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“Great Dinner”

Habanero's Gastro Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$40
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Opened in October of 2004 by celebrity Chef F. Tadd Chapman, Habaneros Gastro Grill and Tequila bar has developed into one of San Jose del Cabo's most recognized restaurants among locals and tourists alike. Nestled behind a wall of eureka palms between San Jose's hotel zone and historic downtown, Habaneros blends the European style bistro with an eclectic "Mexican Fusion" menu all the while keeping things "Baja" Casual. In the fall of 2006 Tadd was joined by his mother, Christine Chapman to create a family operated restaurant with over 50 years of joint restaurant experience. After 4 years of satisfied clients the opportunity to expand to the adjoining local arose, and thus was born Habaneros Gastro Grill and Tequila Bar.
Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Dinner”
Reviewed 30 August 2014

This restaurants always has great food, it is always consistently good no matter what time of year. This is our go to place when we cannot decide. Nice people, great service, great drinks, happy servers.

Visited August 2014
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San Francisco, California
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice place to have a bite”
Reviewed 28 August 2014

We were sort of in between lunch and dinner and did not want to order a big meal. We had fish tacos and a nachos appetizer. Turned out to be more food than we needed. Both dishes were tasty. This place was getting a lot of advertising space and apparently received some cuisine related awards. So I guess that is a plus.

Visited August 2014
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Danville, New Hampshire
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Habanero's was recommended by a couple we met at Cabo Azul; they are repeat customers. We are so glad they told us as we probably would not have found it otherwise. The carrot and orange marguerita, recommended by server as a special, was not to our taste, although we saw other patrons who seemed to enjoy it, the strawberry daiquiri was very good. The Ceaser salad was standard, but fresh n very good, it was followed by appetizer of wonderful, light and fresh coconut shrimp with a delicious sauce, my hubby had the chipotle BBQ baby back ribs with roasted vege's n garlic mashed were so tender, I was concerned it would be too spicy for me to try, but the sauce was perfect. Based on the couples recommendation, I tried the Chicken Voodoo. Chicken is not my favorite, but mmmmmmmm, it was not like any I have had before, Boneless chicken stuffed with cheese, seasoning, and light crisp coating, it stayed crisp even with the creamy chipotle sauce on top. The service by all staff was excellent, very friendly and efficient, the owner stopped by and asked if we were enjoying the meal. We topped off with a delicious dessert; all homemade by the owner. A patron was talking to the owner, saying she and her sister wanted to order a beer, but only liked A certain American beer and the restaurant didn't have it, she asked where could she get some close by, didn't have a car, etc. the owner actually offered to drive to the store and buy whatever the patron needed. The owner left to get the beer; this is true customer service and above and beyond any thing you normally would see. Casual dress, it was not inexpensive, but price well worth it, we ordered drinks, salads, one app, dinners and one dessert, one coffee, not something we would always do, but it was a special night.

  • Visited August 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Family vacation”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

This place is awesome! The food is delicious and the atmosphere is friendly. We recommend that you try their fajitas, ribs, and coconut shrimp in mango sauce. For drinks, you have a choice from 120 bottles of tequila or just ask for the daily special you won't be disappointed. Truly this place is a hole in the way that you should try if you are ever in San Jose, Cabos

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Florida
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great Hamburger”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We stopped here before going to the airport to fly back home. Service was fast and the food was good. We started with nachos that were very good and then both my husband and I had a hamburger which was hot and cooked to perfection. The fries that came with the meal were great and very hot. Everyone enjoyed their meal and if I ever get back to San Jose del Cabo, I would certainly go to Habanero's again for a relaxed informal meal.

  • Visited August 2014
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