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Special Treats

Among the best the island has to offer for treats and special occasions

Locate restaurants on the Restaurants page or on our detailed external map

These restaurants are ones we think worth a minor splurge at least once during a stay

Lunch Choices

RestaurantDetails
Pancho's Backyard
$$
A: Av. Rafael E. Melgar #27 at the corner of Calle 8 Nte
P: 842 21 41

Attractive setting in the Los Cinco Soles store on the waterfront at the north end of downtown, they offer some tasty and unusual dishes. People particularly like their chiles rellenos stuffed with plaintains and walnuts. Different lunch and supper menus, somewhat unusual for Cozumel.


Supper Choices:

Restaurant Details
Buccanos at Night
$$$
A: Playa San Juan Costera Norte Km 4.5
P: 872 01 00
 Beautiful torch-lit beachside setting with delicious, creative food and drinks. Open only Friday and Saturday nights. Closes in low season.
Jacinta
$$$
A: Av 5 between Calle 4 & 6
P: 869 04 72
 Located in a beautifully-restored house downtown, Jacinta has very elegant indoor and outdoor seating areas and a private dining room. Some traditional Yucatecan dishes (mostly as appetizers) such as duck panuchos and aguachile as well as a range of well-executed but less traditional mains. I go for a couple of appetizers as my dinner.
Kinta Mexican Bistro
$$$
A: 5a Av. Nte between Calle 2 & Calle 4 Nte
P: 869 05 44

Elegant outdoor courtyard providing a romantic setting. Their creative Mexican fusion cuisine has never disappointed. My favorite of all restaurants on the island. Reservations recommended. Closed Mondays.
Kondesa Cocina Moderna
$$$
A: 5a Av. Sur #456 between Calle 5 and 7 Sur
P: 869 10 86

Pleasant outdoor courtyard perfect for celebrations. Traditional Mexican basis with modern updates. My wife and son prefer Kondesa to Kinta. Reservations recommended.
La Cocay
$$$
A: Calle 8 Nte #208 between Av. 10 & 15 Nte
P: 872 55 33

Lovely indoor setting and mediterranean fusion dishes. Wood-burning pizza oven - we come here for the duck pizza. Closed Sundays.
Rolandi's Restaurant
Bar & Pizzeria
A: Av. Rafael E. Melgar at the corner of Calle 11 Sur
P: 872 10 97
$$ Gorgeous setting overlooking the water. Wood-fired pizza, pasta, Italian meats and seafood.