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Cocina del Mar

Carretera Transpeninsular 7km | Manzana 10, Punta Ballena, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
+52 624 145 6400
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“burrata” (7 reviews)
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Carretera Transpeninsular 7km | Manzana 10, Punta Ballena, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our third dinner here over several years and we were not disappointed. The setting is spectacular on the rocks above the ocean with waves crashing nearby. The service by Guadalupe our server did a fine job explaining the dishes and providing very attentive...More

Thank jsmithkra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant overlooks the sea of Cortez. Was beautiful. Food and drink were good. Armmondo and Ernesto made our experience great, Would highly recommend.

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Great views, ambiance, and excellant service. The attention to detail Rodriguez gave was impeccable along with the staff. Last stop on our week long trip to the Baja area and wished we had stopped here first.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Cocina Del Mar is outstanding for seafood! Service was great! Beautiful ocean view with outdoor dining. Salt crusted fish only available in Sea of Cortez was great!

Thank 589dlr12345
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Esperanza and this was our last dinner at Cabo before heading Bach home. The restaurant is located at a small cliff overlooking ocean and beautifully decorated in rustic elegant way. Pictures somehow do not justify how pretty and luxury this place is,...More

Thank slowstarter-ying
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent, Amazing And great views. Since the moment we arrived the service was impeccable.. Good wine selection, Food was very good.. But this place is all about the location..

Thank Alvasant
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Situated on a stunning cliff overlooking the ocean at the Esperanza. Our group of six all enjoyed their meals. What did we have? Seared scallops, burrata and tomato salad, parrot fish, lobster pasta and that chocolate dessert was delish. The service was attentive and the...More

Thank Robyn M
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This place is one of our favorites and we revisit every year. Be sure to catch the sunset overlooking the Sea of Cortez on their stone patio. The food is amazing and some of the finest we have had in Cabo...

Thank Trisha C
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This place is the kind of place that sadness me. It has everything to be a great restaurant. The view is spectacular and dining at sunset is a one of kind experience. Sadly the restaurant knows that and regardless and tourist will flock regardless. Service...More

1  Thank Stefano619
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Was super excited to come here to celebrate my husbands birthday. Unfortunately the experience wasn't worth the price. We ordered two different fish dishes and both were very bland. When paying $51 for a piece of fish, it should be spectacular. It doesn't help that...More

1  Thank Kelly L
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7 February 2017|
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Response from mshore27 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I cannot answer your question. We did not have wine. I would inquire when making the reservation. It did not appear to be an establishment that allows you to BYOW. Good luck. I would love to know if they do.
Patrick R
12 December 2016|
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Response from Terri G | Reviewed this property |
We visited Esperanza Resort for dinner on a Thursday evening. The fireworks began at 8 p.m. It was a beautiful evening to see while dining on outdoor patio!
28 November 2015|
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Response from Gary H | Reviewed this property |
No. One of the best spots I have ever been to, but also one of the most expensive. Worth every penny.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera Transpeninsular 7km | Manzana 10, Punta Ballena, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico (Formerly El Restaurante at Esperanza Resort)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Los Cabos  >  Cabo San Lucas
  • Phone Number: +52 624 145 6400
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Esperanza - An Auberge 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 for guests, owners and local visitors 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. Featuring local fare presented in a vibrant ─ bare style, such as tuna crudo ─ jicama taquitos or perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes with tomatillo salsa. Along the menu a selection of local, seasonal, sustainable and organic ingredients; such as simple grilled grouper with a ripe-raw tomato sauce or small progressive bites offered directly at the table, create a freshly and wholesome concept. CDM cuisine is based on the product of the coast of Baja California, where Cortez Sea local ingredients are the stars along with seasonal fresh organic vegetables from Cabo’s near small towns. This Cuisine is highly inspired by Mexican flavors. A menu inspired in seasonal and locally grown ingredients full of Mexican flavors with some Mediterranean hints. A selection of appetizers from an Abalone with green tomatillo sauce, to fresh oysters with passion fruit ─ light spicy cocktail sauce. The Chef highlights the wide selection of La Baja ingredients, resulting dishes such as roasted octopus with peppers, avocado and toasted white corn or al pastor totoaba with annatto seed sauce and grilled pineapple. Cocina del Mar is already known for showing a real empathy with those vegetarian trend healthy eaters who can enjoy an oven beet salad with hibiscus vinaigrette or a pan roasted eggplant with pico de gallo and cilantro.
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