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“What an experience. Go for the view”
Review of El Farallon

El Farallon
Ranked #23 of 633 Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$100 - US$150
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Tucked into the cliffs of The Resort at Pedregal, El Farallon is the best restaurant in Cabo San Lucas. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, listen to the waves crash below while making your selection from the ocean-to-table menu featuring the daily bounty from local fishermen. Executive Chef Gustavo Pinet offers only the best selection of the local catch on shaved ice. Our culinary experts will guide your selection with an old-fashioned scale that weighs each choice and assist with side dish pairings.
Reviewed 28 November 2013

What a neat experience. Eating on the cliff side. Unique flavors and wonderful atmosphere. Get to pick your food. Waitstaff is as good as it gets. I would say a little overpriced but worth it. Get reservations early as they are hard to get. Try something you have never had before. Go early and sit at don Manuel's and have a drink and listen to the music.

Thank Michael P
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

This was our first trip to Cabo and by the end of the week we were used to slowwwww service, but el farallon actually forgot us after our entree was served. We finally flagged a waier down and they did a good job of service recovery, but that shouldn't happen in such a nice restaurant. Don't eat too much appetizer as it will spoil your dinner which is excellent. Spectacular venue!

Thank petersox
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Everything is special about this place including the price! However, if you want to splurge on a magical evening this is the place. From the beginning, driving through the tunnel and being met and escorted to Don Manuels for cocktails by the pools and ocean. After cocktails escorted through the charming walkways to El Farallon. El Farallon is situated in the rocks overlooking the crashing waves below. The service was impeccable, professional and everything was described in detail. One is lead to counter with a chalk board above describing the fish and cuts of meat. Each is displayed and you simply choose which you would like and how you want it cooked. You may add extras (chocolate clams are delicious, my first encounter). There is also a choice of vegetables. Appetizers and soup are included in the price. Be prepared to pay top prices for wine but hey, why ruin the evening with cheap wine!
This is a great way to top off your Cabo experience with friends are as a couple!

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1  Thank costaricatravel09
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

We had a beautifully magical experience in the paradise that is El Farallon. A table overlooking the ocean where we could feel the occasional mist as the waves surged against the rocks, and behind us hear the beautiful sounds of a solo man and his guitar as he played from an eclectic and original song list, as the sun set over the shimmering ocean. Ahhhhh...

The service was impeccable from start to finish. Unfortunately, I took some bad advice from an acquaintance and ordered us a pitcher of the spiced sangria to start. It was vile. A mix of lemonade, cheap wine and spices. Don't do it to yourself.

The system they have set up for the meal itself is precise and practical. Everyone gets the bread/crackers treat, soup and then the trio of starters. Ordering our own seafood or red meat from a selection on ice was a nice treat, and the chalkboards of sides was a broad selection that almost all sounded delicious.

The food itself was very disappointing. With the exception of the soup, everything was over cooked and over salted. I wanted so hard to love everything but I couldn't.

The dessert was delicious. They brought it complimentary for my husband's birthday.

We will definitely try again as our experience sounds more unique than not, and most certainly, the picturesque location and great service make it a wonderful experience regardless.

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1  Thank FlightsnFlights
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

“Farallon” – a rock that came out of the ocean.

After driving through the chandelier lit tunnel, the only entrance to Capella Pedregal, we were greeted at the beautiful iron gates by the guard who checked for our name on the reservation list. The gates opened slowly and welcomed us to the beginning of a memorable evening.

A representative from El Farallon accompanied us on our long walk through the winding pathways of the resort. Every turn in our path revealed a visual feast culminating in our arrival at our destination – El Farallon.

We are two couples – friends for many years – never at a lack for conversation. But this time, there was silence. The beauty that presented itself to us, took our breath away. We felt like we were in another world.

El Farallon is carved into the cliffs over the Pacific Ocean.
We were seated at a table next to a railing overlooking the waves crashing into the cliffs below – spectacular.

The local catch is displayed on shaved ice. You make your selection. The selections and prices are displayed on a handwritten chalkboard. Each selection comes with a choice of two vegetables, soup, and appetizers.

The blending of tastes, textures and colors were different and amazing. As light turned to darkness, torches and lamps were lit – a quiet sophistication. The moon was shining over the ocean. The stars were shining on a clear night. Truly a romantic atmosphere.

The service was the best. Each course timed perfectly. After dinner we were met by a golf cart which transported us to the main gate, where our taxi was already waiting for us.

This was truly a world class dining experience.

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Thank Valerie617
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