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Carretera Transpeninsular 7km | Manzana 10, Punta Ballena, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico (Formerly El Restaurante at Esperanza Resort)
+52 624 145 6400
07:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had Jesus as our waiter and he was amazing! He answered any question we had immediately. My husband and I have to eat gluten free and he made sure we could even have dessert gluten free! The views from this restaurant are spectacular. A must go to restaurant!!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had such an amazing dinner tonight. I had the burrata and lobster fettuccini and my husband the scallops and the grilled prawns. We ordered 2 desserts, the plum sorbet, banana souffle; both delicious!! We received two complimentary desserts for our anniversary thanks to our wonderful waiter Jesus!! He was so helpful and so great with everything!! Highly recommend!!

Thank Roberto M
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3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our second time at Cocina Del Mar, and like the first, it was amazing. The atmosphere, the view, the service, (thank you Jesus!) all first class! Thank you again for a wonderful evening!

Thank Mark N
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried Cocina del Mar at the recommendation of the concierge at Villa La Estancia. From the atmosphere, views, food, and service, this was by far the most wonderful place we have eaten not only in Cabo but possibly in all of our destinations. It is pricey but well worth the cost!

Thank Eric W
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124 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant on our first night in Cabo to celebrate two birthdays and take in the view. And it did not disappoint! The setting could not have been more ideal (complete with heat lamps)! Our meal (salt crusted fish) was delicious and so were the appetizers and sides we chose. However, be prepared for smaller portions and bigger... More 

Thank BSMI
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food and service, Jesus was great! They made a special romaine salad for us that was out of this world and their daily soufflé was superb. The views are outstanding! Beautiful place! I will come back on my next visit to Cabo.

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Clarkston, Washington
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting Cabo San Lucas in April 2017 I had dinner at the Cocina del Mar at Esperanza Resort. The food was amazing, the service was impecable and the view was incredible. It was my third time eating at this restaurant and I will defintely want to go again when I visit. I would also recommend stayng at the resort... More 

Thank Sheila M
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon arriving were guided down to an outside beautiful restaurant. It had three levels, first being a bar area, then down a few stairs to our level over looking the most beautiful view of the beach below and the waves crashing into the surrounding rocks. It had another lower level right over the rocks. But watch out for the odd... More 

Thank jjengram
Haslett, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing views right on the ocean. Good wine list and good options on the menu. I really enjoyed the ambience and the wait staff.

Thank dhall204
McLean, Virginia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heartbreak - Good title for our meal there - terrible service, mediocre food, very expensive, but great views.

Thank wpm3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Seafood, Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:30
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
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?