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New Especias Restaurante

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Calle 3 Sur | Entre 5ta Avenida Sur y 10ma Avenida Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico (Formerly Especias Restaurante)
+52 987 869 7947
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Calgary
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

New Especias was recommended to us and didn't disappoint. There is a complimentary starter of peach wine and bruschetta. We shared a margarita pizza as an appetizer and filet mignon with peppercorn sauce as the entree, Shared dessert - flan with ginger and pistachios. All, very good! People next to us had the beer soaked prawns (or something like that)... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our 4th year experiencing the authentic dishes of Rome right in Cozumel. Francesco and staff are the best. For me the fettuccine carbonara puts me right back in Rome, my favorite and the fish dishes are my wife's favorite. In our 2 week stay we eat at New Especias Restaurante at least 4 times! Throw a dart at... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Each time I visit New Especias I am delighted by their food and service. Must try their Chocolate desert! Ask for it when you order your food, you will NEVER regret it.

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Thank Helene R
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Helene - thank you so much for the review - we love hearing from our repeat customers since they're the real experts! Please come and visit us again very soon! More 

Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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176 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a never ending stream of people watching to keep us entertained through dinner, but not having to sit directly on the street. The daily special of gnocchi with gorgonzola and walnuts was lick-the-plate-clean delicious, while the smoked provolone with parma ham was quite tasty also. For entrees we had the tuna and the lobster, and both had fantastic... More 

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CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thanks for writing such a detailed review! We're so glad you both enjoyed a special meal. Chef Francesco and his team really go all out to ensure each and every diner has a real authentic italian experience. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This year was no different. We always have a great meal here and the staff is impeccable. This is the only place that my better half lets us have "go backs" to on our Cozumel vacations because the food is so good. Sal, the waiter is genuine and kind. Their parma ham... wow. Love this place!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a very busy Thursday night. Food and service were excellent. Especially enjoyed chatting with Salvatore. The restaurant features a terrace, though we chose to enjoy the quieter downstairs as a couple. Indoor and outdoor seating. Wonderful pasta and the dessert (flambe) was amazing. We look forward to returning there on our next trip to Coz. Best Italian... More 

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St Louis
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming here since Francesco opened. We love the food, atmosphere and ambiance. Italy is my favorite country and this restaurant ranks with one of my top 10 places to eat anywhere. We just had the pasta with white truffle sauce clams and grouper. Just amazing. I normally only eat half of my pasta but I couldn't stop... More 

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Deltona, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They seated us quickly and where we had hoped for! Upstairs on the balcony is great! They serve you a sample of peach wine which is quite delicious. We then had Parma ham appetizer! Excellent! We ranged from filet mignon to bacon wrapped shrimp to chicken saltabucca and pasta with tuna. Everything was fresh tasting and delicious. Will definitely will... More 

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CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thanks for writing such a excellent review! We're happy to hear that you liked the peach wine! Chef Francesco and his team really go all out to ensure each and every diner has a real authentic italian experience. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outdoor seating on the balcony is very nice. The background music was pleasant, not at all disturbing. Food and service was really fantastic. This could have been in Italy, but the large portions gave them away.

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CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thanks for writing such a excellent review! Chef Francesco and his team really go all out to ensure each and every diner has a real authentic italian experience. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! More 

Richmond, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

We were looking for a nice place to eat to get off the resort and have some fun.We found this place online and thought it looked interesting.We sat upstairs on the balcony and thought the view was great.We had traveled to Italy a few years ago and eating at New Especias Restaurante was the same as eating at a restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $25
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 3 Sur | Entre 5ta Avenida Sur y 10ma Avenida Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico (Formerly Especias Restaurante)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 869 7947
Description
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

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