Cabo San Lucas – El Chilar

El Chilar

Hands down, simply the best traditional Mexican restaurant in Los Cabos’.  In fact, there is not a single dish we wouldn’t recommend.  This chic restaurant is truly the hidden treasure of San Jose del Cabo.  Chef Armando Montano knows exactly what it takes to prepare the very best traditional Mexican fare.

Located in a corner of the downtown in San Jose del Cabo, El Chilar has a colorful, friendly and relaxed atmosphere where the tradition and the modernity simply fuse together to form  the ultimate dining experience. The environment at El Chilar is sealed by their passion for service coupled with the kindness and professionalism of everybody who will serves you. Their suggested wine pairings are truly outstanding.  From the moment we entered El Chilar, we knew, this was one fantastic restaurant.  The bread “Chilar” was served warm and the flavors were amazing.  I simply had to have this bread recipe, watch for it in an upcoming issue… it is simply one amazingly flavorful, delightfully wonderful bread.  Everything we tried was outstanding.  The lamb stew wrapped in parchment paper… oh my, like nothing you have ever eaten.  While visiting Cabo, you simply must go to San Jose and dine at El Chilar.

Chef Armando Montaño develops a new menu each month, playing with different ingredients from the old Mexican cuisine with new flavors, textures and the magical touch of the chile, the basic ingredient in every dish that El Chilar shows to the world. every month or so, consisting of particularly creative dishes that capitalize on fresh Mexican ingredients, especially chiles Chilar shows to the world. Don’t let that scare you, though – Chef Armando’s focus is on robust flavor rather than tongue-burning spiciness. These dishes will turn any plate into an ultimate palate pleaser.  The wine list shows almost two hundred labels, traveling around the world from Australia and New Zealand, trough France, Italy, Spain getting to the Mexican Top Wines.

El Chilar Restaurant is located in San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico Phone: (624) 142-2544, (624) 146-9798