Something that a lot of tourists love to do when they visit Los Cabos is indulge in some street food at least once or twice.
The items being sold at street food carts range from tacos to tamales, and sometimes vendors will have seafood items available, such as fish, shrimp, or even octopus.
Seafood can be dangerous, though, especially if not stored correctly during the hot summer months, which is why Los Cabos is going to monitor street vendors serving seafood items to ensure tourist safety.
Monitoring To Keep Tourists Safe
According to a representative of COESPRIS (the State Commission for Protection Against Health Risks), they will be monitoring street food stalls more as the heat continues to arrive in Los Cabos through the summer.
They will be particularly paying attention to vendors serving fish and other seafood.
This will be done, in part, by making visits to food stalls to check food temperatures and cleanliness, among other things.
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Street Food In Los Cabos
Street food vendors can be found in both San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.
Typically street food items are sold from a cart, a basket, or stands on the side of the street.
For the most part, street food is safe in Los Cabos, but in warmer months, it can be a little tricky to keep food at cold temperatures.
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Signs To Watch Out For Before Eating Street Food
Our bodies have ways of warning us of danger, and this can come in handy when it comes to detecting bad food. If you approach a street food vendor and your senses detect the smell of spoiled food, your best bet will be to listen to it.
There are plenty of food vendors to choose from.
Another sign to watch out for is the presence of some sort of refrigeration or other sufficient method of keeping food cold.
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Where To Find Street Food Vendors
Street vendors are all over Los Cabos.
And where they might set up varies from vendor to vendor, and sometimes even day to day.
Typically you’ll find them on the streets in tourist areas, on some of the beaches, and in areas of town frequented by locals, like parks, town squares, and street markets.
Safety Factors To Consider Before Eating Street Food
While all food being served by a street food vendor should be kept at the correct temperatures and served in a clean environment, this, unfortunately, is not always the case.
That being said, those that are immunocompromised may want to steer clear from overdoing it on the street food.
Seafood, in particular, should maybe be avoided by certain individuals.
Street Food Alternatives In Los Cabos
Street food is not the only option for getting a unique dining experience in Los Cabos.
There are plenty of authentic Mexican restaurants where you can not only get a real Mexican taco, not that overrated Americanized kind but some other great traditional Mexican dishes too.
Mi Casa, with locations in both San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, Los Tres Gallos, and Edith’s are all fantastic alternatives to street food if you’re looking for traditional Mexican dishes.
Experiencing Culture In Cabo
Food is one of the best ways to experience culture in Cabo, and health officials do their part to make it safe for tourists.
Whether you go for a few street food spots or choose some more traditional Mexican restaurants, trying the food in Los Cabos is a must.
And it’s a great reason to get out of your resort and experience the true vibe of Los Cabos.