Vela - The Hilton Los Cabos Hotel

4.7
151 Reviews
MXN500 and over
Italian
Vela Menu is inspired by traditional Italian cuisine with a modern twist. The traditional ingredients of the rich Italian gastronomy and the quality and freshness of the ingredients make our dishes a true delight. Some of the most notable dishes in our menu goes from the cooked to perfection Aubergine alla Parmigiana, to an amazing grilled octopus along with the freshest homemade pasta, Fettuccini Frutti di Mare, Pappardelle, Spaghetti alla Carbonara and local catch such as the Totoaba Piccata. Our relaxed and elegant atmosphere will take you to one of finest resort culinary experiences at the number one restaurant in Los Cabos Open for dinner from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m

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
  • 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
What 151 people are saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipWillE
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was exceptional and the food amazing! They even gave us an anniversary present!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Great steak

PC
vipPullmanCritic
London
69 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice resort and great ocean views. Menu currently reduced due to Covid and unpredictable opening times. Carpaccio very good. Pasta portions modest, average quality but overpriced...US$30 for lasagna. Panna cotta was rubbery and did not taste fresh.

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vipMicB
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best menus and restaurants here in Cabo!!!! Great service!!

MB
vipMicB
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food at any Hilton I've ever stayed at!! And I am a diamond member so I visit a lot of Hilton's! This menu is excellent and the food is amazing! And I usually hate everything!! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
102 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious meal.
Thank you

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DiannaJ
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was okay but very expensive. Service was good. Ambiance is nice. Tables overlook pool.

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NikkiS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Can’t actually provide a review as the restaurant was closed on the date of our reservation. Very disappointing as this dinner was on my husband’s birthday & we were looking forward to a nice dinner to celebrate. We arrived at the hotel for our reservation only to be told that the Vela restaurant is not open on Thursdays & we then needed to find another dinner option at the last minute.

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Classytraveler
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was the 4th night we ate at Vela during the week we were there because it was the only restaurant open for dinner. The food was good, however, we would have enjoyed it more if they had changed the menu once in a while.
Our server Jose, was fantastic. He remembered all our drinks and he was attentive.
The presentation of the food was beautiful. The octopus was a winner along with the lasagna, filet, caprese salad. I could go on and on. All very good.

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vipAlexandraH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Vela!! Great ambiance and amazing food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. We started off with the eggplant mozzarella appetizer then I had the carbanara and my wife had the shrimp scampi. All very good. Highly recommend

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vipEileenH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! It was a pleasant change from the Mexican fare. The setting is also very pretty and calm.

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SBReviewer
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with Vela. Our server was informative, friendly and attentive. The food was great. Especially loved the shrimp ravioli. A must-try! But truly we enjoyed everything. We had a great table and a great view. It was quiet, peaceful and delightful.

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vipTheRealMrBush
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Super awesome view and service.

Food is overpriced or our expectations of a nice dinner out in Mexico is skewed...overall, I’m not against paying for a good meal AND a good experience...the meal just didn’t add up to make this a worthy gastro advent for is. The breads were amazing, the dinner was average, flavor good, portions small. Desserts, very pretty and visually appealing, flavor did not rise to the same. Wine was a bit expensive...wanted this to be a hit, but overall, the restaurant above is a better value and had superior flavor.

I will say we really enjoyed the service, if you’re looking for a personalized experience and super nice waitstaff, I recommend.

We won’t be trying this place on future visits to Cabo and the Hilton without seeing a price decrease of at least 20%...

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vipNickG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable food and service. Filet mignon, lamb ragu, carbonara all exquisite. Mi affogato NOT to miss.

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vipnwmsdoc
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience - excellent service, and the view out over the infinity pool and the Sea of Cortez was stunning. I had one of the best chicken dishes I’ve every had; the flavors were amazing. We’ll be back again.

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vipnwmsdoc
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vela is a remarkably good restaurant. My Filet Mignon was exquisitely cooked and beautifully garnished. My wife's seafood dish was ample, amazingly spiced and beautifully presented. We plan to back to Vela again, and we highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Beautiful ambiance and delicious food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

For such a highly rated restaurant the food was marginal at best. Based on reviews was expecting some authentic Italian pasta but in Los Cabos should have known to stick to Mexican or seafood.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Waited too long for food and the cold weather made the experience quite miserable. Staff didn’t offer much help in dealing with the cold temperatures

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambience and setting were all exceptional. Jose Luis and Oscar were our table attendants and did any exceptional
job. Recommend highly to foodies and anyone who wants a wonderful dinner in an exceptional setting.

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Johngorff
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed all aspects of meal. Service is attentive in all the right ways. Both the carbonara and black and white tagliatelle with prawns were delicious in that each were rich in respective flavors. The smokey pancetta and red peppercorns gave the carbonara richness that my wife loved in the dish. My tagliatelle light sauce complemented the sweetness of the prawns. Looking forward to our next meal here.

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vipItaliano
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an absolutely fabulous meal to celebrate my wife’s birthday! We just loved it!! See you next year.

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TeviaC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vela has the best food and service. We love eating here when staying at the hotel.

TC
TeviaC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was exceptional! We love Gregorio!

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vippandc
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Meh, it's a Hilton
And the food is OK but not special...given the price. Better choices are Palmilla (Agua), Flora Farms, and the Ritz Carlton. Don't waste a night out here. My striped bass was plain and bland, the bread was an odd selection of formerly-frozen dough, and the wine by the glass was ordinary. My husband, though, liked his chicken pasta in tomato sauce.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. Beautiful surroundings and special touches. Food is delicious

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michaell
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I should’ve figured it out right away when they brought canned beer to my table saying they didn’t serve it in the bottle (btw, at the price of $7. The food was very average and the chef had vague idea about Italian dishes. On the menu, the names were Italian ( often misspelled though) but the dish itself barely resembled the original.
Everything was extremely salty. The lamb shank was soaked in salt and inedible. I had to send it back.
Overall, the place was a huge ( and expensive) disappointment. The service was decent but did not make up for the pathetic cooking.
Can’t recommend to anyone, unless they find another chef who actually knows how to cook.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service especially by Gregori and Dorian 😊👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful 50th birthday dinner for my husband! Service was out of this world fantastic! Gregorio was he most wonderful waiter and so very attentive and fun! Thank you!!

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Ananymuse
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic

JW
vipJohnWiz
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place without having to leave the hotel property

KC
KatC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, fabulous staff, exceptional location (so beautiful!!!). American restaurant prices, but it's on-par with a high-end US restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, delicious octopus and beef carpaccio appetizers. Lasagna was DELICIOUS. Meat sauce was perfectly seasoned and the pasta was unbelievably tender but able to hold against the meat sauce. Best of all, they knew it was my daughters 2nd birthday and they brought out a chocolate cake just for her!! She devoured it and couldn't stop making googly eyes to the gentlemen who brought it out. Overall a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the pop up location on the terrace. Excellent food and service. Great wine list

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ModestoG
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food and service with a great wine list and the view thought the infinity pool to the ocean was lovely

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vipfunwithfamilyandfriends
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The tomatoes in the caprese salad had been refrigerated - so they had no flavor

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve had the pleasure of staying at the Hilton Los cabos the past two years. Last year my husband and I went just us two and dined here every night. I love this resort and the staff members so much. We’re going again this year and a large portion of my excitement is knowing we will go back to see the employees and dine at this restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite Italian restaurant. Fresh ingredients amazingly kind employees. We will dine here every night of our stay!

FAQs

Vela - The Hilton Los Cabos Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 151 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.