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In general, restaurants on Cozumel are quite
good and very reasonably priced so don't miss the
"flavor" of Cozumel Island.
Cozumel Dining Reviews and
Cozumel Favorite Restaurants (October
These favorites listed below are not ads, but our personal recommendations.
my first dinner at Kinta (and the many, many that have followed)
it's been my favorite Cozumel restaurant. The food is extraordinarily
good, it's presented beautifully, they have a selection of wine and it's a
relaxed atmosphere where you are made to feel very welcome. Dine
inside in air conditioning or in their delightful garden. The prices
are quite reasonable for the high quality they offer.
recommend reservations as they are very popular. Call
869-0544. On Ave 5 between Calle 2 and Calle 4. Open Tues.-Sun.
5:30pm to 11pm.
restaurant, La Cocay is on Calle 8, between Ave. 10 and Ave. 15.
Wonderful food and a great atmosphere. They updated their menu and
have a wide range of choices and the rates are quite reasonable. There is a dining area inside
that is air conditioned, or you can dine outdoors. The
atmosphere is lovely and for a special dinner celebration La Cocay is good
choice. The food has been consistently good and it is beautifully
presented. They recently opened for Sundays also, so now they are open
Monday-Sunday from 5:30 to 11pm. Call for reservations
that's among my favorites Chi Chinese Restaurant and Bar. It's upstairs at
the corner of Melgar (the oceanfront street) and Calle 3. The entrance and
stairs are on Calle 3, just before you get to Pizza Hut. Dine inside in
air conditioning or you can choose to dine outside. You'll have a
wonderful ocean view and superb food. It's a great success! They
open for their Sunday, all you can eat buffet at 12 noon. There
is now a second location of Chi, and it's on the second floor of the tall
building right across from Puerta Maya cruise ship pier.
|Kondesa is on
Ave. 5 just a few blocks south of the main square between Calle 5 and
Calle 7. They are open Tuesday - Sunday from 5pm to
11pm. Really wonderful food and a marvelous atmosphere. You
will experience a contemporary Mexican dining experience in an outdoor
tropical garden setting. I love the tortilla soup, and often have it as my
entree although it's listed as an appetizer. Recently I tried an
appetizer called Firewater and I loved that. Although the basis is
Mexican cuisine, you will find influences of Asian and Mediterranean
cuisine. I'd recommend making a reservation, particularly during
high season. You can call 869-1086 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Italian food, excellent pizza and lasagna. On the main waterfront street (Ave. Rafael
Melgar) north of
the main plaza, between Calle 6 and Calle 8. Dine out on their patio.
Nice for an evening meal, but I've enjoyed a number of lunches there too.
Their "puffy" garlic bread is delicious and I order
it every time I eat there. The sangria is wonderful. They now take both Visa and MasterCard and are open Mon-Sat. from
11am to 11pm. There is an area just inside that is air conditioned, but I normally
sit out on the patio in the evening. They have some unusual beers...I recently
tried a fruit flavored beer and it was delicious.
I do love their margaritas. On the rocks or frozen, and
they make some very unusual flavors. The menu includes everything from hamburgers, onion rings and
fries to Mexican and TexMex dishes. They have vegetarian fare plus ribs and
chicken dishes. Try something with their mango chipolte sauce, or how
about one of their great burritos? In the pedestrian area of
the downtown square on Ave. 5 between Juarez and Calle 2. If you are
standing in the square at the big clock tower with your back to the ocean you
are on Ave. 5. Go to the left across Juarez and about a 1/2 block later on the
left you'll see the tables and umbrellas. They normally open about 11am.
food at reasonable prices. I like their grilled
fish in garlic and lime and love their chicken burrito. The Mexican platter for 2
will give you a wide variety and El Moro's chicken mole is popular. Off the
tourist path, so take a taxi if you don't know the island. Otherwise,
it's on 75th Ave. Norte Bis kind of behind the new Pemex gas station. They
open about 12:30pm pm and I understand they are closed
Thursdays. DIRECTIONS: Go out Juarez, away from the ocean. Go past
Ave. 65, and just before the Pemex gas station turn left. On the
second street, turn right (there is a little sign) then go one more street
and turn right again. Look for El Moro on the right. If you are
driving, best to go during the day the first time so you will know where
Del Sur is now on the corner of Calle 3 and Ave. 5. They make Argentinean empanadas (empanadas are like little turnovers in
a pastry shell). I can't list all the varieties they have but I tried the
beef with spices; the cheese, tomato and basil and the cheese, bacon and
plum. Just recently had the cheese, pepperoni and jalapeno and I like that
too. All are delicious and they have wonderful salads, excellent chicken
and beef. Their dessert
menu includes a fantastic banana/chocolate empanada but my favorite for dessert is apple/cinnamon.
They are open about 5pm.
Rock N Java Cafe
Quite good and
reasonable prices. My favorites are the croissant sandwiches and they make
wonderful desserts you just won't believe. (German chocolate cake, pecan pie, fudge
brownies, banana muffins, cherry cheesecake, etc.) Great iced cappuccino
too. They have a good selection of vegetarian dishes. On Melgar, the main waterfront street, south of the
new Punta Langosta Plaza. They have also opened a Sushi and
Thai Noodle Bar that is now downstairs in the Mega grocery store mall. A great
idea for take-out. Order first, do your grocery shopping and then pick up
your order to go.
the main square. The food is good and their prices very reasonable. Took a
group of 8 and everyone was
pleased with their selections. We included a wide range of tastes, from
a 3 year old to those of us that love highly seasoned foods. We dined at the tables outside to enjoy the breeze.
Located on the right side of the main plaza square, in the
second block back. This is one of the oldest restaurants on Cozumel and
it's a family tradition.
|Right across the
street from the ocean in the middle of town, this restaurant is almost
directly across from the ferry to the mainland. Good food, and it's
presented well. Good margaritas, good guacamole and
salsa. The hamburgers here have a charcoal grilled taste and I
like that. Very much a tourist spot, but still good.
On the main waterfront street (Ave. Rafael
Melgar) north of the main plaza, on the second floor covered terrace of the museum. You'll
enjoy a beautiful view of the water and the breeze is lovely. It's a
places to go for breakfast and the prices are reasonable. Great
banana pancakes. Although they do serve
sandwiches, etc. for lunch they serve breakfast the entire time they are
open. Open from 7am to
Guido's Deli is at the corner of Ave. 15 and Calle 10. They
are open from 8:30am til 5pm and serve breakfast, brunch and lunch. Also, they
have a deli filled with marvelous goodies that you can purchase and take home
with you. The garden area where you can sit and eat is charming
and they normally have a lunch special
each day. Their quiche is very good (the bacon onion
is my favorite) plus sandwiches, soups, etc.
Not a restaurant, but I had to include
this...it's my favorite bakery, and you really should try Mexican pastries. If you're on
the square downtown, walk to the back of the main square (where the clock is),
then go to the
left about 2 blocks. Zermatt is at the corner of 5 Ave. North and Calle 4 North.
Not a restaurant, but if you love chocolate I'd
recommend a trip to Chocolateria Isla Bella. They opened in the
spring of 2012. They are still experimenting with the hours they are open,
but I normally stop by between
12 noon and 8pm Mon-Sat and that has worked. There are a number of restaurants in the area, and after a meal at Especias, Sorrisi,
Chi or Del Sur, their chocolates make a delightful dessert. If you
are here on vacation and want to take home a box of your favorites,
buy them a day or two before you leave and if possible, freeze them before
the flight home. I'm fond of orange flavored chocolate and they made a
special batch to order for me and had them ready the next day. They are on
Calle 3, between
the oceanfront street and Ave. 5.
Just in case you get a craving (or your kids do) for
Burger King, a Subway sandwich, Dominos pizza or Pizza Hut when you're visiting Cozumel,
we do have all these here.
Other American franchises
now on Cozumel include Starbucks, Hooters and Hard Rock Cafe.
restaurants with low prices & grocery stores
These are personal recommendations based on experience
They make delicious breaded shrimp tacos and
tortas (sandwiches) . The breaded shrimp are put on either a tortilla for the little tacos or a sandwich roll for a
torta. They are topped with a little mayonnaise and sliced onion. Really delicious, and the prices are
very reasonable. They are on the transversal road (Ave. Juarez) about a mile or so past Ave. 65.
Open Monday through Saturday from 7am to 2:30pm.
On Ave. 5 downtown, between Calle 3 and
Calle 5. Open for lunch only from 12 noon to 4pm Mon-Fri. The menu changes
daily and is written on a white board. Eat inside, or walk through the
kitchen and out to their garden in back. Prices are very, very
reasonable and include soup, your main course and daily drink (usually
jamaica - pronounced ha MIKE ah). The food is delicious.
|Great for tacos! I really like the tacos al
pastor and the chicken tacos, but my very favorite is the "gringa",
pineapple. Prices are very reasonable. They are on
Ave. 15, between Salas and Calle 3. Many times you can find parking on
the street but there is a parking lot there too. Open only in the
Asadero el Pollo
|Small, grilled chicken place on 30th Ave. south across the
street from Ace Hardware, between Calle Morelos and Calle 5 Sur. They close when they run out of chicken
it can be as early as
3pm or as late as 7pm. Prices are low, this grilled chicken is DELICIOUS, and it comes
with bags of rice, salsa, onions, and lots of corn tortillas. Mostly for
take out, but they do have one table inside.
|Great to have pizza
delivered! I'm particularly fond of their pepperoni pizza. Their
English is not fantastic but it is improving and I've always received what I ordered,
normally delivered within about-30 minutes. They are on 10th Ave. between Ave. Salas and Calle 3, and
their phone number is 872-4166.
There are a number of other good, small, local
restaurants offering hearty meals at local prices.
|Mega is now the largest grocery store on the
island with a huge assortment of foods plus clothing, electronics,
appliances, a bakery, etc. You'll find a wonderful selection of
meat, cheese, and loads of prepared foods also. I bought the BBQ ribs and
really liked them. There is also a restaurant section too. They are on
the main oceanfront street between Calle 11 and Calle 7. They are
marked on our online
grocery store! They have an ATM machine, groceries,
a pharmacy, deli, bakery, cosmetics, liquor, clothing, appliances, etc.! On
the main waterfront street, at the corner of Calle 15. They do
have an area with prepared food that you can either take home, or you can
sit down and eat there. See the online
map for the location.
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