City Visit: San Jose del Cabo, Mexico


This post is one chapter on our trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Alaska Airlines. This trip was booked and credited to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan using a two for one Companion Fare courtesy of the Alaska Airlines credit card. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.

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City Visit: San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas is split into several areas. The more popular harbor is down at Cabo San Lucas. Most attractions and cruise ships pull through here. After we got tired of eating JW Marriott resort food, we headed to the nearby San Jose Del Cabo. It’s a charming square filled with night entertainment after dark. It doesn’t stay open super late in our experience; most areas were sewn up tight by 10:30 PM. Still, it makes for an interesting side adventure off the hotel grounds. We self drove ourselves down to the town, about 13 minutes or 7 kilometers from the property. I’m not really sure how the parking worked. We couldn’t find much street parking; so I paid the “lot attendant” $7 USD to park (and presumably watch “South African style”) the car for the evening. The parking was a bit steep but the savings of tourist zone food prices versus resort prices alone made up for the difference.

Street entertainers

Dining at Mi Cocina, San Jose Del Cabo

We took in dinner at Mi Cocina; a charming open air patio restaurant with a view of not all too much. Despite this, the food was pretty good.

I went for the fresh oysters “Sol Azul” from Baja California with the classic mignonette salsla, japanese yuzu salsa and Mexican salsa. Part of me thought to play it safe, but then the other part said that you only live once and that you should just eat it and enjoy. MrsWT73 played it save (and didn’t have any) so I was on my own to enjoy.

I was happily chomping way not even noticing the camera…

I did an off menu special for the main course… an absolutely massive fish taco plate that had guacamole, shrimp, fish and local spices. It was terrific and absolutely filling.

I’d easily return here, the service was warm and the pace relaxed. Overall, it was nice to have a little taste of Mexico close to the hotel. We enjoyed wandering the streets of this area after the days in the sun.


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