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“Best Restaurant in San Jose” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mi Cocina

Mi Cocina
Boulevard Mijares, Main Square, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
(624) 1467100
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Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Berkeley, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in San Jose”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Sitting in the firelight in the courtyard of Casa Natalia, Mi Cocina's home, with palm tree columns and the night sky for a ceiling, you will feel as though you have been transported to a different and better world. The food and wines (such as the excellent recent Mexican vintages of the Valle de Guadalupe) only reinforce this impression. Take for instance the generously portioned chicken with chocolate. The sauce is no mole poblano, but a smooth and full-flavored chocolate sauce of Mozart-like simplicity and culinary ingenuity. Every dish we had bore the marks of expert preparation of excellent ingredients. The service was both expert and genial. If you are in San Jose and looking for a fine-dining experience, this should be your first thought.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best romantic dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Found this gem while wandering around downtown looking for a place to eat. Its in a courtyard with water fountains and fire bowls. Its a small outdoor area that lends itself well to a quiet romantic dinner. Not overly priced. The best margaritas we had on vacation. The kefta tacos were great as well as the chocolate mouse for dessert, easily enough to share.

Visited May 2014
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“A True Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We ate here for a romantic dinner on a recent trip to Los Cabos. It was probably my favorite meal on the trip. The courtyard where you dine is absolutely beautiful and very zen. The service was top notch and the food was great! I especially enjoyed the grilled romaine salad and the won ton ravioli. Would highly recommend!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Walla Walla, Washington, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful Courtyard Treasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Go hungry because the portions are large. A wide variety of selections. Great cocktails. The courtyard setting is filled with art objects and a pool trickling along one side to more yards. It is peaceful and exciting at the same time. Be sure to stay and enjoy the atmosphere.

Visited May 2014
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Napa, CA
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Food was beautifully prepared, presented and tasty, outdoor setting lovely, good wine list, service excellent. Soups superb, salads excellent, pasta and clams perfect, risotto yummy, key lime pie to die for. We came back a second time, because we liked it so much. Quite expensive, but worth every penny. If we return to this area, we will eat here again. (By the way, for Mothers' Day, they gave me a free - excellent - kir and a red rose -- so lovely.)

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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