Los Cabos certainly looks the part: a beautiful traditional Thai-style house that’s been converted into a breezy hacienda decked out in riotous colors and filled with lots of Mexicana. The only trouble is, the food can’t quite live up to these expectations: the place says Tijuana, but the food is more suburban US chain than the real deal. It’s a feeling that’s not helped by the slightly tacky looking menu filled with its countless promotions. Nor does the service from the brightly clad staff necessarily fill you with confidence. Oh, and a word of warning: the light and airy vibe did mean sharing our meal with the neighborhood flies on our last visit. Still, things certainly start off on the right foot as we’ve been impressed by most of the starters we’ve tried. The chips and guacamole, while a little light on lemon, is big, chunky and generous on the avocado. The green tomtillo salsa that comes as part of the corn chips with three salsas is fierce and fresh while the prawns in the crispy and cool mini tacos are just that: nicely crisp. The bigger problems, though, come with the mains—they’re not bad just leaning towards bland. Like the special mesquite wood smoked pork ribs (half rack, full rack) served with a jalapeno BBQ sauce; it’s enjoyable enough but, due to the overly sweet sauce, gets a little boring. The same could be said about the accurately titled “big as your face” chicken burrito; it’s big and flavorsome but becomes very samey after the first few bites. We appreciate that Mexican dishes lean towards the hearty but other places in town manage a lighter touch, and at a cheaper price. With such an emphasis on carb-heavy dishes, we also admit to being a little surprised (and disappointed) that the desserts are limited to Etè ice cream. This is certainly not the worst place to come for a Mexican meal in town, nor is it the best. Still you won’t go home hungry and the unique décor, killer cocktails and super long happy hour do make it a good spot to spend a very pleasant afternoon. Corkage B200 (liquor), B300 (wine).