The 6 Best Places to Eat Vegan in Cabos San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Most visitors stay in all-inclusive resorts which is a shame as San José del Cabo has an array of gorgeous farm-to-table restaurants and cool cafes serving plant-based and vegan dishes. Even gorgeous beach resorts in Cabo San Lucas are enhancing their menus by adding vegan plates to their offerings.
Here are six fantastic dining experiences that cater to vegans in Los Cabos.
1. Chula Vegan Café
Calling All: Folks seeking casual dining between stints relaxing at the beach. Chula was the first 100 percent vegan restaurant in Los Cabos.
Plant Yourself: There’s indoor and outdoor dining available. Come for an early lunch to snag a table on the covered terrace.
Order to Share: Chula serves plant-based renditions of traditional Mexican foods and hearty vegan comfort foods. Start with the cashew cheese nachos for the table. If you’re craving a Mexican meal you can’t go wrong with the enfrijoladas with vegan chorizo and cheese. If you want to get take out to eat by the beach, pick up the vegan lox bagel with grilled carrots, cashew cream chees, and capers. Biodegradable takeaway containers are used.
Don’t Miss: The smoothie bowls are delicious — especially during the warm summer months. For a treat, opt for the açaí bowl, jam-packed with nutrients and vitamins.
Leave Room For: Vegan waffles are hard to come by and Chula has perfected their rendition. The hearty waffles are loaded with fresh fruit, coconut flakes, almond butter, and agave syrup.
Address: Blvd. Mijares, Plaza La Mision 1A, San José del Cabo
2. Don Sanchez Restaurant
Calling All: This is the spot in Los Cabos for a flavorful upscale vegan tasting menu prepared with fresh local produce using modern twists of traditional ingredients for a memorable meal. Don Sanchez received the OpenTable Diners Choice award in 2020.
Plant Yourself: The covered outdoor dining terrace is the best place to enjoy your meal.
Order to Share: Don Sanchez isn’t strictly plant-based. If everyone is ordering their own tasting menu you can start with an order of guacamole for the table.
Don’t Miss: The vegan tasting menu plates rotate with the season but you’re likely to get to try one of the restaurant’s signature vegan dishes, the beet carpaccio served with a fermented hibiscus vinaigrette. The vegan taco is extraordinary served on a cactus leaf tortilla with sun-dried jackfruit and house-made vegan ground meat. If you’re lucky huitlacoche pasta and jicama tacos will also be included.
Leave Room For: The Tostada Mi Rancho Vegan is a must-try with truffle black bean powder and cashew cream.
Address: Blvd. Mijares s/n. Edificio Eclipse Int 3, San José del Cabo
3. Los Tamarindos
Calling All: Those seeking a healthy and fancy evening under the stars will love this upscale organic farm-to-table dining experience in a verdant oasis.
Plant yourself: If you’re having a celebration with a large group you can request to have a table placed near the farm. Otherwise, outdoor dining is available on the 19th-century farmstead terrace which has a beautiful view of the edible gardens below.
Order to Share: If you eat oysters, as they’re not sentient beings, start the meal off with a plate of Baja oysters served with housemade ponzu. For a vegan main, the mesquite-baked cauliflower melts in your mouth and is smothered with sikil p’ak, a delicious traditional Mayan salsa.
Don’t Miss: Make time during your trip to Los Cabos to take a cooking class at Los Tamarindos. The course can be catered to vegans. The four-course meal you prepare will vary based on seasonal produce at the farm, but you’ll always have the chance to make tortillas and salsa from scratch.
Leave Room For: A cocktail made with the house Mezcal La Venia, guava, and mint.
Address: C. de Las Animas s/n, Animas Bajas, San José del Cabo
4. Mi Vegano Favorito
Calling All: If you’re looking for a quick lunch, grab a bite from this local favorite plant-based burger spot.
Plant yourself: The outdoor dining patio is small so if you’re planning to eat your burger on-site be sure not to come at peak hours.
Order to Share: Everyone should get their own veggie burger to their liking but order a side of the cheesy potatoes Diego and hummus to share.
Don’t Miss: The sunrise burger is arguably the best option as it’s decked out with caramelized onions, mushrooms, and cheese. If you’re looking for a burger with Mexican flavors, order the bajo cero with chipotle and avocado.
Leave Room For: Strawberries served with homemade coconut whipped cream. This decadent dessert is naturally gluten-free.
Address: Av Centenario, Centro, 23400 San José del Cabo
5. Solaz Los Cabos
Calling All: This eco-conscious resort recently added an array of vegan options to its menus offering plates made of organic and local garden-fresh ingredients.
Plant yourself: There are seven dining establishments on-site, all of which can cater to plant-based eaters. The beachfront Al Pairo serves small plates meant for sharing. Cascabel and Erizo both focus on Mexican cuisine. The pool-side Mako has the most vegan-friendly dishes including power bowls, salads from local biodynamic farms, and artisanal wood-fired flatbreads.
Order to Share: Vegan tacos for the table including roasted cauliflower and avocado tacos.
Don’t Miss: Tell your waiter any food allergies or restrictions you have and ask the chef to prepare you something special. You won’t regret it and will enjoy a one-of-a-kind meal.
Leave Room For: If you’re a guest at Solaz and booked a room with a private dipping pool, order fruit and champagne to enjoy at sunset from your private oasis.
Address: Km 18.5 Carr Transpeninsular Csl-Sjc Cabo, San José del Cabo
6. Grand Solmar Rancho San Lucas
Calling All: Family-friendly resort dining with plant-based options in Los Cabos.
Plant yourself: Make a reservation for dinner at Anica Restaurant next to the firepit.
Order to Share: Guacamole and vegan ceviche with chips to be enjoyed by the pool from the Lagoon Bar. Later, enjoy the mushroom tostada or quinoa and lima bean salad. For dinner opt for the grilled portobello with tofu cream and a side of grilled cauliflower.
Don’t Miss: At the breakfast buffet ask the chef to prepare vegan chilaquiles loaded with black beans (without manteca, which means lard) on avocado.
Leave Room For: The chia seeding pudding for breakfast at Anica is fantastic and served with fresh fruit. It’s a nutritious and protein-rich way to start the day.
Address: Carretera Todos Santos Km 120 #1, 23473 Cabo San Lucas
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