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“Definitely worth your time”

El Casino - La Casa Del Mojito
Ranked #69 of 386 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Reviewed July 20, 2012

Some friends of mine got me hooked on La Casa Del Mojito a couple of years ago, while we were on a dive drip. They had known about it for quite a while. I had always passed by this small restaurant about a block or so off of the main tourist area of the central square of San Miguel. What a welcome surprise! The owner is the best place to start as Alex is a friendly, engaging person who is a great cook of authentic Cuban food (he is from Cuba); a maker of great, real mojitos; and a Cuban cigar expert. Now, my friends are the cigar and mojito lovers ( I don't smoke and am a beer fan). Regardless the food is great! The menu has many good choices of delicious Cuban dishes. The service here has been great the five or six times I have been there, the wait staff is friendly, chatty, and accommodating. In April 2012, my last visit, I met Johnny, a waiter/cook/mojito maker who is focused on good service and is great fun to talk to. I think he went to school for a while in Washington, DC, but is from Mexico City. Not sure if I got that right but he and ALex are fluent English speakers, if that is important to you. Definititely give this restaurant a try, I am sure you will love it.

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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Great Cuban Bar.
Drinks, food, and staff are top notch.
If your looking for a local hang with great people and no Senor Frog types. This is your place.
Alex the owner goes out of his way to make you feel welcome. Be sure to get there before midnight as the Government makes him close by midnight or pay fines.

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Reviewed April 24, 2012

Best Mojitos this side of Cuba! Alex, the owner, is a fabulous host! Always making sure his guests are happy and taken care of. Johnny, his new bartender, is awesome and is equally at home with making patrons happy. Let them make you a Cuban Sandwich and wish for the day diving will be open in Cuba. Great Art on the walls!

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Reviewed March 25, 2012

Went there twice on one trip after finding this treasure next to a closed El Foco taco place next door. Drinks may be the name, but their food was outstanding. Clean salads with generous toppings and yummy spicy sauces. (No lettuce worries for my gringo self and friends). Hub had cuban grilled sandwich, also delicious and well prepared. Also had good cubano espresso coffee, hot and strong. And cigars if so inclined. And yes, mojito was delicioso. Many types!
When we did make it to El Foco another day we came back to La Casa de Mojito for more dramatic flavor and good service the next time through.

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Reviewed February 27, 2012

Alex meets and greets all patrons...he is from Cuba and hands down the best Mojito's on the island.

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