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Lugareno Cocina

££ - £££
Bar, Mexican
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Villa Valentina | Carretera Transpeninsular Km 31.5, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
+52 624 142 6612
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Tue 08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Winfield, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were so impressed with the look of this hotel and restaurant. We spoke with a lovely young woman and she told us to come back at 5 if we wanted supper. We did, but she was not there. We had another waiter, who we did not like at all. He seemed in a hurry ..even though... More 

Thank schlinn
Vancouver, Canada
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99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It might be hard to stumble upon El Lugareño, but the place really does have charm. Few places in the tourist area of San Jose have a nice view, and this is one. Also, the menu was full of more creative options than usual, which is nice if you want to go to a restaurant to try something different each... More 

Thank Raquel B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came for breakfast before heading to the airport. Seating is an outdoor courtyard that makes you feel like you are truly at someone's garden villa in Tuscany or the countryside of Spain. Decorated so beautifully. I had the waffles with blueberries and creme freche which was good. It comes with really good honey instead of maple syrup. My friend had... More 

Thank SonnyABC
San Diego, California
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The food was good, but sadly they had very little vegetarian options; they did improvise for us though (even though it says in the menu that they wouldn't)

Thank Laila S
The Sea Ranch, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

In a town where we spend lots of time and always eat well, this was a new and very special experience. We ordered 7 dishes for 4 people, and each one was beautifully presented, unusual, and exquisite. And my gluten-free, dairy-free restrictions posed no problem. We enjoyed talking to Rodolfo, one of the owners, about their concept of three young... More 

Thank Chris S
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Its so good i am writing this as i eat! Great food and huge portions! Place is beautiful. The decorations come from San Miguel Allende!

Thank Sean o
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We are visiting San Jose del Cabo this week and spent New Year's Eve at Villa Valentina (now called Lugareno) -- one of our favorite places. It is a beautiful, unique place - incredibly decorated, great lighting and friendly service. We prefer to sit at or around the bar. They have a creative drink menu along with a good selection... More 

Thank Shannonmyers69
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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Villa Valentina has always been a beautiful spot in Cabo. But now it is especially so and greatly enhanced by Daniel Talamante's newest iteration on dining, Lugareno Cocina.The food is delicious and creative and focuses on delicacy and subtleness in flavor composition. Staff is definitely an upgrade with attentive and knowledgeable service. The bar area demands a visit as they... More 

Thank Lb1952
Dallas, Texas, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I LOVE this location. It is beautiful! I have eaten at Lugareno for breakfast and brunch many times over the past year and it is wonderful! It is beautiful and the food is great! I would actually give the breakfast a four and a half star rating. The last time I was there for brunch with my boyfriend they gave... More 

Thank Lisa O
San Mateo, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I have had 3 religious experiences while dining: 1.)while backpacking in Europe in my 20's at a small Italian restaurant right behind the main church in Perugia cooked by an 86 year old woman who made unforgettable Carbonara, 2.) when Gordon Ramsey cooked for me at his first restaurant when it opened in London on Hospital Rd., and now 3.)Lugareno... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Bar, Mexican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Villa Valentina | Carretera Transpeninsular Km 31.5, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  San Jose del Cabo
  • Phone Number: +52 624 142 6612
Baja Regional Cusine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?