We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Moro

80 Avenue between 2 and 4 Streets North, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
987-23029
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Write a Review

380 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
    308
    50
    12
    6
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Good local places are disappearing in Cozumel. The Carlos and Charley crowd have pushed most of the real ones out of the center. This was among the best 20 years ago and still is. The menu hasn't changed and holds almost 300 local and Mayan dishes. My favorite is a Mayan fish dish cooked in foil, probably a leaf earlier,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chesapeake
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Good authentic Mexican food. In a very obscure area. Great prices...not the tourist mark up. Service was a little slow.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Loveland, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

If you travel to Cozumel and don't visit El Moro, you have really missed a big highlight of your trip. The food and family atmosphere here is incredible. It's hard to find this quality of service in the US and Ray and his family consistently go above and beyond. From the kids who are looking for a few pesos for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I am from Chicago, so I've had my fair share of various restaurants and experiences, and nothing comes close to the enjoyment that El Moro brought us. Warmly greeted we sat down and asked what our server, Ray, suggested. He suggested the seafood platter and my boyfriend and I decided to give it a shot! It was unlike any seafood... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Goshen, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We loved El Moro. It honestly was a little bit pricey for the setting and that is the only reason I am not giving it a 5 star. Our food was delicious and the owner was one of the nicest people I have met. He was genuinely happy to have us there and we could tell. We went at about... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Key Largo, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My trips to Cozumel always include one or two evenings at El Moro. You will be greeted by Ray's big smile like you're his long lost brother. Not the most beautiful setting nor is it right in town but well worth the $3 cab ride each way. The reasonable prices make up for this.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have been coming to Cozumel for 9 years and we just found this gem in the heart of Cozumel. Great food, lovely service and charming decor. Our trip started with taxi ride that seemed to be taking us back to the airport and ended up on a tiny street filled with children. But it was well... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We wanted to get away from the tourist trap to have an authentic dinner and this was the perfect spot!! Highly recommended! Ceviche was perfect!

Was this review helpful? Yes
houston
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We have been coming to Coz for 30 years and not sure how we've missed this place. We stayed in a different area of the island and I am so glad we did as we found this Gem of a restaurant recommended by the manager of our condo. The locals hang out here as well so you know it's good.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had a car, studied the directions based on reading some of the TA reviews, and had no problem finding El Moro. We also didn't have any trouble parking. We arrived about 6:30 which seemed to be ahead of the rush. There were about 10 people in the restaurant when we arrived and 50+ when we left. The service and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed El Moro also viewed

Cozumel, Quintana Roo
Cozumel, Quintana Roo
 
Cozumel, Quintana Roo
Cozumel, Quintana Roo
 

Been to El Moro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage El Moro, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing