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Italian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings
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Authentic Italian Restaurant in the middle of the mexican caribbean sea. Home made pasta, italian chef and we are famous for lion fish and sea food.Excelent options for meat lovers. A DIP in ITALY... #newespecias #byfrancescodiroma #bestitalianincozumel
PRICE RANGE
$12 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We usually get the Italian or seafood dish when we visit,but this time were visiting with some friends from Texas, and he suggested to try the peppercorn filet mignon. Oh my goodness. It was over the top. It’s served with mashed potatoes and a pepper...corn cream sauce. They start you with some complementary bruschetta and pear wine. My wife and I shared an appetizer, two entrées, and four glasses of wine all for $58 usd. This place is a must if you are visiting Cozumel.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love everything about New Especias. Francesco is a magical Italian chef who continuously improves his star qualities. Fresh pasta is now on the menu. We love the lion fish and last night the lobster risotto was amazing. Go and enjoy!!!!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are on the island for 6 months and we decided we would try a new restaurant each time we go out for dinner. I think it will be hard to not come back at this one. It was perfect! Amazing food, great wine, nice...service, cute decoration. I took the tuna and my husband the sea food pasta. The chocolate fondant cake! Great price... well, we will come back for sure !More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 18, 2020 via mobile

Best meal I had in Cozumel! No exaggeration, the meal I ate here was the best. Everything was fresh and authentically Italian. Highly recommend!!!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 10, 2020

We had dinner at New Especias and the meal was amazing. From the complementary peach wine and brochetta to the chocolate lava cake and ice cream with cappuccino, each bite was fun. We had the squid polenta for the appetizer followed by chicken escalope with...mushrooms in a white wine sauce and shrimp with asparagus risotto. All were cooked to perfection. We are looking forward to going back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 23, 2020 via mobile

Had lovely meals of fresh pastas, pizza, and lion fish. Excellent service in an intimate setting with your choice of indoor air conditioning or roof top alfresco seating. Very reasonable prices just a few blocks off the main waterfront. New Especias Restaurant deserves a visit...if you're in Cozumel.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 23, 2020

I went to this restaurant on a business trip because they serve lion fish, it was very good along with the capresse salad dessert and wine. All the personal was polite and attentive.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 3, 2020

This restaurant has a great ambience and the sevice her is wonderful. We all ordered different things , some pasta, some pizza, some steak, and there were some dishes we really liked and some that were not so good so that is why I can...only give it 3 stars.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 29, 2020 via mobile

With very few restaurants even open, it was recommended as one to try. I’m so glad we did! We literally had the entire place to ourselves, which guaranteed personalized service and every attention to detail. The atmosphere is modern and hip - a welcome change...from the rustic, beachy, Mexican decor found in so many other places. The menu leans toward an Italian theme with plenty of pizza and (fresh!) pasta dishes. However it also offers some creative and unusual alternatives, which are deliciously prepared. This will definitely become one of our go-to places when we return to Cozumel!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed April 10, 2020

I have given an Excellent rating to New Especias for many years in a row now. I have no reason to do otherwise after our visit this year. Francesco manages a wonderful restaurant. His staff provides great service and the food is always wonderfull. Prices...are fair for the quality of food and service provided.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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