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sparky
05-31-2008, 23:41
Simple question, name your one favorite restaurant. OK, I know that might not be possible for some people, so how about just your top 3 choices if you can't pick just one.

I'll go first.

The one place I make a point of dining at is La Conchita del Caribe.

Defman
06-01-2008, 10:42
It *used to be* Santiago's, but they closed. I like Prima a lot, kind of depends on what you're hungry for I guess.

DiveSooner
06-01-2008, 20:15
Loco Kai for fine dining
Papa Hogs for Burgers

coral cowgirl
06-02-2008, 00:37
'Nother vote for Prima~
Planning a trip for March and it's tops on the list.

TRACI
06-02-2008, 08:49
My vote is for Primas and Papa Hogs for some good American comfort food, but the last trip. Hogs was serving a really good roasted poblano pasta that was really good, but Mike said they do not make it very often because it takes hours and hours to cook.

mwhities
06-02-2008, 09:02
Primas and PePe's (spelling?)

Best drinks - Mezcalitos. :)

divingmedic
06-02-2008, 15:01
Prima's hands down.

ParrotheadDiver
06-02-2008, 16:33
Especias...ummm that bacon wrapped shrimp
Casa Denis
The restaurant above the museum
Coco's for breakfast....

OilfieldTrash
06-02-2008, 17:01
1) Primas
2) Pancho's Back Yard

DiveSooner
06-02-2008, 19:29
Coconuts - on the otherside.

sparky
06-02-2008, 22:35
Coconuts - on the otherside.

Mmmm shrimp tacos.

cppike79
06-03-2008, 01:14
This is an easy one, La Mission over on 30th, behind the supermarket.:smiley20:

The combo plate and the fajitas are amazing.

Diver Kat
06-03-2008, 16:38
Another vote for La Mission Parilla - over on 30th - love the the grilled Chuletas (pork chops!)

Another favorite - open for lunch only - is Sabores - across from Villas Las Ancles. They do a killer Chuleta de Yucateca! (Yes, I am addicted to Cozumel pork chops!)

DiverDi
06-05-2008, 16:51
Another vote for La Mission. We also always rent a jeep for a day and do the tour around the island. Love Coconuts, the reggae place on the turn (name escapes me at the moment) and Mexcalitos for drinks.

mauiiop
06-05-2008, 17:00
La Choza is my favorite then El Pique and then for some good american burgers i go to mezcalitos west, wow the meat they use for the burgers is real fresh ground beef, thick patties with fresh grilled onions if you ask.:smiley20: I also cast a vote for La Mission. It is too hard to choose just one favorite for me.

divingmedic
06-07-2008, 08:59
Another vote for La Mission. We also always rent a jeep for a day and do the tour around the island. Love Coconuts, the reggae place on the turn (name escapes me at the moment) and Mexcalitos for drinks.
Where is the best place to rent a jeep from? We will be there the 18th through the 28 and want to spend 1-2 looking around the island.

mauiiop
06-08-2008, 16:40
Where is the best place to rent a jeep from? We will be there the 18th through the 28 and want to spend 1-2 looking around the island.[/quote]


There is a local company named Less Pay and they have good rates. I will get the name of a cheaper one tonight i forget:smiley5: right now. Either place will bring you the vehicle and pick it up from you.

chace_nicole
06-08-2008, 16:59
[/quote]Where is the best place to rent a jeep from? We will be there the 18th through the 28 and want to spend 1-2 looking around the island.[/quote]

I have used Isis before...very reasonable & nice. Just checked out Less Pay on the web & their rates are less :)

ISiS Rent A Car, Rental Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel, Cancun and Riviera Maya (http://www.rentadoraisis.com.mx/9601.html)

mauiiop
06-10-2008, 23:36
That was the other company. Thank you, i got working and never came back on to give the answer. They are very good too.:smiley20:

gthomas
06-11-2008, 08:33
Prima's to eat, Isis's to rent a Jeep.

obrules15
06-11-2008, 17:06
1. Casa Denis -- Old Reliable
2. La Choza
3. Casa Mission -- Really cool setting. Go during the day.

emcbride81
06-11-2008, 17:28
Coconuts - on the otherside.


Amen...amazing view on the cliff over the rocks...little bit of a drive but great fajitas! Just dont fawn over Kuko's iguana or he will rope you into getting pictures taken for money.

highdesert
06-12-2008, 22:35
Los Seras, back on 30th, for the tacos! Dinner for two with a drink ... $6. Made it there twice this trip. We love to eat local when we're there ...

On our last morning, no rush, so we went to the rooftop restaurant at the museum for a leisurely breakfast, overlooking the water. Excellent! I would recommend it very highly ...

SYOTABUCS
06-17-2008, 08:37
On our most recent trip we really enjoyed the resturant at Villa Blanca Hotel. They had a Mexican BBQ on Sunday night and again on the following Saturday night. Open to everyone. We also had breakfast with them a couple of times and dinner and lunch. All good. Auturo is great.

Other than that.
El Pique
Ernestos
Sonora Grill

diverdan_51
06-19-2008, 20:41
Prima's
Guido's
La Choza

bubbletrubble
06-19-2008, 21:14
I was last there in January 2006, so I hope that these places are still around and the food is still top-notch:

1. Santa Carlos Seafood Market (50 Bis between Calle 3 and Calle 5): The conch and octopus ceviche is delicious. It's also quite a distance from the touristy areas -- about 12 blocks from the waterfront. The awning out front reads: "Pescaderia," so keep an eye out for the sign or you'll miss it. In the back there's a very nice courtyard area with several tables.

2. Los Seras: Tacos Al Pastor. Awesome late night eats. My mouth waters just thinking about it.

3. Sabores: great loncheria with very reasonable prices.

MyPC8MyBrain
10-21-2008, 14:29
Love el Morro.. but it's way back in real Mexico :smiley36:

Go past 65th on the cross island road and turn left at the Pemex. Go a couple blocks and turn righ at the Madonna shrine. Go past the dump truck and the car on blocks and turn right again..
{or just tell the taxi "el Morro" they know where it is}

Awesome Chicken Mole', garlic shrimp, and shrimp on a wire. Margaritas arent too bad either :smiley2:

Say Hi to smiling Ray when you are there.

La Choza... another great place, but havent been there since they moved after the fire.

La Conchita del Caribe'... When you the place is full and you are the only American there, you know that you have a winner. It took them a few minutes to find their english translated menu. Guess they don't use it much.

mike_s
10-21-2008, 14:38
1) Primas
2) Pancho's Back Yard



Pancho's Back yard was great!, but it left me with "Montezumas Revenge".

Don't know if it was the ice in the coke I drank or what. (People have claimed they use purified water in their ice. how they know though I have no clue).


At least no one here said that Carlos n Charlies was their favorite. That place used to be great 20 years ago, but they are the worst place I've been in Cozumel. (I mean it sucked that bad).

OilfieldTrash
10-21-2008, 16:12
1) Primas
2) Pancho's Back Yard



Pancho's Back yard was great!, but it left me with "Montezumas Revenge".



Sorry to hear that! I've eaten there twice with no problem. Also, I really dig the tequila store at the entrance!

lucidblue
10-27-2008, 11:14
Casa Denis
Guido's

Had excellent mojitos at a small Cuban bar called La Casa del Mojito.

There are definitely more places I want to try on the next trip including Casa Mission and La Choza.

Zeagle Eagle
11-02-2008, 09:48
Primas

mr_tabasco
11-02-2008, 14:50
Primas hands down.

cozlover
11-16-2008, 06:14
second Los Seras. The Musuem for breakfast, Guidos for the best Mahi Mahi. For lunch venture back to San Carlos Pescadaria on Avendia 50 Bis for a fish lunch oh bady I can taste it now.

Avoid La Chef it sucked.

teerlkay
11-25-2008, 06:52
+1 La Mission

Daz
11-25-2008, 07:40
+1 La Mission
Parrilla Mission on 30th? Haven't been there yet but planning on hitting it when we're there in Jan.

gNats
11-25-2008, 08:10
Okay, I've only been to Coz once, off a cruise ship, and before scuba diving. Senor Froggies? Is that the tourist trap place? All I know is I had one too many Margaritas that evening. But it was fun....

heydn62
12-30-2008, 22:42
Pancho's Backyard
Casa Denis

...and the Chimichangas at Paradise Beach are tasty.

dcross2002
01-01-2009, 03:59
la veranda

dcross2002
01-01-2009, 12:19
El Focos for pretty good tacos

srv240
01-01-2009, 20:48
i went to the prima website.they have good looking dishes but am i mistaken that a seafood combo for two is 500 bucks.im not broke but that is waaaaaaaaay to much.30 bucks for three cheese sticks really.is that in pesos or is the food that good.

SynCitizen
01-01-2009, 21:04
Havent been to the website but I'd have to guess thats in pesos mi amigo.

firstdive2005
01-01-2009, 23:29
Albinos is a great MEXICAN restaurant. Huge count on the portions and neat location. Not expensive. Also La Perlita another MEXICAN restaurant. Another off beat locale. Food is amazing and just a very cool place to eat also not expensive.:smiley20:

Daz
01-01-2009, 23:41
i went to the prima website.they have good looking dishes but am i mistaken that a seafood combo for two is 500 bucks.im not broke but that is waaaaaaaaay to much.30 bucks for three cheese sticks really.is that in pesos or is the food that good.
Uh, yeah - Pesos. 500 pesos is around $35-40 depending on the exchange rate at the time, not too bad for a seafood combo for two.

hydro
01-02-2009, 11:33
A more local establishment that's less "touristy" and very tasty is Las Palmas. I had some great food for around $4.

Italianprincess
01-02-2009, 14:02
Coconuts, back around the other side of the island! They sell Conch there, whereas they didn't in town! Yummy food, good drinks and great staff! (The view is good too!!)

Scuba Bear
01-08-2009, 11:23
La Conchita de Caribe (outstanding)
Prima (very,very good):smiley20:
La Parilla Mission on 30th (locals place, cheap and great)

DTWEL
01-14-2009, 17:24
LA Chozas

1Kwik_69
01-27-2009, 03:27
Tough question. I'd have to say Coconuts or Mezcalito's for lunch and a very relaxing view. I love getting a table right near the edge of the cliff at Coconuts, having a few margaritas and sneaking a few nachos to the dog. Their hot sauce is awsome! Both Mezcalito's and Coconuts have great fajitas!

For dinner La Mission is always a good bet.

What's the name of the restaurant right across the street from Deep Blue? We tried them last March and really liked it. :smiley20:

mrm777
01-28-2009, 20:58
For cheap and good lunch...La Candela.
For good and not so cheap....La Kinta (appetizer of fried cheese is terrific).

H2ODoc
01-28-2009, 22:06
El Pique - great tacos, great service
Sonora Grill - nobody else mentioned this? Great place!
La Choza:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j192/schmed123/2007Cozumel737Medium.jpg

mrm777
02-04-2009, 20:13
Man, that looks good, real guacamole too.....(heading to kitchen to see if the 1/2 can of bean dip in the fridge is still edible.)
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El Pique - great tacos, great service
Sonora Grill - nobody else mentioned this? Great place!
La Choza:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j192/schmed123/2007Cozumel737Medium.jpg

Scuba Bear
02-21-2009, 19:52
Okay, I have a new local one - Los Otates was awesome and cheap. Wife and I had tacos al pastor, gringas, and coca lights - $100 pesos. Not far from the square.

SYOTABUCS
02-28-2009, 08:20
Loco Kai for fine dining
Papa Hogs for Burgers

Where is Loco Kia?

We discovered La Morena on the last trip and enjoyed it also. I forget the address.

Los Otates is great also. Been there about 6 times over the years. My dive buddy (wife, Angie) loves the "cheek" when they have it. Very tender.

islandbum
03-31-2009, 19:12
We discovered La Morena on the last trip and enjoyed it also. I forget the address.

La Morena is on 10ave between 3 and 5

gee
04-08-2009, 01:15
I don't recall the name of this place on avenue 15 but the tacos I had sunday were my favorite.

msprzeor
04-08-2009, 02:08
El Foco! Tacos de Tim are awesome! Loved the atmosphere as well, also enjoyed El Pique, Las Seras, Chilango's and many more!

chace_nicole
04-11-2009, 10:43
I don't recall the name of this place on avenue 15 but the tacos I had sunday were my favorite.


Looks like Otates..

shaky6
04-25-2009, 15:37
I can't believe I only saw one hit for Ernesto's. Well, here is #2

Ernesto's

Empacher
04-25-2009, 18:02
el Foco...(lightbulb) great local mexican food

DarkCoffee
04-27-2009, 09:10
Another vote for Otates. Their charo was awsome and I swear they have the best guacamole <sp?> I've tasted in Cozumel.


Okay, I have a new local one - Los Otates was awesome and cheap. Wife and I had tacos al pastor, gringas, and coca lights - $100 pesos. Not far from the square.

gee
04-27-2009, 10:10
Thanks Chace.


I don't recall the name of this place on avenue 15 but the tacos I had sunday were my favorite.


Looks like Otates..

Pandora
04-27-2009, 12:05
For a nice dinner.....can't miss out on the Lobster House! You select a lobster tail, they weigh it, boil it with a hint of spices, and serve it with melted butter, accompanied by sides of rice, vegetables, and bread. Does lobster require anything more? This is the only thing on the menu.

About $100 for two adults.......

andyhi
05-24-2009, 11:26
This thread needs a sticky!

moabe
05-27-2009, 08:19
the best fish tacos you will ever put into your mouth are at a shack called Sunset Beach just north of Park Royal Hotel. ask for Chino..we ate there 4 times in 5 days. We actually enjoyed the food at The Hard Rock more than most of the other local places.

rental car..budjet was the only place out of 4 that we have used that did not charge our credit card twice for the same rental.

is it me, or are the restrooms in fantastic shape throughout the island compared to 5 years ago?

where not to eat....Itilian Restaraunt in Park Royal "how can you screw up pasta?" 2nd dont ever get the "corn in the cup" at the local carnival. unstable bowels willl surely follow