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New Especias Restaurante

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Calle 3 Sur | Entre 5ta Avenida Sur y 10ma Avenida Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico (Formerly Especias Restaurante)
529878697947
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Thu - Tue 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Authentic Italian Restaurant in the middle of the mexican caribbean sea...
Authentic Italian Restaurant in the middle of the mexican caribbean sea. Home made pasta, italian chef and we are famous for lion fish and sea food.Excelent options for meat lovers. A DIP in ITALY... #newespecias #byfrancescodiroma #bestitalianincozumel
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great once again

Every time I travel, I look for restaurants that serve local food in a home-style setting This was my second trip to Cozumel, and I returned to New Especias because the food was so terrific the last time. It was great once again. I ordered the seafood gnocchi, which I have had before and it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
John_Beaufort_SC
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Beaufort, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Every time I travel, I look for restaurants that serve local food in a home-style setting This was my second trip to Cozumel, and I returned to New Especias because the food was so terrific the last time. It was great once again. I ordered the seafood gnocchi, which I have had before and it was delicious. I also ordered... More 

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Denton, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We found this place by accident summer of '14. WOW. It's off the main drag, but worth every step. It's 5star, but very reasonably priced. If you dine under the roof, you can actually watch the chef prepare your food. It's a must-go-to-while-you're-there kinda place. Will definitely dine there next trip to CZM. Best time to show up, after sunset.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We went to Especias twice during our stay in Cozumel. The food was wonderful and well-priced, and the service fantastic. The sangria is a must. We highly recommend this restaurant to those looking for a quiet evening out. You won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Excellent. Period. Highly recommended. Went in a group of 6, all enjoyed their meals very much. Lionfish prepared three ways. Fresh tuna, fresh everything. Reasonable prices, even reasonable wine. Plenty of fans to keep the breeze moving as you sit under cover but outside on the second floor. The chef is from Rome and has found a home with a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My husband and I visited New Especias last week. It was simply amazing. We had calamari as our appetizer, and it was the best we've ever had. Both of our pastas were fantastic, and the service couldn't have been better! Francesco was very easy to talk to and even had a great attitude in dealing with my crazy husband. It... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We've been long time fans of Especias, even before its new incarnation in Italian seafood. Francesco has preserved the creativity that makes this place special; while letting his own Italian influence differentiate it from other Cozumel restaurants. We ordered specials both nights we visited - my husband had two outstanding lionfish dishes and I thoroughly enjoyed the lobster gnocchi! Great... More 

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Cozumel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The first time we went to New Especias we loved it. There were just 4 of us and we all thought it was great. This time, we had visitors from out of town do had a group pf 11 people. The service was excellent and the food, well, it was outstanding! It's not always easy to please so many people... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I remember when this was a Takeaway place several years ago. The owner and chef is from Italy and wonderfully talented. Downstairs is a nice wine bar. Something that I like being from the wine country in California. He prepares wonderful Mediterranean cuisine. My favorite is his Pez Leon ( lion fish) which he prepares with either capers, or white... More 

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Black Lick, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A few years ago the owner had a very small Italian restaurant that we loved, but moved and is now bigger and better. So excited to find the New Espacias. We had a variety of items but the filet with peppercorn sauce and mashed potatoes was fabulous. Deserts were great also. Our waiter-Austin was awesome and the owner - Francesco... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I have been eating at New Especias for 2 years. The food is always delicious. Be sure to end with coffee and dessert. The service excellent. The atmosphere, especially on the balcony, cant be beat. Franchesco is a chef to be remembered and a really good musician as well. Try to catch him playing late in the evening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 3 Sur | Entre 5ta Avenida Sur y 10ma Avenida Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico (Formerly Especias Restaurante)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: 529878697947

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Authentic Italian Restaurant in the middle of the mexican caribbean sea. Home made pasta, italian chef and we are famous for lion fish and sea food.Excelent options for meat lovers. A DIP in ITALY... #newespecias #byfrancescodiroma #bestitalianincozumel
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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