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Kinta Mexican Bistro

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5ta Av No. 148B | Entre 2 y 4 norte, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 987 869 0544
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 523
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    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A nice dinner with wine in Kinta

We had a dinner in Kinta during our stay in Cozumel. They had a beautiful back yard with light that was on a Monday evening only half of people. The starters (takos de pastor) were very good. Our main courses varied so, that mine (tamarin tamarindo) was excellent, but my husband's (porky pasilla... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
SuviKlaus
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Helsinki, Finland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Helsinki, Finland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We had a dinner in Kinta during our stay in Cozumel. They had a beautiful back yard with light that was on a Monday evening only half of people. The starters (takos de pastor) were very good. Our main courses varied so, that mine (tamarin tamarindo) was excellent, but my husband's (porky pasilla) only average. Argentinian wine we had was... More 

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Kent UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Dont't be put off by the empty tables at the front of the restaurant as everyone will be in the garden at the back; this is a really nice area with very cool lighting and a relaxed atmosphere. The waiters are very helpful and courteous & most of all, the food was delicious! Very reasonably priced too.

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Evanston, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

from start to finish, this was excellent food. From the appetizers (great black bean soup for my daughter and mini enchiladas for me) through solid main courses, this was what we had hoped for and more. we had hoped for at Kontessa, as there is the same owner and same ambiance, but the food was spot on here and shaky... More 

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Cozumel, Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Another really amazing meal at Kinta. I love the new area that they opened up in the back. It's been great watching Kinta enlarge a little bit each year, but it's still a very comfortable size restaurant, still top service and remarkably delicious cuisine. Over the last years we've seen Kris first open Kinta, watch it's success, see the opening... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Excellent menu: specials and standard offerings! Wait staff is very helpful & friendly. The Budin de la Abuelita dessert is one of my favorites on the island!

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nyc
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Nouveau Mexican Cooking by a chef who know food. Lovely garden is a romantic setting (if the weather is good) Our second visit and will go again

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San Jose, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Ambiance: Kinta has a very well craft layout, combining natural beauty with strategic table locations. Creates a very intimate environment, very good. Staff: Staff have always been very capable, attentive, and reasonably proficient in English. Drink: A very competent wine list. I usually choose Chilean, and have never been disappointed. Food: Very good Salads are fresh and interesting. Main courses... More 

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dallas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

our family has been coming to Cozumel for over 20 years now. When we first found Kinta the year it opened, I wrote that finally Cozumel got a great restaurant. Well, Kris and his staff have continued that same quality of food. Our group of seven adults had a wonderful night in the beautiful patio, with good drinks, wine and... More 

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New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

With even more space than before, there are plenty of tables to be had in the lovely courtyard. I would like to make a suggestion that the management take a look at the ladies room. Perhaps, being gentlemen, they have steered clear! Whoever last painted the walls in there was either a small child or someone who had a few... More 

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Branson, MO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Our group of 6 had a wonderful Sunday evening at Kinta. Margaritas were awesome (try the Kozumel marg with hibiscus tea) and the food was as fresh and tantalizing as ever. Chef and owner Kris W. was always close by and checking on us, service was fantastic. The atmosphere in the courtyard is so unique as well, it was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5ta Av No. 148B | Entre 2 y 4 norte, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 869 0544

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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