About Agua by Larbi Restaurant

Km 7.5 Carretera Transpeninsular
23400 San Jose del Cabo
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Agua by Larbi, a newly redesigned restaurant with an earth-to-sea tone design by David Mexico overlooking the infinity-edge pool and San Jose Bay. The indoor/outdoor new layout leads down to a series of unique sitting options along the higher pavilions, lower terrace, family-style chef tables and unique cliff-edge pods with interrupted views of the Sea of Cortez providing an inviting ambiance for all day dining.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast 7:00 am to 11:00 am, Casual attire
Lunch and Dinner brings you the best of Mexico with an authentic selection of traditional Mexican cuisine including the traditional Ceviche and Guacamole Trolley
Lunch 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Casual attire
Dinner 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Resort Upscale attire

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
MXN310 to MXN500

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01 624 146 7000 ext. 7223

Website:
http://www.oneandonlyresorts.com/one-and-only-palmilla-los-cabos/cuisine#ba90bfb8f4e94efb960013bf1f33d662

Executive Chef:
Larbi Dahrouch

Private Party Contact:
Roberto Babio: 6241467000x7223

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Agua by Larbi Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.9

value

3.9

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94% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service4

Amazing place and food was spectacular. ...

vip
·Dined on August 2, 2016

Amazing place and food was spectacular. Open table has it listed at $$$. More like $$$$$.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome meal in a gorgeous setting

 
·Dined on May 6, 2016

My wife and I had a date night after a long day of travel to Cabo. We chose to have dinner at Agua and it met all our expectations. The staff was friendly, the food delicious and you can't beat the ambiance. The Mexican quartet playing music was really good and not too loud, allowing for conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Wow

vip
·Dined on May 6, 2016

We were SO happy with every aspect of the meal. Service was impeccable, as expected by the Palmilla. The food exceeded expectation. Wine options were great...assuming you like the local wines any way. We happen to love the Mexico wines currently being produced and anyone who isn't willing to try one is really missing out. Here we had a fantastic 2010 Merlot as recommended by the somm. The cost is a little high , but we shared our starter and main and there was plenty for us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View
food5
ambience5
service5

Wonderful food and superb service. The c ...

vip
·Dined on April 30, 2016

Wonderful food and superb service. The chef even came out to meet us after we sent back our thank you. We always go here when we stay in San Jose. It's lovely

food5
ambience5
service4
value4

VIP Revisión del Cabo

vip
·Dined on April 5, 2016

It doesn’t get much better than sitting beside the ocean, watching the sunset, and being totally indulged by an excellent wait staff. The food is true Mexican and the Sea Bass I had was cooked to perfection. My only disappointment was not in Agua but in One and Only’s overall reduction in the personal touch they were one time noted for. In the past we would be recognized by name from the security gate and throughout the facility. At the end of the evening ladies would be given a burlap gift bag with chocolates, soaps, candles, etc., nothing fancy but a total win. These personal touches obviously cost $$$ have gone by the wayside but from the number of people we have shared this with in the past years that have resulted in people visiting the facility it would seem a priceless effort. Regardless it is still the best stay and dinner in Cabo.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic, Scenic View
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Fantastic!!!

 
·Dined on February 20, 2016

Fantastic locale, great décor, excellent staff wonderful food …. I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a distinctively special occasion!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Stunning & Delicious

 
·Dined on February 19, 2016

Every time we visit Cabo; Agua is a must for dinner. One & Only is stunningly beautiful and Agua is a wonderful place to enjoy the view and delicious food. Service is top notch and a true dining experience . Bravo Agua!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View
food3
ambience5
service4
value1

Meh.

 
·Dined on February 15, 2016

We had dinner at Aqua on Valentine's Day this year--we live in Cabo and had not been to the restaurant for dinner yet this season. Of course Palmilla is gorgeous and they have done a great job of repairing the damage from Odile. It's hands down the best site in Cabo, so the view, the gardens, the lighting are all fantastic as is the welcome from the staff. The food on the other hand was sort of bland. The menu was uninspiring--another Caesar Salad? Another Caprese Salad? There were a couple of North African dishes--one, a sea bass was quite good, but the portion was minuscule. I started with a Shrimp Salad and the shrimp were cooked perfectly but the dressing was beyond subtle. My husband had Tortilla Soup for a starter and it was fine, but didn't knock your socks off. His entree was a Roasted Chicken Breast and it was tasty, but a little overcooked/tough. We shared a desert and it tasted like a typical hotel desert--not what you would expect from Palmilla. Our server was excellent--just the right amount of attention. For 2 lemonades, 2 starters, 2 entrees and 1 desert we spent $5,500 MX, which at the current exchange rate is about $315 U.S. For that kind of money, I would like to leave the restaurant feeling a little bit more than simply fed. The only negative as to the ambience was that the expediter in the kitchen was yelling out the orders so loudly you could hear him all over the dining room--he needs to tone it down a bit. We'll go back to Palmilla, but maybe just for lunch--there are other options for dinner that have better food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Special evening

 
·Dined on February 15, 2016

First off, understand it's expensive. Most I have ever spent for meal, and a bottle of wine. However, it was the most amazing romantic dinner my wife of 47 years and I have shared. The wait staff was over the top. Our "primary" waiter Solomon was one of the best we have ever had the pleasure to experience. He made our evening what it was, in addition to the unique setting of the setting. Would we do it again? Absolutely.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Enchanted in Cabo

 
·Dined on February 14, 2016

From the picturesque drive through the property to the exquisite dining room and patio, every detail helped create an enchanted experience. The service and food were superb, including the delivery and table settings. The menu is quite pricey, but for a special occasion it's well worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View
food4
ambience5
service4

Upscale facilitie, very nice ambience, ...

 
·Dined on January 7, 2016

Upscale facilitie, very nice ambience, service and food portions and quality must be better according to dishes prices, not fair balance between price VS value.

food5
ambience5
service5

My new favorite place to eat in Cabo! T ...

vip
·Dined on October 31, 2015

My new favorite place to eat in Cabo! The wine menu was great, the mole I had was best ever! It was my wife's bday and they took care of us including a personalized desert. Outdoor dining at its best.

food5
ambience5
service5

Paradise!

vip
·Dined on November 15, 2012

Wow! This was a wonderful experience! We were celebrating my partner's birthday. Picture sitting on the patio looking out to San Jose across the Sea of Cortez, enjoying a quality martini. Then ordering an amazing meal and receiving absolute top notch service. The staff accommodated our dietary allergies with no fuss. Chef Darouch stopped by several times and provided a great wine pairing suggestion. Every part of the meal, from the salad to the main course to the wine and desserts were fantastic.

Tags: ambiente dinámico de bar, apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía, buena opción para grupos, ideal para cenas al aire libre, carta de vinos notable, romántico, ocasión especial, vista panorámica, punto de atracción
food2
ambience2
service2

will not return back:-(

vip
·Dined on November 4, 2012

The cost for the meals was high and we were expecting the food to the BEST!!! Will not return back for sure.

food5
ambience5
service5

Palmilla = CLASS

 
·Dined on October 29, 2012

Elegant with impeccable service. Ambience is amazing! Food is perfect in every regard... THEY DO EVERYTHING PERFECTLY!!! You'll feel you are in a dream...

food5
ambience5
service5

There are a handful of restaurants

vip
·Dined on September 16, 2012

There are a handful of restaurants in Cabo we commit to visiting everytime we vacation there. This is one. Love it. Food, service and the view are incredible.

Tags: apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía, buena opción para grupos, ideal para el brunch, ideal para cenas al aire libre, apto para niños, joya del vecindario, vista panorámica, ideal para el almuerzo, punto de atracción
food5
ambience5
service5

Amazing place,first class

vip
·Dined on April 11, 2012

Amazing place,first class all the way. The food was excellent as well as the service. We sat outside right on the ocean,what a spectacular view. I highly recommend Aqua!

Tags: ideal para cenas al aire libre, ocasión especial, vista panorámica
food5
ambience5
service2

Not as good the second time around

vip
·Dined on March 5, 2012

Went to Agua for lunch for the second time in 9 days based on an excellent experience the first time. Food was still superb and view still magnificent, however the impeccable service we had on our first visit significantly deteriorated this time. Service was slow and less than attentive. Staff seemed more interested in servicing regulars and residents than us. We expect consistency from an establishment of this level

Tags: ideal para cenas al aire libre, ocasión especial, vista panorámica, ideal para el almuerzo
food5
ambience5
service5

Worth every penny

vip
·Dined on February 25, 2012

Agua is part of Pamilla Resort which is a member of the ultra luxurious One and Only Resort Group. Food and service at the restaurant follow the same high standards. Prices are also of the same high stand but quality of food, service and ambiance justify it Your visit starts with a 30 second golf cart ride down an treelined path from valet parking to the restaurant overlooking the Pacific. Both inside and outside dining are available but the ambience and view outside are far superior if weather is good. Serving staff are very helpful and attentive but not overbearing. Our food orders(shrimp salad and red snapper) were done to perfection and well presented. Special drinks of the day are enormous and tasty

Tags: ideal para cenas al aire libre, romántico, ocasión especial, vista panorámica, ideal para el almuerzo
food5
ambience5
service5

Best Restaurant in Cabo Area

vip
·Dined on October 16, 2011

Maybe the best restaurant in the Cabo area. Not a bargain, but well worth it for the ambience, service and food.

Tags: apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía, ideal para cenas al aire libre, romántico, ocasión especial, vista panorámica
food1
ambience5
service5

This was an extremely disappointing

vip
·Dined on July 26, 2011

This was an extremely disappointing experience - the food was lacking vibrancy and taste and was extremely overpriced. The setting was beautiful

Tags: ideal para cenas al aire libre, carta de vinos notable, vista panorámica
food2
ambience3
service2

Overrated and overpriced

 
·Dined on June 12, 2011

Overrated and overpriced. I get the impression Agua is skating on the fact that it's the restaurant at One and Only Palmilla. We found the dishes to be somewhat salty and very 'package-y' tasting. I would have expected fresher ingredients and some 'wow' flavors, but none of the dishes we had (4 courses each) were anything to write home about. Disappointing really - it could - and should- be so much more, especially for the price and location.

food5
ambience5
service5

Wonderfully romantic dinner date

vip
·Dined on May 27, 2011

Amazing restaurant on the beautiful One and Only Palmilla resort in the Tourist Corridor between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. We come every year and stay in Cabo San Lucas and the short drive is definitely worth it. This is a pricey restaurant but it is worth every penny. We have never been disappointed with the food or the ambience. We get an appetizer, entree and dessert every time because we don't want to miss out on a thing. The view is beautiful overlooking the bay while eating outdoors.

Tags: ideal para cenas al aire libre, carta de vinos notable, romántico, ocasión especial, vista panorámica
food5
ambience5
service5

The best meal in years!

vip
·Dined on May 20, 2011

The only reason I gave Agua 5 stars is because there is nothing higher. We were treated like royalty from the time we came on grounds. The wine list was extensive. The menu had a variety of fresh fish and choice beef. We were there for our anniversary. The menu had Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Pitler on top. We were given a comp. dessert of a dark chocolate heart filled with vanilla bean ice cream and strawberries. The food was amazing. Our table overlooked the Sea of Cortez. Nothing about the night was less than perfect.

Tags: apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía, ideal para cenas al aire libre, carta de vinos notable, romántico, vista panorámica
food5
ambience5
service4

excellent food at a wonderful

vip
·Dined on May 4, 2011

excellent food at a wonderful Cabo hotel. We'd been to the fancier resto previously on another vacay but this was one of those outstanding nights. The food was fabulous, the site on a rolling lawn overlooking the ocean was made even better by fireworks across the bay in San Jose and a small but memorable performance by Antonio Zepeda, a well known Mexican musician. I had the most gigantic and succulent shrimp dish and my husband had a grilled red snapper with blanced vegetables. If only they could move part and parcel to LA

Tags: apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía, ideal para cenas al aire libre, romántico, vista panorámica
food5
ambience5
service5

As always Aqua did not disappoint

vip
·Dined on April 23, 2011

As always Aqua did not disappoint this year. The food was spectacular and the wine steward gave us two amazing recommendations that were not traditional finds. Won't miss this place any time I am within 100 miles.

Tags: apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía, ideal para cenas al aire libre, carta de vinos notable, romántico, vista panorámica
food5
ambience4
service5

The place was great! A little

vip
·Dined on April 16, 2011

The place was great! A little expensive, but worth it, desert... excelent!

Tags: ideal para cenas al aire libre, vista panorámica
food4
ambience5
service5

Great setting, food and service

vip
·Dined on April 3, 2011

Great setting, food and service but WAY overpriced.

Tags: ideal para cenas al aire libre, apto para niños, romántico, ocasión especial
food5
ambience5
service5

One of the most AMAZING dining

 
·Dined on March 27, 2011

One of the most AMAZING dining experiences I've ever had!!! We requested a Gluten free option for one and they not only accommodated us w/ her entree but also took it a step further and made gluten free bread, and dessert for her. Above & beyond!!! It was a girls night so we especially enjoyed all the little extra touches like the purse stand...Amazing!!!

Tags: apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía, ideal para cenas al aire libre, carta de vinos notable, romántico, ocasión especial, vista panorámica
food4
ambience5
service5

Gorgeous view with cascading

vip
·Dined on March 24, 2011

Gorgeous view with cascading dinin levels down towards the sea. Delicious food beautifully presented. Very high price for Cabo - New York prices.

Tags: apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía, ideal para cenas al aire libre, romántico, ocasión especial, vista panorámica
food5
ambience5
service5

We had the most amazing experience

 
·Dined on February 9, 2011

We had the most amazing experience at Agua. As our "big night out," it was the perfect setting. The chef's creations were fabulous - the braised short-rib pasta was heavenly. And there really is no better place to dine than outside with a view of the water through amazing landscaping. Service was impeccable. In all, the perfect dining experience.

Tags: apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía, ideal para cenas al aire libre, romántico, ocasión especial, vista panorámica
food5
ambience5
service5

Agua is located in the heart

vip
·Dined on January 16, 2011

Agua is located in the heart of the Palmilla resort. The scenic view of the water, as well as the grounds of the resort itself, are breathtaking. The level of service from the waitstaff could not have been higher, and our food was exquisite. Pricey but so worth it!

Tags: apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía, buena opción para grupos, ideal para cenas al aire libre, ocasión especial, vista panorámica, punto de atracción
food5
ambience5
service5

This was the best restaurant

vip
·Dined on December 24, 2010

This was the best restaurant we had been to in a while. The service was impeccable, and the food and wine only even more impressive. It was our honeymoon, and they made us our own personalized menu, as well as sat us on the ocean and away from other tables. Agua is the reason I would return to Cabo for a second honeymoon.

Tags: apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía, ideal para cenas al aire libre, carta de vinos notable, romántico, vista panorámica
food5
ambience5
service5

The BEST tuna tartar I have

vip
·Dined on August 9, 2010

The BEST tuna tartar I have ever had. Hands down. I would fly back to Cabo just for that.

Tags: apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía, buena opción para grupos, ideal para cenas al aire libre, joya del vecindario, carta de vinos notable, romántico, ocasión especial
food5
ambience5
service5

When in Cabo, forget Las Ventanas

vip
·Dined on June 4, 2010

When in Cabo, forget Las Ventanas and he rest, go to Aqua for the best meal I have had in all of Mexico, consistently! If only the Palmilla wasn't more then La Ventanas, we'd stay there too.

Tags: ambiente dinámico de bar, apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía, ideal para cenas al aire libre, carta de vinos notable, romántico, ocasión especial, vista panorámica, punto de atracción
food5
ambience5
service5

What a fantastic place. The

vip
·Dined on April 20, 2010

What a fantastic place. The food is amazing. We go every year for our anniversary and they remember us and provide a special treat. It is not for the pedestrian food lover but for someone who wants a food expereince.

Tags: apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía, ideal para cenas al aire libre, carta de vinos notable, romántico, vista panorámica, punto de atracción
food3
ambience3
service4

The food was good but it really

vip
·Dined on September 13, 2009

The food was good but it really bothers me to pay more in Mexico than the best restaurants in nyc. I ordered the fois gras and got a piece so small it was barely a bite, I didn't even say anything and shortly after another plate arrived with a much larger piece. A bottle of Silver Oak 2002 was $475.00 a little steep!!!

The best value in town is Gardenias a taco joint by the mall.

Tags: apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía, vista panorámica
food4
ambience5
service5

Fabulous place but really

vip
·Dined on February 12, 2009

Fabulous place but really overpriced- over $300.00 for breakfast for 6 people- 2 were children

Tags: apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía, ideal para el brunch, ideal para cenas al aire libre, apto para niños, romántico, ocasión especial, vista panorámica, ideal para el almuerzo, punto de atracción
food5
ambience5
service5

Wonderful scenery, great food

vip
·Dined on January 28, 2009

Wonderful scenery, great food and impecable service. Live musicians added to the experience.

Tags: apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía, ideal para cenas al aire libre, carta de vinos notable, romántico, ocasión especial, vista panorámica
food4
ambience5
service5

i did eat at the one and only

 
·Dined on January 5, 2009

i did eat at the one and only aqua restaurant, but it was in the bar area, not the dinning area.

$168.00 for two apetizers and four bloody marys, i hope i get points.

Tags: ideal para cenas al aire libre, vista panorámica, ideal para el almuerzo

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