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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: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 162
    Excellent
  • 24
    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
Wish I had this food at home!

This was the place! This was our first time here & I did my research before our trip. We pulled up & I knew we were there. The waiter & the owner was so friendly! But the food was EXCELLENTA!!!!! My husband had the fish & I had the shrimp wrapped in bacon! OMG, my mouth is watering just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2011
frasermom
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michigan
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
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208 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

This was the place! This was our first time here & I did my research before our trip. We pulled up & I knew we were there. The waiter & the owner was so friendly! But the food was EXCELLENTA!!!!! My husband had the fish & I had the shrimp wrapped in bacon! OMG, my mouth is watering just thinking... More 

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Lansing, MI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

My husband and I go to Cozumel at least once each year, and we always plan a special night out at Especias. The service is outstanding, the food is unbelievably good, and the prices are very reasonable. The owner, Adrian, is the life of the party and greets all the guests personally...sometimes bonding over a shot or two of good... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

We dined here twice in one week because the combination of delicious food, fantastic ambiance, and the best margaritas in Cozumel lured us back for our last night on the island. "Especias Restaubar" has it all -- and at a great value! It's located on Calle 3 Sur, between 5 Av. and 10 Av. There are several inexpensive parking lots... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2011

What a great little restaurant. Adrian the owner greets old friends and new with a smile and boundless energy. The food is spectacular and is only improved by guitar player extordinaire Abraham. Especias is a place you don't want to miss

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Buffalo, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

We have been visiting Cozumel for several years and Especias is a must! Next to the beach, it's always a highlight of our trip. We've seen Adrian move from an old location to his current beautiful location, but the food and atmosphere have not changed a bit. Adrian is always charming. The food is always exceptional. The entertainment, including Adrian's... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2011

We LOVE Especia's - we've gone every time we're in Cozumel. Adrian, the owner, is an amazing chef and wonderful host. The steamed fish is the best you'll find anywhere - amazingly fresh with incredible flavors. The staff is always welcoming and happy to make recommendations. My husband was on a special diet (due to some health issues) and requested... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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104 reviews 104 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

We have been fans of Especias for many years, always at least once or twice each trip to Coz! ! Lots of reasons include: The wonderful food and friendliness of the staff, chatting with the wonderful owner, Adrian, and more recently the wonderful addition of local guitarist/musician Abraham! It is hard to top a good meal at reasonable prices, while... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2011

We once again had the most amazing time in Cozumel and Especias and Adrian (the owner) were a large part of that! We were at Especias three nights in a row (there were 9 of us). Adrian remembered who we were from two years ago, came and sat with the family, asked how our stay was, and asked what we... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2011

This is an amazing restaurant. It has flavors or Mexico and Argentina. We had the melted cheese for an appetizer along with giant lime margaritas (best on the island)... then bacon wrapped shrimp and grouper grilled with indian spice... this was AMAZING food. prices were about $12 - $15 total per person (with drinks!)... outstanding experience... great atmosphere, wonderful staff...... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2011

Our last night in Cozumel (Friday Jan. 7, 2011) we sought out this restaurant after reading reviews. Adrian the owner greeted all of us with a hug as if we were old friends! We had an amazing meal ( some had shrimp and my husband had beef fajitas, we all shared some beef empanadas as an appetizer), and nice bottle... 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: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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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