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“Great inexpensive local food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of los chilango's

los chilango's
Ranked #152 of 359 Restaurants in Cozumel
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Veresegyhaz, Hungary
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great inexpensive local food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Our group of 10 people ate an amazing dinner for less than $50 US and that included drinks. What a deal. The food is really good and different than you get in the tourist restaurants. They even have fresh tamales that are great. When you go off the tourist track in Coz you can find some great restaurants, but this one is a cut above.

Visited April 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“You have missed Cozumel, if you miss Los Chilango's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

Don't miss Los Chilangos. They are only open 12:00 to 17:00 Monday thru Saturday. Complete meal (ice tea, tortilla chips and salsa, hot soup, and entree with rice and beans) for 65 to 100 pesos; depending on entree. Quality of the home cooking was 1st rate and excellent. Service couldn't be faster or friendlier. My son and I speak minimal spanish and were brought into the kitchen to see the dishes offered. You have to love this place if you have any appreciation for Mexican food and culture.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Thorner H
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Berthoud CO
Level Contributor
38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“It is "Welcome to my home!"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

What a great experience!
I like "typical". I want to experience a new place like the people who live there, and this is definitely a way to do it.

Atmosphere--my friend and I walked in to the air conditioned, converted living room with 3 large, long tables. Just grab a seat and choose your lunch from the chalkboard menu. The family pictures are on the wall, the couches pushed aside and you sit family style, next to people from the neighborhood, and people you don't know. Mothers and kids, business men, taxi driver's on break...come in and seem to know one another.

Food--Chicken fajita, and Veggie soufle (not what I expected) more of a stew than the American definition of "souffle". This dish was kind of like a serving of veggies cooked in a Campbell's Cream of _____ and served with rice and beans. The chicken fajita was quite good. The Chilangos tea was so tasty, with citrus and spice, I want the recipe. Meal comes with all the typical local sides. Dessert was offered, but I don't eat dessert right after a meal, so we skipped it.

Price--Can't be beat! My dish was $78Pesos. You go up to the cashier (a cash box at a chair.) and tell her what you had to eat. It's the honor system.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank DaVita429
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St. Louis
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Favorite lunch place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

We have been lunching at Los Chilango's for years and this visit was outstanding, as always. Our soup arrived hot and fresh as soon as we were seated. Our kids eagerly await the arrival of the pitcher of "Chilango's Tea" served with every meal. The menu changes daily and for our recent visit, the boys stuck with their old familiar Pechuga Empanizada (thinly sliced, breaded chicken breast). If you request for children, they will do 1/2 orders, each with their own sides. My husband had pork ribs in red sauce, that the meat literally fell off the bone. I had potato croquettes that were stuffed with cheese, served with rice, beans, and a small salad. Warm tortillas and their house salsa rounded out the meals...be careful with the salsa...it is like fire some days! The service was super quick and all meals were priced at less than $6. Nothing like feeding a full meal to a family of 5 for less than $30!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Briosochick
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TEXAS
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“DELICIOUS, AND MOST EXPENSIVE ITEM IS $6.00”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

I was taken here by a couple locals, and saw no other tourists during lunch. Meals come with a really nice tea(safe for gringos)beans and rice, a bowl of soup, chips and salsa and your entree. They had about 8 choices that were less than $5.00 and 3 others that were less than $6.00. Entrees include beef fajitas, chicken fajitas,ribs,cactus flower rellenos. Everything we had was well prepared and tasty. The place is clean, and the owners very nice. My five star rating reflects the taste of the food without respect to the great deal!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Niktebul
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