Damiana Restaurant Bar and Patio - San Jose del Cabo - Los Cabos, Mexico

Damiana
Restaurant Bar and Patio
San Jose del Cabo
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
In
ternational and Mexican Cuisine

A beloved fixture in San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos, Mexico since 1983, Damiana Restaurant occupies a mid 18th century hacienda with two air-conditioned intimate dining salons and an outdoor rear patio dominated by an enormous, century old bougainvillea. At night the tree is lighted and becomes one of the most romantic courtyards in Los Cabos. From November to May reservations are a must, as devoted clientele all have favorite tables on the forty-seat patio.
The menu is a blend of Continental and Mexican inspired creations; for starters, the Tortilla Soup is loaded with chicken in a light, savory broth. The Imperial Shrimp Steak, cited by Bon Appetit magazine, a filet of large succulent shrimp knit together and grilled to perfection is popular, as is Abalone Ajillo, done in a garlic and chile sauce. For dessert, try Kahlua and Flan with a special coffee.

Damiana Restaurant Bar and Patio - San Jose del Cabo
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This colorful and romantic restaurant-bar is housed in a lovely 150-year-old colonial home decorated with Mexican folk art. There's a cozy bar with a high wood-beam ceiling and just a handful of tables under a big shade tree in a bougainvillea-filled patio. The menu has been featured in Bon Appetit magazine, and with good reason. Savor the region's Damiana liqueur compliments of the house.
Nineteen years and more than 500,000 customers later, Damiana restaurant has prevailed as a true favorite among locals and visitors alike. The step-down courtyard ambience is pure romance. Owners Luis and Leticia Klein arrived in Los Cabos in 1980 and discovered that restaurant options were almost non-existent. They found a perfect 18th-century hacienda style home, whose interiors were practically in ruins, but thick mission-like walls were impeccable. The restaurant opened in 1983 and was named Damiana - after a native herb in the Baja desert used by Indians as an aphrodisiac.

The menu features international and Mexican dishes, with specialties like Imperial Shrimp (featured in Bon Appetit magazine), Abalone in Guajillo pepper and Bay Scallops ceviche. If you are on your honeymoon, or simply crave a romantic dinner, this is the place for candlelight memories.


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