Splurges & Occasions

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

Locate restaurants on the Restaurants page.

We think these restaurants are worth a minor splurge at least once during a stay

Lunch Choices

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

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.

El Palomar


A: Av. Rafael E. Melgar at Calle 10 Nte

P: 120 27 92

In a beautiful and iconic 1903 villa on the waterfront, this is a beautiful place to enjoy great food and drinks. Pleasant and relaxing. My favorite place to go for drinks in the evening.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A: Calle 3 Sur between Av 5 & 10

P: 872 27 08

Fancy and unusual downtown restaurant with some very nice appetizers.