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“Great music and great food!”
Review of La Rumba Cozumel

La Rumba Cozumel
Ranked #73 of 380 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Cuban, Latin, Mexican, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: We opened La Rumba to offer a place with true Latin flavor that is free of touristy gimmicks. We love Mexico and the culture of Latin America and aim to share that through food, drink and quality live music. A good day for us is to have a mix of clientele where locals and tourists come together in a comfortable and inviting space.
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4 reviews
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“Great music and great food!”
Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

On our weeklong trip to Cozumel, we asked the locals for a decently priced restaurant for good Mexican food. All the ones we were recommended were too expensive. As we were giving up looking for restaurants, we stumbled upon La Rumba. We were first attracted by the music. The menu seems nice and well priced so we went for it. The food was delicious and the music was beautiful. I really enjoyed the ambiance and a little dancing. The staff were friendly and welcoming. We had such a great time that we went back again for dinner. The stuffed jalapeño was delicious!

Visited March 2014
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English first
Nice, France
2 reviews
“Great Food ! Great Live Music !”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed in Cozumel for one week. We were looking for a place with good Mexican food and wanted to avoid the crowed restaurants of the seaside full of cruise ships tourists. We tried la Rumba once and came back ! Very good Mexican food, excellent live latino music ! They even played some salsa for us to dance. Great time there ! Try it, you won’t be disappointed !

Nous avons passé une semaine à Cozumel. Pour diner nous cherchions un restaurant offrant de la bonne cuisine mexicaine et nous voulions éviter les restaurants de bord de mer et la foule des touristes débarquant des bateaux de croisières. Nous avons testé la Rumba et nous y somme revenus ! Très bon plats mexicains et musique latino live excellente ! Ils n’ont ont même jouer quelques salsas pour nous permettre de danser. Un très très bon moment ! Essayer ce resto, vous ne serez pas déçu !


  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Sebastien_onthebeach
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Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
“Delicious food and drinks, great music, and good times!”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

My friend and I visited Cozumel for the first time this spring. La Rumba was definitely a restaurant that stood out to us. We stopped by one evening for drinks on the patio, and had the chance to meet Jesus and Angel and hear them perform. We were so impressed by the hospitality that we returned the next day for lunch...and ended up staying for hours and hours, continuing the fun with music, dancing, food, and drinks. I definitely plan to go back to La Rumba the next I visit Cozumel. The restaurant has an entertaining atmosphere, and the staff is exceptionally generous and welcoming.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Shannon L L
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Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious Friendly Fun La Rumba!”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

It has been a long time since I have wanted to spend most of an evening just sitting in a single restaurant; watching life, listening to music, and enjoying the evening. But that is what I did last night and it was delightful!

Delicious Food: After a week of delicious restaurant meals in San Miguel, Cozumel, we were not surprised to eat so well at La Rumba. Rib-eye steak was grilled to a perfect medium rare, tender and juicy! My husband's grouper was brushed with butter and lime then grilled to a moist flakey perfection. Both were served with crunchy vegetables & a small baked potato with the traditional creamy sauce that often replaces butter here.

Excellent Bar Service: Imagine a margarita that tastes of tequila instead of sugary syrup! Delicious. Bottles of beer were served in a neoprene sleeve that kept them icy chilled.

Friendly people: The waiters, the band members, even the other guests (most of whom seemed local) welcomed us with casual nods, smiles, "hola"s, just sharing the evening with us without intruding.

I highly recommend La Rumba for a "local" evening on Cozumel! It is a short walk from the main plaza, on Avenida 10 which runs parallel to the beach.

  • Visited March 2014
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Andover, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good food with Latin Music”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

La Rumba has the flavor of a "Local place", within easy walking distance of the Town Square. I had a great Cuban Sandwich, one of my favorite choices but surprisingly difficult to find a great one. The owner and a friend provide the music. The service was slow but it was obvious that the only waitress working was in over her head. She tried. I would go back again, if only for the atmosphere, a cold beer and a sandwich.

Visited March 2014
Thank Paul S
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