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“great atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Don Manuel's

Don Manuel's
Ranked #101 of 545 Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$39 - US$62
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Oak Park, California
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

After going to El Farallon on our last trip, we decided to also go here. We sat in the outside lounge overlooking the ocean and had a pitcher of sangria prior to being seated for dinner. The food was good, high-end mexican/american food. Definitely a nice experience.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marc S
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Glasgow, UK
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful and Special Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

I visited Don Manuel's for my husband's birthday on our honeymoon. I had spent some time researching restaurant's in the area and decided to go here. I also really wanted to experience being at Capella Pedregal, since I'd love to stay but could never afford it!

From the moment we arrived the service was impeccable. We were given a little tour after being met from our taxi. The menu my husband was given was printed specially with his name, saying happy birthday. The staff throughout the meal were first class, and very helpful explaining the menu.

It was our first visit to Mexico, and we only had 2 nights there but this was definitely the highlight of our trip. And a great way to sample a little bit of luxury!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Laguna Beach, California
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223 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Brunch Jewel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

I have loved this place for many years. Every time we are in Cabo we try to go once to Brunch at Manuel's, The food is outstanding! Fresh juices and delicious breads accompany your selection. Mimosas and/or any liquor is extra to the bill. It is pricey but a treat! You need a reservation to enter the main gates, as soon you pass, you are driving through a magnificent tunnel with chandeliers. Superb service. A jewel!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Views and Fabulous Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

A must for anyone who appreciates good food. This restaurant is fabulous and the views are the resort are breathtaking. You have to have reservations, but it is well worth it.,

Visited April 2014
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Morristown, NJ
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272 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Consistently World Class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

On my annual trip to Cabo, I was somewhat stunned at the less than stellar ratings Don Manuel's had recently received. I gave it a try since my parents and I have loved this place for a number of years. Not sure what the griping was all about except that uneducated consumers may have visited a world class restaurant. The setting was beautiful as always and the service cordial and attentive. The food is an amazing fusion of haut Mexican with continental accents. We enjoyed a wonderful risotto of poblano chiles with onions/pumpkins seeds and a cazuela de mariscos with a wonderful broth laced with fennel that had plump mussels, scallops and shrimp. For our entrees we shared an amberjack in chile/spices that was perfectly grilled over a salsa verde with an accept of cucumbers in a foam emulsion vinaigrette as well as a lobster dish that was exceptional. This is world class food, if you are used to an Outback Steakhouse as "exceptional cuisine" you are not going to "get" this establishment.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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