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“Service was outstanding” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort

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 #20 of 340 restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Service was outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The menu and the food were great.
Service was outstanding.
Make sure that you go there for a special occasion and let the hotel know about it.
I found that the prices were very reasonable especially for the quality and in comparison to some of the higher end restaurants in town.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Amazing Cabo San Lucas Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Let me first say that I am from NYC and LA, and am a serious "foodie". I've been going to Cabo for 9 years, and have stayed at One and Only, Las Ventanas and Capella Pedegral since I enjoy staying at the nicest hotels. However, I'm SHOCKED no one has ever recommended this restaurant to me before in all of those years! I went here with my mother, brother and sister in law for dinner, and had the finest dining experience in Cabo to date!

The setting outside overlooking the Ocean and rocky bluffs is truly magnificent. The restaurant is lovely, the service was outstanding and the food was excellent. None of us had anything other than "very good" to "excellent" food.

We had dined at Edith's the night before based on many recommendations, as it's actually rated #1 for Cabo restaurants, and although it was nice, it was nothing compared to our meal and evening here, plus it wasn't that much more expensive considering we had 3 courses versus only one at Edith's.

Bottom line, if you are looking for an exceptional meal and ambience for a lovely night out in Cabo, of all of the high end restaurants, this is by far the nicest overall in terms of having great food, atmosphere, views and service. I think it's the best place for a special night out. We can't wait to go back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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COCINAdelMAR, Gerente at Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Dear Donna J,

Regards from sunny Esperanza!!!!

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Cocina del Mar. I have shared your kindly comments with all our staff, much appreciated! We are glad you and your family have enjoyed your dinner with us. It will be a pleasure to see you back on your next trip to Cabo!

Sincerely,

Diego Weiss
Director of Food & Beverage
Esperanza an Auberge Resort
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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Cool setting. Good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

It was raining so we didn't get to sit at a table on the point but the setting and decor was still special experience. Food was good. Some dishes very good, others just average. Waitstaff seemed a bit confused with our drink orders most of the evening. Expect to spend a lot of money but worth the experience once.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Danville, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Romantic Dinner for 2”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Awesome food!!! The view was tremendous!!! No walls to the restaurant, you are literally sitting on the bluff above the ocean.

Visited September 2013
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Awesome aptmosphere on ocean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Waves crashing on sea wall while you dine on 4 star cooking. Tough to get in but was night to remember.

Visited September 2013
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