Best Private & Unique Restaurants

In Dine, Los Cabos by Suzanne Koch

For a special-occasion dining experience or an intimate setting, visit one of these exclusive favorites.

La Cava | Feast like royalty in a sultry wine cellar at Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort


  • Have it your way; the executive chef creates personalized menus to guarantee your cravings and preferences are met
  • An ornate space adorned with countless bottles of fine wine beckon you to overindulge
  • The weekly Gourmet Table on Fridays and Saturdays invites guests on an epic five-course tasting journey through Mexico

Tip: La Cava dinners are available Sunday through Thursday with seating limited to 14 people. Available by special arrangement only.

Herb Garden | An educational outdoor kitchen aims to please all senses


  • Located at One & Only Palmilla
  • Learn something new while enjoying the cooking demonstrations in the intimate garden, which accommodates up to 12 guests
  • Cleanse your palate of peppers and cilantro with a Mexican wine, tequila or mezcal tasting

A Night to Remember | Esperanza, An Auberge Resort’s private beachfront dinner package oozes seclusion and romance


  • Surprise the love of your life with a specially prepared three-course meal made just for you
  • The package includes a customized evening ensuring a one-of-a-kind experience, perfect for celebrations and special occasions
  • The dinner comes with optional fireworks and mariachi band serenade to add the finishing touch

Don Manuel’s | Old world techniques in a new world setting


  • Located at The Resort at Pedregal
  • A daily changing menu allows you to indulge in new dishes over and over
  • Quench your thirst at Don Manuel’s Bar which houses an extensive list of rare spirits from around Mexico

La Palapa | Casual Cabo dining with a variety of activities


  • Located at the Private Residence Club of Esperanza, An Auberge Resort
  • Satisfy your sushi cravings on Tuesdays when select sushi rolls are featured
  • From sea to plate, don’t miss Friday’s Fish Market where guests can handpick their catch and enjoy it the traditional Mexican “A La Talla” style

Extra Flavor: Wednesday’s at La Palapa feature Argentinian Executive Chef “Gonzalo” preparing authentic Argentinean BBQ “Asado.” 

Tequila Restaurant | A quaint outdoor space with cozy feels, organic ingredients and over 50 different varieties of tequila

  • Explore the grounds by wandering into the wine cellar or cigar room filled with Cuban cigars
  • Mediterranean and Asian influences provide spins on traditional Mexican dishes like grilled fish with ginger and cilantro sauces served up with rustic potatoes
  • Fresh takes on a whole new meaning with the use of certified organic products from Tequila Restaurant’s very own local farm, which also provides products to major nearby resorts like One & Only Palmilla, Esperanza and Las Ventanas

Before You Go: Tequila Restaurant only accepts American Express and cash

(Originally appeared in InMexico Magazine 2016)

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