Benno at Hotel San Cristóbal

4.7
37 Reviews
MXN500 and over
Mexican
The Hotel San Cristóbal's Restaurant offers a fusion of classic Mexican cuisine with a Mediterranean,
inspired by the diversity and culinary abundance of Baja California. By exploring All Saints and
surrounding communities, you can see fishermen arriving at the beach in their pangas with their daily
fishing, smelling fragrant basil in the night air, and observing whole truckloads of strawberries, herbs, and
green beans from fields not far from the beach . The menu will focus on this incredible local abundance,
variations of traditional Mexican dishes, and other fresh and simply prepared foods.
The wine programme will focus on winemakers who cultivate sustainably, with emphasis on organic and
biodynamic wines. The selection will cover Western Europe and the United States and include some of
Mexico's exceptional wines. The cocktail menu will include artisanal mezcals, tequilas and classic
cocktails from warm climates

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 37 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal beautiful setting

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YelenaK
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful environment,extreamly nice and friendly staff.food was absolutely delicious,and our server Sergio gave the exact description of every dish.
Thank u all!

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Jiri
Baja California
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

the best fish tacos from coast to coast. we went back twice in 4 days!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We were very disappointed, because we were not staying in their hotel we could not sit at the bar or by the ocean. We have been there before and did not have a problem, however this time they were very rude.

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IsraelE
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

El lugar espectacular, pero su comida no es buena.

Pedimos guacamole, tacos de pescado y ceviche y ningún platillo de los tres era espectacular. De hecho era menos que regular.

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Patricia
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nos encanto la comida, el servicio excelente también

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It was my bday. I called to make a reservation and make a special request and they were not interested on taking my reservation through the phone and sent me to Open Table. Fine. They should’ve warned me about not having a full menu. It was almost like a poolside menu, not ok. I’ve been so many times to the hotel and restaurant (even during the pandemic) and always felt welcome and this time was just” blah”. It was my second time celebrating my bday there but I felt they there was no sparkle at all. I got to the hotel 15 min before my reservation right on sunset time and they didn’t let me have a drink watching the sunset, they said it’s only for guests (but literally there were 0 people there). So we got to our table and they announced that they had only this short kinda poolside version of the menu. I’m saying all this because I think it’s a special place, otherwise I really wouldn’t waste my time! Please don’t lose it!

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vipAmanda
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing time and dinner at Benno! Edna made us feel incredibly welcome and was so much fun to talk to. Sergio was a pleasure and very knowledgeable about the wines. The food and cocktails were delicious! I can't wait to go back!

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vipfoodfoodfood3
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food. beautiful hotel. can hear the ocean waves crashing.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lugar muy padre, muy buena ubicación y buena vista a la playa!

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vipScottL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere and service are all pure awesomeness.
So much yumminess and creativity in a setting that is a gift from you know who...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing setting, great service (thanks Joniton) and one the best meals we have ever had!

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RodrigoM
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent hotel and restaurant, would come back many times.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food & excellent service. Location can’t be beat!

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MaryW
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautifully prepared, delicious food prepared using fresh local ingredients.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there on vacation. Very very nice. Good food and good wine list.

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viphappytraveller
Austin
55 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Octopus appetizer was amazing... fish was way over cooked and seafood stew was so so.
The setting at sunset was outstanding.

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vipJO123
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We meant to get a reservation at Benno but they are only open in the morning and evening. The pool bar was wonderful! Great food and service, the pool deck is amazing.

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Renee
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We made reservations for Christmas dinner and upon arrival not only could they not find our reservation but the restaurant wasn't even seating during the times that were listed on Open Table. The final frustration was a surpirise Prix Fixe menu for $150/per person that was not disclosed in advance.

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Ivana
Puebla
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tanto el hotel como el restaurante son hermosos. Estar hospedado ahí o pasar una tarde viendo el atardecer no se compara con ningún otra cosa.

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vipJessica
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to check out the hotel and the restaurant the day we arrived, since it has such a great reputation (we were staying at a different hotel). We traveled in May, and we almost had the restaurant to ourselves! The service was wonderful, the view/ambiance was lovely, and the food was even better. We had an amuse bouche (no idea what was in it but it was one of the best things we had) and super fresh focaccia on the house, the seafood sopa and ceviche appetizers, grilled octopus entree, and churros for dessert. Wow, everything was great - the churros were SO fluffy and perfect. And all for $80 USD for 2! Can’t beat that. I would say this experience was up to par with some of the best places we have eaten, both in the states and abroad.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice compliment to an outstanding hotel.

We had two delicious breakfasts and dinners at Benno. There was no reason to leave the property. Fantastic menus and staff.

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Mikeret
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement

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CarmaF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our Anniversary at Benno and had a wonderful evening. The food, cocktail, wine, service, and ambiance were excellent! We look forward to going back again!

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C007
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot ! Amazing food and service +++ Had a lovely dinner there

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RaufY
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place. Food, ambience, look and feel, service, cool little hotel shops, attentive service and spectacular food make this place a must go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Creative menu. Great service. My yellowtail was waaaaayy overdone. But I would go back

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vipNancy
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I was expecting better. The backdrop and location of this restaurant is lovely. The food was terrible. I ordered the Garlic marinated Chicken. It was incredibly dry and tasteless. It was hard to swallow it was so dry. Came with mashed potatoes and broccoli. It was served with about 2 tablespoons of mashed potatoes and a sprinkle of broccoli florets. The service however was fabulous. The staff were kind and attentive. The meal was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

se hizo reservacion con especificaciones de cumpleaños pero al momento de llegar no preguntaron por apellidos o si teniamos reservacion, al final todo fue excellente , cantaron mañana muy original.

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vipDaniel
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant. Both food and service were excellent. The atmosphere is comfortable and the noise level is perfect for easy conversation. I will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!

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TaliaAbad
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal at Benno!! We have several appetizers and two entrees. All of the flavors were fantastic!!!

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vipparkplace
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING! Thank you!

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CraigC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I am from the school of ‘if you do not have something nice to say, do not say it’. I normally adhere to this credo. The Todos Santos/Los Cerritos area has so many fine places to experience for dining, scenery and shopping amongst the friendly local residents and business owners. The Bay where Benno and the Hotel San Cristóbal are located is a spectacular little Baja California Gem amongst Gems.
I will simply say this about the restaurant Benno. My wife and I were not staying at the hotel. Quite frankly we can not afford the nightly rate to stay at the hotel. We arrived for our 6:00 dinner reservation to an empty restaurant. We were not greeted with any warmth whatsoever. While we were dressed appropriately our lack of wealth does show. The restaurant was not well located in this gorgeous Bay in our opinion.
Put it all together, there was no reason to ruin a great day and we moved on to another restaurant for a fine meal with a spectacular view and sunset.

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vipJoselo
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

great place, good food, very expensive

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vipJeff
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, surprisingly small (in a nice way) hotel, with excellent restaurant in an indoor/outdoor setting.

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Cheryll
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Need to have better lighting at night on outside tables. Can’t see to eat food and don’t know what you are eating. Need to have Chardonnay by the glass.
Food is excellent.

FAQs

Benno at Hotel San Cristóbal is rated 4.7 stars by 37 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.