The void left by the demise of Bloomfield's secret taco stand has been
filled! Los Cabos, located at 4108 Penn Avenue, specializes in Southern
California-style Mexican eats, made by Southern California natives.
Owner Joel Lopez has been mastering the art of the burrito for nearly
three decades through his family and years of experience in San Diego
Mexican restaurant kitchens. When he came to Pittsburgh three years ago
to visit relatives, a conversation about the lack of Mexican restaurants
in the city got him thinking, which culminated in a cross-country move
and one year's worth of planning with friends and family to open his
The setup of the
400-square-foot space will be familiar to anyone who's patronized a
California taqueria, with a simple open kitchen and counter staffed by
friendly, knowledgeable employees, and a casual seat-yourself dining
room for about thirty people in the back. Los Cabos is currently
putting the finishing touches on their colorful dining room, which will
be complete by their Grand Opening in two to three weeks.
menu boasts a variety of affordable classic burritos and tacos, as well
as experimental models like the "Pittsburgh Burrito", rolled up with
Carne Asada and French fries. They also offer a large selection of house
specials, soups, salads, frothy Horchata, tortas, quesadillas,
desserts, and breakfast options like chorizo con huevos.
Cabos is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Sign up
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Writer: John Farley
Source: Joel Lopez, Los CabosPhotograph copyright John Farley