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Damiana, San José del Cabo

8 Boulevard Mijares
San José del Cabo
Tel: 52 624 142 0499's insider take:

Damiana is named after a Baja desert herb that is used as an aphrodisiac, and dinner on its romantic outdoor patio might indeed put you in the mood. The restaurant is housed in a 150-year-old colonial hacienda, and a century-old bougainvillea with lights glimmering in its boughs dominates the patio. Inside, the decor is traditional Baja, with folk art on the walls and a high, wood-beamed ceiling. The cuisine is Mexican with a European inflection, and with an emphasis on protein. Of the many meat and fish dishes, the Imperial Shrimp Steak, mentioned in Bon Appétit magazine, is a must: a fillet of succulent shrimp knit together and grilled. Reservations are recommended on weekends—Damiana has a devoted following.

Open daily 10:30 am to 10:30 pm.

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