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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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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Thu - Tue 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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oshawa,on
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Highland Village, Texas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Filet Mignon for $17 US. My wife got a pasta bolognese that was also quite good. Service was top notch. We will be back!

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Kelowna, Canada
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for an excellent place to have dinner in Cozumel, then you must eat at this fabulous resaurant! You will be treated to a delicious meal, outstanding service, lovely ambience, and all for a very reasonable price. Our friends (who are Italian and therefore know great Italian cooking) introduced us to this restaurant -- lucky us! I... More 

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Thank blwright
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 

Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The young chef at this second story restaurant is Italian and he does not disappoint with his authentic yet island influenced Italian dishes. The pastas were fabulous and the risotto was on point. Great Job Francesco!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a great 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 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chef cooked at one of the best hotels in Rome Pleasant atmosphere, multiple seating areas including a balcony Excellent fish and pasta dishes ( try the lionfish) Reasonably priced

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

I had the grilled lobster and it was delicious. The view from the balcony was not particularly picturesque- afterward, I had wished we had eaten in the nice, open air second story dining room.

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Thank Daniel 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 back and enjoy our cuisine in the dining room for your next visit! More 

England
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121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

I love New Especias! The food is always tasty & Francesco will always accommodate special requests. We love the fillet mignon & the salmon. I also love the risotto. The capresse salad was super tasty too. The service is excellent!

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

Thanks for writing such a excellent review! We love hearing from repeat customers since they're the real experts!! 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 

Chicago
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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Owners from Italy, fresh pasta and good food..always a stop for us.Cocktails/wine served..small terrace in front, a good spot to watch people..

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

Thank you for sharing such a nice 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. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

New Especias continues to be one of our favourite restaurants on cozumel. Francisco (sic) and his staff continue to create great tasting food and service. A must place to eat when visiting Cozumel!!

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

Thank you so much for for the outstanding and detailed review. Chef Francesco - who is actually from Rome - makes everything from the pasta to the wine sauce in our kitchen so that it's all up to his exacting standards! More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Italian dishes with originality and flair. Specialising in home made pasta dishes and lion fish. More expensive than some local places but well worth it; good choice of wines. Nice ambience with an upstairs balcony and an open kitchen to watch the cooks. The only problem is that you cannot tell how busy it will be. We went twice when... More 

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

Thanks for sharing your comments. We're so glad to hear that you had a wonderful visit. Did you know that we also have the entire downstairs available for dining as well? It even has AC! Just ask and Chef Francesco will be happy to accomodate! 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, 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
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Kids
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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