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El Foco

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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
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Cozumel, Mexico
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank brad74008
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Actually, El Foco has more than tacos, they also have burritos and enchiladas. They serve chips and salsa, 3 different types, all were good. Of note, rice and beans are at an extra cost. Serving size was generous.

Haslet, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is a great place to grab a bite to eat. Fun place to come year after year. The tacos can't be beat.

Thank misslulumesa
Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

The food here is excellent. Good enough that we came back here 3 times in 6 days. I normally never repeat a restaurant (especially with how many great restaurants there are in Cozumel), but this one proved to be a great exception. Can't go wrong with any of their tacos! The owner made us feel absolutely at home - and... More 

Thank Jeff C
Braselton, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

The writing on the wall of the restaurant put me off a little at first but once I got my chips and different sauces things were good. Some of the best tacos Ive had on the island. El Foco is a block or two from the main drag but within easy walking distance of several hotels. I recommend.

Thank BCarloss
Buford, Georgia
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Clean, great service, excellent food, and excellent prices! It doesn't look like much from the outside but oh so glad we saw the reviews here and walked inside. Pleasantly surprised with the very clean interior. And the tacos were the best I've ever had. Not your regular tacos from back home in the States. I had the Gringas. They're tacos... More 

Thank TammyCar826
Nashville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

Get the El Foco special! Absolutely delicious. Great mojitos too. The owner was incredibly gracious and gave us complimentary dessert! A must-visit restaurant!

Thank Sydney B
Budd Lake
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

El Foco is a short walk south of the pedestrian plaza on Av 5. It is well worth the short trek. We parked right across the street on a saturday night. We were welcomed with big smiles and hearty hellos and seated immediately. This is a funky little joint and there were 2 groups inside (diver dudes by our estimation).... More 

Thank thomasmQ921CD
Iowa City, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

One of my all time favorites on Cozumel. Inexpensive, great tasting tacos. I have never had a bad experience. A must try, I would recommend the "Tim" of the "el Foco" tacos.

Thank Frank B
Lexington, Kentucky
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

Authentic delicious tacos! Very large portions at very reasonable prices. We will certainly return on our next trip. Great place for a quick lunch.

Thank tsher3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $40
Mexican, Latin
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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
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?