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“Great meals here!”
Review of New Especias

New Especias
Ranked #122 of 387 Restaurants in Cozumel
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: An Authentic and Cozy Italian Restaurant in the Wonderful Cozumel Island!!! (We moved from ITALIANINI!!!)
Reviewed March 8, 2014

We were in the island for 10 days and ate here twice. The new owner/chef has done an incredible job turning this into an excellent Italian restaurant. The menu has great variety, with options for all. We enjoyed pizzas, pasta and a steak which were all excellent. Staff are very friendly. Service is prompt. And it's fun to see all the action in the kitchen. We will return next trip, and highly recommend this restaurant!!

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

I lived in NYC for many years, so I don't go to Mexico beach areas for special cuisine. But, if you like Italian fare, eat here! Nothing like a Roman chef:)

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Thank Kristin089
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

One of the best meals we ever had.The quaint atmosphere along with the open kitchen is truly
a dining delight,.Now I am determined to keep coming back to try all the menu items.I am truly impressed with the preparation and variety.This is AUTHENTIC ITALIAN CUISINE.If you want
sauce in the jar or can.Don't come here.The wine list is quite extensive.Try it you will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

If you like Italian and plan to go or are already in Cozumel, try New Especias. This is a charming, quaint and romantic in it's own special way, Italian restaurant you don't want to miss! The food is great here and the owner/chef is from Italy so maybe that's why. As with most experiences the people make the biggest difference and these are some of the finest. Alberto ("Berto"), Ricardo and Francesco the owner made us feel like friends.

We could not make up our minds what we wanted so Ricardo asked Francesco if we could sample different things. Since we went early and there weren't many people there yet the answer was, of course, "No Problem!". We were brought each item divided in half for each of us to try at different times so they were all freshly prepared and served individually as separate entrees. It was like getting several meals in one evening, all of them fantastic in a beautiful atmosphere with the kindest most interesting people. Bottom line - we went twice. It was definitely one of the highlights of our trip!

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Thank Alinstlouis
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Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Francesco the owner chef is from Roma and cooked at the Hassler. It all shows in superb grilled fish and sublime pastas. Go and enjoy!

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