Cozumel Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Cozumel

Thanks to the abundance of all-inclusive resorts in Cozumel (which commonly include the cost of food and alcoholic beverages in the room rate), many tourists find little need to explore the island's dining scene. But if you're willing to venture beyond your hotel digs, you'll find a bevy of delicious (often affordable) eateries.  

Meals in Cozumel are built on a foundation of shellfish, seafood and common Mexican staples like beans, salsa and tortillas. Many of the best restaurants in town offer local seafood, including affordable lobster dishes. Most can be found in downtown San Miguel, in addition to a number of local food stands that offer cheap, local fare that is ideal for a quick snack. Kinta Mexican Bistro, a local restaurant that plates "sophisticated interpretations of classic Mexican fare," is a favorite among travelers. If your taste buds are looking for a change of pace, try Guido's, an Italian restaurant that's as lauded for its sangria and pasta as its verdant courtyard setting. And when you need a refreshing libation, head to The Thirsty Cougar. Thanks to its waterfront perch, you'll have a prime view of the Caribbean Sea while you're sipping a mango margarita and snacking on nachos.

Find the Best Restaurants in Cozumel

  • #1
    Half Senor Frogs
    #1 of 499 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 906 reviewsTripAdvisor (906)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Bar, International
    International Cruise Ship Terminal, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #2
    Cali Cafe
    #2 of 499 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 80 reviewsTripAdvisor (80)
    $ | Mexican, Cafe, American
    Calle Doctor Adolfo Rosado Salas # 233 Between avenidas 10 and 15, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #3
    CRAZY KING Burrito
    #3 of 499 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1083 reviewsTripAdvisor (1083)
    $ | Mexican
    5 Ave Esq Calle 4 Norte Centro, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #4
    Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
    #4 of 499 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 525 reviewsTripAdvisor (525)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood
    Carretera a Chankanaab km 4.5 SSA Mexico Pier, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #5
    Colores y Sabores
    #5 of 499 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 291 reviewsTripAdvisor (291)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Seafood, Spanish
    Calle 5 Sur Plaza Empo, Local 9, Entre R.E.M. Y 5ta Av, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #6
    La Cucina Italiana
    #6 of 499 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 145 reviewsTripAdvisor (145)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    Calle 6Nte # 300 San Miguel de Cozumel, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #7
    Diego's
    #7 of 499 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 354 reviewsTripAdvisor (354)
    $ | Seafood, Mexican, Latin, Spanish
    Ave 65 and Blvd Antonio Gonzalez Fernandez and Calle 18 Nte, Cozumel 77620 Mexico
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  • #8
    Buccanos at Night
    #8 of 499 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 790 reviewsTripAdvisor (790)
    $$ | Mexican, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion
    Playa San Juan, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #9
    COZ Coffee Roasting Company Cozumel
    #9 of 499 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 431 reviewsTripAdvisor (431)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, International, Healthy
    Avenida 5 Between Juarez & Calle 2, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #10
    Chocolateria Isla Bella
    #10 of 499 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 674 reviewsTripAdvisor (674)
    $ - $$ | International
    5th avenue between 2nd and 4th street north. Next door to the restaurant Kinta and across from Burritos Gorditos., Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #11
    Azul Madera
    #11 of 499 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 244 reviewsTripAdvisor (244)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Fusion
    Calle 3 sur between 5th and 10th avenue, Downtown, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #12
    Habanero's Grill & Bar
    #12 of 499 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 198 reviewsTripAdvisor (198)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Bar, Pub, American
    Av. Rafael E Melgar #221, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #13
    El Palomar Cozumel
    #13 of 499 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 456 reviewsTripAdvisor (456)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
    Avenida Rafael E. Melgar s/n between Calle 10 Nte. and Calle 12 Nte, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #14
    Burritos Gorditos
    #14 of 499 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 866 reviewsTripAdvisor (866)
    $ | Fast Food, Mexican, Central American
    Av 5 between calle 2 and 4, Cozumel 77667 Mexico
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  • #15
    Taco y Tequila Cozumel
    #15 of 499 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 367 reviewsTripAdvisor (367)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Bar
    Av. Rafael Melgar, Plaza Punta Langosta, Cozumel 77660 Mexico
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  • #16
    Guido's
    #16 of 499 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2799 reviewsTripAdvisor (2799)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Pizza, Seafood
    Avenida Rafael E. Melgar # 23 Between Calle 6 & 8 North, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #17
    El Billy Asados Al Carbon
    #17 of 499 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 219 reviewsTripAdvisor (219)
    $ | Mexican, Barbecue
    65 Av. Sur Calle 19 Sur, Cozumel Mexico
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  • #18
    Kinta Mexican Bistro
    #18 of 499 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1213 reviewsTripAdvisor (1213)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood
    5ta Av No. 148B Entre 2 y 4 norte, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #19
    Pescaderia San Carlos
    #19 of 499 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 437 reviewsTripAdvisor (437)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
    Calle 3, Cozumel Mexico
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  • #20
    Cuatro Tacos
    #20 of 499 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 361 reviewsTripAdvisor (361)
    $ | Mexican, Latin
    Calle 3 Sur 5ta y Melga, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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