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New Especias Restaurante

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Calle 3 Sur | Entre 5ta Avenida Sur y 10ma Avenida Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico (Formerly Especias Restaurante)
+52 987 869 7947
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Italian dishes with originality and flair. Specialising in home made pasta dishes and lion fish. More expensive than some local places but well worth it; good choice of wines. Nice ambience with an upstairs balcony and an open kitchen to watch the cooks. The only problem is that you cannot tell how busy it will be. We went twice when... More 

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Thank mike_piercy
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your comments. We're so glad to hear that you had a wonderful visit. Did you know that we also have the entire downstairs available for dining as well? It even has AC! Just ask and Chef Francesco will be happy to accomodate! More 

Czm
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I almost hate to post this bcuz if this secret gets out, we will never get back in. This beauty just doesn't get any better. Lion fish cooked several different ways (think chilean sea bass), pastas, beautiful aps & a most memorable peach palate cleansing beginning. It has been my fave since it's opening 4 years ago, and will continue... More 

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Thank Jo W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New Especias has authentic Italian food specializing in seafood. We loved the lion fish and upstairs outside dining area is delightful. The owner and staff are very welcoming and make your night very enjoyable. We also experienced Francesco's hospitality for a business meeting. The service was stellar, the meeting room set up impeccably and the snacks delicious. We well overstayed... More 

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Thank Stonegoddess
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your review! Chef Francesco and his team really go all out to ensure each and every diner has a real authentic italian experience. Glad that came through. Please overstay your next visit as well!! More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

They will always greet you with a smile pleasant place to be. The food is excellent we have tried some of their dishes and all were really tasty Their cream Brullee is not the best but if you did not try their tiramisu then you should as it really a treat.

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Thank etamari
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share a review! We love hearing from people who have had the chance to visit our restaurant a few times - since they are the real experts! Please come and visit us again very soon! More 

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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Hand made fresh pastas and creamy al dente risotto on a lovely terrace over looking the street below. The owner/chef is very friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed his offerings. The only downside is walking up the stairs to the dining room, but it is surely worth the effort.

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Thank Brock W
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thank you so much for for the outstanding and detailed review. Chef Francesco - who is actually from Rome - makes everything from the pasta to the wine sauce in our kitchen so that it's all up to his exacting standards! We do offer service in our downstairs dining room as well, so if stairs are an issue, just let... More 

Puerto Rico
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

A most go on you stay different but unique nice restaurant nice service really good food. I even write the for my boyfriend bday and surprise him with a dessert and candle!!!

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Thank Carla Sofia G
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a very nice review. Chef Francesco makes sure that everything is made with care and personal attention. Thanks again and see you soon! More 

Stillwater, OK
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The lion fish was divine! Fresh and beautifully prepared. The outdoor balcony is fresh and elegant. Order the peach wine from the lovely Italian waiters!

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Thank C W
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your review! Chef Francesco and his team really go all out to ensure each and every diner has a real authentic italian experience. Glad that came through. Please come and visit us again soon! More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

A restaurant served delicious Italian meals. The meals we had here are mostly tasty. Jamon Serrano and melon $135: Not bad Risotto with asparagus and shrimp $205: Just perfect! Filet mignon $220: Delicious! Like it! Bacon Shrimp $200: It tasted good with orange sauce. Pizza chorizo and mushroom $175: Average. Tiramisu $60: Creamy and tasty! Creme Brulée ginger $70: Hmmm…I... More 

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CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your comments and writing such a detailed review! Chef Francesco and his team really go all out to ensure each and every diner has a real authentic italian experience. More 

Hockley, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Our family favorite! Our first night dinner in Coz is always here....great food at a great price and TRY the lionfish!!!!

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Thank robertclarke1
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a great review. That's one of the best things about New Especias - Francesco oversees everything, and everything is made with care and personal attention. So Glad to hear you enjoyed the lionfish! More 

Mexico
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144 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I was in the island with my boyfriend for his birthday and I really wanted to buy him a special dinner for his day. After a long day touring the island it got late and we end up looking for a place to have dinner around 11 in the night. I was panicking because everything was closed already and I... More 

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Thank CarlieMS
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias Restaurante, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such an outstanding review - Chef Francesco and his entire team really work hard to ensure that each and every diner has a fantastic evening, and not just a great meal. We're so glad we could be a part of your boyfriend's special evening! Please come and visit us again on your next Cozumel trip! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:30
Monday
18:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
18:00 - 23:30
Friday
18:00 - 23:30
Saturday
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 3 Sur | Entre 5ta Avenida Sur y 10ma Avenida Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico (Formerly Especias Restaurante)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 869 7947
Description
Authentic Italian Restaurant in the middle of the mexican caribbean sea. Home made pasta, italian chef and we are famous for lion fish and sea food.Excelent options for meat lovers. A DIP in ITALY... #newespecias #byfrancescodiroma #bestitalianincozumel

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