Cocina de Autor

Gastronomic artistry with ocean views in Cabo

One might not expect to find fine gastronomic dining at an all-inclusive, but that’s exactly what guests will get when booking a table at the sophisticated yet playful Cocina de Autor at Grand Velas Los Cabos.

The tasting-menu-style restaurant redefines the art of vacation dining, effortlessly blending contemporary elegance with innovative flavors, over a leisurely eight to 10 courses. Helmed by acclaimed Dutch chef Sidney Schutte of De Librije in Amsterdam, Cocina de Autor takes diners on a tour of around-the-world flavors, inspired by Schutte’s time in Europe, Asia and more.

While the menu plays to global flavors, the focus is on innovative preparations using Mexican authenticity. For example, fresh local tuna is served in a unique “bubble” preparation and adorned with nori and piquillo pepper. Innovative libations pair well with each dish, from a gin martini with agave, lime and citrus bitters to a signature Mezcal cocktail infused with orange and habanero peppers.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The Los Cabos restaurant's panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez provide a stunning backdrop for an unforgettable dining experience. Our favorite spaces are on the terrace, where you can hear the ocean and feel the salt-air breeze.
  • The attentive staff's deep knowledge of the menu and wine pairings is excellent, but since you’re in Mexico, they’re happy to tempt you with a tequila or mezcal flight as well.
  • Schutte visits several times a year to perfect and enhance his menu creations.
  • Cocina de Autor's commitment to sustainability shines through its use of locally sourced, organic ingredients, reducing its carbon footprint.
  • For an intimate experience, request the chef's table for an up-close-and-personal take on dinner.

Things to Know

  • Reservations are essential; book early to request oceanfront seating.
  • Cocina de Autor has a smart-casual dress code. Collared shirts and closed-toe shoes are required for gentlemen.
  • While the resort is family-friendly, this restaurant should be saved for date night, as it is restricted to guests 18 and up.
  • The menu is seafood heavy, playing to the resort’s location on the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Ocean, but a vegetarian menu is available as well.
  • The menu rotates with the chef’s inspiration and the seasons.

Business casual
Gluten-free options
Outdoor seating
Reservations required
Valet parking
Vegetarian options
Getting There
Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 17 Corredor Turístico, San José Del Cabo, 23405 Mexico
TEL624-104-9800, ext 7605
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