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Best Seafood Dishes in Los Cabos

DINING | Published on 10/01/2019
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From the most popular Mexican dishes to the best shrimp and fish recipes, seafood in Los Cabos is simply sensational. The rich flavors, fresh ingredients, and simplistic seafood recipes make dining on vacation in Cabo San Lucas a mouth watering experience. Whether you’re eating out at the best restaurants for seafood in Los Cabos or preparing your own seafood dinner ideas in your resort suite, there are no better Mexican foods to enjoy than the best seafood dishes. Peruse the menu at your favorite Cabo San Lucas restaurant or choose easy seafood recipes to prepare at home and dine like you would if you were on vacation.


By far one of the best seafood dishes in Cabo San Lucas and beyond is ceviche, a raw medley of fresh vegetables, seafood, and sometimes fruit, “cooked” in lime juice and served with tostadas or saltine crackers. There are countless ways to prepare ceviche, including various fish and shrimp recipes that will satisfy your cravings and challenge the way you looked at Mexican foods. While there are a diverse array of options, any style of ceviche makes for great seafood dinner ideas.


If you are new to or nervous about eating seafood, which many people are, then shrimp is typically a safe way to go. The shrimp in Baja is so fresh that you’ll quickly fall in love with its superior flavor, which isn’t too “fishy” and its texture is perfect for those trying seafood recipes for the first time. There are a number of shrimp recipes and countless preparations to try when you visit Cabo San Lucas, but a town favorite seems to be Mezcal shrimp, large shrimp marinated in one of Mexico’s favorite spirits. The combination of Mezcal, honey, lime, and shrimp is a heavenly way to savor one of the greatest authentic Mexican dishes.


Easy seafood recipes abound, especially if you are looking for quick fish recipes to serve for dinner or enjoy at a local restaurant. On your Cabo vacation, you may notice fish tacos on almost every menu and for good reason, Baja fish tacos could easily be considered one of the best seafood dishes in the Los Cabos region. While served elsewhere in the world, fish tacos are one of the Mexican dishes that coastal towns like Cabo San Lucas have become known for. Baja style fish tacos are quite simple, requiring only grilled or breaded fish, thinly sliced cabbage, pico de gallo, and a mildly spicy cream sauce, served over fresh tortillas. While many fish recipes differ, almost all include a healthy portion of lime, which goes great with a flaky white fish.

Other Seafood Dinner Ideas

There is no doubt that fish and shrimp recipes abound. Whether you’re scoping out the best options on the internet or taking notes from your favorite seafood restaurant, you’ll find plenty of easy seafood recipes to enjoy. However, if you’re looking to venture out, trying other types of seafood can be a bit more difficult, especially if you’re looking to prepare one or more seafood recipes that involve ingredients like octopus, scallops, crab, or lobster. If you find yourself in Cabo, try the delicious chocolate clams, which are named for their color, not their chocolate flavor. A rare treat, chocolate clams are a must if you truly want to embrace Cabo dining.

Eating seafood in Los Cabos is an essential part of the vacation experience. With its location on the Sea of Cortez, a body of water once dubbed the “Aquarium of the World,” it is no wonder the city offers a delicious array of Mexican foods that feature fresh fish, shrimp, octopus, and more. Try out your favorite dishes on vacation or prepare them at home for a true vacation feel.

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