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Calle 3 Entre Calles 5 y 10 | 10ma Av Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico (Formerly ITALIANINI)
+52 987 869 7947
Today
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: An Authentic and Cozy Italian Restaurant in the Wonderful Cozumel...
An Authentic and Cozy Italian Restaurant in the Wonderful Cozumel Island!!! (We moved from ITALIANINI!!!)
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Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 168
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A visit to Italy.

New Especias was a lovely transportation to Italy, of an evening. Great Tuti de Mari, and Gnochi with mushrooms. I would return in a heartbeat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Barbara A
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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199 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

New Especias was a lovely transportation to Italy, of an evening. Great Tuti de Mari, and Gnochi with mushrooms. I would return in a heartbeat.

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Calgary, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This restaurant should be rated in the top 10 on Cozumel so ignore the TA rating. I have enjoyed the New Especias on several occasions over the past two years and always come away very satisfied with the service, food and value. If you have not tried Lion Fish, this is the place as they offer it prepared several different... More 

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Tumwater, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We had one dinner here, great food and service. We both had lionfish, two different preparations, both excellent. Reasonable prices, good wine selection.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Their fettuccine bolognese was one of the best I've ever had. Lion fish was decent, but I think pasta's the way to go here!

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St Louis
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Francesco is the Roman owner and chef. Why eat Italian food in Cozumel? Because it is wonderful and he really knows how to create wonderful healthy fresh fish dishes using local ingredients that we love. Bean soup does not sound exciting however His faggiola soup is to die for. It also has shrimp on it. Don't miss the tiramisu. We... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The food (Italian) was OK but I miss the old Especias. Staff is attentive and friendly, decent wine selection. Miss my catch of the day wrapped in foil with veggies and mango.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I went to this restaurant late last summer and have been meaning to write a review since then. But I think the fact that I've been thinking about this restaurant and the meal I had there for almost a year shows how good it is! Great Italian food but prepared nicely with local ingredients, especially the lion fish! Kind chef... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Back again for the 4th or 5th time and still meets or exceeds our expectations. Nice, small restaurant with a few outside balcony tables. Seafood dishes including Lionfish, pastas & steaks make up their menu. Drinks are very reasonable and you can actually get a glass of decent wine for $50 pesos! Try it, you will like it. Located 1... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

the food was very good, the service was great, but the prices were a bit high for the small portions.. (we were barely full after having the main course..)

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Visited this restaurant for the first time. We're regular Cozumel travelers. I had the sautéed lion fish with a side of their fresh made fettuccine with Bolognese sauce. We also had a calamari appetizer made on fresh polenta cakes. All four of our diners were very pleased with their choices. Nice wine list, too. Service was perfect.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 3 Entre Calles 5 y 10 | 10ma Av Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico (Formerly ITALIANINI)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 869 7947

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget

Description

An Authentic and Cozy Italian Restaurant in the Wonderful Cozumel Island!!! (We moved from ITALIANINI!!!)
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?