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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

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.9

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (42)
Scenic View (40)
Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
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Waterfront (32)
Special Occasion (31)
Good for a Date (31)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Worth the Drive (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Authentic (10)
Cozy (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Healthy (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (5)
People Watching (5)
Casual (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Organic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Live Music (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent view and food that come with a premium price... It was worth it for us, but be aware that a shared appetizer, two entrees, one of their least expensive bottles of wine, and tip came out to just over $300 U.S.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food is way over priced for the quality

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

We juat had a wonderful experience from the time we were greeted by the hostess till our valet delivered our car at departure. Perfectly lovely in every way!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding in every way. Special mention must go out to our server Daniel who was simply superb! We could not have asked for better attention to detail, service and enjoyment.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Fine food and service makes this one of the finest dining experiences we have encountered. The service was professional yet unobtrusive. The outdoor dining experience is breathtaking. The menu selections offer something for all palates. The wine menu has a superb choice of international bottles as well as a good array by the glass.

Tags: Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Healthy, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The view if phenomenal, but $110 for a piece of fish is kind of silly. Food was good, not great, and to my mind, just way overpriced. If you are all about the ambiance, the view is certainly fantastic.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Cocina Del Mar was outstanding in every way. The food was superb, the service impeccable and the setting was spectacular. One of the finest dining experiences in many years.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent, but too expensive for what we ate.

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 (Fargo)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful food and a spectacular location with a terrific views of the ocean and incredible sunsets while dining.

A real foodie place to dine or a destination dinner to satisfy anyone.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The setting is fantastic but the quality of the food and the price do not equate. Way overpriced for the quality

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Service was slow and waiter did not explain that the service charge was in the bill. Not apologetic when asked about it and about why he was unavailable for long stretches. Unfortunate to have to review a beautiful restaurant so low but for the high price tag service needs to be much better

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Key West)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Enjoyed it very much! Food was excellent!!
Creative cuisine; also- Banana soufflé was to die for!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Wonderful place with great service. And you can’t beat the view!

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 5, 2018

its au Berge....and it lives up to the reputation in every sense.

Fabulous gardens down the drive to entrance. Enchanted lighting and setting on the rocks where the Sea of Cortez meets the Sand.
Wines available were challenging (limited quantities of some and others not available) and marked up pretty high for a local that knows prices.
Service staff was some of the very best in all of Cabo. Very professional, knowledgeable and attentive. Completely charming and wonderful.
Bill was $700 US for 4 people with 3 bottles of wine, but only TWO entrees.
OUCH!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Organic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Quick Bite, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing location with incredible service and food to match!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Call to confirm but every Thursday night at 7:45pm they have fireworks. Totally unexpected for us but awesome.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our dinner was great the food was well prepared and service was excellent. The fireworks were an exciting bonus on Thursday and made the night under the stars perfect

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Absolutely stunning view and ambiance that simply cannot be beat. The wait staff was wonderful. Food and wine good but very pricey. The rocks, cliffs crashing waves and ambiance was truly amazing and made the evening very memorable!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was a beautiful experience with my children

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 (México)·Dined on October 19, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 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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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on September 24, 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 24, 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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·Dined on August 26, 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 17, 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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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 17, 2017

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

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on August 11, 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 10, 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 9, 2017

Special Family Vacation

Fantastic place. Excellent !

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 3, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 31, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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

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