Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort
This place is so wonderful. Service was perfect. Food was interesting and creative. And the VIEW. Oh my.
Amazing food and setting by the ocean. The staff was very friendly with a great embiance.
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!
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.
This restaurant was picked for the location and the view over the cliff. For that I give five stars. The scenery, the resort, the setting was exceptional. Stunningly beautiful. It was a beautiful location for a 60th birthday dinner. The fireworks were beautiful as well on a Wednesday night, that was one of the reasons this place was picked. The food however was not quite worth the price. Almost a $600 dinner for 4. Was the food exceptional? Not really. But the scenery, service, fireworks and setting were.
We had a perfect table. The service couldn’t be better. The food is amazing.
In selecting a special spot to have dinner in Cabo San Lucas, we decided to splurge and go to Cocina del Mar at the Esperanza Resort. We had reviewed the menu online and were pleased to see a prix fixe menu (both 3 and 4 course options), which generally makes things easier. However, upon arriving at our table, we were surprised to see just an al a carte menu (and curiously organized one, at that). We ordered the grilled octopus, two vegetable sides, and a whole fish for two. The broccoli and asparagus sides were good, but absolutely nothing special beyond a simple roasted veg; for $20, we expected something unique. Same with the fish. It was a beautifully cooked white fish, but didn’t have any accoutrements or sauces, and was quite under-seasoned. For $80, we expected much more. The grilled octopus was fantastic, and by far the meal highlight. We also enjoyed the dessert sorbet.
Aside, the restaurant is beautiful, and we were so excited to be in such an exquisite location for a long, leisurely dinner; curiously, they brought all our food at once, and we were in and out of the restaurant in a little over one hour. The service we did receive was good, but we were disappointed. We would've stayed for hours, drinking and enjoying the atmosphere (and spending more money!) if we hadn't felt rushed. (To clarify, the restaurant wasn't busy.)
Though beautiful, I really couldn’t recommend Cocina del Mar from a value perspective. Cabo San Lucas is filled with many wonderful restaurants worth visiting before Cocina del Mar.
The setting is magical. They had fireworks during dinner. Best meal we had in Cabo.
Excelent food and service. Wonderful staff. The music was a little loud and obnoxious.
Birthday dinner for 50th
Amazing dining experience. The views of the ocean are magnificent. The food is inventive and delicious. The staff is friendly and attentive.
The most elevated, amazing, romantic dining experience in Cabo San Lucas; dining outdoors over the crashing waves and watching the water lap on the beach. Coming from San Francsico CA the food was expertly prepared without a lot of sauces, the pure food taste. The octopus I had was the best I’ve ever eaten. A whole baby octopus beautifully presented, tender and crispy from being cooked over a wood fire. I would fly back for that dish alone. Tuna taquitos are not your friend roll, but a sophisticated, delicate mini Ahi Tuna drizzled with orange(?) oil with a jicama slice as “taco shell”. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the Wood fired whole shrimp. Warm Banana Soufle (egg whites only) light and ethereal. Superb service. I have eaten in paradise. Thanks you Esperanza 🙌💕
Special occasion was taking place so we were placed in a table at the bar. Had I known it I might have booked it somewhere else. Wine by the glass selection is poor. Overall not what I expected!
I have been dining here for 18+ years and I really can never get enough of this place. I truly love everything about your establishment...the wait staff, the food, the presentation and the ambiance. I will be back again and again until the day I die. :)
The tables were spaced out far enough so it felt fairly private. The only thing better than the view was the food. It’s a bit pricey but worth it
Beautiful place with excellent service & food
Nice location, great ambience and nice service but food is ok.
El lugar tiene una de las mejores vistas en cabo, es hermoso más si vas al atardecer, la decoración increíble, los cócteles muy buenos, la comida deja que desear ya que es demasiado caro para lo que te sirven y en cuanto al sabor nada fuera de serie.
Great service and wonderful views
This was the second time we had visited this restaurant while on vacation in Cabo. It is truly spectacular. Overlooking the ocean, great food, beautiful climate.
The place looks very nice, food is overpriced for the quality you get, just to add I have been traveling a lot and enjoy good food and will pay no matter how much if it’s worth it. We got ripped off, they brought us only a slip with the final price (no bill break down), when we asked to have it, it took them 15 minutes to bring. They charged us for something we did not have and they made up some prices and added a lot of additional fees including the tip which was already included in the price. They were not busy. I asked to see the menu to compare prices by they pushed us almost out because they were closing. Be aware and pay your attention
Amazing place to eat. The food was just as good as the view. The view was spectacular!
Beautiful views and top notch food! Definitely will visit this place again when we return.
Great dining experience. Cocina del Mar is great for special occasions or date night. The view is amazing. We hope to return again.
You can't beat this view and the food was amazing! Our server Rogelio was also great.
I've been here 2x previous and generally found the experience worth the money.
this time the service was so rushed we had finished 3 courses in 60 minutes and paid nearly $150 per person. It felt like a quick business lunch with one course arriving just as the previous one was cleared. The food quality was not up to the prices they charged
We dined at Las Ventanas the night before and the experience, and food quality was vastly superior.
Beautiful, ocean view dining. Great food and experience.
Well, it’s worth going once for the spectacular view even in darkness. The tables sit out on a rocky outcropping with the rocks and ocean illuminated below. It makes for a very romantic memorable setting and the architectural design and planning is commendable. The service is also excellent. The food however was massively overpriced and I am happy to pay a lot for a great dining experience. My shrimp dish (served artfully in a bowl of hot rocks) was uninspired, lacking flavor or the usual interesting dips. The menu had limited selection and the wine was overpriced. They should have 4 $$ and not the 3 $$ listed on Open Table... there’s a reason they don’t list a menu with prices on it. For a much better meal go to Edith’s or to Bajo La Luna for WAY better food at half the price. If you want a view, then go to The Office on the beach or the The Ledge or The Roof Top at the Cape
Fabulous view. Excellent service. Memorable experience. Highly recommend.
Food was phenomenal. Everything we ordered was very very good. The only down sides were that we waited over 20 min for our table to be ready they said they had a lot of reservations or something which was kind of annoying. The prices here are on the higher end as well just so people will know. However I would return again all things considered.
The views are spectacular. However the price of dinner was not worth the amount of food served. Burrata salad was very small. Lobster ravioli was at best an appetizer size. Suggest going in for cocktails at sunset and go somewhere else for dinner.
We really enjoyed our fish and the experience!
We came here because of all of the great reviews, location, views, etc. All was pretty much as described and they seated us next to the cliffs as we had asked for. This is a beautiful, very high end resort but the service was horrible. After we received our meal, we never saw our waiter again until we got our check. Had to get up to pour our own wine, which is not a hardship, but was not expected in this type of restaurant. The food was good, not exceptional. The clam dinner was the best value, tons of clams and sausage. Not sure if we will come here again.
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.
Food is way over priced for the quality
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!
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.
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.
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.