Address: Cabo San Lucas Baja California Sur
Phone: (624) 143-0225
Lunch-Dinner from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Sundays: 2:00 to 11:00 pm
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More than a quarter-century ago, Cabo pioneer, Luis Bulnes, created one of the first restaurants in Los Cabos, the iconic Italian restaurant Romeo & Julieta. Diners can be fickle in any community, but especially in tourism towns. Yet Romeo & Julieta has stood the ravages of time and is now better than ever, thanks to Italian-born Executive Chef Matias Forte, who is passionate about having everything fresh and prepared to order. Forte’s kitchen is his castle, where he spends a great deal of time making sure that “everything is under control.”
In fact, the entire operation is a well-oiled machine. A pizza chef prepares made-to-order pizzas in the stone oven that is open to the romantic patio and seasoned focaccia bread that is liberally drizzled with oil and served hot to the table upon arrival of the diners. The kitchen chefs are well trained for their particular stations. The white-coated waitstaff scurries around the tables serving water, pouring wine, making suggestions, and readying the makings for the famous Caesar salad—made tableside, of course— with an eye out for whatever else needs attention.
Patrons come from all over the world and most report they have been visiting Cabo San Lucas for many years; Romeo & Julieta is always on their dining list. When asked why, they respond that the minute they walk in the door, they are greeted like family—many times by name, especially from headwaiter Felix, himself a longtime fixture in the restaurant—and they are always delighted with the food.
The menu changes seasonally, showcasing whatever the chef is most likely to find available, while maintaining the standard dishes. Want to try another special salad? Croccante, with dried thinly sliced veggies and fruits (think potato chips, but healthier) served over fresh baby lettuces or the always-delicious Caprese served in a whimsical presentation. Several pasta options are offered with traditional sauces. What’s not so traditional is what Forte does to the pasta when he combines it with shrimp, veal, or beef such as Ragu di Vitello, made with shredded veal osso buco. Gluten-free pasta is available for a small extra charge. For those who can’t decide on seafood or pasta, why not try a combination? Linguini with shrimp offers tender shrimp in your choice of sauce of creamy Parmesan or tomato. Another strong recommendation is Puttanesca with a caper, anchovy, olive & tomato sauce.
Signature pizzas with your choice of thin or thick crust, include the house special or Della Casa, . topped with ham, mushroom, salami, onion and sweet peppers. The catch of the day can be prepared baked in a white wine sauce, or lemon sauce. Shrimp is offered stuffed, skewered or in an slightly spicy sauce. A variety of meat dishes are offered. Can’t decide? Try the combo of filet mignon with mushroom sauce, garlic shrimp and fettuccini Alfredo. Save room for the delicious tiramisu or other pasty selections. Romeo & Julieta has a fine selection of domestic and imported wines and liquors to choose from. A group menu is available for special events.
If you haven’t been to Romeo & Julieta in a while, you will be pleasantly surprised. Come see the romantic enlarged patio, the spacious dining areas, and décor reminiscent of a Tuscany inn, all to ensure that your dining experience will be comfortable and enjoyable.
Check the latest dining review of Romeo y Julieta from Los Cabos Magazine: