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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 579
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 14
    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
it is not just food...it is an experience!

I love KINTA!...as someone who loves to cook and good quality food, going to KINTA is always a wonderful experience where flavours, ambiance and service play together to make my dinner a most enjoyable experience. To me, the food is a blend of caribbean gourmet with a touch of mexican... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
islacozumel
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Cozumel, Mexico
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Cozumel, Mexico
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I love KINTA!...as someone who loves to cook and good quality food, going to KINTA is always a wonderful experience where flavours, ambiance and service play together to make my dinner a most enjoyable experience. To me, the food is a blend of caribbean gourmet with a touch of mexican flavour....unique and delicious! KINTA is one of my top 5... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Food was excellent and our waiter was very attentive. His recommendation and explanation of our dish was on point. The drinks was very good. Love the place will visit every time I'm in Cozumel.

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Duncan, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent presentation to the meals. Dining in the courtyard area was very comfortable in the evening despite it being a very hot day. We were a group of nine and the service was a bit slow but the meals were all excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A rare find! Careful because you just might miss this gem with a gorgeous patio in back. The food is elevated for us foodies. Elegantly plated and delicious. Great signature cocktails and a knowledgable staff. I look forward to returning.

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Tomball, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My wife and I ate at Kinta after thoroughly enjoying our meal at another restaurant owned by Kris Wallenta (Kondesa) and we certainly can't pick a favorite between the two places because they are both so good! This was another 5-star experience, and for only spending a pre-tip amount of $50 for a meal where we both ordered drinks and... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We stayed in Cozumel for 5 days and the second night on the island someone recommended Kinta's......OMG the best meal on the whole trip. The food was great. The staff was great. The whole experience was great!

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santa cruz, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great food, so good we went twice. I had a black bean soup and a fish with tomato marmalade and baby potatoes that were delicious. My companion had a lovely hibiscus Salad with goat cheese and a delicious stuffed pepper a modern take on a chile relleno. Superb favors, great ambiance, great service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Let me start off by saying that the dishes here are artfully prepared, and one can really tell that the chef cares about what he puts out. The only reason it wasn't a five star visit was due to the slow service we were experiencing. We all started off with margaritas, which were nicely balanced definitely not watered down. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Have visited this restaurant several times and am always so impressed with the food, presentation and staff.

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South Orange, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is the third time I ate a Kinta over the course of 7-8 years. The first time it was amazing, comparable to a trendy NYC restaurant. The second time, in 2013, was average. Food was good but spotty. This year, a week ago, it was simply poor. Food was greasy and oily with little flavor. One person in the... 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: Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?