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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had the grilled lobster and it was delicious. The view from the balcony was not particularly picturesque- afterward, I had wished we had eaten in the nice, open air second story dining room.

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Thank Daniel S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love New Especias! The food is always tasty & Francesco will always accommodate special requests. We love the fillet mignon & the salmon. I also love the risotto. The capresse salad was super tasty too. The service is excellent!

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Chicago
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Owners from Italy, fresh pasta and good food..always a stop for us.Cocktails/wine served..small terrace in front, a good spot to watch people..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New Especias continues to be one of our favourite restaurants on cozumel. Francisco (sic) and his staff continue to create great tasting food and service. A must place to eat when visiting Cozumel!!

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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! More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

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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24 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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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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 

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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, Seafood
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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