Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort

4.8
368 Reviews
MXN500 and over
Seafood
The new Cocina Del Mar Restaurant will awaken your sense with coastal Baja culinary artistry in a stunning seaside setting. With the November 2018 re-opening, the fully reimagined restaurant, bar and lounge have become the most dramatic dining destination in Cabo San Lucas. Perched atop striking cliffs overlooking the two private beaches of Esperanza Resort, the new menu will take you on a culinary journey through the Sea of Cortez and Cabo’s verdant farms.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 368 people are saying
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vipDanB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience all around. Great food, great vibe, great views!

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vipAngelicaF
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Hermoso lugar. La comida deliciosa pero extremadamente caro. Alrededor de 700 pesos por unos huevos. Una mimosa en 570.00, etc.

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vipJoeA
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Way over priced. Great service, very average food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and view were outstanding. Only knocks we’re the prices which felt high and the gusting wind we experienced. All tables are outdoors so plan accordingly based on the weather.

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baileyK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous restaurant with delicious food and incredible service!

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vipMorrieD
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an outstanding experience dining right on the ocean the service couldn’t of been better the food was beautiful the drinks were delicious everything was perfect it’s a perfect 10

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DennisD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Very overpriced but nice ambiance and good service. My steak was $78 and grilled broccoli $26, not including tax and service. Steak was not spectacular.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The experience of having lunch at Cocina del Mar is nothing compared to having dinner there. Dinner’s menu is more complete with various options. On the other hand, there are fewer options for lunch, which disappointed us a little bit. Also, ambiance is better during the night since there is music, a show of lights, and a more lively atmosphere. Overall the restaurant is exceptional, however I would recommend it for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with amazing food

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vipPampers
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and magical atmosphere with delicious, creative and fresh cuisine

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Janet
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocina del mar is outstanding! Location is stunning. Food and service were excellent!

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was magical and the food was amazing! For anyone who is visting Cabo I highly recommend Cocina del Mar It was one of the best meals we've had in years....

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vipJulieL
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, food and views ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. I have the red snapper and wife had blue prawns taste was amazing and the price point for there wines were actually really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends joined us at Diamante and we come here every year in Cabo. Great food, service an an exceptional view. We will be back again in the spring.

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vipAmyB
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely table overlooking the ocean. Edgar was a fantastic server and the entire staff was delightful. The fresh sea bass and seafood pasta were prepared exquisitely.
We will remember this special evening for a long time

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ScottA
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey, but an amazing view, great food, and great hosts.

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Kellyagogo
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a very nice setting and the service is good. The pricing is outrageous for the serving size... and they also add a 15% service charge... which is not a tip.
I have frequented most all the upper end dining establishments in San Jose/Cabo corridor and although the setting is very nice there are many other choices in area for less $$ and are pleasant, exceptional service and a better value.

Plan on spending $150 pp before service charges & tipping- if you order an entree & one cocktail.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very slow service and average food. Spectacular venue and ambiance.

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AlexanderL
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was the best ambiance of any restaurant ever! The beautiful cliff side dining, views of the breaking waves on the rocks and the crash of the surf was incredible. Very special and a unique experience . . . the food was very tasty, but I wish the menu was a little more varied. We had excellent scallops and shrimp and the homemade bread was a nice touch. I was very satisfied with the food and the wait staff was very good. They are very low key and try to stay out of the way so you can enjoy the view and the sounds and the beauty. If you want a romantic dinner, I cannot think of a better spot . . . anywhere . . .

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VictoriaH
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A magical evening with great food and my favourite wine

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Lovetotravel
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The views are amazing. I felt pressured to sit, order and eat quickly. I felt rushed. The food was good but the views were outstanding.

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vipKimK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The views... Incredible!! Service was top notch. Food was pretty good. But those views... amazing!! Would definitely go back.

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lindad
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food portions were very small this year. Don't know what the change is.

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UdayanC
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fine dining experience! Absolutely among the top of all the fine dining restaurants that we have been to anywhere in the world!

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Curt
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view, service, and food were all spectacular.

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vipTonyB
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing restaurant, views as the restaurant becomes one with the sea. Service is best in Cabo, food too. Don’t miss this one.

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vipManali
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant :) Best food, ambience, service, views.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best of the best ! Amazing views and fabulous service!

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vipBeckyG
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with our friends! Gorgeous setting and the food was outstanding!

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SueD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view with friendly servers! Great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wow what an amazing restaurant. An unforgettable experience. It was perfect from start to finish.

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vipFresh
Denver
65 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

First of all, the venue is amazing. From the time you enter the property you are surrounded by impeccably manicured grounds. The setting is surely one of the most beautiful anywhere in the world. Get there early and take a walk around the property to get the full experience. Before enjoying the setting at Cocina del mar make sure to visit the smaller pool side bar and let Marcello take you through a lesson about Mezcal. Then go to larger bar at Cocina del Mar and let Giovani finish up your Tequila or Mezcal experience. The menu at the restaurant has a wide selection but don't miss the salt incrusted fish for 2. It comes out light, moist and flaky. The chef definitely knows what he is doing. Allow yourself plenty of time to have one of the best dining experiences on the planet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful!

Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort
Responded on February 27, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for ranking us with 5 starts, we hope you had a wonderful time with us. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director

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T2M32
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time being at the restaurant. Our favorite restaurant to dine at in Cabo!

Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort
Responded on February 27, 2020

Dear T2M32, Let's celebrate for more upcoming visits, thank you for sharing the love to Cocina del Mar. We are very happy to create amazing memories for you. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director

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vipKMELA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by a friend and more than we expected! In awe by the view, the service and the food. A truly romantic and memorable experience.

Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort
Responded on February 27, 2020

Dear KMELA, Thank you so much for taking the opportunity to visit our beautiful restaurant. We love to read you had a memorable experience. You can always come back! Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director

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vipDazoul
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful view. Great service Fantastic food

Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort
Responded on February 27, 2020

Dear Dazoul, Thank you for sharing your amazing feedback, we would love to have you back. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director

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vipCadenaL
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Armando was our waiter and he was outstanding! He was delightful and recommended great dishes. Great service and very attentive! Even the host was delightful! She gave me a poncho to wear since it was a little colder at night. Love this place!

Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort
Responded on February 27, 2020

Dear CadenaL, Thank you so much for notifying us Armando was your waiter, he is a great team member that loves to spread the magic for our guests at Cocina del Mar. Thank you for your visit you can always come back. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort
Responded on February 27, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for rating us, we would love to have you back with us. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Director of Food & Beverage

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebración de Retiro

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Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort is rated 4.8 stars by 368 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.