Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort
Enter a buzzing lantern-lit bar and lounge that invites you to linger over hand-crafted cocktails before sauntering down to
dinner above a cascade of oceanfront terraces kissed by white-capped waves. The outdoor exhibition kitchen is alive with energy as guests engage with chefs and explore bites of coastal Baja cuisine and regionally inspired cocktails beside a glowing wood fired oven.
Excellent- spectacular location- second time there and it not disappoint
Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!!! Traveled around the World, seen some Beautiful places, eaten at some exquisite fine restaurants and would most certainly put Cucina Del Mar at Esperanza right there on very Top! We had a group of five, all seasoned travelers and all who can appreciate a million dollar view, a great fine cuisine and a wonderful wine. We were all in agreement that this IS the place to come back to again and again and again! Hopefully ext time we’ll be staining at the Esperanza Resort and make this restaurant our norm and not just the one evening we spent here. Come here for a view! Come here for a great food and service! Come here for some drinks but if you have a chance do come here and I absolutely promise you, you will NOT be disappointed!!!
Would recommend their Chocolate Clam Ceviche, Grilled Lobster Tail and practically everything they offer. Between five of us I believe we had just about everything on the menu. Make reservations, come over and have fun. We most certainly did!
It’s absolutely beautiful. The tables are on a cliff looking out onto The Sea of Cortez. You couldn’t ask for a better seat. The bread is amazing and the butter as well.
Beautiful scenery and amazing staff! The best meal we had during our visit to Cabo.
Fabulous all around..however if you sit near the cliffs be prepared for a swarm of uninvited guests to steal the show. Next time I'll sit behind the wind glass. Yet over all thanks cocina..was a birthday to remember!
Everything - food, service, setting was awesome. One of a kind experience.
If you visit Cabo definitely treat yourselves to at least one special evening in the finest dining experience anywhere. The variety of exquisite food, the presentation, and the 5🔸service will create a memory forever.
Fantastic place right on top of the Ocean.
Pricey, food just ok.
Amazing location! Super yummy food! Everything was delicious!
Daniel was a great to us! Can’t wait to go back!
From beginning to end of our meal, Cocina del Mar delivered a perfect experience. The setting was on a stone terraced patio overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Food was on point and delicious. The service was outstanding. Management checked in several times to ask about our dinner, service and our stay on Cabo. Highly recommend.
Excellent service and food.
Most amazing meal and view of Sea of Cortez. Service was exceptional and food was just perfect; wonderful flavors and beautiful presentation.
Dear WannaBeTasty, Thank you so much for your amazing review. We love to read this sincere comment. Cocina del Mar definitely it is a magical place. We hope to see you again, Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
AMAZING RESTAURANT. Ambiance and view was incredible. Employees were kind and knowledgeable.
Dear DanielleS, Thank you, thank you, thank you! For this big enthusiasm showing your support to our beautiful team and Cocina del Mar. We hope to see you again. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
It was gorgeous and food was amazing although service was slow. The ambiance made up for it.
Dear Tass, Thank you for your kind feedback, your comments are really important to us, as we would love always to be better on everything. We hope to see you again. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
Everything about this restaurant was top notch! Highly recommend! It was our favorite spot during our visit to Cabo!
Dear guest, Thank you for giving us 5 stars, we hope your experience was beyond amazing! Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
Cocina Del Mar is outstanding! You cannot beat the location and views of the sea!
The food was delicious and fish so fresh.
Dear lovemaui14, Thank you for your comments, Cocina del Mar it is an extension of the sea, words of our Executive Chef, that's our secret. We hope to see you again, Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
Beautiful views, outstanding staff, the food was delicious, and we enjoyed so much we ate their twice.
Dear BusinessDinner, We are thrilled that you enjoyed so much that you ate twice, what a lovely gesture to us. We hope everything was outstanding. And we hope to see you again. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
Exceptional restaurant captures the beauty of Cabo with elegant dining atmosphere and out of this world, mouth pleasing food! Thanks for having the best whiskey in the Baja!
Dear ScottF, Thank you for sharing this amazing feedback, we are so happy that you had an amazing time at Cocina del Mar. We would love to see you again. We promise we will still have the same Whiskey. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
Amazing place - in every way. A must for that once in a lifetime experience.
We had the most amazing experience from the moment we arrived. The service, the fresh food, and especially the ambiance make this a destination you should definitely experience for dinner. It's perfect for special occasions or everyday celebrations.
Dear Dr. Stephanie, Thank you so much for your amazing feedback, we are so happy that you had an amazing dinner with us. Cocina del Mar it is special for any occasions, the magic we create, we love to share it. We hope to see you again, Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
Beautiful views, amazing food. We booked a second dinner.
Dear BusinessDinner, Thank you for your amazing feedback, we can't wait to have you with us again. Let us know, when are you joining us again. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
Stunning property and restaurant. I highly recommend this restaurant and the care by the waitstaff is extraordinary. Every course was world class. My waiter Eduardo (Eddie) was professional and gave superb personalized attention.
Dear SusyP, Thank you so much for your comments. We are very happy that you will be recommending our beautiful restaurant. We will make sure to congrats Eddie for such a fantastic job, when you love what you do, the rest is simply magical. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
atmosphere is a total plus! the view was breath taking, but the food was only ok at best. The service was good as well. oh and we celebrated my birthday and they brought out a cute piece of cake for me which was very nice!
Beautiful resort & restaurant. This restaurant, like the resort is so hip & has such a cool vibe. The food and service were superb. If you can’t stay at the Esperanza, at least go eat at 1 of their restaurants.
Dear MonicaD, Thank you so much for your fresh and excellent feedback. We think that it is a must, having a dinner at Cocina del Mar while you are in Cabo. Please visit us soon. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
This restaurant is amazing! I eat here every time I am in Cabo and it’s one of my favorite places to eat in the world for the food, the view and the amazing service. Must go!
Once our favorite place. Unfortunately the last two years the chef tries too hard to be exceptionally ‘different’ when ‘great’ is all that’s necessary. Need to rethink what the consumer may want or need when you have one of the most beautiful views in all of Cabo. All that we need is a choice of a yummy local creation appetizer and a rich standby that never misses. For the main dish, A superb steak or chunk of fresh fish on the grill or our favorite white hot Cast iron fty’ (to capture the natural flavors using only S & P!). Grilled Shrimp was good, lobster (meh no flavor poor consistency), Short Ribs bland, dessert??? I don’t these people have ever been to the Cheeses Cake factory... or tasted Bananas Foster.
Dear PeterW, Thank you so much for your feedback, it is truly important to us, know this kind of perspective. The concept of Cocina del Mar is that is not a restaurant it is an extension of the sea. We want to create a magnificent experience at the very moment you arrive. Please contact us directly so we can change your experience. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
This is a gorgeous resort and an absolute must, if just for a dinner experience! It’s a bit pricy but the presentation and the food are superb. Very knowledgeable staff, helping to choose the wine and making exotic cocktails.
Dear DanielaB, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy you have a pleasant experience. We will check your feedback regarding pricing, of course, we want all our beloved customers to leave 100% happy. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
Poor service. Food was too salty even when we asked not to use salt. Not our favorite anymore. A disappointing Valentine's Day..
Dear guest, We are truly sorry that you had that bad experience at Cocina del Mar, we will definitely take in consideration this feedback to review our standards of service with our team. If you want to send us detail information about your dinner, please leave us your information to contact you in private. Sincerely Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
Beautiful atmosphere, wonderful staff, bartenders, and waiters. We will be coming back.
Dear EmilyR, Thank you so much for your great review and feedback. We would love to have you back of course. Cheers. Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
It was a good surprise! We had an amazing time, full of romance! It’s the ideal place for couples. High quality service and food, an amazing sunset, and the restaurant is just beautiful!
Dear Erika It was so happy to have you with us, we are very happy that Cocina del Mar, passed you the message we want to transmit. Love, romance and happiness Thank you Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
Absolutely breath taking views and vibes - wonderful spot.
Dear NancyV, Thank you for taking the time to rate us and give us 5 stars. We hope you had an amazing experience. Cordially Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
We had such an amazing dinner at Cocina del Mar we went back for dinner the next night. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was romantic and the service was exceptional. We had Edgar as our waiter both nights in a row and he and the rest of the staff did such an incredible job. We will be back!!!!
Thank you so much for this feedback, we are very happy that you had an amazing time both nights. We definitely are honored to have you. Edgar is a star in our restaurant, thank you for noticing. We love to have you back, let us know! Sincerely... Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
Cocina Del Mar never disappoints, always outstanding and still one of my favorite spots to have a meal in good company!
Dear LisaR, Thank you for your amazing feedback. With the new enhancements, we know for sure Cocina del Mar, still will be one of Cabo's favorite places. You are more than welcome to come back. There will be always a waiting table for you. Sincerely ... Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
Very disappointing visit in several regards especially as we have enjoyed Cocina before and this occasion was to bring guests. We requested lower terrace table however upon arrival, were seated in upper terrace at oddly placed table with assurances of being moved soon (available tables were in sight). Despite the other tables remaining vacant all evening and our further enquiry, no one relocated us and only at the end of the evening the host awkwardly said that he hoped we could be seated at our preferred location the next time?? Our food and beverage were below standard as well - the freehand wine by the glass pours were very frugal. Off night for kitchen? - short ribs very fatty, side vegetables orders were embarrassingly sparse - consisted of approximately 5 baby roasted carrots and about 4 pieces of broccolini and palm sized serving of potatoes! The only thing they did not mess up was the lovely setting.
Greetings, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us your valued feedback. We are truly sorry about this experience. Let us know how can we help you to change this perspective. Next time you visit us, we will be prepared to change your experience. If you want to provide more feedback, we have sent you contact information in private. Sincerely Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
This place is so wonderful. Service was perfect. Food was interesting and creative. And the VIEW. Oh my.
Dear BetsyS, We truly hope you had an amazing time with us. We are happy that you experience our new remodeled Cocina del Mar your feedback will pass to the entire property. We hope to see you soon again, Sincerely... Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
Amazing food and setting by the ocean. The staff was very friendly with a great embiance.
Dear Excellentdining, Thank you for such a marvelous feedback. We hope you had an amazing time. Your comments are really appreciated. You are more than welcome to come back! Cocina del Mar awaits for you. Sincerely... Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director
I give absolute high marks for this restaurant, in All respects: Food, quality of ingredients, execution, staff, and the amazingly beautiful outdoor seating. My Fish Mixiote was simply stunning: juicy, moist, in a richly flavorful sauce and never over-seasoned, and of course wonderfully presented. Colima Salt Crusted Totoaba came with a generous portion of fish with corn tortillas - again, juicy, moist, and flavorful. Lava cake with cinnamon ice cream inside, was perfectly executed and worth every calorie!
Took. Y best friends for her 50th birthday. They let me pre-arrange a birthday cake and celebration. Seated us in our requested water front table, however every seat here is fantastic. Service is stellar and very attentive. Excellent food and very knowledgeable about the menu. Looking forward to returning to this excellent place.