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Calle 3 Sur | Entre 5ta Av Sur y 10ma Av Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico (Formerly Especias Restaurante)
9878697947
Today
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 1
    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
New Cozumel Favorite

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Jeff M
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Francesco, the owner and chef, never disappoints. He takes great pride in his work, his restaurant, and his outstanding culinary creations. There have been several places who held the title of best Italian restaurant in Cozumel over the years (Prima, Pizza Rolandi, which became Guido's, Rolandi's - same family as Guido's). But they have all been left in the dust... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Homemade peach wine started us off on a good note but it was nothing compared to the quality of the Italian cuisine. Who would have thought that I would be eating some of the best Italian food I have ever had in Cozumel Mexico! Suggest all make this a stop but I hope it does not get to crowded before... More 

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Cozumel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We found this restaurante a couple of years ago and been going back ther ever since. After having a few disappointing dinners in ROn my way! a couple of month ago we couldn't wait for the scrumptious Seafood Fettuccini! Fettuccini Carbonara! It was delicious! The great atmosphere of the restaurante is wonderful. You are welcomed with a glad of peach... More 

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Additional Information about New Especias Restaurante

Address: Calle 3 Sur | Entre 5ta Av Sur y 10ma Av Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico (Formerly Especias Restaurante)
Phone Number: 9878697947
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
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
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 3 Sur | Entre 5ta Av Sur y 10ma Av Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico (Formerly Especias Restaurante)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: 9878697947

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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