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Calle 3 Sur | Entre 5ta Av Sur y 10ma Av Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico (Formerly Especias Restaurante)
9878697947
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 159
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  • 24
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  • 11
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  • 10
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  • 1
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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
The best place in Cozumel to get authentic italian food!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
NDdiver
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Cozumel
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cozumel
Senior Reviewer
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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Lees Summit, MO
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was really looking forward to eating here as it's been on our "need to visit" list. 3 of us arrived at approx 8:30pm, there were maybe 10 people there already eating. We were seated by a European waitress with barely a hello. We each had something different; all of us thought the meal was ok; I had the Lion... More 

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Bobcaygeon, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I do not normally write a review if I am not happy as every restaurant has an off night. I know I own one. I have been travelling Mexico for a month a year with my boys (8, 13) since they were baby's, (and prior) have eaten all over the country. This is the 1st time I have been totally... More 

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Bedford, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Especias was recommended to us by our dive shop owner. We sat on the terrace overlooking the street and were looked after by Austin, great service. The food was out of this world; we had the lion fish gnocchi and lion fish fillet, which were very tasty and the best food we have had so far in Cozumel. We also... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We had many options available to sample Italian food and pizzas here in Cozumel, but ultimately chose this one on the recommendations of a friend. We were attended by Austin, a very nice, friendly Cozumeleño who welcomed us warmly with a deliciously sweet Italian copa of wine and bruschetta. We designed our own pizza and ordered caprese along with an... More 

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Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Really better than I expected. It is completely different than the old especias. Great location. The owner is a chef with a passion. I hope he can keep the fire burning. We had lion fish. Which was great. Lots of good seasoning and veggies. I had the fettucinni del mar. Always a crap shoot but they did a fine job.... More 

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New York City, New York
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160 reviews 160 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

New = New owner. The warmth and atmosphere of the old Especias was missing, and the food was not quite as good as it used to be, but the service and food were still excellent and remains one of the best restaurants on the island.

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Shoreview, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

On our first night in Cozumel we were at a corner looking for a restaurant when the owner of Chocolateria asked if she could assist us. We asked her for a recommendation and after review the option within a block she suggested the New Especias Resturante. Three in the party had King Fish and one had salmon. The food was... More 

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dallas, tx
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed our dinner. First floor bar, second story open air with a beautiful view from the balcony. Complimentary peach wine was delicious as was the bruschetta. All three entrees were off the daily specials, we're prepared fresh, cooked perfectly and tasted great. We had the fettuccine carbonara, lion fish with tomatoes and pesto, and chicken saltimbocca. The fresh lemonade... More 

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Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Last week we went to one of our favorite Cozumel restaurants, Especias. The menu has changed and apparently the owner as well. We were promptly seated and within moments were brought locally made peach wine and bruschetta (we hadn't asked for either.) Our servers were very friendly and answered all of our questions, offering menus and daily specials. Our entrees... More 

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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: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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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