We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“delicious and authentic Italian” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of New Especias Restaurante

New Especias Restaurante
Ranked #43 of 359 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Authentic Italian Restaurant in the middle of the mexican caribbean sea. Home made pasta, italian chef and we are famous for lion fish and sea food.Excelent options for meat lovers. A DIP in ITALY... #newespecias #byfrancescodiroma #bestitalianincozumel
Denver
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“delicious and authentic Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

We had dinner on the balcony and were made to feel like family by the waitstaff. The prices are right and the food was fantastic! Homemade pasta and deserts made in-house from family recipes. The chef came out from the kitchen to talk to us about our dinner. Go there!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank CompassCat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

297 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    234
    38
    13
    10
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Washington, DC
Level Contributor
69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Go and enjoy great Italian!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

Francisco the chef owner is from Roma, cooked at the Hassler, and it all shows thru in his superb cuisine. Our #1 fave in Cozumel after 6 nights of dining around.

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
Thank GlobalTourist10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent italian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

We ate here twice this month during our annual two weeks in Coz. This restaurant has recently been taken over by a Chef from Rome. It features an innovative menu of appetizers, salads, homemade pasta dishes, fresh fish and seafood, lasagna, etc. All the food was nicely prepared and presented to us. The wine list, though not long, was acceptable and reasonably priced.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Barry S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Rafael, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Love this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

We recently had two dinners at New Especias in a one week period and thoroughly loved both meals.
Francesco, the chef owner, is a great cook and host.
His gnocchi with lion fish is a fantastic dish! The gnocchi rivaled Mario Batali's at Esca in NY!
We also had the tiramisu which I rarely order because tiramisu is so often just tiramisu. Not true at this place. Served in a martini glass this is the best tiramisu was the best I've ever tasted!
We loved New Especias!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank bigmax2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Bad service and less than ordinary food!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel and turned out to be a two hour show of how not to treat customers!

We started our evening at the bar because the top floor was fool and ordered our drinks which took over 20 minutes to get!

Than we ordered our starters and main dish at around 19:15 and waited...

The starters took almost half an hour and when we finally got them they were not good. They tasted really bad for what we expected but let's say this might be an individual thing, but nevertheless it was bad!

The most amazing thing was the main courses that we never got... We waited for an hour and a half after we ordered and didn't get nothing!

When we asked the waiter what is going on and when will it be ready he said they don't know!

We decided to leave this bad restaurant after two hours hungry and without any compensation as well as a rood waiter that took his time to give us the bill!

GO EAT SOMEWHERE ELSE!

Helpful?
Thank Hagiga A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed New Especias Restaurante also viewed

Cozumel, Quintana Roo
Cozumel, Quintana Roo
 
Cozumel, Quintana Roo
Cozumel, Quintana Roo
 

Been to New Especias Restaurante? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing