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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)
529878697947
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Thu - Tue 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Old restaurant but new restaurant for us to try. I follow a local Cozumel blog and have seen this restaurant's food postings daily, which was what made me want to try this place, along with reviews on Tripadvisor. We arrived and were greeted and seated by the owner Francesco, who was very charming. Take note only outdoors seating here but... More 

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Thank akdeepdiver
Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, nice view. Free glass of wine with dinner. Free appetizer with dinner. Dinners were fantastic. Try the lion fish

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

Thanks for sharing your review! Chef Francesco and his team really go all out to ensure each and every diner has a real authentic italian experience. Glad that came through. Please come and visit us again soon! More 

Cozumel, Mexico
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lion Fish gnocchi was incredible especially paired with the deliciously spicy homemade hot sauce! So was the fillet mignon with Brie sauce!!!Great wines, beautiful open air balcony seating and very friendly and attentive staff! We look forward to returning very soon!

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Thank Leila-Cozumel
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing such great comments! Because he's actually from Rome, Chef Francesco's food is absolutely authentic italian. So glad to hear that you enjoyed it and we look forward to hosting you soon! More 

Clackamas, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Cozumel for the whole month of June and found myself eating here more often than anywhere else. It is by far my favorite restaurant on the island. Not just for the food but for the company and the environment. Thank you Franccesco for so many delicious meals, and great conversations.

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1 Thank Darrel P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Varied and interesting menu from simple pizza to elegant lionfish dishes (a speciality). Leave room for the Panna Cotta - it is to-die-for! Wonderful host, too. Book if you want a table on the balcony.

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at New Especias last year and it was excellent, so we returned again last week and it was even better than we remembered. The quality of food was outstanding, the appetizers and entrees were well prepared and delicious, but the highpoint of the meal was the Tiramisu ! Francesco's personal service makes this restaurant one to visit... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments - Francesco and the entire team really work hard to ensure that each and every diner has a wonderful evening. Please come and visit us again very soon! More 

Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here the first time the second day the restaurant was open. We keep going back! The chef (from Rome) has concocted some amazing taste treats using skills honed in Europe and local ingredients. Everything we've ever tried here has been a culinary delight! Try the Peach Wine . . . and the Panacotta is to die for!

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

Thank you so very much for taking the time to share such outstanding comments! Please come and visit us again very soon! More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to few restaurants in Cozumel but we never tried New Especias Restaurant. We sat outside at the balcony and got some nice breeze coming from the sea.We enjoyed every dish we ordered. The fish and the fillet Mignon were yummy and the tiramisu the best we had in years. Nice and warm service. We had great time... More 

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

Thank you so very much for the amazing review. Since Chef Francesco is from Rome, he makes totally authentic italian food - right here in Cozumel Please come and spend an evening with us again soon! More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I have seen so many great reviews and were told by a friend to go and try it out and he highly recommend and we were finally able to make it over to try for ourselves. We were greeted by a nice, friendly gentleman and service was wonderful. Come to find out, we were being served and waited on by... More 

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

Rhank you so much for taking the time out to share your comments. Chef Francesco and his team really work hard to ensure that each and every dish is delicious! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the lionfish - go ahead and have that second order - it's good for the reefs!! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and wonderful service..(: Italy in Cuzomel.. We just enjoyed every dish and for a brief moment felt like in Italy.. The atmosphere is warm and relexing, we will absolutely come again!

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1 Thank Amir H
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for the amazing review. Since Chef Francesco is from Rome, he makes totally authentic italian food - right here in Cozumel Please come and spend an evening with us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $25
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood
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, Delivery, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions
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: 529878697947
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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