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What San José lacks in party-hearty nightlife, it easily makes up in culinary sophistication. It's hard to get a bad meal here, and easy to get a great one. This guide simply doesn't have enough room to go into detail about every restaurant that's worth your attention, such as Morgan's (tel. 624/142-3825) Tuscan-inspired steakhouse; the Art District Mexican Jazmin (tel. 624/142-1760); the oh-la-la pastry bar French Riviera (tel. 624/104-3125); the dirt-cheap and delicious Taquería El Fogón (tel. 624/168-8982); the romantic colonial Meson del Angel (tel. 624/142-2828); the all-organic Sabor de Amor (tel. 624/142-3794); the old-school Italian favorite, La Dolce (tel. 624/142-6621); and the patio-style Euromexican flavors of Voilá (tel. 624/130-7569). What's listed is a cross section of what's available. ¡Buen provecho!

Going Green in Los Cabos -- The last years have brought a tinge of green to these desert shores, and now it's relatively easy to find locally-grown organic vegetables, from nearby Miraflores and the West Cape's Pescadero, and vegetarian menus in Los Cabos (although organic meat is still something of a specialty item).

Farmers' Markets 

San José: November to May, Saturdays 9am-3pm; a 10-minute walk from Plaza Mijares. Follow Morales N. to the large Avenida Centenario, take the dirt road to the right and follow it alongside Centenario until it turns left, and follow it to the market. www.sanjomo.com.

The Corridor: November to May, Fridays 9am-1pm, in the parking lot of Las Tiendas de Palmilla shopping center, inland from Hwy. 1 at the Palmilla exit (follow signs to Farmers' Market).

Cabo San Lucas: November to May, Wednesdays and Saturdays 9am-noon, outside the Pedregal resort.

Organic and/or Vegetarian Restaurants 

San José: Cynthia Fresh (on Hwy. 1 south of the centro, just below Mega Supermarket; tel. 624/155-5874), Flora's Field Kitchen (tel. 624/355-4564), Sabor de Amor (Julia Navarrete, enter from Av. Pescador; tel. 624/142-3794).

Cabo San Lucas: El Ameyal (in El Ameyal resort and spa, Hwy. 1 Km 3.5; tel. 624/144-4727).

Groceries 

Cabo San Lucas: Tutto Bene (Marina Blvd. at Camino de Cerro; tel. 624/144-3300; www.tuttobene.com.mx) sells organic dry products like cereal and crackers, as well as additive-free juices.


Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.