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Supper (Cena) in Mexico is often quite late by North of the Border standards

Many of these places are open only at night

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There are many wonderful choices for supper in Cozumel. These are just our favorites.

Restaurant Details
Arabian Tacos
A: 30 Avenida between Calle 2 & 4 Norte
P: 120 82 82
 Inexpensive arabian food - tacos (beef, chicken, and surprisingly pork) served on small pitas, falafel, kefta, excellent hummus and tart homemade yogurt
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.
A: Calle 3 Sur at the corner of Av. Rafael E. Melgar
P: 869 81 56
  Chinese food with a great view of the ocean overlooking Avenida Melgar
Cielito Lindo
A: Calle 3 Sur at the corner of 5 Av
P: 101 95 89
 Serves Mexican classics, properly prepared. These include the famous and delicious Chiles en Nogada, traditionally available only seasonally in mid-September for Mexican Independence Day (on the Enlish menu here as "stuffed chiles with walnut cream sauce"). Newly-remodeled indoor space and outdoor seating on the sidewalk.
Del Sur Parilla Argentina
A: 5a Av. Sur at the corner of Calle 3 Sur
P: 101 71 08

Wonderful Argentinean-style empanadas (using wheat flour crusts instead of corn masa) with tasty and unusual fillings - try the "Del Sur" (cheese, plum and bacon)! They also have Argentinean steaks and yerba mate and sometimes feature tango dancers in their spacious vaulted dining room.
El Coctelito
A: Avenida Rafael Melgar entre Calle 10 y 12 Nte
P: 120 15 03
  Seafood place on the waterfront, with a playground for the kids. Great ceviche and fish, not to mention fizzy limeade (limonada con gas). The "Mummy Shrimp" with cheese and wrapped in bacon are a favorite. Closed Mondays.
El Moro
A: 75 Bis Av. Nte #124 between Calle 2 & 4 Nte
P: 872 30 29
  Well-loved but hard-to-find place popular with Americans and specializing in seafood and Mayan food. They have Frijol con Puerco on Mondays. Closed Thursdays.
El Pique
A: Av. Coldwell (30) between Av. Benito Juarez & Calle 2
P: 872 46 28

My favorite taqueria on the island, it has a quiet back courtyard reached through the busy front of the restaurant. Their tacos al pastor are outstanding, but don't automatically come with pineapple unless you specify ("con piña"), which you should. Queso fundido (and choriqueso and quesongo) are excellent here. Their specialty is cabeza.
Especias Restaubar
A: Calle 3 Sur between Av. 5 & 10 Sur
P: 876 15 58

Well-known and popular downtown restaurant. Recently rebooted as an Italian place, and we haven't tried it since then.
A: 10a Avenida between Avenida Juárez & Calle 2 Norte
P: 116 1759
 Frenchies is unique. It looks like a franchise location, but it's the only (or at least the first) in the world. They serve fresh-made french fries that are great in themselves but are transformed with a range of toppings. There's the familiar French-Canadian poutine, but also wonderful Thai orange chicken with ginger, "Bluefalo", superb garlic parmesan and vegetarian varieties. You have to try it to believe it.
A: Av. Benito Juárez between Calle 60 & 65 Sur
(across from the fire station)

This place on the transversal road specializes in Mayan dishes, including cochinita pibil, relleno negro, panuchos, salbutes, and papadzules
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 Casa del Mojito
A: 5 Av between Rosado Salas & 3 Sur
P: 111 41 24
 One of our island favorites! Cuban food and drinks prepared properly and with love. We love the masitas de puerco (cubes of pork loin slow-cooked in their own fat) and the fried plantains in particular. The mojitos are the best around and are made with Cuban rum. They also serve one of the best burgers on the island, the "Cuban Burger" with homemake spiced beef patties and a fried egg.
La Choza
A: 10a Av. Sur at the corner of Calle Rosado Salas
P: 872 09 58
  Offers a range of seafood and traditional Mexican items. Chicken mole is particularly good. Famous for their yellow salsa, which you can buy to take home. Their avocado pie is better than it sounds. Free parking in private lot on Calle 6 Nte.
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.
La Conchita del Caribe
A: 65a Av. Sur #960 between Calle 13 & 15 Sur
P: 869 12 18

Lots of great seafood options here. The best is to choose your fish from the cooler and have it fried whole.
La Perlita
A: Calle 10 Nte between Av. 65 Bis & 70 Nte
P: 869 83 43

A bit difficult to find, but worth the trouble especially for great lionfish dishes, particularly ceviche and pez leon xcalacoco (breaded in coconut). Two-for-one lionfish dishes on Thursdays!
Le Chef
A: 5a Av. Sur #398 at the corner of Calle 5 Sur
P: 878 43 91
  Creative offerings of fresh local ingredients inspired by French and Mediterranean techniques. Their lobster and bacon sandwich is great.
Los Sera's
A: Av. Pedro Joaquin Coldwell (30) at the corner of José Maria Morelos betw. Calle 3 & 5 Sur
  Taqueria that some prefer to El Pique. I'll admit it's close. Of particular note here is their pizza al pastor, which is very inexpensive and delicious.
Los Otates
A: 15a Av. Sur between Calle Dr. Adolfo Rosado Salas & Calle 3 Sur
P: 869 10 59
  Very popular with locals and tourists alike. Famous for pozole, they also offer a range of tacos, tortas, burritos (unusual in Mexico), and even burgers (but no fries). Free WiFi. Free parking.
Mister Taco
A: Av. Benito Juárez between Calle 60 & 65 Sur
(across from the fire station)

Don't let appearances fool you - this visually unimpressive taco stand is very busy for good reason. Some of the best tacos al pastor around, but not much else on the menu.
Nando's HotdogsA: Calle 11 near 30 Av
$If you want a bacon-wrapped, cheese-stuffed hotdog in Cozumel, this is the place to get it. Nando has a new location on Calle 3 Sur between 10 and 5 Av and some carts, but this is the one we go to for cheap late-night food when we don't want tacos. It's popular and usually has lines. Try the "crunchy" style with rajas. N.B.: even the "sencillo" ("plain") dog still comes stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon - it's just not topped with anything.
No Name Bar
A: Av. Rafael E. Melgar #628 between Calle 7 & 11 Sur
P: 878 40 20
  Great view, swim-up bar
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.
Parrilla Mission
A: A: Calle 1 Sur between Calle 50 & 55
P: 869 24 63
  Longstanding favorite, specializing in arrachera and seafood.
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
Taqueria los Chilangos
A: Av. Pedro Joaquín Coldwell (30) #579 between Calle 3 Sur & Morelos
$ Specializes in huaraches and quesadillas. They also have nice tamales, and refreshing avena to drink. Despite the name, they don't appear to offer tacos, though huaraches are very similar. Don't confuse it with Cocina Economica los Chilangos, open only during the day.
The Pub
A: Calle 4 Nte between 5 & 10 Av
P: 872 41 32
 Good English pub grub, beer on tap, and a really good homemade burger. The steak and ale pie is noteworthy (and takes about 20 minutes).
Wet Wendy's
Margarita House
A: 5a Av. Nte between Calle 5 & Benito Juárez (pedestrian)
P: 872 49 70
Famous for innovative margaritas, they also offer "Mexican and Texican Food"