House of Prime Rib
San José del Cabo, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
The House of Prime Rib. “We invite you to live a unique experience, that you will never forget”
One of the most elegant restaurants in Los Cabos has to be El Vaquero. From the moment you set foot inside the historic building, you feel as if you’ve walked into a five-star restaurant in Beverly Hills. The service staff is attentive, the attention to detail is unmatched, the décor is rich yet comfortable, and the quality of food is spectacular.
The restaurant’s architectural and interior design is timeless. The architecture features exposed hand-made original wooden beams, locally carved furniture, original stained-glass windows, and a horseshoe shaped bar carved from a single tree taken from the nearby town of Miraflores. Each section of the restaurant has its own history and meaning.
Without a doubt, El Vaquero has a menu selection that would rival the top steakhouses in North America. The house specialty is Prime Rib ($39 – $49), and it’s easy to see why. The Executive Chef was recruited from the top prime rib restaurant in San Francisco to display his culinary talents for the privileged few who dine at El Vaquero. Prepared table-side, the prime rib is available in three distinct mouth-watering cuts, and served with all of the traditional accompaniments.
In addition to the brilliant prime rib offerings, El Vaquero’s menu expands to include various salads, soups, seafood, steaks, and chops. One chef specialty certainly worth considering is the colossal “Azure” Baja shrimp appetizer served with tangy cocktail sauce ($14). El Vaquero also includes many healthy offerings like their signature salad bowl made with all fresh local organic produce. The salad is prepared table-side and features roasted red and yellow peppers, red beets, chopped eggs, and house dressing ($7).
For the perfect finale to the evening, the dessert menu has a temptation for every sweet-tooth. Or if you prefer a sweet cocktail to dessert, try the house-made refreshing cucumber martini, created by the restaurant manager himself, Ricaro Espinoza.
El Vaquero is open every day 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and the bar is open 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Visa, Master Card, American Express accepted. The restaurant is closed on Sundays August thru November. Call for reservations 624-105-2703.
Review by Lauren Glenn – 24 October 2008
El Vaquero Steak House
House of Prime Rib
Blvd. Mijares #31, downtown, Main Plaza Mijares, in front of City Hall,
San Jose del Cabo, B.C.S. CP 23410 Mexico.
Reservations: (624) 105-2703; (624) 105-2927