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“The buffet restaurant at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach”
Review of La Nao

La Nao
Ranked #157 of 627 Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$45
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: La Nao Restaurant serves breakfast, dinner and Sunday Brunch with a Pacific Ocean view. Indoor & outdoor seating. Open daily from 7 am-12 noon and from 6 pm to 11 pm. In addition to the buffet breakfast and dinners, a nice international dinner menu and the Kid’s Menu are always available. Smoking is not allowed at La Nao. Theme nights include Mexican, Argentinean, Italian, Seafood, Asian and Prime Rib. Wine cellar with Sommelier on duty.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined ala carte on the 1st night of our vacation, and had a marvelously atmospheric post-sunset dinner for 4 with a bottle of Malbec at the Argentinian night beachside buffet --for $200, which made the all inclusive option more palatable.

Service is top-notch, and sadly the resort-casual suggestion is not enforced. Flip flops, baseball caps and t shirts on the other diners bring down the level a bit.

The ample buffet restaurant adjoins the main beach fronting pool, no reservations are required, and each night offers a different theme. We were there on Tuesday for Argentinian. As of this writing Wed is Seafood, Thursday is Italian, Friday is Prime Meat, Sat is Guest Chef, Sunday is Fajita and Monday is Mexican night.

We sat on the candle lit terrace on a balmy evening, protected from the evening beach breezes by plexiglass screens and were invited inside to serve ourselves. The buffet is typical of this type of upscale resort, with an overwhelming amount of offerings: an extensive salad bar, meat freshly sliced by white tocqued chefs, steamers containing side dishes, platters of charcuterie, a bread station flanked by a plethora of flavored butters and jams, a dazzling dessert platform, etc. On the night we were there, the nod to Argentina was the assortment of excellent chimichurri sauces. However, the roast was too fatty by our American standards, and only beef and pork were offered, with nary a sausage in sight. First world problems, I know…and it was a truly decent buffet.

One of our adult sons has a severe dairy allergy, and realized most of the side dishes contained butter or cheese. When I brought it to the server’s attention, the chef emerged and prepared generous portions of grilled fish with a tomato sauced pasta as a side, which was very nice. We also realized that with our son’s food limitations, we would be sticking to a la carte dinner offerings over the buffets on subsequent nights.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came up the hill from Pacifica - SO NOISY, so many people, crashing cutlery and white people whining about wanting to change seats three times. I feel badly for the staff having to deal with entitled cranky "IM AT AN ALL INCLUSIVE DON'T YOU KNOW??" people. Directory we got when we checked in read that it was "a la carte" but when we went there, it was buffet style and not very good.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you can't find something you like they will fix it for you. Food is typical buffet style food. But you can order from the grill its all good.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

The buffet at La Nao restaurant at $40 per head was a bit steep for us so we opted instead for the adjoining Manila Bar. The burger that I ordered was clearly a frozen patty. My guests also felt that their pizza tasted frozen as well. This place is overpriced compared to what can be had inside Cabo inself.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

We ate at La Nao a couple of times this trip and were never disappointed. Good food but even better view.

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