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New Especias

Calle 3 sur Entre Calles 5 Y 10 | 10ma Av Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 987 869 7947
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gnocchi” (20 reviews)
“lion fish” (50 reviews)
“peach wine” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Calle 3 sur Entre Calles 5 Y 10 | 10ma Av Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place you should go to if you appreciate good food! Test the lionfish, it is superb! The meatdishes are also very good. This is our fifth year we visit Cozumel and we always dine at this restaurante. Enjoy!

Thank Inger S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit this restaurant most times we are in Coz. It was crowded as usual. We sat downstairs and had a brand new (3 days) waiter. No appetizers because we were hungry! Big mistake! We waited over an hour for our food. Again they apologized...More

Thank jbfins
Reviewed 30 January 2018

I love Cozumel, but after two weeks, I start to miss certain foods - salad and pizza being two of them. So glad friends took us to New Especias. Good wine, good service and GREAT pasta - the restaurant rivals any upscale establishment stateside. The...More

Thank duffhale
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

We are winding down a 2 week stay, so we've visited many restaurants. This is the winner - hands down. Great quality of food. Fresh and tasty! Wonderful service! You need to include this one on your visit!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We came in on Christmas Eve without a reservation because Pepes had messed up- they squeezed us in. They were super busy but took great care of us and the staff and food was amazing. They are a little off the main strip but definitely...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Wow, best meal we had the entire 2 weeks in Cozumel. Fresh pasta, great drinks (house peach wine), delicious desserts, and great service all at a very reasonable price. We will be back once more before we head home.

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We usually stay in Cozumel 8-9 days and we actually plan our trip around which night, and how many times are we going to eat here. This particular night the weather had been a little rainy, but it looked like it was going to be...More

Thank purple79
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Just GO! It was our best dinner on the island. Had we gone early in our trip, we would have went back twice. Very well done inside and the food is awesome. One tip. be sure to order the Tuna rare, it was served a...More

Thank A-Steel-Guy
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We've been to the New Especias many times over the years, and have always regarded it as one of the best restaurants on the island. However, we had a curious experience when we ate there on Thursday. My wife ordered the bacon-wrapped shrimp, which sounded...More

Thank ChrisDiverUsa
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you for sharing your comments. We think constructive feedback is very important, and will take your comments very seriously. In the future should you ever have a problem please don't hesitate to talk to Chef Francesco. He would have rectified the situation immediately! Again,...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

I've ate at this restaurant many times going back to when they were in their old location. The food is fantastic! They focus on Italian Food and it's great. The prices can't be beat. They offer wine and beer as well as non-alcoholic drinks. May...More

Thank KAK828
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you for sharing your review. Chef Francesco - who is from Rome - crafts totally authentic Italian dishes. Did you know that he makes the peach wine in-house??? Thanks for your comments, and please come and visit us again very soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 3 sur Entre Calles 5 Y 10 | 10ma Av Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico (Formerly ITALIANINI)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 869 7947
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An Authentic and Cozy Italian Restaurant in the Wonderful Cozumel Island!!! (We moved from ITALIANINI!!!)
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