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La Rumba Cozumel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
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Calle 1 sur 10 | Colonia Centro, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 987 871 7707
12:00 - 00:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I frequently visit La Rumba! Angel and Jesus are the best entertainers around! I've never heard such wonderful salsa/Cuban music! You can't help but to dance! Marcos is the bartender and is so sweet and willing to make any drink you want! I love La Rumba and it's my go to spot!

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Snohomish, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon La Rumba in the afternoon and had the best time ever with Jesus Alahandro the owner. He is the funniest guy we have ever met, in a short time we felt as though he was an old friend so open and regular. Little did we know that he was a fantastic guitar flute piano bass player as... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent Conch Salad, great service and quite clean. Located in the Street Market area. $8 cab ride from the RCCL cruise ship pier. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank GJL_9
El Dorado Hills, California, United States
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Went there to get take out and thought it was very good. I got fajitas and sopa de lima. Not much for ambience but great service.

Thank Don B
Hurricane, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

A cab driver told us LaRumba has the best fish tacos on the island. We decided to give it a try. Unfortunately, they had just run out of propane for the kitchen . Mary the owner kindly directed us to another restaurant close by. While we were eating, Mary walked in with my purse. I had left it in her... More 

Thank poksilg
MaryBCano, Owner at La Rumba Cozumel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for your kind words! So glad that you had a chance to stop back and give us a try. I do hope that I have a chance to see you next time you guys are on the island. I promise we'll have propane! (The truck did finally... More 

Reno, Nevada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful night listening to live salsa and eating delicious food. As an added bonus, we had impeccable service from the friendly and attentive waitstaff, who patiently explained different menu options and cocktails.

Thank ceilie
Cozumel, Mexico
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The past year I have been going to listen to music at La Rumba. Angle has the best voice on the island along with Jesus. They do start late about 10-11 pm and go till late. Cold beer at good prices. Not a touristy place. Waiters are nice. It does have clean restrooms but it kinda a coed bathroom. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Great appetizers and main meal. Live music was awesome. Musicians were top shelf. Service A+. There is a little space for some dancing near the band. Look forward to return.

Thank NYC0510
Columbia MO
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We stopped by for a Cuban sandwich one night and it was so good that we stopped by another night that same week! The second night we had the fried plantains and they were good as well. The first night there was a younger man playing guitar while we were eating and drinking. He was very good and we had... More 

Thank serenitynow37
MaryBCano, Propietario at La Rumba Cozumel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at La Rumba. Definitely happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and the music. I'm very sorry to hear about your experience with the street musician. I know exactly who you are talking about and I know how uncomfortable he can make people. We have made it... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

It would be easy to walk past this understated restaurant bar so actively seek it out. It has delicious food and seriously great music.The bongo and guitar duet on Sunday night was the best music we have enjoyed in a long time.The food was fantastic and very friendly waitress we went back for more Tuesday night. Try the breaded avocado... 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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 1 sur 10 | Colonia Centro, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 871 7707
We opened La Rumba to offer a place with true Latin flavor that is free of touristy gimmicks. We love Mexico and the culture of Latin America and aim to share that through food, drink and quality live music. A good day for us is to have a mix of clientele where locals and tourists come together in a comfortable and inviting space.

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