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El Foco

5ta av entre calles 5 y 7 #433 | 5ta av entre calles 5 y 7 #433, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 987 107 4108
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Ranked #60 of 268 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: Los mejores tacos de Cozumel desde 1978
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Simple, tasty Mexican food, Friendly, quick service. Reasonable prices. Loved it. Particularly the El Foco special and a big glass of Horchata. Went there 3 times in a four day stay in Cozumel. (NOTE: When I was there they had moved a couple of blocks away from the location listed in the lonely planet which is easy to miss.)

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Rye, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The food was wonderful, served by friendly, helpful staff. Very good value. Don't miss this local joint.

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Lebanon, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The location for this place has moved down the street, so when you see the original building, keep walking down Calle 5 and you won't miss it. Their tacos are out of this world delicious! I had the Luciano. It's grilled beef, cheese, pablano pepper, and onions. Not spicy just delicious! Wish they were in my hometown. And yes they're... More

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Urbandale, Iowa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The food was awesome but the margaritas were $12 each. Prices were not posted and we learned an expensive lesson!

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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Such great food and the margaritas are yum. Great for families as well as adults out on the town. Casual and inexpensive.

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Sounds odd, but after a couple weeks in Mexico I need variety, and the "aligator" diner here reminded me (in a good way) of the cheese steaks I grew up with. Everything we tried was very good, and the new location (last month) is pleasant for this small family spot. My friends have been several times, and I know I... More

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McKinney
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The new location is great. The food is fantastic. Definitely a must when I'm on the island. I would recommend this to anyone looking to experience a true local meal workout the tourist trap feel.

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Clinton, Washington
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I went to el foco when they were in their old location when it was a little difficult to find. We found out about this "hole in the wall" through locals on the island. We walked in and didn't really know what to expect. With graffiti and signatures covering every inch of the walls and being on a back street... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Martin,.......... Maria and Matteo from Canada just came home from a 3 week holiday in Cozumel and were disappointed to see you closed after heading to your old location for our favorite meal. We asked and everyone said you were going to re-open at some time. Your restaurant is our favorite. Remember Martin,..........you fixed Maria's broken sandal last March? You... More

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Cinisi, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Food was delicious at an affordable price. The atmosphere is family friendly and spacious. Best guacamole in Cozumel! Everything was fresh and made to order. We will definitely be visiting El Foco again. Martin, his wife and sons were gracious and inviting. Thank you for a wonderful visit.

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