Cocina del Mar Chocolata Clam

Dine at Esperanza

A creative take on local Baja flavors

There’s a cliff at Esperanza where Chef Guillermo Gomez goes to collect live sea urchins that cling to the sides of the warm granite, sunbathing and seeking refuge from the crashing waves of the Sea of Cortez.
Chef Guillermo Sea Foraging
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Cocina del Mar

This is Cabo’s most spectacular place to dine—set on a rocky promontory surrounded by the crashing waves. The salty sea air complements the exquisite variety of just-caught seafood prepared to let the vibrant natural flavors shine through.
  • Open daily for breakfast, lunch, & dinner
  • Recently reimagined, re-opened November 2018
  • Chef's recommendation: salt-encrusted totoaba with confit tomato, onion, corn, and kale
  • Live music Thursday to Saturday


Weekly Specialty Dinners

Calling All Foodies For A Week Full Of Flavor!

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Family vacations at Esperanza

Family vacations at Esperanza are even more rewarding!

  • Up to 6 years old: Kids eat free*
  • 6-12 years old: 50% off all restaurant la carte menus, buffets and special events without a designated kids price
  • *Off kids menu, and all buffets. Special pricing excluded from Mermaids & Pirates breakfast

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Private dining

When you crave a night unlike any other, our chef will craft a menu personalized for your special occasion. It will unfold in a secluded spot on the beach in an atmosphere of understated romance—created for you two and for one unforgettable moment in time.

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Esperanza Dining In

Dining In

When you’re in the mood for an intimate dining experience, any dish from our five dining venues can be brought up for you to enjoy in the privacy of your casita, suite or villa.

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Get a richer understanding of the flavors of Baja by joining our locally-inspired culinary events, classes, and tastings.

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Cocina del Mar Terraces and Bar


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Readers' Choice

Voted Best Restaurant in Cabo 5 years in a row

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Pinnacle Customer Experience Award

Voted Best Restaurant in Cabo 5 years in a row

Diners' Choice Award 2018

Diners' Choice Award 2018

Voted Best Restaurant in Cabo 5 years in a row

Michelin Star Rated

Michelin Star Rated

Voted Best Restaurant in Cabo 5 years in a row

Stories from Esperanza

La Pirinola

Drink Come Play our Favorite Bar Game

As Esperanza’s lead mixologist, I like to think of fun and creative ways to serve drinks and to introduce you to local spirits, whether it’s by mixing balanced mezcal cocktails or by offering earthy Extra Añejos neat for sipping like fine whiskey. And like everyone else in the Esperanza family, I delight in making playful and surprising twists on local traditions. My favorite way to combine these passions is with Esperanza’s favorite bar game: La Pirinola.

Lucas Muller
Lead Mixologist, Esperanza
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sunset view of Esperanza

Celebrate A Breath of Fresh Aire

In 1592, explorers sailing the Sea of Cortez first had the idea that the Baja Peninsula could act as a perfect refuge for trade ships arriving from a long Pacific voyage. It would be a place to breathe in fresh air and to rest and recharge before continuing on their voyage. Fast forward to present-day Baja and while the type of voyagers have changed, the primary needs have remained the same. Come November, 2018, groups will be able to find their refuge in a new, dramatic oceanfront event space called AIRE.

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Esperanza resort night view

Eat Cabo’s Most Dramatic Dining Destination

This past July I met up with the owner of Tiki Cabo Organic Farm at the annual pitaya (aka dragonfruit) competition in his hometown of Miraflores. Locals will tell you that this is where you can find the most beautiful women, the best organic produce, and the toughest cowboys. I promise I was only there for the organic produce.

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Drink Forget Everything You Knew About Tequila

In the Marais district of Paris there is an enchanting little bar with Parisian-Bohemian-styled Mexican influenced décor. Miniature pinatas and plastic cactus seem to be set in conversational arrangements with colorful Dia de los Muertos paper dolls and sugar skulls. Mezcal is served straight up or in cocktails accentuated with herbs, citrus and spice. There's a low percussive rhythm of an indistinguishable but unmistakably Latin beat. This delightful collision of culture affirms my belief that mezcal is the next big thing in the cocktail scene.

Christian Moya Sommelier, Esperanza

Meet Chef Gomez

Native of Argentina and an avid traveler, chef Guillermo Gomez brings creative flair, a passion for food, and about a dozen years of international culinary experience to Esperanza. Here, he skillfully designs menus for the resort’s six restaurants, inspired by local Mexican cuisine and his time in the kitchens of Italy, Spain and Uruguay. “As soon as I arrived at Esperanza, I fell in love with the energy here and with the natural abundance,” reflects Gomez. On days off, he and his family enjoy visiting the markets and organic farms of Miraflores, where his seven- and nine-year-old kids pick their own produce. He also recommends an excursion to the lesser-known town of San Carlos. “My family and I went there to watch the whales, and my daughter was so close she touched one. It’s an experience we will remember forever.”