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“Love this place beautiful!”
Review of Cocina del Mar

Cocina del Mar
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Ranked #50 of 572 Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Latin, Seafood, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Cocina del Mar is known for its exquisite variety of fresh fish and seafood specialties. It utilizes only the freshest possible ingredients offered by La Baja, offering a light, simple, casual and progressive menu. We would call Baja, coastal, seafood restaurant concept. Is the best place for guests, owners and local visitors to celebrate life, love and friendship in a unique seating that maximizes views of the Sea of Cortez. Cocina del Mar embodies the simplicity and elegance of natural & fresh dining, the restaurant focuses on the pure essence of taste, with a genuine passion for providing an opportunity to slow down and indulge in a dining experience carefully crafted for the mind, body, and soul. Featuring local fare presented in a vibrant ─ bare style, such as tuna crudo ─ jicama taquitos or perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes with tomatillo salsa. Along the menu a selection of local, seasonal, sustainable and organic ingredients; such as simple grilled grouper with a ripe-raw tomato sauce or small progressive bites offered directly at the table, create a freshly and wholesome concept. CDM cuisine is based on the product of the coast of Baja California, where Cortez Sea local ingredients are the stars along with seasonal fresh organic vegetables from Cabo’s near small towns. This Cuisine is highly inspired by Mexican flavors. A menu inspired in seasonal and locally grown ingredients full of Mexican flavors with some Mediterranean hints. A selection of appetizers from an Abalone with green tomatillo sauce, to fresh oysters with passion fruit ─ light spicy cocktail sauce. The Chef highlights the wide selection of La Baja ingredients, resulting dishes such as roasted octopus with peppers, avocado and toasted white corn or al pastor totoaba with annatto seed sauce and grilled pineapple. Cocina del Mar is already known for showing a real empathy with those vegetarian trend healthy eaters who can enjoy an oven beet salad with hibiscus vinaigrette or a pan roasted eggplant with pico de gallo and cilantro.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Love this place beautiful!”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great place to hang out! Very lush and well ran. You may even see a celebrity or two. Really clean and food is great.

Visited March 2014
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Thank bellacraftella .
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COCINAdelMAR, Director of Food & Beverage at Cocina del Mar, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Dear Bellacraftella,

Regards from Esperanza!
Thank you for your kindly comments and mainly to taking the time to posted them.
Looking forward to see you soon at Cocina del Mar.

Sincerely,

Diego Weiss
Director of Food & Beverage
Esperanza An Auberge Resort
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Carmel, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing food!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stayed at Esperanza and dined here on our last evening. The food was incredible and the views were spectacular. I was a little breezy so the staff brought us a blanket.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Casita28
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COCINAdelMAR, Director of Food & Beverage at Cocina del Mar, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Dear Casita28,

Thank you for closing your stay at Esperanza enjoying dinner at Cocina del Mar, and thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other. Looking forward to see you down here very very soon.

Warm regards from sunny Esperanza,

Diego Weiss
Director of Food & Beverage
Esperanza An Auberge Resorts
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Best on the corridor”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

Although I certainly haven't been to every good restaurant on the Los Cabos corridor, it's hard to imagine one better than this. Guadalupe was our main server, but he also worked with a host of others coordinating an outstanding culinary experience. I've never seen such views as the ones from our candle lit table over the ocean's rocks. The food was nothing short of spectacular. As to the one who gave it a bad review, I would serious question the credibility (and motive) of someone who lives in Cabo and has only one review.

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Love2Leave
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COCINAdelMAR, Director of Food & Beverage at Cocina del Mar, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Love2Leave,

We appreciate your lovely comment "best on the corridor" I’m thrilled that Guadalupe gave you an extraordinary service and you have enjoyed your dinner experience at Cocina del Mar

We trust you’ll return again very soon!
Sincerely,

Diego Weiss
Director of Food & Beverage
Esperanza an Auberge Resort
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Year Later”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

A year ago I wrote the "Lousy Food" report about Esperanza. This year I tried Esperanza again and it rose to the occasion, thank heavens, and is now my favorite lunch place. The menu has changed somewhat, adding a Seafood Salad, which is yummy. The service was excellent, but most of all the food is back to where it used to be before last year. While it is a little pricey compared to other establishments, it is well worth it. The view is amazing with Whales for your entertainment. I gave them another chance, now let's hope they can keep the quality going. As I side note, the menu says the tip is not included, but in fact there is a 15% tip added to your check, so don't tip twice!
Joan Zielinski
Cabo San Lucas

  • Visited February 2014
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COCINAdelMAR, Director of Food & Beverage at Cocina del Mar, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Dear Mr Zielinski,

It was great having you back at Esperanza! I'm glad you gives us the opportunity to recover your one year ago experience. Please send me a note next time you decide come to stop by to say hi.

Warmest regards,

Diego Weiss
Director of Food & Beverage
Esperanza An Auberge Resort
diego.weiss@aubergeresorts.com
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Greater Cincinnati
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding service and kitchen talent”
Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Esperanza is a piece of paradise and an amazing romantic destination.Beyond it's allure,the staff uniformly cannot do enough for guests.The service is six star.the kitchen talents of chef Gonzo and chef Cesar are scrumptious and inspirational.
The spa is world class.
This is a must visit

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
Thank Ronald S
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COCINAdelMAR, Director of Food & Beverage at Cocina del Mar, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Ronald S,

It's so good seeing you met our Chefs Gonzalo and César, both are great guys always looking differents things but mainly enjoying talking and spending time with our guests.
I will share your kindly comments with them immediately.

Looking forward to see you down here on the near future.

Warmest regards,

Diego Weiss
Director of Food & Beverage
Esperanza an Auberge Resort
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