Yumana Kitchen

4.4
48 Reviews
MXN500 and over
International
Creative Kitchen. Local Ingredients Yumana Kitchen aims to offer a new scope when it comes to “mindful”and “comfort” food by embracing the cultural notions of the millenary indigenous group: The Yumanos. Located at the main Plaza of San Jose del Cabo and just ten minutes from Puerto Los Cabos, Yumana’s whole restaurant concept rescues the cultural tradition of this ethnic group and gives it a contemporary and modern approach. The Yumanos resided all throughout the Californias with one of their most important aspects being their ability to adapt by subtracting elements from different backgrounds; this is the core of our kitchen. We believe food can satisfy both as body and soul, that is why we look for local farmers and producers to bring the highest quality in every dish. Our kitchen is meant to be for everyone, so it is designed to provide options for a diverse community. Whether you are a seafood or meat lover, more plant based, or you just fancy a drink.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 48 people are saying
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vipjewelrylady
Pittsburgh
72 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great assortment of specialty drinks … and shareable treats !
Definitely try the corn soup, cauliflower trio, the hamburger , and all the assorted tacos !!

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RebeccaH
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Creative culinary experience. It is not your standard dishes, and that’s a good thing. The wait staff knows the menu and can make recommendations. The drink menu is also creative. This was our second time and I’d recommend for those wanting to explore yet, you can be comfortable in ingredients used. It’s creative but not crazy. Thank you for another good night.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible service and food was rancid

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MorrisM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very unique offerings on a small menu. Service was prompt and courteous.
Would have liked to have tried the Oyster Taco but N/A
If it was anywhere as good as the Octopus it would be fabulous as well.
Fresh Kale Salad recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

After making reservations, they only have 5 proper tables. They tried to give us a metal cafe table in the sun or a tiny chair and table in the hallway. This was a waste of a reservation. They should only book the few tables they have.

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KristinS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and atmosphere. The only challenge was that there were a lot of flies. Maybe they could try burning incense or citronella candles. We would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gran cena, el platillo de coliflor, los tacos y las tostadas muy buenos platillos.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

El servicio muy malo y la cómida muy buena

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Foodman28
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food we had during our vacation in Cabo. The Cochipulpo tacos and the oyster tacos were outstanding. We also loved their banana empanadas and the tostada de jurel. The margaritas were perfectly spicy. The staff was friendly and attentive. It was such a great experience we made another reservation for three days later!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second time dining at Yumana. 14 months ago we were on vacation and discovered the restaurant. Our meal both times was amazing. The cauliflower appetizer is a meal in itself and delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great as always- got busy and did not receive the same level of service as in past. Food is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience! We went back two days after our first dinner here. Amazing fresh food, delightful service, and great ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Un poco más de variedad en desayuno ya que casi todo es huevo. Y los chilaquiles que el pollo sea desmenuzado y no en trozo grande . Es mucho lo que cuesta una porción de pollo para lo que ofrecen 80 pesos es mucho para lo que dan en porción

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed, even though we booked on open table.

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vipTamiO
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate well during our vacation but this was the highlight, the best of all. If you are looking for a new spin on tacos because you love flavor and creativity....come here and you’ll be glad you did. I don’t drink and their hibiscus drink with agave and orange juice was by far the best nonalcoholic drink I’ve ever found. Cool modern open air with great music, when booking on open table it’s called standard seating...which doesn’t give credit to the vibe. If you book outdoors, your sitting in the plaza which might be cool during Thursday art night. If you’re a foodie, you have to eat here!

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vipNancyV
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with an incredibly creative menu - from the margaritas served in bell peppers to banana empanadas to oyster tacos to the very chic ambience - we had a super evening and can’t wait to return.

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vipHerbertP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Un poco grasosa la comida, muchas cosas fritas y salsas con azucar. Pebsamos que era mas natural.

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vipSuzanneM
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply one of our favorites in San Jose with great options for all including vegetarians.

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HelenK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

I chose this restaurant because of the price point and reviews. I went with 2 of my friends. The ambiance is very nice - open with large tables and open ceilings. It was a cold night and I was surprised that they did not have any heating lamps.

Our waitress was very nice, but there was a language barrier and hence, it was difficult to order and ask for things. I asked for a steak knife two times, and I have a feeling she did not understand my request.

I asked for a red wine recommendation and she highly recommended one. It was okay - I didn't think it was that great.

I ordered their special which was called pollo del leche? It was a baby chicken that was very overcooked, hence, extremely dry with very little meat. The vegetables that came with it was cold. I was very disappointed with my meal.

My friend ordered their vegetable fettucine - I tried hers. That was good.

My other friend ordered their tuna steak entree. I tried hers as well. I thought it was okay.

Overall, I thought that the food was okay - I did not think it warranted their prices.

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Mplseats
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails were delicious and the food was amazing! The cauliflower appetizer was fantastic, for dinner we tried the scallop tostada, tuna steak, short rib tacos, empanada, and mole chicken. One plate was better than the next, highly recommend for foodies!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Incredible restaurant with outstanding food and service. Will be back!

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TiffanyO
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Yumana Kitchen. From the modern, minimalist decor to the fantastic drinks served in funky “glasses” to the amazing food and service. Yumana exceeded our expectations in every aspect. I highly recommend eating here and will go again the next time we’re in San Jose. Fantastic!

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vipmalice93
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yumana Kitchen has established itself as one of the best restaurants in Cabo. Inventive cuisine and an amazing selection of craft cocktails. Highly recommended!

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vipJimB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite simply the best meal I’ve ever had in Mexico. Incredible and inventive menu, outstanding cocktails. I cannot recommend this place enough, pls visit if you are in San Jose del Cabo. You will not regret it.

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vipLorena
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Siempre que vamos pedimos algo nuevo y no nos deja de sorprender. ¡Excelente comida!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Muy buena comida muy buen lugar, solo que su cubrebocas no les queda bien y lo manipulan muchísimo y no parece lo más higiénico

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Annika
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible flavors and atmosphere. My new favorite restaurant in San Jose del Cabo.

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vipMel15
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED this place. Decor is amazing and the food delicious. Cauliflower is a must and the ceviche.
Chicken was to die for too!
This place has an incredible menu for all and great environment.

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TomF
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been wanting to try this new place in SJD for awhile. This trip we made it our first stop from the airport. Miguel met us and was our waiter for the evening. He was courteous, prompt and spot-on in his recommendations. We split the cauliflower appetizer, each had an amazing taco and split the tuna entrée. All of it was terrific! We were so impressed we are headed back for lunch later this week.

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jukas
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing food, drinks, design, and ambience. Service needs some work: we were made to feel rushed to order food and drinks, despite being only one of three tables the entire night. Then when we went to pay, it took forever to get the cheque, like they didn’t want us to leave...

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TwoCanadianWestCoasters
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We dined recently at Yumana, twice in the past week because we enjoyed it that much! The first evening was during Art Walk and we enjoyed a warm greeting and excellent table service from our waiter, Miguel, and savoured a series of tasty delights. Emphasis is on fresh, quality ingredients. If the fisherman's catch isn't up to chef's requirements, it's off the menu for that day. Personally, I appreciate that. As the evening went on, we relaxed with a coffee and enjoyed the live music -- a talented duo with an engaging presentation of modern favourites with a soft Latin current.

Our second visit was the highlight of our trip to San Jose del Cabo. As another reviewer mentioned, Yumana is an oasis from the rather touristy central plaza. Again, we were warmly greeted and had great service from Miguel. The menu items we selected this time were just as delicious, beautifully presented and just the right amount. The corn soup is a must-try! At the table next to us, I could see owner, Raul, speaking with a local baker who had arrived to present dessert options for the coming summer menu. My eye went immediately to the carrot cake! It looked fabulous. To my delight, after our dinner, Raul arranged for a piece of the cake to be delivered to our table. Honestly, I've never tasted such a wonderful carrot cake. It was moist, nutty, cinnamon and nutmeg in perfect measure, and topped with a whipped, not too sweet, creamy cheese icing. I know I won't be able to match this cake at home, but I'm going to try, and try!

If you're looking for a wonderful restaurant in central San Jose del Cabo ... this is the place! Enjoy!

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vipAdrianaT
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous find in San Jose! Interesting menu with lots of flavor! The experience was unexpectedly delightful! I would highly recommend trying the lovely restaurant!

Yumana Kitchen
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you very much for sending your review :) We hope to see you again very soon so you can try more of our menu.

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vipCarolineM
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

From not properly checking us in acknowledging our Open Table reservation does that I got a notification we had “stood up” the restaurant, to no service ( menus water etc. ) for first 20 minutes, no order taken for another 20 minutes, too many waiters- one asked if we were ready for dessert before we ever got our entrees, they forgot one of the orders etc. to another 15 minutes messing with the check.
That being said, the food itself was excellent. Unfortunately, the overall experience in my third visit there was disappointing...

Yumana Kitchen
Responded on March 11, 2020

We're very sorry you had to experience this situation. We won't let it happen again and, next time you're in town, please let us know!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After doing Ning for lunch, I invited my husband’s business partners to have dinner with us. The food was superb, the ambiance is perfect for any occasion and the service was delightful. Don’t miss this restaurant.

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FrenchFoodist
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great addition to San Jose del Cabo. Make sure you try the cocktails. Ahi tuna tostada is outstanding, as are the shrimp tacos. Black corn tortillas are made by hand daily.

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robbie
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unusually cool weather, would have liked heat lamps!

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. We enjoyed the evening. Highly recommend. The corn bread desert was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great food. A wonderful dining experience.
Exceptional service and attention from manager Miguel and bartender Eric.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a great time with excellent service. Prices medium to high and we weren’t impressed with the margarita served in a bell pepper, but they switched out to glasses when we made the request. The food was delicious, fresh and inventive and the interior design sleek and contemporary.

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vipSuzanneM
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and fresh food with plenty of flavorful choices. Excellent service and presentation. Particularly excellent choices for healthy eating, vegetarians and vegans. Located right in the center of town on the main plaza. Beautiful private patio seating in the restaurant and a few tables right on the plaza perfect for dining and people watching. So good we went back twice in a week!

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Yumana Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.