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Need authentic local food in cozumel

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by miserkris, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. pauldw

    pauldw Solo Diver

    Oh my goodness, I had no idea conch even have those eyestalks, much less that people eat the eyes! So, last week since I was down there I went up to some conch, and sure enough, there were the eyestalks! But I waved a finger in front of one's eyes to see if it would follow my finger with its eyes, and it didn't. Was it stupid, or bored?
  2. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lewisville TX
    I understand they relocated to Villa Blanca. Thinking of getting a bicycle.
    I understand their landlord, Earnesto's, is converting the previous location to an Air BNB, bootleg,hotel. This seems to be a common theme in the downtown area.
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  3. horn34

    horn34 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Austin, TX
    It's called Sharky's Pub after they moved

    Sharky’s Pub Cozumel
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  4. Christi

    Christi PADI MSDT/Dive op owner ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Cozumel, MX
    Then please don't miss La Choza AND El Moro

    Both are local family owned and operated with delicious authentic Yucatecan food and Yucatecan Seafood dishes
  5. pauldw

    pauldw Solo Diver

    Tried to hit El Moro last week before an afternoon boat trip, but it didn't open until 1:00 so we were out of luck. Next time.
  6. ljwillia

    ljwillia Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Richmond, Va.
    We there last week. Still Los Otates.
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  7. mstevens

    mstevens Toadfish. Splendid is implied but not guaranteed. ScubaBoard Supporter

    That would have to be "again", not "still". They definitely removed their signage around a month ago.
  8. losalcatraces

    losalcatraces Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Cozumel , Mexico
  9. Dan G

    Dan G Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Colorado
    Late to this reply, but their website hasn't changed the name. I was there in September 2018 and it wasn't changed as of then.
  10. cozcharlie

    cozcharlie Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Houston, TX
    I was at the restaurant formerly known as Otates 3 weeks ago. Everyone still calls them Otates out of habit but they had to black out the name from their menu and sign. Even though they have been in business for a couple of decades on cozumel, there is a evidently a chain in Guadalajara that has been around since 1950 that is protecting the name. The Coz establishment evidently is choosing a new name (but is doing so on island time evidently). As far as I can tell, they will not be doing anything other than changing name on menu and sign.

    All of that said, this place has good cheap Mexican food and a full bar on the property. Not that many places on island have both I highly recommend it.

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