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“Good spot for hanging out in the plaza” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mosaicoz

Mosaicoz
Main Square, Cozumel, Mexico
987-872-6964
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Ranked #165 of 249 Restaurants in Cozumel
Cuisines: Mexican, Pizza, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Westerville, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good spot for hanging out in the plaza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We've been here a couple of times now on different trips, always to share a pizza and drink some beers. The beer prices are good and the pizza is also pretty good. Lot's of different pizza options as far as toppings go. We had the Al Pastor last time, which is pork, pina and onion.
I'm pretty sure they close during siesta.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Palm Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
“We look forward to eating here every time in Cozumel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Bianca the owner does a great job here. We have only eaten lunch here from our cruise ship stops (several times a year), but the fajitas and $1 Coronas can't be beat. The food is always delicious and the homemade salsa is great, but a little on the hot side, so I drink plenty of bottled water with it.

The flies can be pretty furious especially when the food comes out, but they place fans around the tables to blow them away since it's an outside restaurant and the fans also make it nice and cool. The waiters seem to make their wages on mostly tips, so they tend to be aggressive in trying to get you in so they can wait on you. Of course, there is a particular waiter that we like, so we ask for him and bypass the first person that approaches us.

This is a great local place to sit back, relax and people watch since it's on the corner of the square. The Restroom is tiny and very hot when the door is closed, but at least it's clean with soap and hand towels. This is a very non-commercial local feeling place, that's what I like about it in addition to the food and drink.

Another great factor to consider about this place is that Bianca is extremely fair on giving you the current currency exchange rate unlike most places that we used to eat at around her as we found out before finding her place. Our bill was always calculated to the going rate on the Oanda currency website and the bill has always came out perfect with Bianca! We have eaten here for 3 years straight now on every cruise stop, the next will be in two months!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
“Great food and location; loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

A number of friends who frequent Mosaicoz when they visit Cozumel enthusiastically recommended this restaurant, so we decided to give it a try. We weren’t disappointed and ended up eating there twice in 7 days. We actually had trouble finding it for several days because their sign is small. The restaurant is in the pedestrian area of the main square downtown. It is on the opposite corner of Fat Tuesdays. If you stand with your back to the ocean and look at the Plaza del Sol lettering, look to the right and you’ll see the umbrellas and tables. There are 15 small tables outside, grouped under 6 umbrellas. There is no inside seating. Because they do not have a permanent roof over the seating, there isn’t much protection if it is raining hard (although they do put tarps over the umbrellas.) This is a great place to people watch and listen to music if there is a band playing in the square (which there usually is on weekend evenings).

They are generally open for both lunch and dinner. Pizza (which is what we hear the most about and wanted) is available only after 5pm (because it would be too hot to run the brick oven in the small kitchen earlier in the day) and takes ½ hour to prepare and cook. The first time we were there we didn’t know this and were there at ~3:30 pm, so ended up eating at Casa Dennis (also good). We came back the next night at 5 and were told that the pizza wouldn’t be ready until 6 because the oven needed to heat up. Disappointed, but determined to try the pizza our friends raved about, we decided to have a beer and walk around the square and return. We paid for our pizza (the waiter told us we could pay when we came back if we wanted) and the waiter promised that our pizza would be ready for us at 6. We returned at 6 and to our surprise the pizza was ready and set down on our table right on time! We had the Mosiacoz pizza ($9.50 US) and it was our favorite of the two we had this week. The thin crust and just-right-amount of toppings was delicious. The owner, Bianca, is a former pastry chef and makes the dough herself. It was very good! They serve complimentary chips and pico-de-gallo before your meal along with a spicy green chili salsa (if you want it). We met and talked with the owner Bianca and mentioned we might return the next night and she gave us a coupon for 2 free margaritas! The second night we had the Belize pizza and it was also good, but the Moscaicoz was our favorite.

Other tidbits: Our service was very good both times. They accept pesos or US currency. They have bud light along with a variety of local beers. $2.50 for bud light. $1 coronas to go. The menu included pizza, pastas, some seafood and a variety of other items. Reasonable prices (i.e. pizza $9-10 US). Pizza size is similar to what would be a “medium” thin crust in the US. It, along with the chips/salsa filled the two of us up. The bathroom right inside the building. Walk into the building and you can see the brick oven. Our favorite part of eating there was meeting and getting to know Bianca, the owner. Although she is very busy, she took time to sit with us for a few minutes and chat. She was witty, pleasant and charming. Although my husband did his best to give her crap, she kept right up with him and gave it right back. It was very entertaining. We will definitely be back to this charming spot and can’t wait to try other things on the menu.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gilford, New Hampshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great for people watching!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Nice place, in the middle of the action on the square, good drinks, good food, relaxed and friendly place.

Visited April 2012
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Waterloo, Iowa
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Very good, as always”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

We've come to Mosaicoz (or as we call it, Bianca's Pizza) every time we visit the island. Usually we have pizza and beer, but we've had a couple other things too. It was delicious. Server had some trouble - he was new and instead of bringing me a Tequila Sunrise, he brought me a shot of tequila (easily rectified) and then had trouble with the rest of our order (I'm guessing he just didn't know the menu yet). no big deal, all our food was correct, although our friends' food came several minutes after our pizza did.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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