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Kinta Mexican Bistro

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5ta Av No. 148B | Entre 2 y 4 norte, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 987 869 0544
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd been here a few years back and loved the "zen garden" feel of the outdoor dining room, the charming service, and the tasty, innovative food. I went back tonight and didn't have a great experience. The wait staff, while pleasant, didn't offer any suggestions. We started off with the elotes, corn on the cob with a tasty coating, which... More 

Thank Fred C
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nuevo Mexican food in a lovely courtyard. Slow roasted ribs were wonderful. Could have skipped the cherry bomb appetizer but the corn side was great. Would go again for sure. Great service and food in a quiet and restful atmosphere.

Thank Mary Anne L
Stockholm, Sweden
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all, the menu has many interesting dishes, but we settled for the ribs and the fish from the wood oven. The fish was the best I have ever had! Very cosy ambiance and great service aswell, though it is sad that there were only a few other guests.

Thank Per N
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food was fantastic and I had a great Malbec. Of course, they had plenty of Mexican cocktails but I was craving a nice wine. It was also nice to find "small plates" -- I wasn't as hungry as my husband so I has the fish tacos and an order of roasted cauliflower. They were superb! My husband had pasta... More 

Thank Kathleen O
Miami Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Cozumel to dive 2-3 times per year and I love going to Kinta at least 1-2 times per trip. It never fails to please us. It is a quiet atmosphere and fabulous food.

Thank Nancy B
San Diego
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed Kinta. Cute place, off the beaten path a bit, with interesting cocktails and tasty food. Staff was very nice. Had adorable mini seared tuna tostadas (four) to start. Wood fired fish had a lot of butter (but as advertised, with achiote butter on the menu) but was delicious with vegetables and my wife's shrimp enchiladas weren't heavy with... More 

Thank CTDub
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super outdoor setting. Fresh vegetables, well prepared fish. Clean, quiet, comfortable. Innovative cocktails, friendly service.

Thank markM8053NQ
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great little plates of delicate and bold flavors blended together to create delicious tastebuds sensations. The staff was so kind and helpful for altering foods we could not eat due to allergies-- highly recommend. And cute courtyard.

Thank EuroEri
Waverly, Iowa
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this little restaurant. It is on the backside of the main drag... But the walk is worth it. Small taco appetizer was absolutely great! Save a bite for the cute black cat!!

Thank DrDi279
Sharon, MA
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158 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Te sister-restaurant to Kondesa, this place is located just outside of the tourist square, and offers similar to Kondesa outdoor dining area. The service is very attentive. The food is inventive, based on Mexican cuisine, but with unexpected modern additions and flavors. While certainly at the similar level and style, we felt that Kondesa offered a bit more interesting menu,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5ta Av No. 148B | Entre 2 y 4 norte, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 869 0544

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?