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Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort

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Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Healthy, Pacific Rim
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Esperanza Resort | Carretera Transpeninsular 7km, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico (Formerly El Restaurante at Esperanza Resort)
624-145-6400
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7:00 am - 4:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The signature Restaurant at Esperanza follows the Auberge tradition of...
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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  • 203
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Tequila tasting

Highly recommend signing up for this event. Highly educating and better than any wine tasting I have been to. Ask for Ivan Longhan. He is fantastic. You have to do this!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
kkasee
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Highly recommend signing up for this event. Highly educating and better than any wine tasting I have been to. Ask for Ivan Longhan. He is fantastic. You have to do this!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is haven, first the view from any table is spectacular , go at sunset you won't regret it, had a couple of drinks and they were all really good, had the four course meal and it was delicious, every bite , and the service ofcourse was on point. it was truly a once in a lifetime experience . Cant... More 

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Redding, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very beautiful setting, sitting where the Pacific meets the Gulf of California. Amazing customer service, the menu is very sea food oriented, however the Short Rib was excellent in the most amazing sauce! My husband had the sea bass and it was cooked perfectly (this coming from a very picky fisherman!) The prices were a bit high for the portion... More 

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

Dear TobiasTracy, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kindly comment. Indeed our menu is inspired by the wide selection of food that the coasts of Baja whoever offering several meat and vegetarian options to creating a nice balanced menu . Thank you for taking the time of sharing your experience at Cocina del Mar... More 

Flower Mound, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had a group dinner at Cocina del Mar last week. The appetizers were fabulous, the service was spot on, the drinks flowed freely, and my steak was one of the best steaks I've had while in Cabo. The atmosphere and view was remarkable as well.

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

Dear mh469, We are glad you and your group have enjoyed your dinner at Cocina del Mar. Thank you very much of taking the time to sharing your experince with others, much appreciated! Looking forward to see you soon down here! Sincerely, Diego Weiss Director of Food & Beverage Esperanza An Auberge Resort diego.weiss@aubergeresorts.com More 

Eagle, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We loved the setting. It is gorgeous with the waves breaking just below your table, candles burning all around, and impeccable service. However, we ordered the 4 course meal on the suggestion of our waiter. The first course was our salad, which while the vegetables were very fresh, the dressing was very bland. The second course I had the lobster... More 

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

Dear rutgers douglass 73, Regards from sunny Esperanza! I will like to thank you for taking the time of sharing your comment, we are sorry to hear about the extra salt seasoning on your food, I have met with the Chef already to correct this immediately. Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated, it help us to keep us on... More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The meal I had with my wife here had the best view/service I've ever experienced. The food was great, but it was the service that made this meal amazing for me. Sergio and Oscar were extremely attentive and made sure that we had everything we needed throughout the meal. I would love to come back here again the next time... More 

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

Dear Joe U, Regards from sunny Esperanza! Thank you for your kindly comments about our service-staff, we shared them with Oscar and Sergio already! I will like to thank as well taking the time of posting your experience, much appreciated! Looking forward to see you soon at Cocina del Mar on your next trip to Cabo! Warmest regards, Diego Weiss... More 

Sugar Land, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We celebrated my wife's birthday here with four of our friends. I was interested in this restaurant after watching The Heartbreak Kid (Ben Stiller). The setting was breathtaking as the restaurant sits on a cliff with Pacific waves crashing at its base. We started the evening with a round of their special

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

Dear Don W, Regards from sunny Esperanza! Thank you for choosing us for celebrate your wife's birthday, it is an honor for us when people choose us for celebrate special ocations. Great movie, showing the best of Esperanza :) We are glad you have enjoyed your experience at Cocina del Mar, thank you very much for taking the time of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had a fantastic dinner! The atmosphere was unmatched with the beautiful ocean waves and landscape. The food was outstanding. We found everything to be perfectly paired and very flavorful. The portions were just right. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Multiple people checked in on our table and seemed to care very much about our experience. All things... More 

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

Dear Tripadvisor member, Regards from sunny Esperanza! We are glad you have enjoyed your experience at Cocina del Mar. Thank you very much for taking the time of posting your comment, much appreciated! Looking fowward to see you soon one more time on your next trip to Cabo. Sincerely, Diego Weiss Director of Food & Beverage Esperanza An Auberge Resort More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This place has really stunning view at night, especially at the restaurant level. Everyone was very accommodating and attentive. Food was very well presented. Unfortunately though, dishes were too salty for my taste. Would give another shot if I'm near by though.

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

Dear KYPark, Thank you for taking the time of sharing your experience at Cocina del Mar. We are glad you enjoyed the ambiance and the service of our place. I have already shared you comment with our Chef, thank your for your feedback, it help us to keep us on the track! Please do not hesitate to contact me directly... More 

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

With the brand new look of the Esperanza Hotel and great new menú, Cocina del Mar is a must when you visit Los Cabos, very romantic and with fantastic views from the unique terraces. best in Cabo

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

Dear TriBanZa, We are glad you have enjoyed our new menu! Thank you for taking the time of sharing your comments with others, much appreciated! Looking forward to see you on the near future once again at Cocina del Mar Sincerely, Diego Weiss Director of Food & Beverage Esperanza An Auberge Resort More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Esperanza Resort | Carretera Transpeninsular 7km, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico (Formerly El Restaurante at Esperanza Resort)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  Cabo San Lucas
  • Phone Number: 624-145-6400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Healthy, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?