El Fogón, San Jose del Cabo

I have been craving and devouring the AMAZING Pastor tacos at Guacamayas (3 locations) in the Cabo area for 5 years now. I am a big fan. I have NO COMPLAINTS. Not only is their Pastor rocking, the rest of the menu is awesome too.

OK. I have one complaint. They are not open for lunch. (except for the new location just opened 1/2014 near the Marina)

Recently someone told me about an "amazing" Pastor place in San Jose. I assumed they meant Guacamayas, but no, they were talking about a place I'd never heard of: El Fogón, which means "the oven" or "the stove."

I trotted right over there. By trotted I mean that I drove an hour from Todos Santos, where I am currently living, to San Jose.

The verdict. Very good Pastor. Very clean. Very nice people. Open ALL DAY AND NIGHT. Nice Palapa seating too.... BUT.... not as good as Guacamayas in my humble opine. Not caramelized enough. No fun pineapple flipping tricks. No addictive sweet yet 'melt in your mouth' texture. Solid for sure but nothing to drive an hour for or even take a plane 2 hours S. of Los Angeles.

You can't see the Pina in this shot but it is there.

Extra melted cheese with your Pastor.

However, when in San Jose, they provide an excellent lunch or snack, especially during the day when Guacamayas is closed. They are located at the top of a one way street that starts in the Old Town square and goes straight up to the highway. It's the same street as the French Riviera Bakery and is called Manual Doblado. If you take it straight up, right before you get back to the Hwy you will see El Fogon on your right.