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“Great "real" Mexican with subpar service...”
Review of Palmeras

Palmeras
Ranked #63 of 415 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican, International
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed March 3, 2013

We were on a day excursion from a cruise and decided to grab a true Mexican lunch and margarita (its was international margarita day after all). We were flagged in by the host and told it was the best place around.

We weren't going to be picky, so we sat down and ordered two margaritas and two bottled waters. My girlfriend got the quesadilla and I had tacos. It took over 5 minutes to get our water and a few minutes afterward to get our drinks. The margaritas were good. They were freshly made and did not seem to come from a pre-mix. We were given fresh Mexican salsa (NOT what is served in the US as salsa) and fresh tortilla chips. They were great!

We quickly finished our drinks and ordered two more. This took another 5 minutes and was quickly followed by our food. Our food was great! It was fresh, light, and seasoned in a subtle way that was well balanced. The total for our meal came to $20 before the tip. I felt this was a more than fair price considering the quality of the food. We left a few dollars tip, but I felt the service really did not warrant much of one. The service was the worst part of the meal. Another bonus was the various street performers that traversed the alley and park in front of us.

If we were going back to Cozumel, we would try elsewhere, but it was worth the price paid.

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Thank BBredeson
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

We eat here a couple of times during our v.k. to P.M. Try the fresh fish and you won't be disappointed. Ask for Abundio our waiter. He is very attentive and very knowledgeable about the "best offerings" on any given day.

Thank Denis-in-Sarnia-Ont
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Really neat place to enjoy a authentic Mexican meal we had shrimp fajitas came with sopa de pollo (chicken soup). We were there late afternoon not a tourist in site except for us and the place just kept turning over with locals. Believe me not fancy but still good. Service was good. We enjoyed the experience and will be back for lunch. Very inexpensive $270 pesos plus tip. Enjoy

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Thank igolfman
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

If you like to look at the ocean while dining this the place to go. The food here is wonderful. I've been going to this restaurant for more than 5 yrs. and have never been disappointed

Thank Suzan C
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great place, especially if you aree on a budget! Everything about the place is great, my meal was terrific. wonderful place with friendly service and nice atmosphere.

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Thank PatrickR718
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