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Sardina Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Seafood, Contemporary
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KM 29.5 Carr. Transpeninsular Hwy. 1, San Jose del Cabo 23406, Mexico
+52 624 172 6365
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08:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 22:00
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The breakfast here was really good :) the service was great as well ! My only complaint is it felt pretty spendy for what you got. I read several reviews and no one else mentioned the prices being high. It could have been because it was Christmas week. Not sure. But nonetheless the food was very good :))

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Thank Kandshay
calgary
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Funky little (and I mean little) place just off the highway and a quick walk from the Bel Air Resort. Wish we had found it sooner! Great menu but we went with the two specials of the evening. DELISH! and the portions were very generous! Two of us couldn't finish ours and we split the leftovers between four of us... More 

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Thank smilingcanuck
Edmonton
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been travelling to San Jose del Cabo for 18 years and have seen the Sardina Cantina evolve from a hole-in -the-wall to the well-regarded restaurant it is today. We have always enjoyed the food in the past and usually dine there several times per visit. However, this year we had a very disappointing experience. Two people in our... More 

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Thank Anne R
Condon, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible food! My husband and I came to San Jose for our anniversary and stayed at Coral Baja. This restaurant was next to the property and recommended to us by resort staff, it did not disappoint! My husband and I each had one of the nightly specials and there was no skimping on the seafood, the portions were sizable. We... More 

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Thank pottert67
Eva-Marie A, Owner at Sardina Cantina, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your meals and happy anniversary! I think you were the two I mistook for being on your honeymoon? Keep up whatever you're doing, it's obviously working and for sure come back before you head home, breakfasts and lunches are just as good as the dinners! More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I were on our honeymoon in Cabo and ate at Sardina Cantina 5 times! Within walking distance from our hotel we first went on Christmas Eve and were welcomed with smiling faces and Christmas music. The food was delicious, fresh and the portions generous! The cocktails were spot on. We returned again on Christmas night and again... More 

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1 Thank taralorraine
Eva-Marie A, Owner at Sardina Cantina, responded to this review

Dear Honeymooners: So nice to hear the marriage is still going strong! It was great meeting you two and so glad you were happy with the food and service. We'll expect to see you on your anniversary, if not before. More 

Tacoma, Washington
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Pros: Delicious food. We tried coconut prawns and crab cakes. They were both great. Cons: Indoor seating was full, so we sat outside. The patio is RIGHT next to a highway. Loud traffic prevented a conversation. Patio seating is card tables with plastic chairs; I wasn't expecting that. No cards/ cash only I wouldn't call this cheap eats. The prices... More 

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Thank mroztacoma
Eva-Marie A, Owner at Sardina Cantina, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed the food. So sorry the road noise was off putting. Our manager and I have been working on getting my husband to ok purchase of prettier chairs. Hopefully we'll prevail. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I went here on our honeymoon and sat near the owner. He was kind, made suggestions, talked to us about local attractions and at the end of our meal, gave us complimentary hats thanking us for visiting! Aside from the amazing atmosphere, the food was BREATHTAKING. Large portions, fresh seafood, we got the Captains Platter and there... More 

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Thank Joseph L
Eva-Marie A, Owner at Sardina Cantina, responded to this review

We love visiting honeymooners! Glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you on your anniversaries in the upcoming years. More 

Washington
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to San Jose del Cabo three times and always eat at this restaurant. The food is always excellent and the service attentive. We always seem to have some sort of confusion over the final bill. Otherwise, a great little place.

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Thank Jane R
Eva-Marie A, Owner at Sardina Cantina, responded to this review

Sorry about your bill confusions, will try and get more on top of that. Our boys make up for their math deficiencies with their personalities I hope. Glad you enjoyed the food and service though! More 

Seal Beach, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate breakfast and dinner here. The food was great and our waiter, Manuel, awesome. Reasonable prices and large portions.

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Thank ANNIESaks
Eva-Marie A, Owner at Sardina Cantina, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind sentiments, we appreciate the time you take to post them. And yes, Manuel is the newest addition to our little Sardina family and we couldn't be happier! More 

San Diego, California
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food. So good we are there often. And the service was very good too. Simple and clean space. The staff is happy, fast and so attentive you feel part of them And on top of everything it is very affordable

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Thank Laila S
Eva-Marie A, Owner at Sardina Cantina, responded to this review

Wow, make our day, why dontchya?! Thanks so much for the sweet words hope you can make it back to see us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 22:00
Monday
08:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 22:00
Thursday
08:30 - 22:00
Friday
08:30 - 22:00
Saturday
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: KM 29.5 Carr. Transpeninsular Hwy. 1, San Jose del Cabo 23406, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  San Jose del Cabo
  • Phone Number: +52 624 172 6365
Description
Close to the ocean, stroll from your seaside accommodation and enter a brick-lined patio with the ambiance of an English garden right off Federal Hwy. #1 Emphasis on Seafood but also serving salads, steaks, chicken, pasta, Mexican food & Continental Fare. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, we strive to create a friendly atmosphere with our attentive and caring waitstaff while serving up some of the best meals you'll have on your vacation!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?