Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort

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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.
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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent- spectacular location- second time there and it not disappoint

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Denver
16 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful scenery and amazing staff! The best meal we had during our visit to Cabo.

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RT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything - food, service, setting was awesome. One of a kind experience.

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San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Fantastic place right on top of the Ocean.
Pricey, food just ok.

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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing location! Super yummy food! Everything was delicious!
Daniel was a great to us! Can’t wait to go back!

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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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TG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

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Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing meal and view of Sea of Cortez. Service was exceptional and food was just perfect; wonderful flavors and beautiful presentation.

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Responded on March 31, 2019

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

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DS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING RESTAURANT. Ambiance and view was incredible. Employees were kind and knowledgeable.

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Responded on March 31, 2019

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

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was gorgeous and food was amazing although service was slow. The ambiance made up for it.

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Responded on March 31, 2019

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

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1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant was top notch! Highly recommend! It was our favorite spot during our visit to Cabo!

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Responded on March 31, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for giving us 5 stars, we hope your experience was beyond amazing! Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director

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Denver
99 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Cocina Del Mar is outstanding! You cannot beat the location and views of the sea!
The food was delicious and fish so fresh.

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Responded on March 31, 2019

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

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Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful views, outstanding staff, the food was delicious, and we enjoyed so much we ate their twice.

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Responded on March 31, 2019

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

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s
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Responded on March 31, 2019

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place - in every way. A must for that once in a lifetime experience.

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Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Responded on March 31, 2019

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

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Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful views, amazing food. We booked a second dinner.

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Responded on March 14, 2019

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

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Responded on March 14, 2019

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

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

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!

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Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Responded on March 14, 2019

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

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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PW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

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.

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Responded on March 14, 2019

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

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DB
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Responded on March 14, 2019

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

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Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Poor service. Food was too salty even when we asked not to use salt. Not our favorite anymore. A disappointing Valentine's Day..

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Responded on March 13, 2019

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

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ER
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere, wonderful staff, bartenders, and waiters. We will be coming back.

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Responded on March 13, 2019

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

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EK
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Responded on March 13, 2019

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

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NV
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely breath taking views and vibes - wonderful spot.

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Responded on March 13, 2019

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

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1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!!

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Responded on February 9, 2019

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

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LR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocina Del Mar never disappoints, always outstanding and still one of my favorite spots to have a meal in good company!

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Responded on January 24, 2019

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

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

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.

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Responded on February 1, 2019

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

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BS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is so wonderful. Service was perfect. Food was interesting and creative. And the VIEW. Oh my.

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Responded on January 24, 2019

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

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San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and setting by the ocean. The staff was very friendly with a great embiance.

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Responded on January 25, 2019

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

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j
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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LB
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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