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Kinta Mexican Bistro

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5ta Av No. 148B | Entre 2 y 4 norte, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 987 869 0544
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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San Diego
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really enjoyed Kinta. Cute place, off the beaten path a bit, with interesting cocktails and tasty food. Staff was very nice. Had adorable mini seared tuna tostadas (four) to start. Wood fired fish had a lot of butter (but as advertised, with achiote butter on the menu) but was delicious with vegetables and my wife's shrimp enchiladas weren't heavy with... More 

Thank CTDub
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Super outdoor setting. Fresh vegetables, well prepared fish. Clean, quiet, comfortable. Innovative cocktails, friendly service.

Thank markM8053NQ
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little plates of delicate and bold flavors blended together to create delicious tastebuds sensations. The staff was so kind and helpful for altering foods we could not eat due to allergies-- highly recommend. And cute courtyard.

Thank EuroEri
Waverly, Iowa
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this little restaurant. It is on the backside of the main drag... But the walk is worth it. Small taco appetizer was absolutely great! Save a bite for the cute black cat!!

Thank DrDi279
Sharon, MA
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158 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Te sister-restaurant to Kondesa, this place is located just outside of the tourist square, and offers similar to Kondesa outdoor dining area. The service is very attentive. The food is inventive, based on Mexican cuisine, but with unexpected modern additions and flavors. While certainly at the similar level and style, we felt that Kondesa offered a bit more interesting menu,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We walked in Kinta cos it was close by to our place and in a need of some fresh Mexican food, no tortillas. The restaurant itself is located on a quiet street near the centre, so it's easy to miss it. But don't! The food was absolutely delicious. We took a started, salad and a dish to share and it... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This is an exceptional restaurant and (IMHO) one of the best in Cozumel (it is certainly our favorite). This time around I had the grilled fish (which was snapper) and my wife had the "Porky". I was actually going to get something else - - but followed the waiter's suggestion and was happy that I did. Portions are right, service... More 

Thank TexasMountainHiker
Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

DO NOT MISS this place! My son is a chef, so I look for the really special places, and this one does NOT disappoint! Had the shrimp and scallops enchiladas in a light creme blanc sauce with cliantro rice and veggies. Service was excellent, setting was other-wordly garden with just the right lighting to set a mood.

Thank Diane K
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I got the red snapper cooked in the wood fired oven. It was placed in a skillet, so the taste of the wood cooking did not come through. It was cooked well, but nothing special. The portion was very small, so I ended up eating more elsewhere. Finally, I paid in dollars and I got change in pesos at the... More 

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Gillette, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

The food is excellent and unique, a gourmet high end version of Mexican food. The restaurant has a beautiful and cozy yard in the back. Excellent for quiet, relaxed and romantic nights. The prices are affordable.

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5ta Av No. 148B | Entre 2 y 4 norte, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 869 0544

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?