Rámuri Cerveza Artesanal Mexicana Cabo San Lucas

Ramuri Cerveza Cabo San Lucas . Photo courtesy Ramuri

Ramuri Cerveza Cabo San Lucas . Photo courtesy Ramuri

The newest addition to Cabo San Lucas’s nightlife and dining scene has been a popular one. Rámuri Cerveza Artesanal Mexicana opened in early 2013, and it has made a big splash with its expansive restaurant, bar, microbrewery, and rooftop beer garden. Rámuri is a partnership between local restaurateur Edith Jimenez and Tijuana-based craft brew specialists Cerveceria Rámuri, and it enjoys a privileged block-long location near Puerto Paraiso in downtown Cabo San Lucas. In addition to an indoor dining area bounded by an open kitchen and climate-controlled beer-making facilities, there is an enormous rooftop area devoted to alfresco dining and enough flat-screen, high-definition televisions to qualify the place as the largest sports bar in Los Cabos. That said, the atmosphere is upscale-casual, with first-class food and drinks as well as warm, detail-oriented service.

Brewmaster Sergio Michel’s site-fermented suds are available on tap or in bottles, and the beverage menu ranks each beer in terms of color, hops, and alcohol content. These details are helpful for those who know what type of beer they like, but are unfamiliar with European styles like Saison, Maibock, and Schwarzbier. Belgium and German beer are major influences at Rámuri, and the restaurant has the feel of a Mexican-influenced brasserie, showcasing boutique decor and artisanal fare. Visitors may even take a tour of the on-site microbrewing facilities, and if Michel is in attendance, he will happily wax poetic about his favorite beers, Tijuana’s craft brew revolution, and the perfect pairing for Pil Pil octopus.

Chef Sergio Iván Álvarez’s dinner menu, meanwhile, features pub-style favorites like burgers and chicken wings, pastas and gourmet pizzas, generous helpings of fresh local seafood, and some memorable cuts of prime beef and pork, including enormous kilo (more than 2 pounds!) servings of suckling pig and porterhouse steak. For starters, try one of the homemade breads, a cheese board, or Peruvian ceviche, or dive right into house specialties like the Rámuri beef burger, made with dehydrated bacon, caramelized onion, Miraflores Mexican sausage, and tomato confit; or the Rámuri pizza, slathered in delicious pomodoro sauce, and topped with air-dried local cheese, basil, coriander, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, Mexican sausage, olives, and organic zucchini. There are also several superb desserts available, most notably a warm chocolate donut with mint ice cream and Lágrimas Negras flavored frappé beer.

Rámuri Cerveza Artesanal Mexicana – Restaurant – Pub
Blvd. Lázaro Cárdenas and Calle 20 de Noviembre, Zona Centro, Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Mexico.
Phone: (624) 105-0163 |  Website: www.cervezaramuri.com
Open Mon.–Wed. 5 p.m.–11:30 p.m., Thurs.–Sat. 5 p.m.–1:30 a.m., Sun. 1 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
MasterCard and Visa accepted. $$–$$$$

Photos @ 2013 – Chris Sands, except where noted – courtesy Ramuri.