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“Best italian food we had in a long time!”

New Especias Restaurante
Ranked #35 of 387 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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
Reviewed March 21, 2014

The staff was very friendly and explained the different dishes on the menu. We ordered two italian pasta dishes - they both were out of this world! Ask for a taste of lion fish and that was the surprise of the evening! It was great tasting - we have to go back and I will order the lion fish for my meal!
The deserts were delicious! All in all it was a wonderful experience!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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