Cozumel Restaurant and Dining Reviews
In general, restaurants on Cozumel are quite good and very reasonably priced, so don't miss dining out. Enjoy the "flavor" of Cozumel.
The restaurants listed below are our personal favorites.
Since my first dinner at the restaurant Kinta (and the many, many that have followed, it's been one of my favorite Cozumel restaurants. The food is extraordinarily good, it's presented beautifully, they have a selection of wine and mixed drinks 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. I recommend reservations, especially in high season as they are very popular. Call 869-0544. Kinta Restaurant is on Ave. 5 between Calle 2 and Calle 4. Now open every day from 5 to 10pm.
An excellent restaurant, La Cocay is on Calle 8 between Ave. 10 and Ave. 15. Wonderful food and a great atmosphere. They have a wide range of choices and the rates are reasonable for the high quality. 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 Restaurant is good choice. The food has been consistently good and is beautifully presented. They recently opened for Sundays also, so now they are open Monday-Saturday lunch is 12:00-4:30pm, dinner from 5:30 to 11pm. Sunday, dinner is 6-11pm. Call for reservations 872-5533.
Kondesa Restaurant is on Ave. 5 just a few blocks south of the main square between Calle 5 and Calle 7. They are open daily from 5-11pm. 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. Call Kondesa Restaurant at 869-1086
Wet Wendy's Bar and Restaurant
I do love the margaritas at Wet Wendy's Bar and Restaurant. 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. Wet Wendy's Bar and Restaurant is open Mon-Sat. from 9:30am - 12:30am.
Amparos is open for breakfast from 7am-2pm and in the evening from 5-10 pm for dinner and drinks. I love the chicken fried steak with cream gravy for lunch at Amparos and the salmon and bacon salad is beautifully presented as are their other dishes. Amparos is just north of the main square at the corner of Ave. 10 and Calle 2. They serve delicious smoothies, great coffee (from Chiapas) I love the cappuccin and at dinner they have sangria and wines as well as mixed drinks. Amparos is air conditioned but they also now have some outside seating. Prices are reasonable.
I've enjoyed the dinners I've had at Ohana's Restaurant, and they do offer a special every night of the week. On Monday it has been 1/2 price wine and 1/2 price salads. What a bargain, and the food has been excellent and the waiters quite good. We always go around to the back garden to the tables there. It's a very relaxed atmosphere for dining and I've enjoyed every meal I've had there. Ohana's Restaurant is on Ave. 5 between Calle 6 and 8.
Among my favorites is 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. If you are dining inside there is air conditioning or you can choose to dine outside on the terrace. You'll have a wonderful ocean view and superb food. It's a great success! The restaurant Chi is open each day for lunch, but for dinner only on Friday and Saturday night.
Rock n Java Caribbean Cafe
This restaurant has been around a long time, and no wonder. The food is consistently good, the prices are reasonable and the service is great. It's also in a wonderful oceanfront location. They are open daily from 7am to 10pm. On Ave. Rafael Melgar, across the street and a bit north of Mega grocery store. They offer a full menu including vegetarian options. They also have fantastic cakes and pies!
Authentic Mexican and Yucatan dining 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. They open from 12:30 pm to 10 pm daily except 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 posted there) then go one more street and turn right again. Look for El Moro Mexican Restaurant on the right. If you are driving, best to go during the day the first time so you will know where it is.
Del Sur Restaurant is now on the corner of Calle 3 and Ave. 5 in downtown Cozumel. 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. The restaurant Del Sur does serve wine and they are open Mon-Sat 5-11pm.
On the corner of Ave. 5 and Calle 3 in downtown. This area of Cozumel has quite a few restaurants so there are many dining choices. Cielito Linda is excellent and one of my favorites on their menu there is the stuffed pepper. Really wonderful. I also like the pollo poblano panini and the margaritas are quite good. Cielito Lindo restaurant has been so successful that they have expanded and now have seating both inside and outside. Open for lunch and dinner daily except on Sundays.
The restaurant La Catrina opening in late 2015 and it is on Calle 11 (Andres Q. Roo) between Ave. 20 and 25. Their menu is only in Spanish right now, but don't let that stop you. The waiters will explain it if you wish. They have both a covered patio for dining outside and an air conditioned area inside. The decor is quite attractive, the food is excellent and the prices are quite reasonable. They offer traditional Mexican cuisine such as tacos and fajitas and one of my favorites at La Catrina is their coconut breaded fish filet with tamirand sauce. Delicious! You can park on the street and they do have some parking behind the restaurant.
Palapa Pasta Roo
A small Italian restaurant with all kinds of pasta dishes, and really marvelous tiramisu. It's in an out-of-the-way location but well worth looking for. They are south of downtown, and just south of the Corpus Christi area on a street called Tulum. Check their Facebook page for the map. https://www.facebook.com/Pastaroocozumel/ I'm working my way through the menu but now and then I do go back to their lasagna, which is yummy. Next trip I'll try the pasta alla carbonara. Prices are very reasonable.
Very good food, they change their menu often and they have specials several nights a week, so take a look at the menu to see what night they have jazz...what night they have a trio of wines to compare...what night they have 15 pesos beer. They have a good assortments of mixed drinks and the food is always excellent. They are on the corner of Calle 17 and Ave. 25, next door to the park that is across from Corpus Cristi church. Relaxed atmosphere, indoors and a nice patio - quite enjoyable. Mon-Thurs evening 5:00-11:30, Fri and Sat. 5:00-12:30. Closed Sunday.
Good Italian food, great pizza (from a wood fired brick oven), good service and reasonable prices. They are on the corner of Calle 15 (also called Xel Ha) and Ave. 50. The have seating inside, but I normally like to sit on the patio or the little garden area. They are open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. At lunch there is a "meal of the day" which is always at a special, low price.