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“Blew away my expectations”
Review of Cocina del Mar

Cocina del Mar
Ranked #64 of 608 Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Latin, Seafood, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed June 29, 2014

I had read about a few similar places to this restaurant on tripadvisor but Cocina del Mar seemed to have the best reputation for food and service for the steep prices. The reviews couldn't have been more accurate. You are taken care of by two servers who call you by name and are perfectly attentive. You'll feel like royalty while you dine. The food was impeccable; every appetizer, entree and dessert was executed flawlessly. The portions are definitely on the small side, but the rich taste of each dish will leave you feeling plenty full. MOST IMPORTANTLY...that view! It was by far the most breathtaking place to eat a meal. The ocean water splashes onto the cliffs beside you while you dine. I also highly recommend making your reservation right around sunset. Expect to pay for the food and service, but regardless Cocina del Mar is an absolute must if you're visiting Cabo.

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1  Thank Katherine R
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COCINAdelMAR, Director of Food & Beverage at Cocina del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2014

Dear Katherine R,

It is so kind from you taking the time to write so nice review of your recent experience at our signature restaurant. Thank you much appreciated!!!!

Looking forward to see you once again soon.

Sincerely,

Diego Weiss
Director of Food & Beverage
Esperanza An Auberge Resort
diego.weiss@aubergeresorts.com

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Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We came here 2 weeks ago and had one of our best dining experiences. The restaurant is situated on a cliff, overlooking the ocean.

The breeze was perfect. We watched the sunset and since it was "Mexican Night" at approximately 8PM fireworks went off. I've never been so close, the blooming fireworks went off right over our heads.

We are both vegetarian, and I am pregnant so we had some delicious watermelon concoctions recommended by our gracious server Carlos. He also offered to take pictures of us. Service was prompt and delightful. The manager also came out to greet us at the end of our meal.

This place would be great for groups, couples and families. Not recommended for party-goers. It's a definite go to if you are visiting Cabo.

Thank Bunsy S
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COCINAdelMAR, Director of Food & Beverage at Cocina del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2014

Dear Bunsy S,

We are glad you have enjoyed so much your experience at Cocina del Mar... the food and the view can't be better if not by the fireworks display we offer every Thursday.

Thank you for taking the time of sharing with others. Looking forward to see you soon.

Sincerely,

Diego Weiss
Director of Food & Beverage
Esperanza An Auberge Resort
diego.weiss@aubergeresorts.com

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Reviewed June 25, 2014

On a cliff overlooking the rocky shoreline. But you are literraly "in" the surf and because of the layout of the property and the tables you feel "involved" in the ocean front experience. Look on line at the pictures, you'll see what I mean. Excellent service, dusk turned to dark and it was truly magical.

Thank Justin D
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COCINAdelMAR, Director of Food & Beverage at Cocina del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2014

Dear Justin D,

Thank you for taking the time of sharing your kindly comments with others. Looking forward to see you soon.

Sincerely,

Diego Weiss
Director of Food & Beverage
Esperanza An Auberge Resort

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Reviewed June 20, 2014

We've been to this restaurant every year because of it's spectacular view of the ocean. The first time we went to this restaurant about 7 years ago, we were awe struck with the view and I said, "I could die in peace, knowing that I ate at the place with the most amazing view of the ocean!" Thus, every year when we visit Cabo, we make sure we eat here. The food is pretty good, but people go here for the experience. I would absolutely recommend this place for people to try at least once!

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Thank Christopher L
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COCINAdelMAR, Director of Food & Beverage at Cocina del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2014

Dear Christopher L,

It was our pleasure have received you one more time on our place! I's not too much more what I can say about the great location of our restaurant.... it's magical!!!
Thank you for taking the time of sharing your comments with others. Much appreciated.
Please not hesitate to contact me on your next trip to Cabo it will be a pleasure to stop by to say hi.

Sincerely,

Diego Weiss
Director of Food & Beverage
Esperanza An Auberge Resort
diego.weiss@aubergeresorts.com

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Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic views especially at the sunset. The restaurant is on the cliff with waves crushing beneath. Very romantic and perfect for the special date or anniversary. The choice of food is good, though noting really special. But definitely a must for Los Cabos.

Thank KSB1984
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COCINAdelMAR, Director of Food & Beverage at Cocina del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2014

Dear ks_bazhenova,

We really appreciate taking the time to share your experience with others.
Looking forward to see you one more time at Cocina del Mar on your next trip to sunny Cabo.

Warmest regards,

Diego Weiss
Director of Food & Beverage
Esperanza An Auberge Resort

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