El Farallon is a high end seafood restaurant located on the cliffs at the edge of the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabo Pedregal in Cabo. The spots offer candle-lit dining with unobstructed views of the splendid sunset and Pacific Ocean. The spot is a bit pricey, but it was worth the visit as Jen and I were celebrating our 5 Year anniversary together. Here’s my full recap of our experience at one of Cabo’s most sought after luxury dining spots.
Reservations and seating
Reservations are a must if you hope to dine at this spot. During our visit, it didn’t seem like they were taking walk-ins, but if you do plan on visiting, be sure to make a reservation as soon as you can. Since Jen and I were staying at the property, I had the concierge make us a reservation for 6:45pm so that we could enjoy the sunset while dining. We were seated next to the cliffs and were given great views of the sun slowly setting over the horizon. It was second to none!
Unlike a traditional restaurant, El Farallon has not set menu. Your server comes out with a large board with the protein options of the day(mostly seafood along with filet mignon). Soup, appetizers, and dessert is include in the price, but overall prices are on the higher side(three dollar signs plus).
The food was utterly delicious. Once seated, we were given a basket of focaccia bread and seeded matzo crackers along with a spinach humus dip. After placing our order, the party started to roll and we were presented with a lobster bisque soup. The soup was creamy and flavorful, but also highlighted the lobster’s flavor. After the soup portion, we were given a trio of starters. We had a small grilled watermelon salad, some type of fried crab cake ball, and a sea bass ceviche. Everything was flavor with the watermelon salad providing a nice contrast between the salty and savory crab cake and the citrus filled ceviche.
Shortly after, the main course was served. Jen opted for Chocolate Clams while I had a pair of grilled lobster tails. Each meal came with two sides and we both had the wild mushroom risotto. Jen also had potatoes while I opted for grilled tomatoes as our second choice. I wouldn’t get the grilled tomato again as it was just a large grilled tomato topped with a basil puree. Both the clams and lobster tail were absolutely delicious and tender.
Finally, dessert was served and we were also given an additional dessert which was a pair of churros with an edible cracker celebrating our anniversary. This was a nice gesture to top off our wonderful night dining at one of Cabo’s most elusive and scenic spots.
My Final Thoughts
El Farallon looks amazing on paper with it’s mouth watering seafood and spectacular sunset views, but upon visiting the whole experience beat my already high expectations. The service was amazing and the food was utterly delicious. It was a wonderful experience, but even better as Jen and I were celebrating a special occasion. If you are staying at the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabo Pedregal, this spot is a must try!