October 7, 2022 8:53 pm

The 3rd edition of Culinary Awards Los Cabos has announced the nominated restaurants in the 29 categories of the 2022.

  • 139 restaurants participated in the third edition of the Culinary Awards.
  • 11 categories were nominated based on the evaluation made by the 70-member jury.
  • 18 categories were nominated by the public through online voting.
  • 28,512 votes were cast by the public on the Culinary Awards App which tripled the amount in 2019. 
  • 7,228 users voted online through the Culinary Awards app for their favourite restaurants.
  • 67 of the registered restaurants were nominated at least once.
  • 1965 was the year in which Carmen Consuelo Fiol Montaño, better known as Doña Pame, began a gastronomic legacy, solidifying herself over time as a reference in the conservation of Sothern’s Baja recipes. For this reason, the organizing committee of the Culinary Awards chose to award Casa Doña Pame for Culinary Achievement.
  • The awards gala will be held on October 19th at the Vista Encantada hotel, located in Hacienda Encantada.

Los Cabos, BCS. – On Wednesday, October 5, the nominations for the third edition of the Culinary Awards Los Cabos were announced. Representatives of the 139 registered restaurants, sponsors, the media and special guests gathered at the terrace garden of the Esperanza Hotel, Auberge Resorts Collection.

The event was hosted by Amparo García. To begin, the general director of the Los Cabo’s Tourism Trust (FITURCA), Rodrigo Esponda, emphasized their commitment to support and promote gastronomy in our area.  The goal is to offer tourists and residents the best in culinary experiences. He also mentioned the 13% of travelers have indicated that the local gastronomy is the main reason for visiting Los Cabo’s.

F Crowe México, for the third consecutive year, joins the project as the entity responsible for ensuring the transparency and legality in the evaluation process and its results. Iván Bautista, partner of the company, delivered the envelopes with the results, which were simultaneously revealed to all attendees and online followers through the various transmissions of the media in attendance.

Audience Award Nominees (Online Voting):

1: Culinary Experience: Cabo San Lucas, in a Hotel.

  1. Aleta | Corazón Cabo Resort
  2. Ardea Steakhouse | Nobu Los Cabos
  3. El Farallón I Waldorf Astoria Pedregal
  4. Hacienda Cocina & Cantina | Hacienda Beach Club
  5. Sur Beach House I Bahía Hotel & Beach House

2: Culinary Experience: Cabo San Lucas, in the City.

  1. Bagatelle Los Cabos
  2. Hoja Santa Restaurant
  3. Los Dos Carbones
  4. Nicksan Cabo
  5. Origen

3: Culinary Experience: Tourist Corridor in a Hotel.

  1. Árbol | Las Ventanas al Paraíso
  2. Cocina del Mar | Esperanza Auberge Resorts Collection
  3. Manta | The Cape, a Thompson Hotel
  4. Pitahayas I Hacienda del Mar
  5. Suviche | One&Only Palmilla

4: Culinary Experience: Tourist Corridor in the City.

  1. Jazz On the Rocks
  2. Menjurje Bar & kitchen
  3. NAO
  4. Sunset Monalisa
  5. Toro Cabo

5: Culinary Experience: San José del Cabo, in a Hotel.

  1. Acre
  2. Cafe des Artistes Los Cabos I JW Marriot Beach Resort & Spa
  3. Candil | Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  4. Humo | Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  5. Javier’s | Cabo Azul
  6. Mozza Baja | Costa Palmas

6: Culinary Experience: San José del Cabo, in the City.

  1. Chula Vegan Café
  2. La Forchetta
  3. Lumbre
  4. Ruba’s Bakery
  5. Semillon

7: Culinary Experience: Todos Santos – Pescadero.

  1. Dum
  2. El Mirador Restaurante
  3. La Catrina Cantina
  4. Las Tunas Coffee Shop
  5. Santos Pecados Restaurant & Bar
  6. Tiki Santos Bar

8: Breakfast and/or cafeteria option in Cabo San Lucas.

  1. La Lupita Taco & Mezcal
  2. Nicksan Cabo
  3. Origen
  4. Pan Di Bacco
  5. Sur Beach House

9: Breakfast and/or cafeteria option in San José del Cabo.

  1. Árbol | Las Ventanas al Paraíso
  2. De Cortez | Hacienda del Mar
  3. Jazz on the Rocks
  4. Menjurje Bar & Kitchen
  5. Pitahayas | Hacienda del Mar

10: Breakfast and/or cafeteria option in the Tourist Corridor.

  1. Javier’s | Cabo Azul
  2. La Forchetta
  3. Latino 8
  4. Mozza Baja | Costa Palmas
  5. Ruba’s Bakery

11: Option for food/lunch in Cabo San Lucas.

  1. Coyote Perdido
  2. Dum
  3. La Catrina Cantina
  4. Santos Pecados Restaurant & Bar
  5. Tiki Santos Bar

12: Option for food/lunch in the Tourist Corridor.

  1. Hacienda Cocina & Cantina
  2. La Lupita Taco & Mezcal
  3. Nicksan Cabo
  4. Pan Di Bacco
  5. Sur Beach House | Bahía Hotel & Beach House

13: Option for food/lunch in San José del Cabo.

  1. Agua | One&Only Palmilla
  2. Cocina del Mar | Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection
  3. Nicksan Palmilla
  4. Pan Di Bacco
  5. The Ledge | The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

14: Option for food/lunch in Todos Santos.

  1. Mozza Baja | Costa Palmas
  2. Doña Pame
  3. Latino 8
  4. Chula Vegan Café
  5. Ruba’s Bakery

15: Experience in a bar in Cabo San Lucas.

  1. Coyote Perdido
  2. Dum
  3. Jazamango
  4. La Catrina Cantina
  5. Santos Pecados Restaurant & Bar

16: Experience in a bar in the Tourist Corridor.

  1. Aleta | Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa
  2. Bar Esquina | Bahía Hotel & Beach House
  3. Casasola Café & Brunch
  4. Hoja Santa Restaurant
  5. Sur Beach House | Bahía Hotel & Beach House

17: Experience in a bar in San José del Cabo

  1. 7 Seas | Cabo Surf Hotel
  2. Agua | One&Only Palmilla
  3. Cocina del Mar | Esperanza Auberge Resorts Collection
  4. Comal | Chileno Bay Auberge Resorts Collection
  5. The Ledge | The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

18: Bar Experience in Todos Santos.

  1. Café Doña Nena
  2. Chula Vegan Café
  3. Casa Doña Pame
  4. El Barrio | Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  5. Ruba’s Bakery

Jury Prize Nominees

  1. Consolidated Restaurant.
    1. Bar Esquina I Bahía Hotel & Beach House
    1. De Cortez I Hacienda del Mar
    1. Nicksan Cabo
    1. Agua I One&Only Palmilla
    1. Pitahayas I Hacienda del Mar
  • Culinary Concept.
    • Carbón Cabrón
    • DUM
    • Café des Artistes I JW Marriot Beach Resort & Spa
    • El Farallón I Waldorf Astoria Pedregal
    • Talay I Montage Los Cabos
  • Chef of the Year.
    • Yvan Mucharraz – Comal I Chileno Bay Auberge Resorts Collection
    • Thierry Blouet – Café des Artistes I JW Marriot Beach Resort
    • Alexis Palacios – Cocina del Mar I Esperanza Resort
    • Rebecca Weitzman – Flora Farms
    • Poncho Cadena – Carbón Cabrón
    • Alex Branch – NAO
  • Rising chef in new restaurant.
    • Aurélien Legeay – DUM
    • Javier Placencia – Semillon
    • Mark Narongchai – Talay I Montage Los Cabos
    • Poncho Cadena – Oystera
    • Alex Branch – NAO
  • Wine Selection.
    • Café des Artistes I JW Marriot Beach Resort
    • Don Manuel´s I Waldorf Astoria Pedregal
    • Comal I Chileno Bay Auberge Resorts Collection
    • DUM
    • Acre
    • Manta I The Cape, a Thompson Hotel
  • Excellence in service.
    • Comal I Chileno Bay Auberge Resorts Collection
    • Don Manuel’s I Waldorf Astoria Pedregal
    • Carbón Cabrón
    • Café des Artistes I JW Marriot Beach Resort & Spa
    • Talay I Montage Los Cabos
  • Sweet Proposal
    • Café des Artistes I JW Marriot Beach Resort & Spa
    • Comal I Chileno Bay Auberge Resorts Collection
    • Agua I One&Only Palmilla
    • Carbón Cabrón
    • NAO
    • La Forchetta
  • Restaurant of the Year, in a Hotel.
    • Café des Artistes I JW Marriot Beach Resort & Spa
    • Comal I Chileno Bay Auberge Resorts Collection
    • Cocina del Mar I Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection
    • Marea I Montage Los Cabos
    • Don Manuel’s I Waldorf Astoria Pedregal
  • Restaurant of the Year, in the City.
    • Carbón Cabrón
    • NAO
    • Sunset Monalisa
    • Nicksan Palmilla
  1. Restaurant of the Year, in Todos Santos- Pescadero.
    1. DUM
    1. Oystera
    1. Jazamango
    1. Benno I Hotel San Cristobal Baja
  1. New Restaurant.
    1. Marea I Montage Los Cabos
    1. Mezcal I Montage Los Cabos
    1. Talay I Montage Los Cabos
    1. Humo I Zadun, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
    1. NAO

To conclude the nominations event, Rafael García Ceseña, director of Economic Development of H. XIV of the Los Cabos City Council, was invited to be spokesman for regional gastronomy. He made a special mention to the municipal tourism director, Donna Jeffries, for being the main link between the private initiative and the government and always promoting the rural area and the destination. :