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Ali's Bar and Restaurant

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Sand Road to La Playita | La Playita, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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Prince Albert, Canada
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2015

We were walking through the marina area and stopped here for a beer which turned into a two to three hour visit with Ali during which we watched him make the best fish tacos we have had. We asked him what he would recommend and the fish tacos were a big hit. A piece of fish with a crispy coating... More 

Thank Debra P
Regina, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2015

Dropped into this little restaurant on our way up from the beach to have a cold drink. Being the only table there we had Ali all to ourselves. Interesting guy who's been around. We extended our stay and we all had fish tacos recommended by Ali. We all thought they were the best we've had. Finding a place like Ali's... More 

Thank krisjuicelady
Costa Mesa
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013

This quaint restaurant by the marina in Puerto Los Cabos is a jewel! The Owner Ali is a most gracious host and magnificent chief! We had a Christmas dinner party for 20 and it was simply the best experience, great food and wonderful service. Ali's is simply the best!

1 Thank Sharon E
White Rock, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2013

Ali's life history and his engaging openness made me come back for six of the seven days I was in La Playita. Sometimes I would eat, but if I had been out elsewhere all day, I would just have a beer and visit with him. He has friends from all over the world, even one near my home town in... More 

1 Thank Sydney P
Eugene, Oregon
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2012

The cacti garden out front is so gorgeous. The food was very good and well priced. I had the chicken enchilada's and my boyfriend had tuna. We stopped several more times for the fresh squeezed juices. We had the pleasure of staying in La Playita and walking past the little restaurant row almost every day to and from the beach.

2 Thank LunaUndone
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2012

I have been to this little restaurant many times with guests and family, we have always left happy after a very nice dinner, the fish tacos are special. Last Christmas I went with my guests for a wonderful special dinner cooked for us. Ali, the owner is a very nice chef, making you feel welcome all the time. Since some... More 

Thank Osa_12
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2011

Best fish taco we had in baja. Find it next to Tommys in La Playita.

2 Thank caroline m
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2009

Ali's Bar could quite easily be missed on the sand road to La Playita in San Jose, Mexico, but it is just before Tommy's Barefoot Cantina. Ali is so personable, speaks many languages and welcomes his customers with open arms. His fish tacos are to die for, the fish being so fresh it is still nearly jumpin, his hot salsa... More 

2 Thank JerseyBean11

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Restaurant Details

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Mexican, Seafood
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  • Address: Sand Road to La Playita | La Playita, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  San Jose del Cabo

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?