Tucked into the narrow streets radiating from the historic main plaza of San Jose del Cabo you’ll find a thriving and sophisticated art and dining scene.
Thursday night is Art Walk from November to June. Studios and galleries around Alvaro Obregon stay open until 9PM. They encourage guests to browse and buy by handing out free libations and snacks. Often there’s live music in the plaza and it’s not unusual for the streets to be full of locals, tourists and artists, all mingling and enjoying the energizing vibe.
You’ll discover a high quality of paintings, sculpture, jewelry, intricate Huichol beadwork, amber and local handicrafts. Many of the galleries invite their artists to be on hand to meet potential buyers and discuss their work.
The Art District is also home to some sophisticated dining establishments with extensive wine and tequila lists. For example, dine al fresco in the romantic courtyard at Tequila restaurant that lives up to its name with a lengthy list of the finer brands of Mexico’s national drink. If you are feeling adventurous, ask them for a tequila tasting; the bar features over 50 different varieties. The house specialty is jumbo shrimp smothered in (you guessed it) tequila, lime, butter and garlic.