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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
Description: Los mejores tacos de Cozumel desde 1978

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 27
    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
So great

Best value on the island- excellent tacos, great drinks, inexpensive too- also everyone at el foco is incredibly friendly

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
wabarobber
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tx
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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tx
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Best value on the island- excellent tacos, great drinks, inexpensive too- also everyone at el foco is incredibly friendly

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Fort McMurray, Alberta
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The restaurant was recommended by my dive shop. I tried the El Foco special which was great. The food came quickly. The only down side was I had to keep going to the bar to get another beer.

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Hampton, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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 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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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about El Foco

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

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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, Dining on a budget, Large groups

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?