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“Impressive Menu/ Love the Empanadas ”
Review of Barilena

Barilena
Ranked #151 of 433 Restaurants in Cozumel
Price range: US$11 - US$24
Description: Built from one of the 1st houses in Cozumel, Barileña is an ideal place where you will have a very nice time surrounded by the old Cozumel's colonial architecture, while you eat some delicious picks from our argentinian - mexican-caribbean menu. Our wood oven is the homemade touch that you are looking for. The private areas are the best so you can have a peaceful meal without interruptions.
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Description: Built from one of the 1st houses in Cozumel, Barileña is an ideal place where you will have a very nice time surrounded by the old Cozumel's colonial architecture, while you eat some delicious picks from our argentinian - mexican-caribbean menu. Our wood oven is the homemade touch that you are looking for. The private areas are the best so you can have a peaceful meal without interruptions.
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Big family dinner here, came on the recommendation of our host. Being typical Americans we arrived sharply at 6 p.m. so we had the place to ourselves. Our crew of 11 had everything from salads to pizza to lasagna to burgers. All were good. The highlight, however were the empanadas. Fresh, flavorful, a true signature dish. Glad we came, would love to come back with nine fewer to see how that would go.

Thank EZWash
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

A wonderful meal tonight. My family split appetizers—tuna and empenadas. Both were delicious. Among the eleven of us, we had pizzas, a burger, salads, lasagna, and fettuccini. Everyone thought that good very good. Everything was fresh and well-made. The staff was great as well

Thank Sarah J
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Our group of 7 went for dinner on our latest trip to Cozumel. We went earlier in the evening, 7 pm and only 1 other group was there. The ambiance is lovely with the wooden tables and strung lights and smell of the woodfire. We ordered drinks and debated about what to order. There were many very appealing choices. Most of the table settled on the Tuna after hearing it was the fish of the day. Our Sangria was delicious, thick and slightly sweet, everyone else enjoyed their mixed drinks as well. Freshed baked hot flat bread was brought to the table with a vegetable spread. The spread was almost hummus like but when we asked we were told it was vegetables, tomatoes and pumpkin. It was delicous. One in our group ordered the pork and said it was delicious, some one had lasanga and said it had a very nice sauce. Those of us who had the tuna were suprised to find it very similar to a smoked salmon. Not a lox style of smoked salmon but a Canadian smoked fish type. It was very good espeically with the fruit like sauce served alongside. Overall we enjoyed out meal and found it to be very reasonably priced. We had 2 pitchers of Sangria, everyone else had 2 drinks and very nice meals for about $140 for 7 people.

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Thank WpgJenn
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate dinner here during our recent weeklong stay in Cozumel.
We became curious about it one night walking by when we noticed the pink lights leading to the courtyard beyond a well landscaped walkway.
Unfortunately as soon as we sat down I was attacked by an onslaught of mosquitos. Despite the efforts of the staff we had to move indoors into the private room. The table was huge in the private room but the walls lacked some of the artwork which taken down and not replaced leaving fasteners on the wall.
Our waiter did the best he could to quickly serve us. We received flat bread in the shape of pizza dough which was quite tasty. We ordered glasses of red wine which were not generous pours and were charged 10 pesos more than what the menu stated per glass. We had our bill adjusted once we asked about this.
The red wine was also served chilled which was a bit odd to us.
Our empanadas were served on a wood board and appeared appetizing, the meat filled empenada was rather cold inside which we sent back to the kitchen. They brought it back out piping hot.
From where we were sitting we could hear a microwave beeping just before our entrees came out. My pasta bolognese was disappointing, the pasta was not al dente.
My husband ordered the lasagne based on other reviews we've read here. The lasagne was small, flat and mushy.
We hope that the kitchen can improve on the food since the ambiance of the courtyard is quite romantic.

Thank crisenda
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is absolutely excellent. Service was wonderful, food was spectacular, and the location is absolutely beautiful. Perfect, especially if you are looking for somewhere less touristy in Cozumel.

Thank chicabaja
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