Cozumel restaurants

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Jan 9th, 2005, 07:14 PM
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Cozumel restaurants

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Jan 10th, 2005, 04:18 AM
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Casa Denis, we went back a second night, enjoyed sitting at one of the outdoor patio tables.
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Jan 10th, 2005, 07:59 AM
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Casa Denis is an excellent low cost choice in Cozumel. One tip, if you go for breakfast, you will find the locals eating tacos and empanadas on the back patio and not in front with the tourists.
A really outstanding (and expensive) favorite of mine is LaCocay which has just moved and may not be reopened by the time you are there. You will find many interesting restaurants if you get off the main oceanfront tourist street and explore a bit.
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Jan 10th, 2005, 01:38 PM
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El Moro  (75 Bis Norte No. 124 entre 2 y 4)   A must.  Funky family owned and operated.  Out in the suburbs - take a cab because it's tricky to find.  Wonderful grilled seafood.  Open kitchen so you can watch the cooks.  Order the Zacharias Special for two.  It's a lot of great seafood.  This is still the best place to eat in Cozumel.

Guido's Pizza (Ave. Rafael Melgar between Calles 6 & 8 N)  One of the prettiest indoor courtyards (you have to go all the way to the back).  Specials are wood burning oven-baked pizzas (they're great) and pastas.  Excellent sangria and daily specials. A great rainy day place.

Museo de la Isla De Cozumel (the Island Museum) (Av. Rafael Melgar between Calles 4 & 6N)  Make sure you have breakfast here.  The restaurant is on a balcony on top of the museum.  All-you-can-eat breakfast is about $6 US.  The view of the bay is spectacular.  There are always pelicans skim-fishing along this stretch.  It's a great breakfast show and another good rainy day place.

El Turix (the Dragonfly)  (Calle 17 20 y 20 Ave. Bis) phone 987 2 52 34  Authentic Yuatecan Cuisine.  The dearest couple, Rafael and Maruca run this small very casual restaurant.  They are very friendly and willing to help with selections.  I suggest you order one of everything on the menu.  It's just the right amount of food for two people and cost only a few pesos.  We loved the quesadillas with pumpkin blossoms inside. They prepare excellent seafood paella on special nights.

La Verandah  (Calle 4 Norte between 5a Ave. Norte and 10a Ave. Norte)  Caribbean-style island house with a front porch and garden.  Dining inside or out (the candlelit garden is gorgeous at night).  International menu includes fish & chips, barbecue chicken, roast-beef, fajitas, stir-fried vegetable, rack of lamb and grilled seafood. (Moderate prices)  Not fantastic food, but great atmosphere.  Order something real simple.  Very sporadic service.

Casa Denis  ( 1 Sur 16 on the backside of the main square, across from the open-air flea market)  This is a fun place. Cheap, good Mexican food - tacos, enchiladas, chicken mole.  Fun to sit and people watch outside.  It's really good and the waiters are silly and fun.  The salsa is killer hot.  Try a watermelon liquada.  We go here very often.

La Choza (Calle Adolfo Rosado Salas @ 10 Ave. Sur): Some of the best seafood anywhere and good traditional dishes too.  Wonderful fresh fruit margaritas. (Moderate prices)  We go back here often for the grilled fish with garlic sauce.
  
Rock & Java (Ave. Rafael E. Melgar {main street} in the southern hotel zone near Plazas Los Glorias)nbsp; "To-die-for" desserts and coffee.  The very best carrot cake I've ever eaten.

Coffeelia on Calle 7 near the waterfront, a great new place for breakfast or lunch.  The Dutch style crepes are amazing.

Especias on Calle 5 Sur at Ave. 10.  Loved this new (in 2003) very little restaurant.  Excellent food; fish with a light cilantro sauce and deliciously prepared filet of beef for $9 US.  Outstanding.  Call for a reservation as there are only four tables.  044-987-876-15-58.

La Parrilla (I think this is the name) (10 Ave Norte, up the green stairs between Ave Benito Juarez and Calle 2 Norte) A small local place with the best $12 grilled shrimp dinner anywhere.
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