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Sardina Cantina

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Seafood, Contemporary
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KM 29.5 Carr. Transpeninsular Hwy. 1, San Jose del Cabo 23405, Mexico
+52 624 172 6365
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08:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 22:30
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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Excellent food, homey atmosphere, very friendly staff that at some point all talked to us. Appears to be a favourite with the locals. Small and comfortable and very accommodating to our requests for little extras

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Rockford, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went with the breakfast burrito and it was wonderful. Highly recommend. On busy road but definitely worth eating here. .

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Fallbrook
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Here for breakfast on a previous vacation. Stopped in for lunch & was served 3 tacos with salsa, chips & chipotle ranch dressing. Very filling. My husband had a huge chicken burrito. We sat outside where there was a tv. Reasonably priced with ample portions & good quality. Highly recommend.

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Thank JeanineFallbrook
Eva-Marie A, Owner at Sardina Cantina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. it makes my day to know that our food and service are appreciated! More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been visiting coral baja for a few years and sardina cantina is one of our favorite places. We love doing our own cooking but it's hard to beat the breakfast burrito. We are coming dec 3rd and i look forward to the friendly service, excellent food, I don't even mind the noise with such friendly smiles. See you... More 

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Eva-Marie A, Owner at Sardina Cantina, responded to this review

Yeah! Look forward to greeting returning happy clientele! See you soon, the weather has just taken a turn toward its normal, perfect winter days and evenings. More 

Surrey BC, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

During my stay at the coral Baja we decided to dine at this restaurant. Two tables of 6 were available on the patio outside so we helped ourselves to one of them since no one came to seat us for 5 minutes. Immediately the owner came and asked if we would like to sit inside. We said we would rather... More 

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Eva-Marie A, Owner at Sardina Cantina, responded to this review

We are so sorry you had such a disappointing night at our establishment. We do have a very small venue and at times we have to make do as best we can with seating arrangements. I am unsure where you've dined before that anything as odious as someone tampering with food sent back is the norm but I can assure... More 

Eagan, Minnesota
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in based on reviews. Was very busy, few tables inside, mist are outside very close to the highway. Staff was awesome serving us and keeping us informed on tables. Food was tremendous, especially for the price. We had a great time!

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Thank Mike N
Eva-Marie A, Owner at Sardina Cantina, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your meal when you came in to visit us. I do truly wish there was something we could do about the road noise but we do the best we can. Perhaps a reservation at a booth inside next time will make you more comfortable, just give us a call! More 

Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food .... love the soup..... reasonable prices and friendly service...... close to El Zalate next to Trader Dicks which has cash machines ... one for US and one for peso.

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Eva-Marie A, Owner at Sardina Cantina, responded to this review

Thank you for your complimentary review and the helpful tips about the ATM next-door at Trader Dick's! More 

Long Island, New York
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147 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I reserved a table at Sardina Cantina for the American Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov.24th. We paid $27 per person for a fantastic traditional Thanksgiving Dinner. We started with an excellent salad whith 4 choices of dressing. Then came Thankgiving Dinner - Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Evvie's Dressing, Yams and thick slices of Turkey with gravy and a... More 

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Eva-Marie A, Owner at Sardina Cantina, responded to this review

Well thank you so much for this kind review! As ex-pats, We have been doing Thanksgiving dinner at the restaurant for years now and before that we used to have orphans turkey day at our home. it's one of our favorite holidays and we try and keep the family feel going strong even if family isn't with us on a... More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking forward to our visit at this restaurant given the positive reviews. However, the road noise from the highway made it impossible to use an outside table and the inside space was small and crowded. The food quality was average. The amount of food served was generous. If salt intake is an issue, this is not the restaurant... More 

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Thank Lori_adventurer
Eva-Marie A, Owner at Sardina Cantina, responded to this review

Dear Lori: So sorry for your disappointment, the road noise has certainly increased over the nine years of our occupancy, due to the popularity of Los Cabos. I will be addressing your salt comment to the kitchen later today though I'm pretty sure it was an isolated incident, as my doctor has me on a restricted salt diet and the... More 

Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lovely restaurant was recommended to us by a local as one of the best places to eat in San Jose. We were very impressed by the service and the cozy atmosphere. The specials were fish dishes which were absolutely wonderful with fresh ingredients and very generous portions. They also offered a great wine selection by the glass. The menu... More 

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Thank J M
Eva-Marie A, Owner at Sardina Cantina, responded to this review

Yahoo! We love being recommended by locals and are oh-so-happy when the recommendees are pleased! Especially appreciate the wine shout-out as my husband (a former Northern Californian wine nut) spends a goodly amount of time choosing the selections. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 22:30
Monday
08:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 22:30
Thursday
08:30 - 22:30
Friday
08:30 - 22:30
Saturday
08:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: KM 29.5 Carr. Transpeninsular Hwy. 1, San Jose del Cabo 23405, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  San Jose del Cabo
  • Phone Number: +52 624 172 6365
Description
Close to the ocean, stroll from your seaside accommodation and enter a brick-lined patio with the ambiance of an English garden right off Federal Hwy. #1 One of our satisfied customers touts that we're a place where one can bring someone with those "chateau Briand tastes and beer glass pocket-books." Emphasis on Seafood but also serving salads, steaks, chicken, pasta, Mexican food & Continental Fare. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?