If you have ever wondered how to eat fish tacos in Cabo San Lucas like a local, here is my recommendation!
One of my personal favorite taquerias and honestly the best taco place in downtown Cabo San Lucas is Tacos Gardenias. They have been serving delicious tacos in Cabo for over 20 years, and you can even meet the owner at the restaurant, she will most probably attend you herself.
Tacos Gardenias offer home style food and tacos. Couple of my favorites are shrimp and fish tacos, and quesadillas with nopal. Their taco list is big: fish, shrimp, cochinita pibil, nopales, chicharron, barbacoa and chicken. They also offer a special Shrimp Molcajete, Ceviche, Seafood soup, Shrimp cocktail, salads and I’m sure every now and then you’ll be able to taste a new dish.
How to eat a fish taco like a local in Cabo San Lucas?
1) Your fish taco will look somewhat like this when brought to the table: deep fried fish on a corn tortilla.
2) Cover the tortilla with a mayonnaise dressing and guacamole.
3) Squeeze some lemon juice on it, and add sliced cabbage (we call it “repollo”). You are ready to bite in!
4) This is my version of eating fish tacos, as taught by locals. I like to have with it ‘agua de jamaica’ (jamaica water or hibiscus water).
But don’t stop here – if you like spicy, or if you prefer some other flavors, please experience and make your original fish taco! On the table you will find plenty of dips and ingredients to try with. When you discover your favorite new creation, please let me know and send me photos of it, and I’ll publish it for you, together with the recipe!
About the restaurant:
Tacos Gardenias is located in downtown Cabo San Lucas, behind Puerto Paraiso and one block down from McDonald’s and Banamex and Bancomer. (see the location on foursquare as Gardenias)
Open hours: 8am – 5pm, breakfast & lunch, closed on Mondays
Atmosphere: very relaxed and homey, decoration: plastic chairs and tables, they have a collections of posters of past Bisbee’s and a big Marlin hanging on the wall.