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Where to eat?

GastronomíaOver 90 restaurants to choose from while in Cozumel, even we know you’ll find something you’ll like we will start by recommending the authentic and traditional food of Cozumel and the Yucatan Peninsula.

El Mercado (The market)

Dare to see the authentic cozumeleña life and stop at “El Mercado” open from 6am to 3pm, the island’s traditional market. It is located on corner of 25th. Avenue and Rosado Salas Street. Yellow building full of stands selling vegetables, fruit, groceries and food, but also little shops in the rabbit warren back behind the building just walk around, enjoy and even buy cute handmade souvenirs.

Loncherías for lunch

Loncherías are nothing but authentic family – style restaurants open for lunch usually from noon to 4pm offering “comida corrida” which is a set menu made of soup, main course and water fruit. For one inexpensive price you choose among 4 to 5 different meals of the day (comida corrida). Following are our recommendations, all of them close to downtown area:


Excellent “comida corrida”, you can eat inside or walk through the kitchen to enjoy their very nice back yard. Located on 5th Avenue between 3rd. and 5th Street.

Las Flamitas:

Located 7 blocks from the main square on 25th. Avenue between 3rd. and 5th. Street. Great yucatecan food.

Miss Dolllar

Popular local restaurant , spacious, clean and good “comida corrida”. Located on 25th avenue between 3rd. and Rosado Salas Street.

Loncherías for dinner

Los Gatitos

Los GatitosLos GatitosA must to try while in Cozumel, this is a family run restaurant offers from 7pm to 11pm (off on Mondays) the famous Panuchos and Salbutes, pre-cooked tortilla with shredded chicken and garnished with lettuce and onion. The difference between panuchos and salbutes is that the first has refried beans inside the tortilla.
Chicken Soup. A delicious chicken broth with shredded chicken and garnished with vegetables. Exquisite!
This frequent by locals, so if you like the road less travelled this is the perfect place to try the authentic yucatecan antojitos “finger foods”. Located on 7th. Street between 10th and 15th avenue.

Los Otates:

When visiting Mexico you think about tacos! And one of the best places to get them is at “Los Otates” where the traditional tacos are made of maize tortilla with a great variety of fillings: chichen, pork, beef, and the best guacamole in town and a local rustic atmosphere surely will become your favorite. Located on 15th Avenue between 3rd. and Rosado Salas Street.

Costa Brava Restaurant

Costa Brava RestaurantThe most Mexican restaurant on the island of Cozumel! In the very center of the downtown just steps from the Malecon and the post office, typical taste of traditional Mexican dishes, be sure to try the enchiladas of mole, flank, fajitas, and the freshest seafood: crab, lobster, Shrimp, Snail, fish fillet all at a very affordable price. Open seven days a week from 6:30 to 11:30 pm.

Pasteries and Dessert

Zermatt Bakery is the place

This small bakery makes the traditional Mexican pastries offers and fresh coffee to stay or to go but you must try all flavors and savors of these delicates pastries. On the corner of 5th Avenue and 4th. Street look for wonderful freshly pastries, try their chocolate brioches…just something else!.