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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 #24 of 341 restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Food is fantastic and the setting on the cliff side is amazing. Its expensive but well worth it esp suitable for a romantic celebration.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Without a doubt the most delicious meal and STUNNING view of my whole vacation! We sat at a table at the very end of the cliff and the water happened to be a little rough that night, so prepare to get splashed a little! We were lucky enough to come on a night when the fireworks were shooting off the... More

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a place for memories and memorable food. After looking for just the right place to celebrate an annual dual birthday dinner celebration, we chose Cocina del Mar. Our terrace hung over the rocks, with the feel of floating on the ocean. The sunset cooperated with an amazing light show, with the background of a Mexican band and fireworks... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We set up a dinner here for my friend's bachelorette party (consisting of 13 ladies) and all of our jaws dropped when we arrived at Cocina del Mar. The hotel it's situated in, Esperanza, is truly one of the most stunning hotels I have ever seen. We were seated at an amazing table overlooking the ocean and had a spectacular... More

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McKinney, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited this place just yesterday . I searched on trip advisor for the most romantic places in Cabo and this restaurant came up. We were celebrating our anniversary so I wanted it to be special. The view is stunning and the the reviews were right. Carlos and Gabriel provided excellent service and were very helpful when it came to... More

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Danville, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Dinner is a prix fixe dinner menu $76.00 3 courses. The food good, service was just okay. This is one of the hotel's restaurant and is convenient for Esperanza guests and has an amazing views. The restaurant is right on the cliff and waves break feet from your table.

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Bedford, TX
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our party of 7 (celebrating 2 birthdays) had exquisite food, superb service, and view of the ocean (complete with water spray from the surf). The evening also held a fireworks show which was brief but fun, and mariachi music from nearby. Extensive wine list. Attentive service. Proportions were just the right size -- neither large nor tiny. Three or four... More

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The restaurant's location is 5 star. The tables overlook the bustling gorgeous ocean.. The staff is attentive, helpful and knowledgeable. Wine selection is on an electronic tablet that you can pick your bottle by label, region, name, etc. loved that. Our meal from start to finish was superb. Everything was amazing. What a lovely dining experience. Well worth the money!

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

Dear freshpeetza2, Thank you for taking the time of sharing your experience with others. We are glad you have enjoyed your dinner. Thanks for your kindly comments about the attentiveness of our staff and food quality. Looking forward to see you down here soon. Sincerely, Diego Weiss Director of Food & Beverage Esperanza An Auberge Resort More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I've been to the Esperanza and their restaurant many times, and after the stunt they pulled this past weekend, I don't think I'll EVER go back. The hotel called me to cancel my dinner reservations that I had made 6 months in advance, ONE HOUR before the scheduled time over July 4th weekend! They said they did not have enough... More

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

Dear Mr Matt W, Thank you for your feedback. I met with my team after reading your posted comment. Unfortunately this weekend we had very bad weather and as our restaurant is open air, we were not able to use the terraces a couple of evenings dwindling our capacity to offer proper service during rains. Please accept my sincerest apologies... More

Sydney
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing experience. Arriving at the restaurant takes your breath away. The setting is gorgeous and the food is even better! The service was impeccable. Our waiter Carlos could not have been more helpful and attentative. This restaurant is a must visit if you are in cabo.

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

Dear ElleLowe, Thank you for your kindly comments about our staff, I have shared your posting with Carlos and the rest of the team already. Looking forward to see you soon down here. Sincerely, Diego Weiss Director of Food & Beverage Esperanza An Auberge Resort diego.weiss@aubergeresorts.com More

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