Cozumel for Foodies | Where to enjoy all the delicious meals

cozumel for foodies

As you know, I spent Christmas on my favourite island Cozumel in Mexico, again. We dived there for more than three weeks and also tried out some restaurants in Cozumel. It is definitely time for a Best of post with my favourite restaurants in Cozumel today!

You're not sure what dishes to try? I've gathered my favourite Mexican dishes here.

La Candela

Avenida 5, Calle 6 Norte

This restaurant is known for its amazing shrimp fajitas! We went to La Candela several times a week and I always ordered the shrimp fajitas! The guacamole and mojitos here are among the best on Cozumel.

El Chino Marinero

Av Lic Benito Juárez between Avenida 20 and 25 or Avenida 20, Calle 1 Sur

When it comes to fish tacos, there is no getting around El Chino Marinero on Cozumel. This little eatery serves of the best tacos in Mexico!

Fisch Tacos El Chino Marinero
Fish tacos at El Chino Marinero


Parque Benito Juarez – main square

Although this place seems to be VERY touristy, it has excellent ceviches. I also ordered fish once – but I wasn't all that impressed by it.

Los Otates

Avenida 15, between Calle 3 sur and Calle Dr Alfonso Rosado Salas

Here you get to choose from lots of different variations of tacos and quesadillas, which taste very good!


Avenida 5, Calle Dr Alfonso Rosado Salas

If a bit touristy, but the tacos here are really good and they have huge plates with different taco combinations for sharing on their menu. The cocktails here are huge.

Machete Cozumel
Tacos at Machete on Cozumel

La Choza

Avenida 10 between Calle 3 sur and Calle Dr Adolfo Rosado Salas

This place gets really busy around lunch time – and rightly so. They offer not only really good soups, but also tacos, quesadillas, fajitas and everything else your heart desires.

Burritos Gorditos

Avenida 5, between Calle 2 and Calle 4

Burritos Gorditos serves plenty of delicious burritos – vegetarian options can be found too. And if you feel like a burrito in the morning, you will be pleased:  they have breakfast burritos on their menu!

Prime 5

Avenida 5, Calle 5

The Prime 5 is one of the upscale restaurants on Cozumel. The prices are higher than anywhere else in the centre, but the food is really good and everyone deserves a treat from time to time.

La Perlita

Avenida 65 bis, Calle 10 Norte

La Perlita is famous for its fish dishes. Sometimes they offer fresh lionfish – yummy!

Don't miss out on the other fish served in a coconut batter – simply amazing!

Other delicious dishes on Cozumel


Parque Benito Juarez, directly in front of the BBVA bank

Churros are fried sweet dough sticks. These are usually rolled in sugar or filled with Nutella or Dulce de Leche.


on the North end of Parque Quintana Roo

Marquesitas are the Mexican answer to crepes. These crepes are especially good with Nutella and the parmesan-like cheese Queso de Bola.

More on Mexico from me

Don’t dive in Cozumel

Diving with Bull Sharks in Playa del Carmen

MUSA Underwater Museum Isla Mujeres

Xcaret Park – a Day at the Riviera Maya

La Paz Day Trip: Whale Sharks & Street Art

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1 Comment

  • Oh my gosh! This looks so tasty 🙂 I just discovered your blog and thought….. whaaat an amazing content. Theses dishes are just sooooo inspiring.

    On my next stop, I will take a try.

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