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Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed January 10, 2021 via mobile

Such a great place to spend the afternoon. Order lunch and drinks and snorkel and swim. There’s a natural breakwater here so it’s almost always calm. Showers for rinsing off. Snorkel gear rental was $15 I think. Place is CASH ONLY so be prepared Menu...runs from French fries, guacamole, ceviches and shrimp cocktail to whole fried fish and parriadas meant for 4-6 people to share. Lots of fun!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 28, 2020

A place with a beautiful view by the sea, good service, good prices. The whole family was pleased with the food

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 26, 2020 via mobile

We liked it paid more to have beach chairs but this was better than being on the north side today. Drinks were a little more expensive than el pescadaro but it was nice.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 22, 2020

Its a beautiful spot and location, but they need to realize no one will come back when they price gauge so much. the prices are insane. enjoy the beach but unless you dont care about money, eat in town. much better choices and authentic food.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed September 21, 2020 via mobile

We have been visiting Chen Rio for many years and were thrilled to have the place almost to ourselves this trip. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed a nice lunch. We split 2 entries and had 3 drinks. The bill was $75 US and...they only take cash. That was the first punch. The second punch came later that night when all of us woke up with the Mexican Flu. We had to cancel our dives the next day. I summary, visit Chen Rio for the view but not the food.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed July 29, 2020

It was July 2020, the world was at a strange impasse. American passports had lost nearly all credibility and value. Somehow, our wonderful continental cousins to the south, Mexico, still welcomed us with open arms. We came on a day trip to Cozumel, rented a...jeep, and drove to this side of the island to eat at a restaurant next door that was actually closed, so we ended up here. Boy did we luck out. We were the only patrons when we were there, and they were very prepared, had masks and hand sanitizer and temperature checks. Service was incredible and the LOBSTER OH MY LORD THE LOBSTER!!! generous portion, fresh, just caught that morning, great garlic sauce to go with it. We will come back.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 28, 2020 via mobile

Our tour guide recommended this restaurant after our San Gervacio archeological tour. Our group was hungry and hot after walking around the ruins in the hot sun. We stepped into this restaurant on the beach and immediately was able to relax. We ordered the fresh...fried red snapper which came with rice and tortillas. This was the best way to relax on the beach and have a delicious lunch with a cold one in our hands and feet buried in the sand.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Major disappointment We visited this beach/restaurant twice before and loved it. Sorry to say this last visit was completely opposite. We were on a cruise over New Years and the prices were triple from our last visit, which was about a year earlier. The servers...were acting as if we should just pay the outrageous price of 100 dollars for one large fish for lunch. They had the worst attitude I have ever experienced in Mexico and we have traveled to Cancun and Monterrey many times. Parking lot attendant was drunk and directed our friend to back up right into another Jeep. He then proceeded to curse at our friend and I dusted he had to pay for the “damages” which were imperceptible. We were so disappointed in this experience and will never go back here again. So many other options just down the road...keep going right past this place!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed February 19, 2020

This was a place we would visit everytime we came to Cozumel, trying to get away from the regular tourist locations. On our last visit here in Feb 2020, we noticed the menus had changed, and their prices were just like any other tourist location....Bummer. Domestic beer for 5.00 USd?? Com'on! They used to be 2.00!! A guacamole appetizer for 10.00?? It used to be 5.00!! Their food is good, but dont expect extraordinary. Fresh? Yes, but what else would you expect? Having said that, if you would like a table on the beach, swim near your table, average food, average service, nice views, and high prices, then this place is for you. Sadly, we will start looking for another place. We had a good run.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 16, 2020

Typical fare,averege service and flexible prices. Food was ok. Pay in pesos as "their" conversion wasa $7 difference between mx and usd.

Date of visit: January 2020
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August 29, 2018|
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No. Cash only. Y
May 24, 2018|
Response from JetskiK65 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t recall a shower but restrooms were fine. Beach has lots of sand and gradual shoreline into water.
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October 14, 2017|
Response from Itskendyl | Reviewed this property |
It’s public! Anyone can go, have a bite to eat/drink, and enjoy the beach!
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