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El Moro

80 Avenue between 2 and 4 Streets North, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
987-23029
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Ranked #3 of 265 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $10
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Cozumel, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

While it did take some time to find this off the beaten path gem, it was certainly worth every minute. ( tirns out we live about five mon away. lucky us) we ate locals and have triedd all the usual suspects. My hisband wantef a different experience ronoght. I used the TA reviews ro guide is there and am I... More

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Austin, Texas
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167 reviews 167 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Probably the most authentic meal we had while in Cozumel. Its a bit out of town so you will need to take a taxi if you do not have a car. If you roll up in a car...a bunch of small children are going to want to open your car doors for you....in hopes of a tip. Give them one....the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This place lives up to its awesome reviews. I had lunch there on Friday at about 2pm. I was the ONLY customer. I got to walk around the place and check out the photos of past guests including actors Steve Buschemi and a very young Gary Busey. The place is as orange and rustic, homey and unpretentious as reviewed. The... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This little gem is located away from the tourist fill main street. It was recommended by our drive trip leader who had been here on previous trips. The family/staff running the restaurant were all very friendly and the food was all very good. True Mexican flavors and not the tex-mex you get in the US. The is not a fancy... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I noticed that some of the reviews here talked about this awesome waiter named Ray. Yeah, he was easy to pick out. He excitedly helped each one of us pick something out on the menu to suit our tastes. The portions were huge and inexpensive. At the end of the night Ray took this "selfie" with us. This service can't... More

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Denton, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a fellow traveler. I'm glad we took him up on the place. Like most of the better places to eat in CZM, this place is literally dug out from between a rock and a hard place. Great, friendly service with that quaint CZM ambiance. Plenty of smiles and cold drinks. This will be a have... More

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Albany, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A little off the beaten path in a true neighborhood in Cozumel. Unbelievable food with a very welcoming atmosphere. The proprietor spent time with us explaining the legend behind the drink at the end of the meal. Appetizers and main course were perfect. I would say best meal we have had in Cozumel and worth a second trip. May be... More

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Fallon, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The food as always was very well done, but I think the best part of El Moro for me is the staff. The waiter has been there for years and he treats us like part of the family. It's always a good time!

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Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

It is not a fancy place, it is located in a neighborhood. Take taxi otherwise it will be a mighty long walk.The service and food was outstanding. The owner told us the history about the restaurant. He puts his heart and soul into El Moro. We left with more friends,full bellies and hugs. Can't wait to return again.

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Romney, West Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

always visit El Moro and the wonderful family that owns it when i am in CZ. great food, watch that last shot of tequila.

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