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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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
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 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
49 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
59 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!

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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
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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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
24 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful view. Great service Fantastic food

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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
13 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!

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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!

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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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vipCGisGREAT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite meal and best views of any restaurant we visited on our month in Cabo. Service was excellent and food was delicious. We liked it so much we canceled other reservations so we could go back for a second time.

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

Dear CGisGREAT, Thank you so much for your visit in our beautiful restaurant. We would love to have you back. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable views of the ocean and sunset in this outdoor terrace. The service was amazing and the food was incredible. One of the best dinners I have had period.

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Responded on February 27, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for rating us, we are happy that you had an incredible experience. You can always come back! Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Director of Food & Beverage

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vipFresser
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view overlooking the water and excellent service.
The avocado salad was large enough for two to share and the flavor was both unusual and incredibly delicious.
We had the whole fish for two which was red snapper. It was superb - simply roasted and accompanied by three different sauces and warm tortillas.
Dessert was also great - apples combined with cumquats.
Even as the prices are high, the cost is well worth the dining experience.

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Responded on February 27, 2020

Dear Fresser, Wow, I'm overwhelmed of happiness reading your amazing feedback. Thank you so much for taking the time to write us and sharing this story to all our readers. You can always come back to this your house Cocina del Mar Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food and Beverage Director

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vipCMCA
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location to celebrate my birthday! Food, service and fabulous seating to see the fireworks...priceless ❤️

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Responded on February 27, 2020

Dear CMCA, Happy Belated Birthday! Thank you for choosing our beautiful restaurant to celebrate your amazing day. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director

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vipTimT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place to dine!

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Responded on February 27, 2020

Dear TimT, Thank you so much for rating us, we totally agree with you! We hope to see you soon in this your house Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Director of Food & Beverage

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vipKathrynP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food is delicious and the service from Javier and Marcos superb. We have dine here many many times over the years and while it’s pricey, it’s fabulous. We recommend the totoaba and the grouper.

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Responded on February 26, 2020

Dear KathrynP, Thank you for being part of this familia, we love to have you back always. Thank you for sharing your comments. And we hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director

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sandim
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The view is stunning. Food was very good and arrived with perfect temperature. My only complaint would be the constant push to have another cocktail, wine or dessert. While the waiter took our order and was the one to ask us this, he did not serve the food or ask us how everything was. We felt that the service charge on the check was enough for he tip as there as no individual who worked more than another or showed more interest in us than another.

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Responded on February 27, 2020

Dear sandim, Thank you for taking the opportunity to write us this valuable feedback, for us it is very important your opinion, this help us to prevent this future situations with our guests. We would love to have you back with us in our beautiful restaurant. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director

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vipMichaelV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Terrible food and bad service
Just a beautiful venue

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

Dear MichaelV, We are truly sorry that your experience wasn't what you have planned. Please give us a second chance to pamper you in our beautifu restaurant. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director

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vipSalOPENTABLE
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food with wonderful service, views, and food!!

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Responded on February 26, 2020

Dear SalOPENTABLE, Thank you so much for your comments, we would love to see you soon in our beautiful restaurant. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service in the most scenic setting. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Fireworks topped off a perfect evening by the ocean.

Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort
Responded on February 26, 2020

Dear Guest, We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Our Fireworks on Wednesday, definitely is the cherry on top of the cake. We hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director

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vipDavidW
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time here and well worth it. Will
Be back

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Responded on February 26, 2020

Dear DavidW, Let's celebrate for more visits to come, we would love to have you again. Thank you for sharing your feedback. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

This restaurant was disappointing and very overpriced. The bar-top was filthy and caked with remnants from past meals that had not been properly wiped down. Front of the house was poorly managed, and we did not get table we had requested far in advance. When I asked about the request we were just left to wait for an additional 15 minutes. The butter tasted like a refrigerator. Food was not great, except for very good desserts. Everything was fresh, but it was not well prepared and flavorings were not really tasty. I would have been happy to pay these sort of prices for a top-notch meal, but this just missed the mark.

Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort
Responded on February 26, 2020

Dear Guest, We apologize for all these inconvenients you had on your experience, please give us a second chance to amend your experience. We hope to see you soon with us. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director

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vipJas44
London
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing, food, ambiance, staff, setting, music, friendliness absolutely top, can’t wait to return

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Responded on February 26, 2020

Dear Jas44, We are so happy for your comments, thank you so much for spent your time with us, we hope to see you soon again. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular setting overlooking the crashing waves on Christmas Eve.

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vipCarNoVore
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Beautiful location! Beware the special menu on holidays very expensive and it is a set menu! Beautiful view but go have a drink and eat some place else! Tip and service charge added in at end!

Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort
Responded on February 26, 2020

Dear CarNoVore, Thank you so much for your visit, we apologies for the inconvenience of having a set menu over Festive time. You are more than welcome to visit us again. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director

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vipTomB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Very poor food. Shocking high price for such low quality meal. Been to Cabo many many times and worst meal for 3x +++ the price. Will not return. Almost embarrassing

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Responded on February 26, 2020

Dear TomB, We are sorry to read you had a bad experience with us, please let us amend your experience. If you provide us a second chance we would pamper you at our beautiful Restaurant. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food and Beverage Director

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Best in Cabo. Service. Food. Wine list. Ambience. Unmatched.

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Responded on December 26, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your feedback and rating. We hope to see you soon again. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - F&B Director

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vipmyamaui
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Super romantic setting, so it’s great for a special occasion. The live music is subtle and romantic. The food is delicious and the desserts are amazing (my favourite dessert menu in Cabo - I would recommend the churros, chocolate coulant, or coconut sorbet). The service was excellent, I was very impressed with my server Limber - he asked the kitchen to custom make me a chocolate soufflé after I told him that I really wanted one. He made our experience very special. I definitely recommend this spot!

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Responded on December 26, 2019

Dear Myamaui, Thank you so much for taking the time and share this amazing feedback. We are very happy to read that our own staff is committed to pamper our guests. Limber did a great job! We hope to see you back in our beautiful restaurant. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - F&B Director

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JavierR
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, awesome view, amazing service! Definitely coming back!

Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort
Responded on December 26, 2019

Dear JavierR, Thank you so much for your comments and your 5-star review. We would love to have you back. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - F&B Director

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sallyk
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most beautiful setting!

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Responded on February 26, 2020

Dear SallyK, Thank you so much for your visit, we hope you had the most vibrant experience. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - Food & Beverage Director

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RobertW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined around Cabo during our 10 day visit and Covina Del Mar was hands down our favorite. Stunning setting nestled between an artfully designed resort and the sea. Danny, our waiter, provided attentive service without imposing on our conversation or experience. The chef did a magnificent job with creative preparations based on traditional Mexican methods ... especially the salsas! Right up there with El Farillon, but uniquely wonderful in its own way!

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Responded on December 26, 2019

Dear RobetW, A big thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We enjoyed so much reading your feedback. Thank you for making it so special. Cocina del Mar familia says a warm Thank you! We hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - F&B Director

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was spectacular, the drinks, dishes and service was fantastic

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Responded on December 26, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your 5-star review We are very happy to read everything was fantastic. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - F&B Director

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vipAlan
Indiana
61 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening. This is such a beautiful experience not just a meal.

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Responded on December 26, 2019

Dear Alan, Thank you so much for your feedback, we are happy to create a great experience for you. You can always come back. Sincerely, Matías Martínez - F&B Director

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