San Jose del Cabo is a lovely, artistic town in Baja California Sur. We love strolls around historical center, visiting galleries (don’t miss the traditional Thursday Art Walk from November till June), artisan and jewelry stores, and many of the restaurants with exquisite cuisine. But San Jose del Cabo is well known for it’s musical scene as well. I could say that its love towards live music is one of the best! Here we celebrate every day – whether it’s a mariachi night or a guitar kind of day, there’s always music to be heard in San Jose del Cabo.
Here are some of our favorite restaurants with live music in San Jose del Cabo:
1. La Osteria
This local restaurant offers a friendly atmosphere, a good service and great food, including tapas, salads, hamburgers, stakes, etc. La Osteria is the perfect place where you can enjoy some delicious tapas and drinks with your friends, while a band performs for you. If you’re lucky, you might have the U2 boys Larry Mullen Jr, The Edge and Bono beside your dining table; just recently La Osteria had the pleasure to have them at the restaurant and the lucky visitors who where there as well had the honor to talk to them and listen to them play some of their popular songs. A night to remember!
Visit La Osteria for live music on: Thursday – Friday – Saturday.
Info and reservations: La Osteria on Facebook
2. Spicy Cooper’s
Spicy Cooper’s is a legendary restaurant where we used to attend some of the best nights out in San Jose del Cabo! Recently reopened in the heart of town, Spicy Coopers has a lovely open space dining room with a Petit Concert hall. We love their wine cellar and delicious food by chef Armando Montaño. Don’t miss to try “Pulpos en su tinta” (octopus in its ink) – this dish is named after the band Pulpos en su Tinta, which started out by playing in the first Spicy Cooper’s (and gained its fame very quickly). The best news is that the band is still here and you can come listen to them live to the new Spicy Cooper’s on Thursdays and Saturdays!
Visit Spicy Cooper’s for live music on: Wednesday – Thursday – Friday – Saturday.
3. Baja Brewing Company
Baja Brewing Company is the first artisan brewery of Baja California Sur. We love to visit not just for great beer (try Scorpion, Baja Blonde, Frambuesa (raspberry), season specials and other brews), but also for great casual food, ambiance and music. Their San Jose del Cabo location is the first of their restaurants and breweries, and you can find two more in Cabo San Lucas.
Visit Baja Brewing Company for live music on: Thursday – Friday – Saturday.
4. Tropicana Inn
This restaurant is one of the most popular town, it has been there for more than 15 years! The design of Tropicana Inn is unique and full of life, the menu has a lot of varieties of breakfast, meals and diner, every dish is beautifully served and exquisite, and the bonus is that it provides a mariachi every day. Two women and three men are singing all kinds of Mexican songs, the ones that you know, and some that will become your new favorites.
Visit Tropicana Inn for live music: every day.
Info and reservations: http://tropicanainn.com.mx
5. La Dolce
La Dolce is a popular Italian restaurant in San Jose del Cabo, where you can almost feel like you’ve been to Italy. The menu has different dishes, like the “spaghetti mari e monti” or delicious pizza “Quattro formaggi” and for dessert lovers the famous “tiramisu”, enjoy your dinner while drinking a glass of wine and listening to a young guitarist that plays at night all source of styles, like bossa nova, jazz, Mexican and even modern songs.
Visit La Dolce for live music on: Thursday – Friday – Saturday.
Reservations and info: http://restaurantladolce.com
6. The Container Restaurant & Bar
The Container is located at the Puerto Los Cabos Marina, and gives you the best views of the marina, the yachts and mountains while you sip the famous Container mojito and savor their fresh seafood, a delicious arrachera or the famous hamburger. The restaurant’s kitchen and bar is ecologically constructed from a recycled sea container, with an open side to serve the half dozen or so tables spread out in the cozy shaded area between it and the pier. In the evenings listen to a band play popular songs, while you enjoy your food and the salty air.
Visit The Container for live music on: Thursday – Friday – Saturday
More info on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thecontainerbar
When you visit Los Cabos, and you are planning a night on the town, don’t miss some of our favorite places, or stop by any other with music to your liking. If it becomes your favorite, please let us know, so we can add it to the list.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published on July 16, 2014, but can change without notice. We will try to update the information as often as possible, but please be sure to confirm details directly with the restaurants in question.