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Cozumel Favorites?

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by Jayfarmlaw, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. kmurray719

    kmurray719 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boston, Ma
    In no particular order:
    Tacos or gringas at El Pique (across from Super Aki on 30th, near the corner of Juarez) I like their pastor better than Otates. Much better.
    Huaraches at Chilangos on 30th. Best limonada on the island in my opinion.
    Pizza at Los Seras on 30th (corner of 3 or Morelos, can't remember which). Love their pastor pizza and it's even better as lunch the next day. They also have great tacos and tortas. Usually full of locals.
    Empanadas at a little place (Juanitas) on calle 5 between 10 and 15. Only open in the mornings, 8-12:30
    Burritos Gorditos or King Burrito (on Melgar past Blue Angel)
    La Choza for always good food, and their cheese dip. I could eat that with a spoon!
    Kondesa for salads. Seriously, their salads are awesome. And their chicken tortilla soup.
    Taco Landia, just barely south of Puerta Maya, on the other side of the road. An amazing variety of taco choices, about $1 each taco.
  2. DjDiverDan

    DjDiverDan Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Sunnyvale, TX USA
    I've been coming to Cozumel since 1990, at least once a year, often 2-3 times a year (during those pre 9/11 days when Charter operators flew from DFW into Coz, and I could often catch a RT flight for $199 or less for a long weekend), and I also consider myself a bit of a foodie. Here are my favorites -

    Dinners - High-end places: La Cocay, Kinta, Kondesa
    Tourist places: Casa Mission (I love the Gardens and the ambiance); Guido's, Pancho's
    Backyard, Rolandi's, Del Sur
    Local places: El Moro

    Lunches - Loncherias: Used to be Sabores; since Sabores closed, I go to Casa Cuzamil to relive (sort of, and without the back yard vibe); also really like Cha Cha's Kitchen.
    Local places: La Perlita on Thursdays for Lionfish; Pescaderia San Carlos on Saturday so I can get the Sopa Mariscos, also the grouper in garlic sauce; Sunday afternoon, El Moro to stuff myself with Cochinita Pibil.
    Sentimental favorite: Ernesto's - my Cozumel vacations always start with a lunch of Fajitas and a bucket of beers at Ernestos.

    Breakfast - Most days in Coz I will be diving, so breakfast is whatever is available where I am staying. But on the rare non-diving days, I indulge in a large breakfast. While I love the breakfast at the Museo, I admit a guilty pleasure of breakfast at Palmeras, right across from the Ferry Pier. It serves fresh squeezed OJ, good fresh fruit, and a very decent Chilaquiles with Salsa Verde and a fried egg on top. Also love Jeannies Waffle House, and Rock 'N Java.
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  3. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Ooh, I forgot about Rock N Java. We did not like their sushi, but the noodle/rice bowls were wonderful. And the small one was huge.

    We only did breakfast at Casa Mexicana since it was included with our hotel. It was fabulous.
  4. TV Mark

    TV Mark Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Shawnee Mission, Kansas (Kansas City Suburb)
    We like to hit La Candela for an early lunch. They always have something tasty on the stove! It's a good start to a beach crawl afternoon.
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  5. DjDiverDan

    DjDiverDan Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Sunnyvale, TX USA
    I do like La Candela as well, but I have seen instances where the wait staff tried to stiff a tourist with the wrong bill. I'll eat there, but I'm always careful to note the menu prices, note what I ordered, and CHECK THE BILL.
  6. jonhall

    jonhall Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Indianapolis
    Last there in 2012, but two favorites are the Tiki Tok for the atmosphere - 2nd floor sandy beach area looking out at ocean; good Mexican food at a reasonable price. It isn't far from the ferry pier.

    Ernesto's Fajitas gets a lot of good reviews for fajitas, but my group went in and had breakfast. Good omelets, eggs, and pancakes. It isn't far from the cruise ship piers. Small facility with inside and outside ocean-view (limited by buildings next door) seating
  7. MMM

    MMM Giant Squid Staff Member

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Sask. Canada/Cozumel, MX
    +1 for Cha Cha's. I recommend it to everyone who asks for a good lunch place. And they are perfectly happy if you BYOB. Which my girlfriends and I often do...
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  8. DjDiverDan

    DjDiverDan Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Sunnyvale, TX USA
    And you MUST save room for desert - the cakes at Cha Cha's Kitchen are amazing!
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  9. bhalah

    bhalah Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ontario

    Might that be the Costa Brava around the corner from the Casa Mexicana ?
  10. Carlos Danger

    Carlos Danger Manta Ray

    My current favorite spot is Ohana on 5th Ave between 6th and 8th. Everything I've had there has been amazing, and the Peanut Butter Tequila shots are OFF-THE-CHAIN! Matt and the extended local familia have been super nice to me. Can't wait to get back there!
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