The Best Restaurants in Cozumel For 2021

February 20, 2021

The ultimate guide to the best Cozumel Restaurants. From Tacos by the beach to Italian fine dining, Cozumel has restaurant and eateries for every taste and budget. We've put together our list of the very best restaurants in Cozumel for you to try in 2021

Casa Mission

Casa Mission, Cozumel

A visit to Casa Mission will be a visit through history, enjoying dishes made with love and very Mexican tradition.

In this ancient estate, the past and the present are intertwined. It was the resting place of the rulers and aristocrats and today it is a meeting place for the inhabitants of Cozumel. It is a beautiful and unique corner, surrounded by gardens and fountains.

The perfect place to celebrate your special dates, have breakfast, lunch or dinner; it is a beautiful space framed by exotic birds and century-old trees. If you find yourself visiting the paradisiac Island of Cozumel, don't miss the opportunity to visit Casa Mission and enjoy authentic gastronomy.

Av Lic Benito Juárez 55, Adolfo López Mateos, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

La Cocay

La Cocay, Cozumel

La Cocay is a local favourite, with a very sophisticated, upscale vibe. The salads are excellent, and expect a selection of seafood, pasta, and steak on the menu. The seared tuna is regarded as the best on the island or look to the tapas menu for a varied choice of local specialities. Everything is freshly prepared daily and when it’s gone it’s gone.

Calle 8 Nte 208, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico


Kondesa, Cozumel

This central restaurant serves the best fresh fish in town, the signature Kondesa Kake features Lionfish, and the seafood enchiladas are a speciality. The restaurant also boasts a great cocktail list.

5a Avenida Sur #456, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

Wet Wendy’s Margarita House and Restaurant

Wet Wendy’s Margarita House and Restaurant, Cozumel

Margaritas are the order of the day at this Cozumel favourite. This is a fun casual place, with bartender knocking up an array of fun cocktails. This is a family friendly, fun loving joint with samba and reggae as the soundtrack to a great night out. Expect live bands in the evening ranging from Salsa to jazz and rock and roll.

Calle 2 Norte, Centro San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, 77600, Mexico

La Clásica

La Clásica, Cozumel

Located on 5th Avenue in San Miguel, La Clásica is an intimate Cantina inspired restaurant, famed for its super strong Margaritas! The menu is traditional Mexican. They have opted for quality over quantity with the menu, and every dish is a winner.

5a Av. Nte 299, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico


Kinta, Cozumel

Kinta is an upscale restaurant, offering high quality food. The restaurant only opens in the evening after the cruise ships have gone so expect food loving locals and tourists staying on the island. The seafood is the speciality, with the octopus and fresh tuna topping the list.

5ta Avenida 148 X 2 y 4, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

La Choza

Breakfast is the speciality, with locals flocking here for the ‘Migas’ – (scrambled eggs with bacon). For lunch or dinner try the pork with pumpkin seed or the chili stuffed with shrimp. Finish off with the speciality avocado pie.

Av. 10, Cozumel, Quintana Roo 77600, Mexico

El Pezcozon

El Pezcozon, Cozumel

Up on 10th Avenue, El Pezcozon is famed for its fish tacos and ‘Pulpo Ceviche’. The fried octopus also comes highly recommended, best served with their special Pitaya Mojito.

40 Av.10 Norte 543, 10 de Abril, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

K’ooben Laab

K’ooben Laab, Cozumel

If you fancy a break from Mexican food, K’ooben Laab is one of the best Italian restaurants on the island. The bread and pasta are all freshly made on the premises, and the roof terrace is a great place to catch a cook breeze in the evening.

Avenida Licenciado Pedro Joaquin Coldwell entre, Calle José María Morelos entre 25 y 39 numeo 533 a depto 2Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico


Palmeras, Cozumel

Great for Ceviche, and very popular with tourists. Right over the street from the ferry terminal so a great stop off after a trip on the ferry, or while waiting to get on. The chicken breast is supremely tender, and the salsa is homemade.

*Ultramar, Av. Rafael E. Melgar 1, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico *


Machete, Cozumel

Machete offers some great Taco sharing platters. Perfect for people watching as the tables are on the pavement, and the cocktails are huge!

Av. Doctor Adolfo Rosado Salas 221, Centro, 77665 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico


Guido's, Cozumel

This Italian style eatery specialises in fresh fish and amazing pizzas, cooked in the wood burning stove. Wash down your pizza with a jug of sangria.

Av. Rafael E. Melgar 23, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

Los Otates

Los Otates, Cozumel

Quesadillas and Tacos make this one of the most popular places for cruisers on the island for the day.

15A Avenida Sur, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Mexico

Burritos Gorditos

Burritos Gorditos, Cozumel

There is something for everyone at Burritos Gorditos. Fish, meat, vegetarian. This has been one of the top-rated restaurants in Cozumel for years, and is worth a visit.

5a Av. Nte S/N, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

El Moro

El Moro, Cozumel

This is a family owned Gem, out in the open, the service is friendly, the portions are huge they specialise in Beef and seafood dishes with a great selection of local liqueurs.

*Av. Norte Por Calle 2, Calle 75 Bis Avenida Nte., Emiliano Zapata, 77600 San Miguel de *

Casa Denis

Casa Denis, Cozumel

Try the Conchita Pibil, a dish of pork served with local spices, wrapped in banana leaves. This casual eatery has been a favourite of locals for almost 80 years. Choose from the main restaurant of quieter courtyard.

Calle 1 Sur No. 132, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

El Foco

El Foco, Cozumel

This Taqueria keeps on serving up delicious taco’s until 2am Great quality beef, pork or cheese are rated among the best on Cozumel.

5ta Av Entre Calles 5 y 7 # 433, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

Pancho’s Backyard

Pancho’s is bustling at lunch, when cruise ship passengers flock to try the quesadillas, tacos and chimichanga. The evening is more peaceful.

Av. Rafael E. Melgar, Cozumel, Quintana Roo 77600, Mexico

Pepe's Steak and Seafood House

Pepe's Steak and Seafood House, Cozumel

One of the best steakhouses on the island, this restaurant has great ocean views. The steaks are a match for most New York steakhouses, with filet mignon, T-Bone and Prime Rib cooked to perfection.

Av. Rafael E. Melgar and Calle Adolfo Rosado Salas

Rock 'n Java Caribbean Bar & Grill

Rock 'n Java Caribbean Bar & Grill, Cozumel

This Caribbean inspired restaurant is sister to the Tex Mex and noodle bar in the Mega Shopping Centre. Try the French toast at breakfast, vegetarian tacos at lunch and spicy beef nacho for dinner. Round it all off with one of the amazing pastries. This is a great casual stop off if you are in a rush.

Av. Rafael E. Melgar No. 602-6, Cozumel, Quintana Roo 77600, Mexico

Chocolateria Isla Bella

Chocolateria Isla Bella, Cozumel

Chocolate lover’s heaven! 25 different types of chocolate made on site.

Calle 3 Sur S/N Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico,

Buccanos at Night

Buccanos at Night, Cozumel

The fresh fish served daily are caught by the chef from the waters right next the restaurant, you literally could not get more local!

Zona Hotelera Norte San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, 77600, Mexico

La Cuisine by Nutribalance

La Cuisine by Nutribalance, Cozumel

The meals at La Cuisine are crafted by the nutritionists who run the restaurant, to ensure the right balance of taste and nutrients. Expect healthy cuisine such as salads and freshly pressed juice. All local and of course, all organic.

Andres Quintana Roo # 100 Entre 5 y 10 Sur, Col. Gonzalo Guerrero, Cozumel, Mexico

Alberto’s Beach Bar

Alberto’s Beach Bar, Cozumel

Customers rave about the seafood platters as well as the incredible sunset views, the red snapper and lobster are the specialties, as well as the huge seafood platters.

Carretera Costera Sur Km 18, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

Al Pie de Carbon

Al Pie de Carbon, Cozumel

This acclaimed steakhouse has a huge menu to choose from, but we recommend the Ribeye. This is a classic Mexican steakhouse, so expect a bit of heat from the serrano peppers. They also have great grilled Lobster and Mahi Mahi. The owner Arturo makes sure customers are well looked after.

Calle 3 Sur 98, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

Lobster Shack

Lobster Shack, Cozumel

Customers go back again and again for the amazing Lobster Rolls, this tiny venue serves up big portions, and you can watch the food being prepared right in front of you. A great place to stop for a quick bite while exploring the waterfront.

3rd St South, Cozumel 77600 Mexico

Le Chef

Le Chef, Cozumel

What Le Chef lacks in size it makes up for in value. The lobster BLT, soups, salads, and sandwiches are very reasonably prices for the quality you get. In the evening choose from the ever-revolving list of daily specials.

Av Rafael E Melgar 201 entre Calles 4, Calle 6 Nte y, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

La Perlita

La Perlita, Cozumel

La Perlita is slightly off the beaten tourist track, over on 10th Street, so expect a local crowd. Their speciality, Lionfish has become something of a local delicacy. Try the Coconut Lionfish and prepare to be wowed!

Calle 10 Nte 499, Emiliano Zapata, San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

El Chino Marinero

El Chino Marinero, Cozumel

A small place serving up the best fish tacos in Cozumel

Av Lic Benito Juárez 501, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

La Casa del Mojito

Casa Mojito, Cozumel

As the name suggests, you can’t come to La Casa del Mojito and not try one of their Cuban inspired Mojitos. Try the signature sandwich ‘The Cuban’.

Av. 5, Cozumel, Quintana Roo 7760, Mexico

La Candela

La Candela, Cozumel

One of the best places on the island to grab a fajita. The fresh shrimp fajitas are best washed down with their signature Mojito.

5a Av. Nte 298, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

Alfredo di Roma

Alfredo di Roma, Cozumel

The speciality in this classic Italian eatery is the ‘Fettuccine Alfredo’, with the cheese imported especially from Italy. As you would expect, the pasta is made fresh every day and the restaurant boasts the most extensive wine list on the island. Enjoy classic such as Chilean Seabass and spaghetti with Lobster while enjoying the sunset through the floor to ceiling windows. Reservations are required.

Carretera a Chankanaab km 6.5, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

Playa Bonita

Playa Bonita, Cozumel

A casual lunch restaurant out on the East coast of the island. This place gets busy on Sundays with local families enjoying the fried fish while bathing in the crystal Caribbean waters.

San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico


Coconuts, Cozumel

Coconuts is out on the Windward side of the island. This lively casual diner specialises in cold beer, fish, and fajitas. This place is all about the vibe and the views, with some of the best views on the island.

Carretera Costera Oriental, 77645 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

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