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“"New" Especias” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of New Especias

New Especias
Ranked #121 of 359 Restaurants in Cozumel
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: An Authentic and Cozy Italian Restaurant in the Wonderful Cozumel Island!!! (We moved from ITALIANINI!!!)
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“"New" Especias”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

GREAT! Visited "New" Especias the week of 22 Oct. 2013 and only open for a week (some of the reviews I read must have been for the original Especias or ITALIANINI??).
Started with special drinks from El Diablito bar and very good but memory is poor and can't remember what they were. Had a calamari appetizer...prepared Italian style...dark, meaty and delicious. We had fettucini bolognese and fettucini with shrimp. Both were excellent as we shared for tasting and comparing. If you like Italian, you'll like the New Especias!
Adrian is a gracious host (and chef) and Anna Maria and Memo provided exceptional service and very friendly. Learned of this restaurant from Maurizio, Adrian's dad, whom I also had fun golfing with at CCC. Definitely a favorite for our return to Cozumel.

  • Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The highlight of every trip to Cozumel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Penchito (Franccesco) always there to make our afternoons great after diving with his suplies and pastas we go to Italianni every time we go to Cozumel is like home made Italian.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Worlds_Citizen
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Black Lick, PA
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175 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Pizza by the slice or complete meals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

We stopped in for a slice of pizza and enjoyed the our meal. The Nutella desert was great. Small place with big taste. Give it a try.

Visited June 2012
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Oriental, North Carolina
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“The real deal!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

For a change of pace, my wife and I dined here one night. A quaint little place with outstanding food. The owner is from Roma and you are getting authentic Italian food. Whatever his special is, that is the way to go. He does not miss. The pizza is also very good. He came out to talk with us and explained everything going on in the kitchen. Even if you do not stop for dinner, you should drop by for a piece of his insanely delicious tiramisu--you can thank me later.

Why even look at Pizza Hut when you have somebody from Italy making everything from scratch for you?

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NCSTATEGUY
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Garland, Texas
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great little Italian place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

Went here for dinner one night. Wife had the pizza and I the lasagna, both were delicious. The place is small and quaint. It is run by a delightful young man originally from Rome who is very friendly. On our next trip to Coz we would definitely go back here. It's great for a quick evening meal.

  • Visited July 2011
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