osteria. When it comes to dinner at San Jose Art Walk, start with a few selections from the tapas menu and your favorite cocktail or glass of wine. The freshest organic produce, meat and seafood are prepared before your very eyes. Large plates and small plates combine to form a perfect opportunity for sampling and sharing all the delicious fare offered at this favorite eatery. Live music is offered several nights a week beginning with background tunes during dinner. Later in the evening, the volume is turned up, but the night is just beginning as guests discovered with a recent impromptu performance by members of the band U2.
This recent addition to the gallery district is the new hotspot in San José. Rave reviews from folks from all over the planet have everyone talking tacos. The owner read the memo – Keep it simple folks! An extensive variety of tacos and local fusion fare round out the menu. Toss in an air conditioned bar with live music and you have a party night after night. Did anyone say Grasshoppers?
Located at the top of Calle Obregon, H Restaurant boasts “the perfect blend of “refinement and relaxation in the heart of historic San José del Cabo.” Featuring American nouvelle and international cuisine, simply reading the menu makes one’s mouth water. Enjoy a selection from the extensive wine list (including the house H label) or your favorite cocktail from the fully stocked bar during dinner at San Jose Art Walk. The monogramed white table cloths and napkins, attentive staff and sounds of light jazz create an atmosphere exuding romance. Locals might be tempted to save dining at the H for those special occasions but don’t be misled. Whether you’re on vacation or just pretending to be, you deserve to treat your loved one to this fabulous dining experience again and again.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and reliable as the sunrise, Jazmin’s always delivers a great time. Genuine Mexican ambiance with all the charm one expects when visiting Cabo. The tranquil courtyard and dining areas are beautifully decorated with local art. An extensive menu, large portions, authentic cocktails and a friendly English speaking staff. Don’t forget to try the specials! You will not be disappointed when you come to Jazmin’s for dinner at San Jose Art Walk.
A panga is a small fishing boat used by the local pescadores or fishermen. Therefore, when you think fish, think La Panga! Located adjacent to the famous church, La Panga inhabits one of the oldest remaining buildings in downtown San José. This historic mansion and its charming courtyard date back to the 1800’s and create the ambiance for a romantic, upscale dining experience. Many describe the menu as contemporary Mexican with a passion for seafood. Offering the freshest fish, the catch of the day was likely swimming a few hours earlier. A favorite among locals and visitors, and definitely one to add to your list.
I hope you find these recommendations useful and consistent with your experience. There are many more truly excellent restaurants nearby and throughout San José. The ones presented here are within the downtown Gallery District and perfect for dinner at San Jose Art Walk. Feel free to inquire about other recommendations or any questions that might make your visit most enjoyable.