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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
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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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
Superb Italian restaurant

We have been coming here since Francesco opened 3 years ago. Homemade pasta and authentic Italian recipes from a chef trained in Rome. My favorite dish is crema faggiola with shrimp. White beans puréed with herbs, oil and chicken stock doesn't sound great, but it is just amazing. We also love... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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St Louis
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St Louis
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here since Francesco opened 3 years ago. Homemade pasta and authentic Italian recipes from a chef trained in Rome. My favorite dish is crema faggiola with shrimp. White beans puréed with herbs, oil and chicken stock doesn't sound great, but it is just amazing. We also love his preparation of lion fish and also lobster. Top... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just happened to come across this place as were walking through downtown San Miguel and decided to give it a try. We were seated on the upper level right near the open kitchen. We were welcomed with complimentary Peach wine and delicious bruschetta. Our meals included the pasta with Bolognese sauce, gnocchi, and Lionfish. The preparation was fantastic and... More 

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CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time out to share your review. There's nothing better than have customers come and visit us TWICE in one week! Chef Francesco and his team really work hard to ensure that each and every dish is delicious! We look forward to seeing you again here very soon! More 

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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The spaghetti and lasagna were both good. Short wine pours and mediocre service made the price seem pretty high. It was a nice break from Mexican food.

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Thank Svsailor
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thank you sharing your review. Chef Francesco and his team really work hard to ensure that each and every dish is delicious - and since he's from Rome, his spaghetti and lasagna are out of this world ! If you ever have an issue with service or our wine, please ask to speak to Francesco, he's always on site, and... More 

San Francisco, California
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had already been here a few days before and decided that this would be our restaurant for Christmas Eve. They serve wonderful italian food and this is without doubt the better of the Italian places that we tried during our week in Cozumel.

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CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time out to share your review. There's nothing better than have customers come and visit us TWICE in one week, and thank you for choosing to spend the holiday with New Especias Restaurante. Chef Francesco and his team really work hard to ensure that each and every dish is delicious! We look forward... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Recently to Cozumel and had a taste for Italian and found this place and enjoyed the food and atmosphere. So much so I went back the next night. If and when I return to Cozumel I will definitely go back.

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1 Thank C K
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time out to share your comments. Chef Francesco and his team really work hard to ensure that each and every dish is delicious! We look forward to seeing you again here very soon! More 

Valladolid, Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Wonderful Italian food: from the pastas to the pizzas and the entrees everything tasty, hot, authentic Italian hosted by a very friendly Italian family from Rome.

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CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time out to share your comments. Chef Francesco and his team really work hard to ensure that each and ever dish is delicious! So glad to hear that came through! Please visit us again on your next Cozumel visit. More 

Cozumel
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Went back as a group of 4 this past weekend and we all absolutely loved it! We split a small pizza as an appetizer, which was amazing! Truly the best pizza on the island. The entrees were all superb as well and the service was above and beyond!

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Thank Texasgringa
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time out to share your comments. Chef Francesco and his team really work hard to ensure that each and every dish is delicious! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the pizza. We make our sauce in house to ensure that every pizza is delicious! Please come and visit us again very... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We generally do not order steak in restaurants because my husband has mastered the art of grilling at home and it's difficult to find any quite as good - especially in Cozumel. He LOVED the filet mignon which was perfectly cooked to medium rare (as ordered), tender, juicy served with a peppercorn sauce over mashed potatoes. I ordered Fettucine Fruitti... More 

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Thank RoseLarkin
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time out to share your comments. Chef Francesco and his team really work hard to ensure that each and every dish is delicious! We;re so pleased to hear that even a Grillmaster was happy! Please visit us again on your next Cozumel visit. More 

Houston, Texas
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189 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The New Especias Restaurante is one of the best places on Cozumel. If you've tried other Italian, go here for a treat. From the complimentary peach wine and bruschetta to the excellent pizzas, fish and pasta dishes, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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Thank TRHinHouston
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time out to share your comments. Chef Francesco and his team really work hard to ensure that each and ever dish is delicious! So glad to hear that came through! Please visit us again on your next Cozumel visit. More 

Beaufort, South Carolina
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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1 Thank John_Beaufort_SC
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time out to share your comments about Francisco and the New Especias Restaurante team. They really work hard to ensure that each dish is hand-crafted in such a manner that every single diner is satisfied. We're glad that dedication came through. Please come and visit New Especias Restaurante on your next Cozumel... More 

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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: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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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