I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant! I dined here back in 2014 and have been dreaming about my meal there ever since. I was worried I had built it up in my mind to be better than it actually was, but I returned this past week and ended up eating there 2 nights in a row and it lived up to my expectations in every way. My favorite part about the menu is that it is an Italian restaurant, and all the dishes have their base in Italian cuisine, but with bold Mexican flavors and styles. My favorite dish on the menu is the black and white tagliatelle with shrimp and jalapeño pesto. It is the very best of Italian and Mexican all in one bite. I would order this every time. We sampled many incredible appetizers including the eggplant Parmesan, tomato and mozzarella salad, bruschetta, and ricotta crostini. We also enjoyed the risotto verde, shrimp ravioli, spicy seafood pasta, surf and turf, salmon, ribeye and flank steak. Everything was flavorful and cooked to perfection. The desserts we tried were incredible as well. Service was perfectly attentive and we were given excellent suggestions for Mexican wines to pair with our meals. If you stay at the Hilton there is no reason to ever leave with this incredible food on site, and if you are staying somewhere else, it is definitely worth the drive!
Vela is an impressive restaurant at the Hilton next to the pool and looking out over the ocean. Fine ingredients make for great food and we were impressed with the sourcing which provided superior Italian food and presentation. The food presented Tuscan influences and was clearly fine dining at its best. We recommend to anyone visiting Los Cabos as it is just a short drive in the corridor between Cabo and SJD. Take the time to stop at the lobby bar for a drink prior as it is a great place to start your evening.
This is an outstanding establishment! Quality dining!
Wonderful experience!! Great service and nice presentation of the food.
What a perfect way to end a great week in Los Cabos. The attention to detail with service and food was amazing. I highly recommend this culinary delight.
We had a very wonderful meal at Vela! Jose Luis was our server and he was exceptional in every way: attentive, knowledgeable, made good conversation, and had excellent recommendations. The food was fantastic- the octopus appetizer is wonderful and you must try if you’ve not had octopus before. My boyfriend had the sea bass with vegetables and really liked his meal. I had the frutti de mare and it was phenomenal. The sauce was a little picanté but delicious! Fresh bread is offered throughout the meal and the sorbet dessert was presented very creatively. Wonderful ambience, food, and staff.
Vela is very special place. We love taking guests there and they always fall in Love with the food, the setting and the service. Vela is a gem to be discovered if you haven’t eaten there you’ll be very very satisfied.
Check it out, you will not be disappointed, promise.
4/11/2018 , staff and food were absolutely perfect!
Buenísimo platillos y variadas creaciones con pasta. El ragú de cordero con chuleta en la pasta es original. La pasta fruti di mare también, algo caras pero valen la pena.
Everything about this restaurant is incredible. It's a hotel restaurant but not any ordinary hotel restaurant. The view is amazing, infinity poolside view of the Sea of Cortez, though as it gets dark that view is diminished but still lovely. The service was of the highest caliber, I wish my memory was better so I could mention all our servers by name, but we ate there on our last night Saturday, March 31st as well as one other night. From the young man who brought around the bread selection to our waiter the highest of compliments. And they were so lovely to our youngest diner ( a 7 year old picky eater), remembering her by name the second night we dined there as well as graciously accommodating all the special requests not to mention paying very serious attention to her very serious tree nut allergy. The food was excellent, from the wonderful assortment of breads to the antipasto plate and the green and seafood risottos and the pork shank and deserts that were beautiful and inventive. If we had stayed longer we would have been back again and again...
We dined at Vela during holiday in San Jose del Cabo, the location is convenient off the main highway in the Hilton Los Cabos.
The service was exceptional from Oscar and Renaldo.
The minestrone soup with chorizo was unique with Mexican flair. The hand made pasta dishes were as close to Italy as I could imagine.
There is live music on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. You must try this restaurant it is superb.
Pool side at the Hilton. Beautiful setting. Great food and service. Highly recommend.
A beautiful ambiance, delicious food & fabulous service! Would definitely recommend & go back!
Our food and service were both lousy. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone who has to pay for their meal. Luckily, ours was paid for by our company event.
We had a Fantastic experience. We’ve been traveling to Los Cabos for 15 years but this was our first time at this restaurant. Great all the way around. Food quality and service was impeccable. Our water Gregorio was the friendliest waiter I’ve ever had. I’m not a fan of bread in general but their home baked breads especially the focaccia was AMAZING. We will be back!
Vela’s food and staff was amazing. From fresh pastas, to fish and excellent views could not be happier with our evening.
Jorge and his team are amazing and will go above and beyond for any request you can throw at them. They don’t have the word no in their vocabulary.
Gregorio is an amazing waiter and is extremely kind.
Food and service were excellent. Shrimp ravioli was so good I ordered it multiple nights. Beautiful outside dining. Service was impeccable.
Slow service, food ok but not great
Vela was amazing. We celebrated my 30th birthday here and everything was top notch. Great setting by the pool, very romantic, great service and excellent food. I would recommend the Eggplant appetizer and the totoaba fish, both were very unique and memorable.
Food was fabulous. The setting is stunning and the violin player was excellent. Our experience was much better than expected. The staff was so helpful and went above and beyond . If you are looking for a 5 star this is it. We can’t say enough about how good it was.
Outstanding place for dinner. The wait staff was incredible!! Special thanks for Luis, Alfonzo, and Jose. Great seafood and excellent steak. There was a violinist one evening during dinner, and two nights later when we had dinner there, a pianist was there - wonderful atmosphere.
Anniversary - fabulous homemade pastas , bread to die from, seasoning outstanding
Amazing food all from scratch and homemade pasta! We will definitely be back!
Spectacular food ! The menu is very creative and great options. The Lamb Ragu especially good! Our waiter Gregorio was fantastic and really made the dinning experience!
We had a great family meal, in an incredible outdoor poolside venue with impeccable service from Alfonso and Caesar at Vela!!! You don’t expect excellent Italian food in Mexico but that’s exactly what you get here! We shared the eggplant parm and bruschetta apps - which were both great! Our party of 5 had three very satisfying pasta dishes and the striped bass entree that two of my daughters had was also excellent! We shared the beautiful presented Michaelangelo Palette for dessert! It was a wonderful dining experience which I highly recommend! Thank you Alfonso and Caesar for the recommendations and excellent service and giving us a great night!!!
Gregorio and his teammate were excellent waiters! Very pleasant atmosphere & delicious food!
Excellent service and well prepared food.
Excellent food with outstanding service. Enjoyed live entertainment
Juan Pablo was awesome.
La calidad de la comida es muy buena. El servicio es estupendo. Alfonso nos atendió de maravilla. Se nota un muy buen entrenamiento de Hilton a sus colaboradores. Una buena carta de vinos.
Lo único que no fue totalmente de nuestro agrado, es lo lejos que está el restaurante del estacionamiento, y lo MUY complicado que resulta llegar. Es un verdadero laberinto entre las habitaciones, el lobby, las escaleras y demás. Está muy mal pensado para personas que no se hospeden en el hotel o incluso para las que estén en habitaciones lejanas.
Por lo demás, uno de los mejore italianos de Los Cabos...
This is an extraordinary good Italian restaurant. Rarely have I tasted this good Italian good outside Italy. This restaurant is definitely on my bucket list for my next visit to Los Cabos. Ambiance, food and service was excellente.
Amazing menu. The meats were to die for. We were a group of 6 and had everything from lamb to steak to fish. All best ever. The salads were incredible with quick nia, lemon grass etc. not your typical wedge or arugula. 10 stars
Gregory & the crew were polite, gracious & helpful in creating a pleasant & delicious dining experience. We enjoyed ourselves very much!
Great place to eat at the hotel. Thought the food was great. Nice twist to some of the Italian dishes that had a touch of Mexican flavor. Recommend this restaurant to others that are in Cabo
Great service .... very well done .... incredible view ...thanks !
This was our second visit to this restaurant. This first time food was delicious and service impeccable. We took friends back for my birthday. Second visit service was moderate. Dinner took forever to come. Thirty minutes after dinner we were violently ill. $400 gone. Sick for24 hours.
Food was excellent! Love the amazing staff! We will be back at this place again!
This is my second time at Vela, and my only regret is that I have not gone there more often. I usually stay at the Hilton, and I never dreamed the food could be so good.
This week I had the 22 ounce ribeye. It was cooked and seasoned to perfection. At 56usd, it was literally twice the size of the ribeye at La Falleron at half the price. You have my word that this was also a much better steak.
Next time I am in town, Vela is a must stop again.
The staff was very welcoming and was constantly checking in on us. Beautiful restaurant with amazing food. We had the 45-day aged Rib eye for two and it was exceptional!