We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A great restaurant but terrible when full”
Review of Abuelo Gerardo

Abuelo Gerardo
Ranked #59 of 374 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Sayulita, Mexico
Level Contributor
79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A great restaurant but terrible when full”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

This Restaurant serves a very good guacamole and chickenfajitas.Portions is huge and for a good reasonable price.
The problem is when the cruise passengers invade the place at 12am.It seems like the staff and kitchen cant handle big groups or a full restaurant.
Orders took forever and some things came a little burned or cold.So i recommend to go there for dinner around 20Pm.Its only by this hour when the restaurant comes to its grace. When there are a few guest´s the quality is quite high.

  • Visited January 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Braziliansweden
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

147 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    91
    48
    7
    1
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Indiana
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican local food”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

To eat where the locals eats, this is the place to go. Clean, good food & variety. It is authentic so don't expect salsa like you get in the states.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank DonnaRN
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New Braunfels, Texas
Level Contributor
50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fantastic Fish and Guacamole”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Was staying on a week-long diving trip in Cozumel and just happened to walk by the restaurant and decided to have lunch. Was glad I did. My daughter and I had the fried mozzarella sticks and guacamole for appetizers. Both were fantastic, perhaps the best guacamole on the island. The cheese sticks were definitely freshly made, not the typical fried frozen stuff – just melts in your mouth. For my lunch I had the fish, it was cooked to perfection and tasted great. My daughter had the chicken enchiladas and was very pleased.
The restaurant has free Wi-Fi and the service was great. Just a couple of blocks off the main avenue; well worth the short walk for those of you who do not stray from the main shopping strip. Prices were reasonable and much better than the tourist restaurants on the main avenue. I will definitely add this restaurant to my must eat list on my next trip to Cozumel.

  • Visited February 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank AggieDiver86
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
246 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“excellent mexican restaurant, close to the plaza”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

A great restaurant located just a block back from the downtown plaza. Excellent food at great prices. We started using this as our breakfast spot ; great American or Mexican breakfasts with ample coffee refills. The staff are tremendous. They always provided a menu to us when we were strolling by, and if they didn’t have what we wanted, they made recommendations to other eateries. We finally came back for a Mexican-style beef dinner and it was excellent and served very promptly.

  • Visited February 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Diverdan28
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
1 review
“Always a great meal!”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

I can no longer tell you how many times we have visited this restaurant. We go every time we cruise and are never disappointed. I am ashamed to say that we have yet to try the fish, but we will on another trip to Cozumel in January. The food is always great and the service superb. We have always had the same waiter, and he remembers us every time we go. You can tell it is becoming a popular spot, as it's always busy when we visit. I can personally vouch for the fajitas and margaritas. This is our favorite place to eat in Cozumel!! We even have t-shirts!!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank gwtw1fan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Abuelo Gerardo also viewed

Cozumel, Quintana Roo
Cozumel, Quintana Roo
 
Cozumel, Quintana Roo
Cozumel, Quintana Roo
 
Cozumel, Quintana Roo
Cozumel, Quintana Roo
 

Been to Abuelo Gerardo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing