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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
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 158
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
Ok food poor service

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
CarterdogK
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Bobcaygeon, Canada
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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203 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bobcaygeon, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Hampton, Virginia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We walked by this restaurant as it said it was a combination wine bar/restaurant. From our standards, it really did not qualify as a wine bar, meaning you can order flights or there is a selection of wine by the glass. What it really meant was that they offered a small selection of wines, though many of them were Italian,... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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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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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