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La Rumba Cozumel

$$ - $$$Caribbean, Latin,
Calle 1 sur 10 | Colonia Centro, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 987 871 7707
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“fried avocado” (5 reviews)
“ceviche” (3 reviews)
“salsa lessons” (2 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Central American, Mexican, Bar, Spanish, Cuban
$$ - $$$
Calle 1 sur 10 | Colonia Centro, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Good food, good music, excellent service. Great hosts. Went back several times. The menu of the day is recommended

Thank Maik F
Reviewed March 21, 2018

We went on a Friday night for dinner, salsa lessons and the band as we have several times over the past few years. At 8 pm the place was nearly empty, the drinks arrived and we took some 15 minutes to place our order and...More

Thank flyeroli
Mary B, Owner at La Rumba Cozumel, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

The best word I can come up with for this review is "disappointing." This may be a long response. First off, I am incredibly hurt and disappointed that someone who has visited us many times over the years would decide to write a bad review...More

Reviewed January 29, 2018

Not sure what happened, but we used to go there to see Jesus Alejandro Perez one of the best cuban singers anywhere. He is no longer there, so disappointing. Angel is great, but he and Jesus were wonderful together.More

Thank justmehere2day
Mary B, Owner at La Rumba Cozumel, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

Hi. We always appreciate reviews, both positive and critical. The critical reviews are great for helping us to make improvements. However, giving a low star review with such a negative title based only on the fact that one musician is no longer present only serves...More

Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

Just a few streets away from the very busy touristic square, cozy, extremely friendly, relaxed place. I actually felt the owner took prude in showing us how good a service can be. It was the highlight of our trip to cozumel. Food was great too.

1  Thank David P
Reviewed January 4, 2018

I am not sure how this restaurant isn't number one in Cozumel!! We are vegans so it is definitely vegan friendly. We had rice and beans and guacamole and salsa and omg pretty much everything was delicious!!!!It is a little off the beaten path but...More

1  Thank Lavida L
Mary B, Owner at La Rumba Cozumel, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Thank you for such a positive review. While we don't exactly highlight vegetarian and vegan items on our menu, we do have quite a few. Plus, the beauty of Mexican food is that the flavors are so fantastic that there are many dishes that can...More

Reviewed January 2, 2018

We have been invited by our girlfriend who lives on Cozumel Friday evening for a Salsa evening in La Rumba. We had a lot of fun dancing and La Rumba and the Band loved it a lot. We were the several times in the next...More

Thank Eva V
Mary B, Owner at La Rumba Cozumel, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Thank you so much for such a thoughtful review. We always like to think that those who "discover" us will come back again and again so it warms our hearts to hear that you consider us a highlight of Cozumel. Angel and Raúl send warm...More

Reviewed November 30, 2017

On a hot day looked for a place outside the throng of tourists. Less than one block from the main square lies this little gem. While there is not AC, the front and back are open (patio seating in back) are open and there are...More

2  Thank aw0rld2travel
Reviewed October 16, 2017

My friend and I went to La Rumba several times during our stay....it is our favorite. Oscar the bartender went above and beyond to make us feel at home and have a great time. Laura is a terrific salsa teacher. We loved our lesson which...More

Thank John H
Reviewed June 18, 2017

We stopped for lunch on a Friday. It was slow....no one else in the place. Too bad for them! We had great service and wonderful food. Ordered the daily ceviche and fried avocado; chicken & pork tacos, quesadillas for the kids, big pitcher of margaritas....More

Thank wineguy_9
Reviewed May 9, 2017

If you want to experience real Cuban music, this is the bar for you! We’ve been there twice and will be back several more times this trip. Marco is a world-class bartender and makes the best mojito anywhere. He takes serious pride in his creations....More

1  Thank Sam S
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Questions & Answers
April 29, 2015|
Response from Mary B | Property representative |
Hi Sharkwill! The live salsa band plays on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 10:30. There are free salsa lessons on Friday nights at 9pm. If you want private classes, we can arrange them at a time that works for you. We... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $20
Caribbean, Latin, Central American, Mexican, Bar, Spanish, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 1 sur 10 | Colonia Centro, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 871 7707
  • E-mail
We opened La Rumba to offer a place with true Latin flavor that is free of touristy gimmicks. We love Mexico and the culture of Latin America and aim to share that through food, drink and quality live music. A good day for us is to have a mix of clientele where locals and tourists come together in a comfortable and inviting space.
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