Cabo San Lucas is one of the best lovers getaways in North America. Located on the tip of the Baja California peninsula, its rugged and rocky coastline mixed with its pristine-white sand beaches create a romantic canvas for any lovers getaway. We flew south to Cabo for a quick 3-night getaway (only 2.5 hours away from LA!). We reached out to our followers to see where to eat in Cabo San Lucas and everyone (including our hotel concierge) insisted that we eat at El Farallon.
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El Farallon is located at the Resort at Pedregal, the number one hotel in all of Cabo San Lucas. The restaurant is chiseled into the rocky coastline on the Pacific Ocean side of Cabo. While the hotel and restaurant are only minutes away from the craziness of downtown Cabo San Lucas, The Resort at Pedregal and El Farallon restaurant make you feel like you’re in your own romantic respite.
Your own cliffside dining experience
on the edge of Cabo
From the moment we stepped onto the grounds of the Resort at Pedregal, we were greeted by name and whisked away through the enormous oceanfront property to our romantic dinner at El Farallon. As we strolled along the winding walkway, the waves crashed and we were able to absorb the utter elegance of the resort. We thought we were just having a simple oceanfront dinner, but we didn’t realize that the entire night would be an experience in itself.
The view from El Farallon
Once we arrived to El Farallon, we were immediately taken to the Champagne Terrace, a cabana dedicated solely to the finest champagne available. We chose two glasses of Ruinart rosé champagne and took our seats to watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. We visited in February, which is prime whale watching season so we had front row seats to the most magnificent humpback whale show. We highly recommend making reservations about 45 minutes to an hour before the sunset so that you can take in the beauty of the restaurant and the surrounding area.
The Champagne Terrace at El Farallon
After we enjoyed our champagne, we were shuttled over to the fish counter where we would learn all about the fresh catches of the day. We decided to choose the sea bass, red snapper, and shrimp. We were also given the choice of four sides (two for each of us). The prices are all listed on the board and vary based on the fish and serving size. Once we were finished ordering, we were shuttled to our table overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
We’ll take one of everything, please.
Fresh fish at El Farallon
Other than the entrée choice, everything else at El Farallon is a prefix menu (they also have a vegetarian prefix menu). The first course was a delicious clam chowder that was the perfect start to the meal. After the soup, we enjoyed a delicious fried calamari as well as a seafood ceviche to cleanse the palate. After the prefix part of the meal, we were served our sea bass, red snapper, and shrimp. Everything was so delicious and the seafood was extremely fresh. We would highly recommend ordering the sea bass!
Our Table at El Farallon
Our waiter paired our fish with a local Mexican chardonnay that we would highly recommend with the meal. After the main course, we were given a trio of chocolate desserts to end the night.
The cost of this entire experience is not for the faint of heart. With our champagne, cocktails, wine, and entire meal, we paid over $300 USD for the entire epicurean experience.
Is It Worth It?
If you’re in the Cabo San Lucas or San Jose Del Cabo area, a trip to El Farallon is an absolute must. This would be an especially romantic restaurant for weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays.
We went there you got off cheap. Good though