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“Great Service in Pleasant Setting”
Review of Kondesa Restaurant

Kondesa Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 386 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $11
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Mexican, Contemporary, Fusion
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 10, 2014

We heard good things about Kondesa from several other couples staying at Residencias Reef.

We went last night with another couple. It was a prefect night for "al fresco" dining. We arrived early (about 5:30) so we had our choice of tables. We headed toward a table in the rear of the garden area, but the waiter suggested a round table a little closer to the front. They had just lit some incense to control the mosquitoes and it needed some time to work effectively.

We asked about the Sangria since we had not tried any in Cozumel yet. We explained that we do not like it too sweet. Our waiter said it was made with orange and pineapple juices, red wine and some tequila. We asked if we could try a sample and they brought us a whole glass to try. It tasted a little "different" so we decided to get our normal drinks.

Daniel, our waiter, was very friendly and attentive (without being intrusive). He answered all our questions about the menu and explained that this they serve a different style of Mexican cuisine. We decided to split their "surf and Turf" (flank steak with shrimp) and got an order of panuchos to start.

The presentation of the panuchos was beautiful. They were a bit small but extremely tasty.

The presentation of the surf and turf was also very nice. The Angus beef flank steak was cooked to perfection but the shrimp were a bit overcooked. It came with mashed potatoes that were lightly seasoned with cinnamon (very interesting).

Daniel stopped buy several times to make sure everything was going well.

All in all it was a very pleasant experience.

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Thank julie203
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

We had dinner here on our last night in Cozumel. It was the best meal we had on our visit here.The food was different from most Mexican restaurants and was well presented. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the place had a lovely atmosphere.

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Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant the food is a great modern take on some Mexican dishes. Angel the waiter was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend this place

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Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

we ate at Kondesa last night and it was terrific. the menu was innovative and the food was impeccably fresh. try the churros for dessert: they're delicious and the presentation was clever. I would definitely eat here again.

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Reviewed February 7, 2014

Second time we'd been there and food, service and atmosphere just as great in Feb 2014 as Feb 2013. Quality and presentation of food is fabulous. Prices quite reasonable. Portions are just right if you're hungry, easy to split if you go for a lighter meal -- then you can have one of wonderful desserts. "Kondesa kakes" are an appetizer like crabcakes, made with lionfish -- not to miss.

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Thank M S
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