About Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort

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 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.

Carretera Transpeninsular KM 7 Punta Ballena
23410 Cabo San Lucas
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am
Lunch
Daily 12:00 pm–4:30 pm
Dinner
Daily 6:00 pm–10:30 pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
MXN310 to MXN500

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01 624 145 6400

Website:
http://www.esperanzaresort.com/

Executive Chef:
Gonzalo Cerda

Private Party Facilities:
Los espacios privados para conferencias en Esperanza son ideales para juntas ejecutivas y recepciones privadas. Con vista al mar de Cortéz y las bellezas naturales de Baja.

Private Party Contact:
Hector Hernandez: 1624145600

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.9

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (48)
Scenic View (41)
Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
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Special Occasion (36)
Waterfront (33)
Good for a Date (27)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Local Ingredients (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Authentic (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Good for Groups (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Healthy (5)
Casual (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Live Music (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Fun (3)
Organic (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 3 days ago

It was a beautiful experience with my children

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 (México)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excelente restaurante con vista al mar, dentro de un complejo habitacional hermoso, la comida deliciosa y el mejor soufflé de plátano que he comido en mi vida!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Our third time here and it was excellent as usual. The outdoor setting is breathtaking with the tables situated along the ocean. Excellent food and service also. One of the top places in Cabo.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Wow Wow Wow. Spectacular views. Exceptional service. The food, wow the food it is beyond 5 star. A must try while in Cabo.

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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great environment and quality of food/service. If you want a nice romantic place with an amazing view of the ocean/sunset this is it in Cabo! However be prepared to pay the price. Open table needs to review the 300 to 500pesos pricing from their listong. Main dishes are around 1000pesos woth starters around 600. Dinner with just 3 entrées no drinks was $160 out the door....

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Estuvo excelente! La vista espectacular! Y el ambiente era perfecto. La ubicación es perfecta. Al frente de la playa. Es elegante y la comida deliciosa! Pedimos el ribeye y está muy rico!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great food and service. Only hiccup was that we got soaked by a large wave while we were eating. They kindly moved us to another table and continued on. Despite it all, very memorable. Plan to stop by again while in Cabo.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Absolutely terrific evening. Incredible views. Incredible food. Wonderful and helpful service. One of the best meals of my life.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Service was slow, almost non-existent. We had to go up to the hostess to request our bill. The restaurant wasn't even that busy. About half-full. Our waiter never came by to check on us throughout our meal. We had to get up and flag someone down to get water or a drink.
The lighting was horrible! It was so dark we had to hold up our candles through our entire meal to see our food and find our silverware. I understand and love dimly lit restaurants but this was pitch black.
Our waiter, when he did show up, was sweating profusely like he just went for a 10 mile run in 100-degree weather. They should have them wipe their foreheads so as not to sweat in the food.
The views were fantastic (before it got dark) and the waves crashing around us was awesome.
The food was so-so. Maybe our expectations were too high? We were staying at Pedregal so it was definitely a let-down coming from there. Service was not friendly in the bar either. Very snooty. They dropped off drink menus at our table and never said anything to us when we first got seated.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

4th year in a row we have gone to Cocina Del Mar. We bragged to our friends about this place for years and were excited to all go together.

Service was a notch below our 3 previous trips. We combined our party of 4 with my friends party of 4 to make a table of 8. For some reason, this provided a challenge with having us served efficiently.; very slow food and drink service.

Our appetizers were well prepared. For dinner, I ordered the Lobster pasta and the lobster had that pasty chewy texture which meant the piece was not freshly cooked that day. However, my wife's rib eye steak was perfect.

All previous visits were a 10 on a scale of 1-10; this trip would be a 8.0.
We love the location and will continue to visit every year we go to Cabo.

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Special Family Vacation

Fantastic place. Excellent !

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We absolutely loved every aspect of our dining experience here. Service was exceptional, food was creative and delicious and the view was the most beautiful dining experience we have ever had. To top it off there were fireworks. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Beautiful view, great service...perfect

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The atmosphere was wonderful. We went on a Thursday night and also enjoyed the fireworks show as part of the next door Mexican fiesta meal!!was well worth the money for the quality of food and ambiance! ' will plan to go again on on next trip to Cabo!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The view is truly one of a kind and is beautidul. We were there on the night of a full moon and the candle lit tables felt like we were dining at a castle. Unfortunately though, the service was no bueno. After our original order, our server never came back except with the check. We had asked for the drink menu but we couldn't seem to order a second cocktail let alone water. What was starting as an incredible evening was deflated fast as our drinks went dry and we weren't able to get water or anything else. The food was good but not great. I prefer the culinary experience at the sister restaurant Comal at chileno bay. We were extremely disappointed in the service which can ruin any experience.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We stop here for dinner every time we visit Cabo and it never disappoints. The ambiance, food quality and service is exceptional.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on July 7, 2017

We had an absolutely fantastic experience! Addicting! We plan to have our last meal in Cabo every time we visit. Thank you!!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Spicy, Late-night Find, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Esperanza is a beautiful location and Cocina Del Mar was wonderful. A little pricey but I would definitely go back and recommend to anyone.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great ambience and very good service. The food and Drinks are priced according to phenomenal location at the bay. We felt the food did not meet the quality of the very high asking prices.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Nos encanto el lugar, el servicio y la comida TODO perfecto. Es un lugar caro pero vale la pena

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 18, 2017

What a fantastic location. Incredible view of the Sea. Service & food were superb. Thanks Jesus & Octavio for a superb meal.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Omg, this was the best food and best view in Cabo

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Great experience, food was average. Loved the band at the bar.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on June 12, 2017

Excelente servicio, comida muy buena!!!
Muy recomendable!!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Food wasn't as good as we would have expected for the Cost. Every dish was very salty. No kids options.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 9, 2017

One of the most spectacular views while dining...in the world.

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The views and ambience were second to none. It was absolutely beautiful. It was the reason we chose the restaurant. However, the fact that they charged EACH of us $8.00 for a glass of water, and a glass of wine was $25, it was a little much for our taste.

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 (Austin)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Fantastic setting, great food, worth the somewhat high price

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Totally amazing view and wonderful food !

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Anniversary dinner.

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 (México)·Dined on May 12, 2017

One of the most beautiful restaurants I have been in years. Jesus our weitress was amazing and he gave us a fantastic service.

Please try tequila banderitas!!!! Best drink ever.

We were celebrating my wife's bday sonthis was the perfect place. Thanks to all the team at Cocina del Mar. Regresaremos pronto, gracias.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Restaurant is on the rocks above ocean, you can see waves splashing 10 feet from you while you enjoy dinner, one of the best I've ever been too!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 25, 2017

An amazing place! Fantastic sunset, with view on the ocean crushing waves from top of a big rock terrasse! Food is amazing and service is perfect. This is a 10!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We ate there two times during our recent stay at Esparanza. The food was very good, the service very friendly but a bit confused at times, and when it got busy just a bit lacking in personal attention, .......but what else is new?. Price wise it was fine to us, but we travel a lot and always stay in high-end hotels/resorts, so a few hundred dollar evening meal (with wine) is normal for the two of us. The sea side location was truly deserving of a 5-Star rating, it was spectacular. We would for sure go back and we would recomend to others to give it a try.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Everything from the winding, romantic drive approaching the restaurant to the amazing service and atmosphere, made this a night to remember. A table overlooking the rocky break of the Sea of Cortez made this an unforgettable experience.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The seaside setting is almost distracting because it is so beautiful. We loved the sound of the waves and artistry of the sun light, each striking the stones in their own way. The menu was interesting, not filled with generic dishes, some featured local catches, appropriate serving sizes and creative drink selections. The service was attentive and timely. We very much enjoyed our meal experience.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 11, 2017

A great setting for a wonderful dining experience with many options to choose. Definitely go

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Perhaps the best "waterside" table ever! Few places can match the view of these tables perched in the cliffs over the sea, with waves crashing just out of reach. Spectacular setting, and delicious food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Good food, amazing AMAZING view, extremely expensive. It's the kind of place you should eat at once for the ambience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Great view and location. Food was average, but was egregiously overpriced. Overall a poor experience. Service was non responsive and slow. Do not order off menu, they will gouge with prices. I strongly recommend against this restaurant.

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