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“Great food with a local, non-touristy atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Chef Cozumel

Le Chef Cozumel
5ta ave #398 esquina Calle 5 sur, Cozumel, Mexico
987 878 43 91
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Ranked #31 of 265 restaurants in Cozumel
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Great food with a local, non-touristy atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

We ate here on New Year's Eve after walking to Kontesa and finding that it was completely booked for the night. We walked a half block to Le Chef and saw people eating outside and liked the vibe.

I ordered a shrimp special and my wife ordered a tuna special and both were superb.

After finishing our meal, we sat for nearly an hour watching enjoying great people-watching. There were all kinds of amazing combinations of people and things that went by on scooters driven by local folks -- a family of four, two adults and two large dogs, etc. all crammed onto tiny scooters. The best part was that there were no annoying, tip-seeking musicians like in the more touristy water front area.

The staff was very friendly and attentive.

Visited December 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dallas, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Quaint spot ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The quaint restaurant and wonderful staff and chef were the highlights. We sat outside, with a view of the local gym. Odd, but really great people watching. We had the lobster sandwich. We heard such rave reviews. It was definitely good, but the cheese and sauce were the stars and I guess we hyped it up a bit in our minds. We had it on French bread. The prices are a bit steep, but the chef is so kind and attentive and the atmosphere is lovely.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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“Just order the sandwich”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We went to Le Chef as we'd been advised that the Lobster Bacon sandwich was awesome. It was. My wife, son & I all ordered it and all loved it. That never happens. Usually one of us doesn't like the same thing. Well worth going just for that meal although the menu did have other pasta items that I would have liked to try so we may go back. But I know if we do we'll order the same thing. The restaurant itself is tiny but well kept. From the outside you might not choose to venture in but give it a try.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Cute”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Great little family run place with a nice touch to all their dishes. Shows a lot of care and thought was put into everything they do and all the food from the kitchen. Great place to grab a drink!

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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Simply superb!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

The cutest, most quaint little restaurant. Kind and attentive service, without being overbearing. Have I mentioned the DELICIOUS food? You can't go wrong with anything ordered here. This is our favorite, go-to restaurant. The cappuccino is divine. We all ordered different entrees, and been here several times with a group of 4-6 and everyone loved there food. We sat outside, under the awning several times--its so cool that you're in a neighborhood, and kind of funny that you are across from a gym where they're pretty serious about their workout (it's a guys gym and a no frills one..) We LOVE Sylvia and Carol!! Their creme brulee' is the best we have ever had--it has a coffee flavor to it... You are going to LOVE it!! Don't know why it's #19....??

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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