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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
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Stockholm, Sweden
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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.

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Thank Per N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days 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 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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San Diego
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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.

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Waverly, Iowa
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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!!

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Sharon, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We walked in Kinta cos it was close by to our place and in a need of some fresh Mexican food, no tortillas. The restaurant itself is located on a quiet street near the centre, so it's easy to miss it. But don't! The food was absolutely delicious. We took a started, salad and a dish to share and it... More 

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is an exceptional restaurant and (IMHO) one of the best in Cozumel (it is certainly our favorite). This time around I had the grilled fish (which was snapper) and my wife had the "Porky". I was actually going to get something else - - but followed the waiter's suggestion and was happy that I did. Portions are right, service... 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$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?