Turkey Time – Where to Enjoy Thanksgiving in Cabo in 2022

In México, Thanksgiving is referred to as El Día de Acción de Gracias, but no, it’s not a national celebration. There weren’t any pilgrims here in the 17th century. However, there are plenty of resorts and restaurants nowadays  in cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo that cater to the traditional expectations of visiting and resident Americans, offering filling Thanksgiving dinners and other holiday-appropriate experiences (football anyone?).

So trust us: there’s no need to worry about getting enough turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie in Los Cabos this year. Many of the local restaurants popular with tourists will be whipping up multi-course menus with all the familiar favorites. The difference is, unlike dinner at grandma’s house, there may be a mixologist, sommelier or master tequilier on hand to offer pairing suggestions.

With that in mind, here are a few of our favorite Thanksgiving dinner options in Los Cabos for 2022. NOTE: Thanksgiving dinner reservations are highly recommended for all of these restaurants.

Photo credit: Solomon’s Landing

Solomon’s Landing – $35 per person

Solomon’s Landing is a long-time fixture on the Cabo San Lucas marina boardwalk, thanks to the congenial waterfront atmosphere and New Orleans trained chef Brian Solomon’s facility with the fresh and abundant local seafood. But popular as this restaurant is, rarely is it busier than Thanksgiving evening, when crowds spill out in front of the restaurant waiting for a table to open up. This year, Solomon’s is serving up a four-course Thanksgiving menu priced at $35 for adults, $20 for children aged 11 and under. The main course is juicy turkey and gravy, with stuffing, sautéed green beans with slivers of almond, cranberry sauce and homemade candied yams. Preceding the feast are soup (clam chowder in a bread bowl or house salad and garlic bread with parmesan cheese; following is a choice of pumpkin pie or apple pie a la mode. Early birds in the 4 to 6 p.m. window get 10% off and a free glass of wine.

Solomon’s Landing, Cabo San Lucas Marina (behind Tesoro Los Cabos),  Cabo San Lucas, Solomon’s Landing  (624) 219-3228.

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Salvatore G’s Italian Restaurant – $39 per person

During its 18-year history in Cabo San Lucas, Salvatore G’s (formerly known as Salvatore’s) has become famous for three things:  great Italian food, huge portions, and terrific service. All except the Italian food will be featured in their annual Thanksgiving feast, which costs $39  per person in 2022 – up from previous years, but still reasonable given the enormous portions. They don’t mind if couples share a single entrée either. The holiday menu this year includes turkey (white and dark meat), stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, as well as a starter of their popular Mista salad (mixed greens, Roma tomatoes and red onions topped with parmigiano cheese in a balsamic vinaigrette), plus bread and olive oil/balsamic vinegar, of course. 

For a drink before dinner, stop across the street at Fenway Bar, a unique sports bar concept whose décor and accents all pay tribute to the history of the Boston Red Sox. NFL games are always shown as well, though, so this is a great pit stop to check up on all the Thanksgiving day games.

Salvatore G’s, Calle Emiliano Zapata, Col. Centro, Cabo San Lucas, Salvatore G’s Italian Restaurant (624) 105-1044.

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Taba BBQ – Group Pricing at $260 for 8 ppl; or $480 for 16

Los Cabos has had a few good BBQ restaurants over the years, but most have come and gone. Let’s hope Taba sticks around, both for their delicious downhome Texas style offerings, and their exceptional Thanksgiving feasts. Unlike others on this list, Taba doesn’t charge by the person, but instead offers pricing for group sizes (6 – 8, people, 12 – 16 people, or more). So if you want to pick enough food to feed a family or friends at your residence or rental, this is a great option … as is dining in, of course.

This year’s holiday menu not only features smoked turkey, but mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry bourbon BBQ sauce, and macaroni and cheese, among other mouthwatering sides.

Taba BBQ, 5 de Mayo 109, Col. Ildefonso Green, Cabo San Lucas, Taba BBQ  (624) 123-9025.

SEARED by Jean-Georges at One&Only Palmilla

SEARED at One&Only Palmilla – $120 per person

Some people like a downhome Thanksgiving. Others prefer a more upscale celebration. If you’re in the latter camp, why not head for what has been one of the best resorts in México for over 50 years? Palmilla was the first resort ever built in Los Cabos, dating back to the 1950s and founder Rod Rodriguez, and continues to lead the way in luxury under the One&Only imprimatur. 

Onsite steakhouse SEARED is presented by celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and is one of the area’s destination dining stops for prime steak and fine wines. Thanksgiving at SEARED features four courses and the finest local and seasonal ingredients. Call for reservations or more specific info regarding the prix fixe holiday menu selections. À la carte options are also available.

SEARED at One&Only Palmilla, Carretera Transpeninsular, San José del Cabo, SEARED  (624) 146-7000.

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Chris Sands – Writer  and Michael Mattos



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