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“Good, but watch the Currency Conversion!!”
Review of Costa Brava

Costa Brava
Ranked #151 of 387 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed August 10, 2014

Very cute restaurant, although on a sketchy road. The food is easy to order, as it includes descriptions and also pesos and dollars so you know what you're spending.
There's no air conditioning and IT WAS HOT inside. Ask to sit outside if it's too hot indoors. The food is relatively inexpensive, and was really really good. Very authentic and seemed freshly prepared.
My only *beware* item - They charge you for the 'free' chips and salsa, and when the bill arrived, it was about $10 higher that it should have been. Their currency conversion was based on 11 pesos to the $$, whereas it was more like 14 to the $$. I asked multiple vendors before and after, and when I disputed in the restaurant, they wouldn't change it. Not a huge deal, but a little frustrating, because no one wants to feel taken advantage of.
Overall, a good experience and great food.

Thank Kelly76
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

We wanted to eat authentic Mexican while in Cozumel so when we got out of our taxi from a long beach day we were "assisted" by a street corner guy to this quaint little place(on hinds site I am sure he probably gets a kick back for bringing people to them). Anyway, it was a cute place-don't get me wrong and the waiter was very cute and helpful. But I have to agree with some of the other reviewers regarding being taken advantage of as far as the price. The food was just ok-nothing horrible but nothing to really rave about either. It is presented very nicely and it seems pretty clean. There were only 4 of us and we seriously did not order anything fancy-just your basic cheese enchilada/chicken enchiladas and a side of rice. We did not order alcoholic drinks-just cokes(which were in glass bottles so that was kind of neat) They did bring chips & salsa(which they apparently do charge you for as others have said) We were basically charged close to $40 for each couple!! Just know your conversions as far as Pesos and American before you go is all I can say and they do not take credit cards so luckily we had enough cash to pay!! It was neat to go but seriously I feel they know who they can take advantage of when it comes to the bill......we were very easily your typical tourist people and I think they realized we didn't know the conversions(menu is all in Spanish) Also while we were there eating, another man(tourist) came in the restaurant looking for a camera that he had mistakenly left behind and of course it was no where to be found and he looked at us and told us we shouldn't be there which was a bit disconcerting to say the least........I wouldn't say don't go because it was a neat place(they even put big fancy sombreros on our heads and took our pic for us) I would just say go informed and expect it to be wayyyyy overpriced(unless you let them know upfront you can read the Pesos!!)lol

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Thank Kay2986
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have been by Costa Brava on previous trips to Cozumel but we decided this time to stop on for some fish tacos ( Grouper ). The food was awesome the people very friendly and you can watch Chef cook if you are into that. The presentation of the plate was as good as the quality of the food. Tacos with chips, salas, beans, quacamole were delishes and affordable at $11.00...just around the corner from Casa Mexicana in the downtown area. You won't be disappointed and the quality or the price.

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3  Thank Phillip H
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

we stopped for breakfast here a couple days. Very quaint, food was good, service excellent. Priced quite reasonable

1  Thank sheflea
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Quaint little restaurant with seating inside and out. from the asparagus soup to Lobster and it was all wonderful. The presentation was five star. Even the lemon on the plate had been carved into a little snail. Service was amazing. Cold beer to Pina Coladas.

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1  Thank 223vincec
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