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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
Good for:
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 25
    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
Most recent review
Fast, friendly and good

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
Terry_Mtl
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Montreal, Canada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I traveled to Cozumel during the week after Christmas with my two adult children and my husband. We are from NY and are used to great food. After our taco dinner my 27 year old son told me that he could now cross off his bucket list eating the best taco in the world. The drinks were great, the food... More 

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Villa Hills, Kentucky, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

EL Foco is one of the best local places in Cozumel. Close to town, just off the main drag, lots of locals. The menu is handwritten on a large blackboard - the owner brings to your table, will explain everything and is able to customize any dish you want. The Margaritas and Mojitos are the BEST on the island -hand... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is by far the nicest place we have had mexican food in Mexico. The interior might look a bit strange, but the food and the service is great. It is also fun to be able to put your own personal touch to it when you leave, by adding your name to the wall! Go there!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The restaurant find in Cozumel. Very difficult to find anything bad to say. it's a great location - one block off the main strip in Cozumel. the atmospher and service are firxst class. Ate here many times over a week and always smiles and politeness. it's a great atmosphere with the coolest (non intrusive) music. There ios even an open... 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: Large groups, Local cuisine, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?