You can't miss the hot pink and turquoise exterior of local chef Kris Wallenta's latest restaurant. The chill, lounge-y feel of the island's new hot spot, which features a palapa-covered bar that opens onto a dimly lit garden dining room, may cater more to the tourist set, but don't be fooled: this isn't a tourist trap. Wallenta excels at putting modern spins on classic flavors, and this menu centers on locally caught fish. Favorites include the guak trio, the jikama tacos, which change depending on the day's catch, the Kondesa kakes, which are an interpretation of crab cakes made with lion fish, and enchiladas, also filled with seafood. A full cocktail list complements any meal, so if you can't make it for dinner, stop in for a drink. The vibe can't be beat.
- Address: 5th Av. #456, between 5th and 7th, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, 77600
- Phone: 987/869–1086
- Location: San Miguel
- Closed Mon.