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Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort

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Seafood, Mexican, Latin, Spanish, 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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most Beautiful Dinner Spot Ever!

Carlos and Fernando made this experience OUT OF THIS WORLD! They truly know the definition of service. I would have tried to recruit them to work for me back in the States. They were amazing and took care of us through and through. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Ask to sit in their section too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jay O
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Costa Mesa, California
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Costa Mesa, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Carlos and Fernando made this experience OUT OF THIS WORLD! They truly know the definition of service. I would have tried to recruit them to work for me back in the States. They were amazing and took care of us through and through. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Ask to sit in their section too.

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Thank Jay O
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary dinner at Cocina del Mar, and it was truly memorable. We sat outdoors on a cliff above the ocean. We both had seafood for our main course -- both dishes were excellent. The restaurant offers a diverse wine list with nice selections from Europe, South America and the US (plus Mexico).... More 

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Thank zippster10
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food: Insane, and by insane I mean every bite of everything we tried was truly exceptional. We would have licked our plates, but I'm pretty sure that's frowned upon. The location: Bananas, and by bananas I mean how did they manage to create a restaurant with ZERO bad tables? Of course, I'm convinced we had the best. The service:... More 

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Thank galandogal
Medford, Oregon
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner at he seaside terrace at Esperanza's restaurant on 2/26/16. We were there with a group of friends and had a great dinner under the stars. We started with a delicious beef tortilla soup, followed by a cheese/beet salad. I then had the rib eye steak and my wife had the shrimp & resoto dish.... More 

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Thank Lee F
Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our dinner at Cocina del Mar was breathtaking. The setting is unreal our table was at the very point of the cliff it is built on, really just the perfect spot for a special romantic date night. Our food was incredible and the service of the highest level you can imagine. Carlos and Guadalupe took care of us that for... More 

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Thank Kiara S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful restaurant in a gorgeous setting. The food we had was good, very creative. My objection came at the presence of the bill. They automatically charged me a 20% gratuity for my party of five, but only brought me a total with an additional line for a propina, or tip. Had I not been somewhat aware of... More 

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2 Thank William65spoke
COCINAdelMAR, Gerente at Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort, responded to this review

Dear William65spoke, I want first to thank you for taking the time of sending your review. I am sorry to hear about the service in the check, even if we advice that we will charge a service (15%) in each menu, the service is always optional. I am afraid you did not mentioned to any of our staff, who are... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic dinner and service. They've taken ordering your meal from a task to ordering made easy. Choose from a 3 or 4 course meal at a set flat fee. The meals are elegantly prepared and not just pleasing to the eye, they are flavorful. Wait staff: Armando and Daniel, accompanied by Christian the Sommelier made a great trio. Thank you... More 

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1 Thank Deborah B
COCINAdelMAR, Gerente at Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort, responded to this review

Dear Deborah B, Thank you very much for such nice comments, I have shared it alreay with the rest of the staff. I am glad you have chosen us for such special date... happy birthday! Looking forward to see you down here at Esperanza very soon. Warmest regards, Diego Weiss Resort Manager Esperanza An Auberge Resort More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding restaurant and ambiance! One of the best ever !! We had great food-drinks were great and has table right on water.

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2 Thank Anne M
COCINAdelMAR, Gerente at Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort, responded to this review

Dear Anne M, Regards from sunny Esperanza! Thank you for choosing us for such spacial date, happy 50th birthday!!! I will like to thank as well for taking the time of sharing your experience with others, much appreciated! Looking forward to see you down here at Esperanza very soon. Best regards, Diego Weiss Resort Manager Esperanza An Auberge Resort More 

State of Sao Paulo
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and great service. They have some american food as well. Very nice place, with a view to the sea.

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Thank taline2016
Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a favorite food experience. Fresh with seasonal menus. Bartenders are experienced mixologists and generous with their pours. Absolutely the closest restaurant to the sea. 180 degree vistas including Land's End. Surf's up.

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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: Seafood, Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Healthy, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?