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“One of THE few places for real Cuban cigars.”
Review of No Name Cigar Bar

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No Name Cigar Bar
Ranked #14 of 22 Nightlife in Cozumel
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Owner description: Formerly the No Name Cigar Bar - The new No Name Sports Bar is your place for all sports in Cozumel - in English! Enjoy a beautiful ocean view, good food and drinks, lively conversation, and of course all your favorite games on 6 flat screen TV's. Featuring Monday Night Football all you can eat buffets and Superbowl with American commercials. NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA, Golf, Nascar - we have what you're looking for. Conveniently located with parking across the street. Don't miss your sporting event during your vacation!
Reviewed September 4, 2011

My brother and I, being avid cigar smokers for centuries, know the ins and outs of finding the real deal. We've also been traveling to Cozumel for years and know where real Cubans can be found. Contrary to some reviews, "No Name" has actual Cubans. That said, make sure you know what you want and you shouldn't have any problems.

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Reviewed September 18, 2010

Some scathing reviews to say the least.

I’d like to present a counterpoint – from a slightly different perspective. I’ve been to La Habana (Havana, Cuba) more than once on buying trips with a Habanos SA franchise holder. While there, we visited the Partagas factory and sampled cigars at several of the La Casa Del Habanos humidors as the guests of Habanos S.A. As a result of these experiences, I’m in some respects better equipped to identify Habanos authenticos than some of the other reviewers.

With respect to the No Name Cigar Bar.

Grant and Tulai, the owners of not only the No Name Cigar Bar, but two other No Name Bars on the island, are Cozumelenos to the core. They are also respected businesspeople, and people that I consider personal friends. I know where they source their cigars – I’ve been to Cuba with their supplier – the holder of the Habanos S.A. franchise. Jorge, the maestro behind the Cigar Bar, is an avid student of Habanos, and as such, has become more than a little knowledgeable on this subject.

Among all the fake Habanos you can find in Cozumel, and virtually everywhere else, there are indeed Habanos authenticos. They are as rare as humility in an American tourist. You’ll find authenticos, and the world’s finest martini, at the No Name Cigar Bar. And say hello to Grant, Tulai, Jorge and Remi for me while you’re there.

Esteban

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Reviewed March 19, 2010

Avoid this place at all costs. They try to pass their segundos (seconds) off as cubans and then charge you $20 a stick. Remember: there are no real cuban cigars on Cozumel. I have been in almost every shop and I haven't seen ONE.

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Reviewed February 16, 2010

This is actually a review of the "No Name" cigar bar next to ( and I believe associated with ) the Barracuda Hotel in San Miguel, Cozumel, Mexico. I didn't find it in a search on this site, so be advised this is a review of the CIGAR BAR ONLY. I assume the association because the "No Name Bar", which is adjacent, extends into the hotel proper.
While visiting the beach club at the Barracuda ( we weren't guests, but were allowed in free of charge, which was nice ), I stopped in the cigar bar next door to the hotel to pick out a medium-priced cigar. Although I'm not an expert, I am aware that many shops on the island will sell inferior cigars labeled as Cubans, but having examined a particular brand earlier, I decided to give it a chance. It was early afternoon in the first week of February '10 when I went into the shop. There was one person behind the bar and 2 customers sitting at it. I asked the young woman behind the bar for the particular brand, one of which was on a sample tray in the humidor. She proceeded to hand me that particular cigar, which may very well have been stale, as there's no way to tell how long it may have been sitting out. As even medium-priced "Cuban" cigars down there start around 11. US, I didn't want to take a chance, so I asked her for one from the box, which was adjacent to the tray. After giving me a coy, feigned-confused look ( i.e. 'I've suddenly forgotten my English' ), and me repeating the request several times, she took one from the box. But then she proceeded to try to play a 'shell game' with me - with the 'stale' cigar in her hand with the fresh one, she leisurely began twirling the two together while I watched, all the while pretending to be distracted by another customer. Having watched her closely, I saw her put the fresh one back, so I said, "Please give me the fresh one - the one you just put in the tray". She again suddenly lost her heretofore-good command of English, but I finally conveyed to her that I was not just another 'estupido gringo', and got the fresh cigar. However, my already exasperating experience wasn't over - suddenly, a rude young man at the bar, who apparently had been drinking overpriced scotch for a while, said to her, "Can you refill me? I'm in a hurry!" Then the clerk proceeded to drop my transaction in the middle of ringing me up, and began pouring this ignoramus another drink! I said to her, "Can you please ring me up? I was next!" And again, her English seemed to fail completely, and she gave me a sheepish grin, ala 'Oh well - he's spent a lot more!"
At this point I was totally disgusted, and left without making a purchase.
If this 3rd rate hole-in-the-casa is, in fact, owned by the Barracuda Hotel, I would suggest they close it down and just extend the bar into that space - the hotel itself seems nice, and it would be a shame to allow this nameless place to sully that. 0 stars out of 5.

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Reviewed March 7, 2012
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