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5ta Av Entre Calles 5 y 7 # 433 | 5A Avenue Entre 5 y 7, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 987 107 4108
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1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Man the margaritas are powerful.... tacos and lime soup first class.... owner a friendly nice guy! The atmosphere is nice. See the giant tree - owner said just planted 3 years ago!

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Thank Voageur2017
New Ulm, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here both times we were in Cozumel. The food was great both times! The first time we visited, the restaurant had just changed locations. (Check the prices on the drinks before you order.)

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Thank Minnestoacold
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Very small, very nice local restaurant. Been visiting Martin at El Foco for many years and have never been disappointed. Some of the best tacos on the island!

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Thank Stephen N
Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

good varied tacos , large servings, very reasonably priced. menu was enough to keep 3 kids happy. It was their first choice when offered. Simple, friendly, clean VERY REASONABLE, not a tourist trap. We could have 2 nice family meals [ + beers] for less than " apps and Drinks" at the ' Tourist places.

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Thank Pete F
Irvine, California
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

3+ years ago I bummed into this little restaurant (next to my hotel) after diving, and tasted my first cactus taco in life. They were mesmerizing. These few years I had tried to find cactus tacos, but apparently they are hard to find in other Mexican cities. So back in cozumel and I must have those amazing cactus tacos again!... More 

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Thank fly_Harriett
Calgary
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

The fellow sitting next to us on the flight to Cozumel told us about this place. He said the owner was super friendly, food was excellent and it was good value. All true! Martin is very welcoming, tacos are excellent as are the margaritas. Worth finding on 5 Ave., just south of Calle 5, on the east side of the... More 

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Thank CalgaryAc
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138 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

We always eat here several times when we are in Cozumel. The restaurant doesn't look fancy especially with the notes written on the wall. The notes are interesting and offered go back many years. The establishment is very clean, the food is plentiful and delicious and the service is excellent. It was great as always.

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Thank Ted M
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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84 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Super friendly staff, the chef even came to our table to suggest some food. He was right the gringas were great. I had the Arrachera steak tacos and they were delish. We ate here several times.

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Thank Waymod
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

not very touristic but really tasty food. we went early and the chef cooked only for us! perfect place to have early dinner before to tzke back the ferry to Playa.

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Thank LNDev
Cozumel, Mexico
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I arrived early for dinner (most people eat around 7 or 8 in Cozumel), and found only one other group in the restaurant. I've walked by this place many times and El Foco (The Light Bulb) gets really hopping in the late evening. I ordered Tacos El Foco, which was beef, sausage, onions, green bell peppers and cheese all grilled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $40
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5ta Av Entre Calles 5 y 7 # 433 | 5A Avenue Entre 5 y 7, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 107 4108
Description
Restaurant specialized in mexican food, with 35 years of experience and quality in everything we do, characterized for our excellent service and exquisite flavor. We have a lot of special dishes from delicious tacos and appetizers lie famous guacamole and azteca soup to fish and seafood and always caring about special need and tastes of each of our clients.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?