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“Wonderful night to remember” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort

Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort
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Ranked #65 of 545 Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
midwest
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful night to remember”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

The staff treated us like we were very special. From beginning to end it was the best restaurant during our week in Cabo. The views are amazing. The service was outstanding. The staff overheard me say to my friend that I couldn't eat the bread because I couldn't eat gluten and he said they would bring me out gluten free bread. It was fresh baked and honestly so good. They had a very good gluten free dessert option too. I ordered the 3 course meal for $68 and it was such a wonderful meal. FYI if you want California wine in Cabo, it will cost more than in the US.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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NY
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Beautiful special experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

The outdoor seating is beautiful set on cliffs over ocean. Service was attentive. Food was well prepared. The manager visited and checked in on the experience. The night we were there they had a short fireworks show. The prices are expensive comparable to high end in major city which is why I classified this for a special experience.

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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Exquisite food with a breathtaking view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Eating here is a special experience. Each course is extraordinary. The service is exemplary and the view is right from a page in National Geographic. Highly recommendable

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful atmosphere, awesome service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

If you are looking for a special occasion dinner, this is definitely a wonderful choice. The view of the ocean from the tables is spectacular. The only downside was that there was a wedding reception going on nearby and you could hear all the speeches (which would have been fine if they were entertaining!). The service by Carlos was top notch. Food was delicious with a nice treat at the end of our evening, a banana muffin for breakfast the next day. What a nice touch and great way for us to remember them.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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El Segundo, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Bliss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

Celebrated a friends engagement with dinner at Cocina del Mar. The ambiance and the food definitely rival El Farallon. Our server Carlos was perfect.

Visited May 2014
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