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“Great Ambience”

De Cortez Restaurant
Ranked #185 of 553 Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
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Good for: View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Enjoy fine dining next to the beach overlooking the Sea of Cortez, with an elegant ambiance and attentive service. De Cortez Restaurant is a 5-Diamond Award Winning and it is only a few miles from downtown Cabo San Lucas. Fresh produce from local markets, delectable select seafood from the cold waters of the Pacific and Sea of Cortez and the Finest cuts of meat, all grilled over mezquite embers, using classic techniques.
Mpls
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Ambience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

This is simply a beautiful place and you can't get any closer to the water. The menu is quite eclectic and flavorful and the chef always sends an amuse-bouche appetizer. Very nice. That said, my husband came away a little hungry as the portions are small. Maybe they want to encourage you to order more courses. We have dined here in the past and didn't notice the portion sizes at that time.

  • Visited December 2013
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Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“View & ambience & great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

The location of this restaurant is fantastic-come at sunset for beautiful views and cocktails right at the edge of the sea. Delicious food, good wine list, great service-even the kids liked it.

Visited December 2013
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

Wonderful and interesting food prepared with care and presented beautifully! My compliments to the chef and staff.

Visited December 2013
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Beach front elegance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

Fabulous location for a romantic dinner, beach front. Come before sunset and enjoy the scenery. Great food. You can't go wrong here!

  • Visited November 2013
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Englewood, Colorado
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“Horrible service!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

We are staying in the Cabo Del Sol condos next door and walked over to enjoy some appetizers and drinks early evening as the restaurant appeared to have beautiful ambiance and views of the ocean. The smell from the grills as your walked the beach was incredible so we were eager to give this place a try.

We arrived early evening and there was only one other table seated at the restaurant. We stood at the entrance for a few minutes, bartender staring at us, yet no one acknowledging us nor offering to seat us. We finally asked the bartender if we could set over by the fireplace. He nodded so we sat. Took him about 5 minutes to greet us, took our order then took a good 10 minutes before we had our drinks and another 45 minutes at least before our tapas arrived. My mother and I both ordered a decent priced glass of wine, which came out as a half of glass at best. Ive been a bartender for 20 years and I know the pour of wine, even on a low end it should be a minimum of 4oz pour, this wasn't even close. When I brought it to the bartenders attention he seemed clueless and sent another guy over asking us if we wanted to purchase another glass of wine?!?!?! Asked for a manager, no one ever came. Not a great way to start our dining experience here.

We ordered two tapas, Kafta of LAMB with semolina. It had great flavor and was average size for tapas. We also ordered SQUASH BLOSSOMS which were just so so and were an incredibly small portion for the price.

We were basically ignored once our original order was taken and then not acknowledged again until I asked a different waiter for our check. We were indeed charged full price for our meager glasses of wines. I paid the bill and left the receipt in the check presenter, leaving a 15% tip which was more than generous considering the horrible service and overcharge on wine based on our poor. We got about 1/4 mile up the beach from the restaurant and a separate waitress came running after us complaining she did not have the correct receipt even though it was right there in her hand. It appeared she was trying to get more of a tip which was the final icing on the cake for me. I am a very generous tipper, even with fair service, but as bad as this was they were lucky they even got 15%.

I have been in the industry my entire life, and dine out all the time. I have never had such poor service in my life. We were treated as if we were not welcome there and that is how we felt from the moment we stepped foot at the entrance until we were long past this facility . Not good to have an unhappy customer whose staying right next door...that word of mouth is worst form of marketing you can hope for. Serious work needed on your service, such a shame considering your view and ambience is incredible. We come here every year, sometimes twice a year and just moved to this area...you just lost the opportunity to have us a regulars.

  • Visited November 2013
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