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Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort

Esperanza Resort | Carretera Transpeninsular 7km, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico (Formerly El Restaurante at Esperanza Resort)
624-145-6400
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Ranked #29 of 341 restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Latin, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Healthy
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: The signature Restaurant at Esperanza follows the Auberge tradition of featuring superb cuisine in a sophisticated yet casual setting. Carved into bluffs overlooking the Sea of Cortez, the restaurant features three levels of stone terraces flowing from a circular palapa-roofed dining room down to the property's two sandy coves. The menu features Cocina del Sol "Sun Filled" Mediterranean-influenced cooking that incorporates the local resources and regional flavors. Complementing the menu is an extensive wine list showcasing selection from the Old and New World including several Baja Selections as well as a Tequila menu featuring more than 100 selections and a humidor.
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Claremont, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The Esperanza Restort is breathtakingly beautiful. For this day, my husband and I attended the Tequila tasting at their restaurant, Cocina de Mar. First, the restaurant sits high above the water and the views are incredible. The Tequila tastings are done in reservations only for small groups which is nice and enjoyable. Our host was as knowledgeable as one might... More

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COCINAdelMAR, Director of Food & Beverage at Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort, responded to this review

Dear cbhine, I first want to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We really appreciete your feedback and your nice comments of our Tequila Expert knowledge. I will meet this same afternoon with our team to see how we can improve our Tequila Tasting. If you ever come back to Cabo please let me... More

Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This was our second time dining at Cocina del Mar - the first was on one of our honeyettes. Request a table as far out into the Sea of Cortez as possible and arrive before sunset so you can enjoy the amazing view and see the waves crashing up on the rocks upon which your table is perched (really!). The... More

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COCINAdelMAR, Director of Food & Beverage at Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort, responded to this review

Dear ElizaRo59, Thank you for a fantastic description of our setting, we are really proud to be able to offer this great location. Thank you for your comments and for taking the time sharing them with others. Looking forward to see you soon down here! Warmest regards, Diego Weiss Director of Food & Beverage Esperanza An Auberge Resort More

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Usually, when you read a review about a good restaurant, you see the famous "taste experiences" phrase, however, when you visit Esperanza, what you get are Sense Experiences, because it is not just your taste the one that gets wonderfully satisfied with the delights prepared at Cocina Del Mar, because within minutes you see yourself surrounded by a magical atmosphere... More

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COCINAdelMAR, Director of Food & Beverage at Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort, responded to this review

Dear karlafgl, What a nice review! Thank you very much for your kindly words, much appreciated! I'm happy to see you have enjoyed our romantic dinners at the beach and our Thursday's fireworks! Thank you! All the best. Sincerely, Diego Weiss Director of Food & Beverage Esperanza An Auberge Resorts More

West Vancouver
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The top end restaurant is actually more reasonable in any ways than the casual La Palapa. The view is stunning. Sit outside by overlooking the sea. We were there on a windy and cooler night so panchos and heaters were provided. The fixed price menu is $68 for three courses and $72for four. The selections and presentations are outstanding. The... More

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COCINAdelMAR, Director of Food & Beverage at Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ken H, Regards from windy but sunny Esperanza! Crazy last couple of days for this time of the year, right? Thank you for taking the time for sharing your experience at Cocina del Mar, much appreciated! Please accept our apologies for the misunderstanding regarding our corkage fee (residencial users) that actually is of $25, I'm sure it was a... More

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The service, the setting, and the cuisine are top-notch. Incredible dinner experience! Even better was the attention to food allergies - it's such a relief to have a nice dinner without worrying about getting sick. : )

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COCINAdelMAR, Director of Food & Beverage at Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ktgrrrl2013, Thank you for taking the time for posting your comment regarding your dinner experience at Cocina del Mar. Due the increased dietary restrictions of our times, as you may saw, we have a healthy and diverse menu, keeping on regular basis several gluten free and vegetarian options, as well as service staff trained to ensure good communication with... More

Atlanta
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This was the final night of our stay in Cabo andwe wanted special for our group of 8. The Esperanza resort is one of the most beautiful anywhere. When you get to the entranceand walk out on the deck, you truly gasp in wonder at the beauty. The resort is built on the water, part of it being rocky cliffs.... More

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COCINAdelMAR, Director of Food & Beverage at Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort, responded to this review

Dear AtlantaMimi21, Regards from sunny Esperanza. We hope you have enjoyed your stay at Cabo! Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your birthday and the feedback. Don't hesitate to contact me on your next visit it will be a pleasure to have you back. Happy delayed birthday! Sincerely, Diego Wess Director of Food & Beverage Esperanza An Auberge Resort More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Ivan and his staff at Cocina del Mar helped me plan the most perfect proposal for my girlfriend. Not only did they set up a Private dinner on the Beach with candles, roses and torches surrounding the table, but they made the most incredible dinner setting for 16 of our family and friends following the surprise! The food was incredible,... More

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COCINAdelMAR, Director of Food & Beverage at Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort, responded to this review

Dear Geoff G, Congratulations for your recent engagement!!! You are a beautiful couple!!! Thank you for choosing us for this important and memorable moment. I have shared your kindly comments with Ivan. Please come back soon and let us know if our Wedding Specialist can contact you later if you decide have your wedding with us :) All the best!!!... More

Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stopped by for lunch and were delighted that we did. The food and drinks were excellent but the cliffside dining and the outstanding view caused us to linger much longer than it took to finish our meal. A totally relaxing experience that was thoroughly enjoyed.

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COCINAdelMAR, Director of Food & Beverage at Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort, responded to this review

Dear LouisvilleCruiser, Thank you very much for you kindly words! We are glad you have enjoyed your lunch with the amezing view of our restaurant. If you have enjoyed lunch for the next time please stop by for dinner you will love the scenario. Looking forward to see you one more time at Cocina del Mar. Sincerely, Diego Weiss Director... More

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Cocina del Mar is an upscale dining experience with a very special setting. Make sure to ask for a table on the outdoor cliff that is elevated above the Sea of Cortez. You will dine while watching waves crash as the stars shine from above. Truly magical. Be aware that this is a 3 or 5 course prix fixe menu.... More

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COCINAdelMAR, Director of Food & Beverage at Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort, responded to this review

Dear AroundtheWorld4181, I am glad you have enjoyed your experience at our sicganture restaurant and dine on the cliff near to the water makes the experience unique! It's true that Cocina del Mar is not a tipical Mexican restaurant however we try to keep that sense of place using local products and lot of fish and seafood from our ocean.... More

ny
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

You arrive to a beautiful cliffside setting. You have options of picking a 3 or 4 course meal which is not so expensive in and of itself but if you like to drink you can expect to spend 300-400 dollars easy. The food was excellent and so was the dessert. The martinis were also very good and served in a... More

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COCINAdelMAR, Director de Alimentos y Bebidas at Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort, responded to this review

Dear RoziNy, We are glad you have enjoyed our 3 and 4 course menu concept, as well as our signature martinis and Chef's amazing fluffy souffles. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other. Looking forward to see you soon again. Diego Weiss Director of Food & Beverage Esperanza An Auberge Resort More

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