Restaurants of Cozumel
Located on the plaza right in front of the pier. The food is good,prices moderate, and the people watching is excellent.
Entertainment at Las Palmeras on this day
The is one of the nicest seafood restaurants. Our favorite dish isthe grouper in almond sauce. Located off the beaten path, they havefaithful clientele since they’ve been offering guests fresh fish dishesfor many years.
In the traditional "Hacienda" style, the owners have opened uptheirbeautiful home and grounds to make a great restaurant. The kitchen isoutdoorsamong the landscaped grounds. The dining area is the wrap-aroundU-shapedpatio surrounding the main house. There are private dining areas withinthegarden as well. In the back of the property are the owner´s ownpets,including two African lions, and a monkey in a cage. They are oftenheardroaring during the evening.
The food is the same delicious cuisine as always, offering greatseafood, Mexican food, and steak dinners.
It is located just off of Benito Juarez on the corner of 55 Sur.
La Mission downtown is of the same owners, located right downtown.It is a uniquely designed setting with a small "moat" and bridge. It islocated on 3rd just a few steps from the beachfront road.
Located on the top floor of the museum, you will find this acharming place to watch the comings and goings on the waterfront. Ithas a goodbreakfast and nice atmosphere.
Near the corner of Avenida 10 and Rosado Salas is this open-airrestaurant that prepares real home-cooked Mexican food. The restaurantis thatch-roofed.
A darling little coffee shop located on 3rd between 5th and 10th.They serve Mexican-style breakfast as well as the traditionalbreakfasts, andlunches.
One of Cozumel’s long-standing favorite Italian restaurants, theyalso offer delicious wood-oven-baked pizza. The garden dining room isexcellent, and creates a romantic atmosphere. This is one of manypeople's favoriteoutdoor dining.
Located on the corner of 20th and Calle 2. If you wish, callthemduring the evening and they will deliver. The phone number is 872-2219.
Located in the midst of the dive area, there is a party-typeatmosphere and good Mexican-style fajitas (which are really an Americaninvention). Good food, good music, lots of fun.
Located a few blocks from the square on a quiet corner is thischarming little restaurant. Manati's menu changes daily and is alwaysexcellent.It's one place not to miss for a really fine meal finished by ascrumptuousdessert.
Across from Hotel Playa Azul, the lobster place since 1983isa small family-owned restaurant in a cozy charming tropical gardenatmosphere complete with a pond, geese, and duck. The only main dishserved here islobster. You’ll buy the tail by weight, the rest is on the house.
On the beach. Fresh seafood, exotic tropical drinks, snorkel gearrentals, and beach activities.
Located in the National Park, you can have a casual lunch here ofseafood and authentic Mexican food.
One of the most famous party spots, they also have good food. Thisbaris known for its crazy theme as well as its delicious Mexican dishesandseafood. The music is great — mostly 70s,80's-type and current rock ‘nroll.
Special daily menu, featuring seafood, native, and Mexican dishes.Inexpensive lobster, too.
We were very happy when they opened this wonderfully elegantrestaurant. They serve imported meats, seafood dishes, and greatdrinks. They havedining inside or outside in the lush garden.
Great simple Mexican tacos. The favorite dish is charcoal-broiledrib tacos, frijoles charros, and various combination plates. Hand madetortillas, rock ‘n roll music, and a casual atmosphere.
Excellent buffet spread for breakfast. They also have good Mexicanfood, seafood, and sandwiches. Right on the ocean.
Newly relocated in the heart of the town, it’s one of thelong-timers’ favorites. Homemade Mexican food and seafood. It's off thebeaten pathon 75th Ave., north of Benito Juarez.
A good idea if you crave American food and American atmosphere.Theyhave satellite TV and always cover the big games you can’t stand tomiss.
Definitely one of our favorite places to eat. They have largecornmeal tortillas that you can watch the lady press on order. Theyhave a buffet of taco fillings for you to choose from. They also havelemonade and ahibiscus tea, Mexican common drink. It’s in a clean little shack. It islocated on 30th between 3rd and 5th.
This is Cozumel's best dance bar/restaurant, located on thebeachfront downtown overlooking the water. It is an outdoor-stylepalapa with rock-and-roll music. They have a good lunch menu, offeringtacos, fajitas, hamburgers, and snacks. The late-night crowd comeshere. Things really start hopping after midnight.
This is one of the finest natural foods dining in Cozumel. They arelocated on the beachfront road, just south of the Naval Base. The menuhas a wonderful selection of healthy homemade meals, deliciouspastries, and the widestselection of coffee flavors. They specialize in birthday and weddingcakes. Call in advance 872-4992. The owner is very involved with theHumane Society. She is more than happy to tell you more about it. They offer delivery service as well.
This is another one of Lisa's restaurants. The dishes are delicious. They have a small dining restaurant a half block from the beach, on Calle 11. They serve nice wines as well. Call in advance 872-4992. The owner is very involved with theHumane Society. She is more than happy to tell you more about it. They offer delivery service as well.
The best “bang for your buck”. You’ll get a natural fruit shake,hothomemade soup, and a main dish including beans and rice or spaghetti. Agood place for those on a budget.
Kinta serves some of the most common Mexican foods, in an elegant way. They have garden dining, and pretty gooodprices. He is on 5th Ave./p>
On the south side of the main plaza with outdoor tables and a verynice garden-like patio in the back. They have charcoal grill for thesteak, fish, and chicken specialties.
This is one of Cozumel’s finest traditions of over 30 years. Assoonas you enter, you’ll feel at home. The pictures lining the walls in thefoyer are mostly family photographs proudly showing the history ofDenisAngulo, the namesake, and his family, as well as famous patrons whohavedined here including Jackie Onassis. It’s a family run business on thesquare with garden dining area in their back yard under a lush, ancientmamey tree decked out with home made decorations. The tables seat about20–25 people so the atmosphere is always cozy. The sidewalk tables arepopular for people watching.
Tony is back at his original location. Tony is alwaystendingto his clients, making sure eveyone has fun. He is a great singer andalwaysgets things started in a happy way on stage. It's a nice bar for afterdinneras well, with great service and a wonderful atmostphere. Tony is veryknowledgable about Cozumel, especially since he's an active member inthe Rotary Club. He'll be a friend to you in Cozumel, stop by and visitwith him while you enjoy your dinner.
Across from the Hotel Playa Azul, next to La Cabana del PescadorLobster House which are both owned and run by the same family.
Ave. Melgar and Calle 8 North behind Cinco Soles in the interiorgarden area. It feels like a colonial mansion with its gracefularchitecture and lush tropical feel. The stores surrounding the gardensare excellent with all kinds of interesting things to buy.
At Pancho's Backyard Bar
At Pancho's Backyard Dining Room
Located on the west outside the fresh foods market, there are manylittle family run sidewalk cafes with home style cooking for thosewilling to take an out of the way place. You don’t usually see touristshere, it’s mostly locals.
Roxie and Marty enjoy tacos!
Located on 35th ave. between 3rd and Morelos streets. This is aplacethat most locals treat their friends to. They have excellent seafooddishes, delicious Mexican food and great prices to boot. There isoccasional live music. They are closed on Tuesdays.
On the corner of 15th and Benito Juarez, there is a natural rockcliff with a nice old fashioned Mexican restaurant. Good food. Niceatmosphere.
This is similar to the old fashioned soda fountain and has greatespresso and natural milk shakes. No foods really. There is a grocerystore in the back and a perfumery on the side. Fair selection ofAmerican magazines here, too.
All day long, this is one of the local people's favorite "hot spot".The atmosphere is so nice. The decor is elegent, the music isexcellent, and the desserts make your mouth water. The coffee selectionvaries from different parts of Mexico. The air conditioning is worthyof mentioning, it's always a welcome break from the heat.
This restaurant is located in an open court yard overlooking 10thSt.The pizzas are great and the price is very reasonable. It's a fun placeto take kids and the evenings are cool outside.
This is a beautiful restaurant right on the beach located on theeastcoast of the island. Great margaritas and a wonderful menu includingfriedfresh whole fish. There are many water activities on the beach.
Located on the other side of the island, where the shore line takesa curve creating this little bay area, is this little restaurant. Theview itself will leave you breathless. Many families habitually comehere togather with friends and family, especially on Sundays.
The restaurant/bar is located on the highest point along the coastofthe other side of the island. They view of the Caribbean is beatifulandrefreshing. On full moon nights,they have a full moon party with livemusic. Don't miss this one.
One of the best Italian food restaurants there is. The wholerestaurant is upstairs overlooking the plaza area. It is open-airthough covered. Great spot!
One of the best Mediteranean, elegant food restaurants there is. Thewhole restaurant is on top of El Cantil luxury condo building. Theysay it's the first five star restaurant in Cozumel. Great spot!
Their new location near the downtown area offers a large airconditionedarea, as well as an excellent outdoor area. Located nearthecorner of 10th and 10th, and recognizable by the wooden facade, this isoneof Cozumel's best place to eat! The chef is knowledgable aboutmanydifferent foods and offers daily specials as well and all the wonderfulitemson thier daily menu. It's a favorite of many locals.
For those of you who occasionally miss the tastiness of Americanfastfoods, we have some of your favorites.
Across the street from Kentucky Fried Chicken, is American pizza, atPizza Hut. The menu is pizza, spaghetti, and sandwiches. Tastes justlikethe real thing, cheese-crust pizza options and all.
This favorite spot is located across the street from the passengerferry's pier, making it a convenient "hot spot". It's just a few stepson the other side of the street yet people tend to stay there to eat,drink and be merry. You'll often see girls dancing on the bar. There isanother one now located on the beachfront road as well. It is between3rd and 5th Street.
Located on the square next to the northern water fountain. Theyofferthe same hamburgers and delicious ice creams. They are the only ones intown that have ice cream cakes!
Located on the second story on the beachfront road, this Americanfast-food restauant offers the same menu as all the golden arches do.
The cuisine of Cozumel is a combination of the best of theCarribean, Mexico, and traditional Maya. The Tex-Mex cuisine of thecentral highlands and northern Mexico (including Texas) is availablehere, largely because of popular demand from travelers. After all, thisis Mexico, and travelers expect to find what they believe is typicalMexican food in Mexico. One of the most popular cuisines is of course, seafood. Cozumel has fresh catches every day. Almost every restaurant offers a fish of the day speciality plate.
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But Cozumel is an island in the Carribean, too, and as suchfeaturesa rich variety of seafoods and tropical delicacies. Cozumel is alsopeopled by the Maya, who have a cuisine of their own that is differentfrom the rest of Mexico, with dishes that have stood the test of a verylong time. You’ve come here for an adventure, so try some of theselocal specialties:
Try these differentflavored drinks!
One of the best places on the island to get drinks like these (aswell as frozen popsicles made with these juices) is Michoacan, locatedon thecorner of Benito Juarez and 20th. They also have fresh ice creams.
Take advantage of the many wonderful beers while you are in Mexico.Mexican beers have gained international fame in the last few years.Pre-Columbian cultures produced a clear, abertoned liquid known as"tesguino", made from corn rather than barley and hops. The alcoholcount was about the same.When Cortez and his conquistadors arrived, they adapted it to Europeanstandards. By 1542, there were breweries in Mexico City. The secret ofMexican beeris a combination of high quality malt and exceptional natural watersources. It's the fermentation and aging that give it it's great flavor.
Some of the most popular beers are Superior, Tecate, XX (Dos Equis),Modelo, Sol, and Corona, just to name a few. Many prefer a shot of limein the beer as well. Some Mexican people like to add a little chilipowder!.
As they say in Mexico, "Salud!"
Although most rental homes offer in-house cook service, most of our guests want totake advantage of the restaurants offering a wide variety of deliciousdishes. We’ve listed some of the most popular and famous. Be sure tolet us know if you discover another one that is worth mentioning andrecommending to our guests. Send us your best photos and we'llpost them on our website from time to time.
There are hundred of other little family owned businesses that servegood home-cooked meals. I couldn’t name all of them. Bear in mind thatsome sanitation practices aren’t as closely watched as we are used to.Try to get the food when it’s freshly prepared. Stay away fromun-refrigerated foods and mayonnaise. Use caution with salads and foodyou buy from street venders. We don’t recommend this practise actually.There are too many temptingrisks sold by the street vendors and small taco shops, it’s not worthlosinga day’s vacation if you get sick.