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Sardina Cantina

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KM 29.5 Carr. Transpeninsular Hwy. 1, San Jose del Cabo 23406, Mexico
+52 624 172 6365
08:30 - 22:00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we try to eat here several times, every time we visit the area. We have been coming for many years and Dago, Christian, and the rest of the staff always make us feel welcome. The seafood is always fresh and well prepared. The presentation is always wonderful. This is on our can't miss list when we are in San Jose.

Thank Merle W
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked to this restaurant for breakfast one morning. The food was good and plentiful. The egg dishes were liked - french toast, not quite as much. Good coffee and fresh OJ. The disappointment was the traffic noise and the flies. If you go, eat inside. The dinner menu looked appealing.

Thank nebirdie
San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At any time of day or night, service is pleasant, personal and prompt. Delicious foods are fresh, properly and beautifully plated with pride. An amazing meal for a great price in an authentic setting. We will return! Travis & Willie & Patti San Diego, California

Thank PattiSanDiego
Tacoma, Washington
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great,great find. We eat here several times every visit to San Jose del Cabo. Staff, food, presentation, value and service. Do not miss this this opportunity right in the heart of the hotel zone.

Thank Chuck H
Portland, Maine
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little restaurant. Went for breakfast and lunch. The portions are very satisfying and everything was fresh and tasty. We especially liked the 2 for one happy hour drinks. The margaritas were really good and strong. The highway is noisy, but it isn't very noticeable if you sit inside.

Thank Lfay123
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our meal was very good, courteous staff. We were there at "Happy Hour" my wife asked what the drinks were, and was told of her choices. When she ordered a margarita the waiter asked If a Cadillac would be fine of which she said yes, then when we were done with our meal he asked her if she would like... More 

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

I am so, so sorry for this miscommunication. Our waiters are fabulous on service and congeniality but sometimes they're not the sharpest tacks in the box. Please give us a chance to woo you back to our Sardina Cantina fold. Please email me your contact information at info@sardinacantina.com so I can address this faux pas on our part properly. More 

Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unless one really likes dining 10m away from the highway, with all its noise and toxic smells, I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone. Food was nothing out of ordinary, at least not the Mexican specialty that we have ordered... The restaurant is dark inside, so if you want to see what you are eating you should sit outside. However,... More 

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

Sorry to hear your visit was so disappointing. I wish there was something we could do about the highway but that's beyond our control. The review on your meal was puzzling, as that's not the usual take on our Mexican dishes. Perhaps you will try us again at breakfast or lunch, inside when it's brighter and quieter and you could... More 

Small Town
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come to Cabo every year. This is our favorite place to eat. Don't let the looks fool you, this place has fantastic food and great service all priced reasonably. I wished it were closer to home in Oregon so I could enjoy it more often.

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

Oh how nice to hear! Thank you for the kind words. Hope you come back again soon! And p.s. We love Oregon too! More 

Scappoose, Oregon
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A great place to eat just a few steps from our condo at Coral Baja. A menu with tremendous variety including fresh seafood, pasta and of course mexicsn cuisine. The coconut shrimp was excellent as was the yellow fin tuna. Portions are huge so sharing a meal would be advised.

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

So glad you enjoyed. Understand the sharing comment, but the meals can also work as lunch the next day, if said leftovers last past a midnight snack, we have plenty of to go boxes! More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Not much ambiance here but the food and service is AMAZING! We ate here 4 out of our 6 days. Imperial shrimp was heaven. Fish tacos, ahi tuna tostadas, fresh catch of the day and chile rellenos were all good. (tried them stuffed with just cheese and also with cheese and seafood...both delicious!) Portions were large and beautifully prepared. Waiters... More 

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

Appreciate the kudos, so glad you enjoyed your meals and service, thanks so much for the review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Mexican, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
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
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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