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El Foco

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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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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: Los mejores tacos de Cozumel desde 1978

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great authentic tacos

An authentic place with friendly staff and great authentic Mexican tacos. The walls in this place are marked with the names and origins of people from around the world who all enjoyed El Foco. Besides, the name alone,

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
C_Eric_W
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Hampton, Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hampton, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

An authentic place with friendly staff and great authentic Mexican tacos. The walls in this place are marked with the names and origins of people from around the world who all enjoyed El Foco. Besides, the name alone,

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Key West, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We absolutely loved El Foco. We ate there several times and each time was excellent. The staff was very welcoming and treated us like they were so happy that we were there. Martin, the owner, chatted with us each time. His wife, Olivia, even took me to the kitchen to teach me how to make their wonderful salsa. Our meals... More 

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Lydick, In
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Good food and excellent service. The owners remembered our friends who went there frequently and recommended the place to us.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The food is great, hot, delicious, plentiful and we just can't get enough El Foco and alligator tacos. The first time we went to El Foco years ago, I got out of the taxi and broke my sandal. Cervesa and food was on our minds so we figured we could worry about not having a sandal later. Martin saw my... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Good simple food, friendly and fast service, reasonably priced. Graffiti on the wall (intentional) was entertaining.

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Mykonos, Greece
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We visit El Foco because of o friend who had been there 4 years ago. She was absolutely right. The food was delicious, the service very polite and the prices very very good. The margaritas were refreshing and served in a huge glass. Every time was a band there playing Mexican traditional music. The only thing is that always you... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

On our return trip to Cozumel we made sure to visit El Foco again. It's moved down the block but it's the same great tacos and service. Hoping to get back again before the week's out. The staff and service were great too. Fun place to visit. You won't be sorry.

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Cozumel, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

El Focos has moved down the street a couple blocks but the food is the same. Tasty beef tacos with cheese, add some guacamole and you got heaven. A trip to Cozumel is not complete without El Focos. The drinks are great and the staff are wonderful. We Minnesotans highly recommend El Facos.

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North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It wouldn't be a trip to Cozumel without some El Foco tacos! Add a side of guac and heaven is only a few bites away. The "al pastor" tacos are my favorite, but the El Foco special is just a step behind. New location is across the street from Kondesa. Thankfully not as close to the main square as before.

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Calgary, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten at El Fuco's during each of our previous trips to Cozumel and were surprised that it has moved? We have now found it's new location, a few blocks south of its old one on 5th Avenue. The location is new but the menu and the food remains the same. We have always enjoyed this place, we find... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5ta av entre calles 5 y 7 #433 | 5ta av entre calles 5 y 7 #433, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 107 4108

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget

Description

Los mejores tacos de Cozumel desde 1978
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?