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
    Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
    #1 of 514 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 842 reviewsTripAdvisor (842)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood
    Carretera a Chankanaab km 4.5 SSA Mexico Pier, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #2
    Half Senor Frogs
    #2 of 514 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1101 reviewsTripAdvisor (1101)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Bar, International
    International Cruise Ship Terminal, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #3
    Cali Cafe
    #3 of 514 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 106 reviewsTripAdvisor (106)
    $ | Mexican, Cafe
    Calle Doctor Adolfo Rosado Salas # 233 Between avenidas 10 and 15, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #4
    CRAZY KING Burrito
    #4 of 514 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1136 reviewsTripAdvisor (1136)
    $ | Mexican, Latin
    5 Ave Esq Calle 4 Norte Centro, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #5
    Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
    #5 of 514 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2418 reviewsTripAdvisor (2418)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Bar, American, International
    Carretera Chancanaab km 4.5 SSA Mexico Pier, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #6
    Three Amigos
    #6 of 514 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1730 reviewsTripAdvisor (1730)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Bar
    Carretera Chancanaab km 4.5 Puerta Maya Pier, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #7
    Buccanos at Night
    #7 of 514 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 833 reviewsTripAdvisor (833)
    $$ | Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion
    Playa San Juan Costera Norte km 4.5, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #8
    Diego's
    #8 of 514 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 370 reviewsTripAdvisor (370)
    $ | Seafood, Mexican, Fast Food
    Ave 65 and Blvd Antonio Gonzalez Fernandez and Calle 18 Nte, Cozumel 77620 Mexico
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  • #9
    Colores y Sabores
    #9 of 514 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 372 reviewsTripAdvisor (372)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Spanish
    Calle 5 Sur Plaza Empo, Local 9, Entre R.E.M. Y 5ta Av, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #10
    Chocolateria Isla Bella
    #10 of 514 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 687 reviewsTripAdvisor (687)
    $ - $$ | International
    5th avenue between 2nd and 4th street north. Next door to the restaurant Kinta and across from Burritos Gorditos., Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #11
    Taco y Tequila Cozumel
    #11 of 514 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 435 reviewsTripAdvisor (435)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Bar
    Av. Rafael Melgar, Plaza Punta Langosta, Cozumel 77660 Mexico
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  • #12
    Habanero's Grill & Bar
    #12 of 514 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 198 reviewsTripAdvisor (198)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Pub, American, Bar
    Av. Rafael E Melgar #221, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #13
    COZ Coffee Roasting Company Cozumel
    #13 of 514 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 452 reviewsTripAdvisor (452)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, International, Healthy
    Avenida 5 Between Juarez & Calle 2, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #14
    Azul Madera
    #14 of 514 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 294 reviewsTripAdvisor (294)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, International, Fusion
    Calle 3 sur between 5th and 10th avenue, Downtown, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #15
    Cerveceria Punta Sur
    #15 of 514 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 166 reviewsTripAdvisor (166)
    $ - $$ | Pizza
    Avenida 10, 298-A Between Rosado Sales & Calle 3, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #16
    Burritos Gorditos
    #16 of 514 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 881 reviewsTripAdvisor (881)
    $ | Fast Food, Mexican
    Av 5 between calle 2 and 4, Cozumel 77667 Mexico
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  • #17
    Guido's
    #17 of 514 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2903 reviewsTripAdvisor (2903)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Pizza, Seafood
    Avenida Rafael E. Melgar # 23 Between Calle 6 & 8 North, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #18
    La Cucina Italiana
    #18 of 514 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 155 reviewsTripAdvisor (155)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    Calle 6Nte # 300 San Miguel de Cozumel, Cozumel 77600 Mexico
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  • #19
    El Palomar Cozumel
    #19 of 514 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 509 reviewsTripAdvisor (509)
    $ - $$ | 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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  • #20
    El Billy Asados Al Carbon
    #20 of 514 Places to Eat in Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 230 reviewsTripAdvisor (230)
    $ | Mexican, Barbecue
    65 Av. Sur Calle 19 Sur, Cozumel Mexico
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