Cozumel Restaurant Guide

So you love to travel to different destinations and enjoy local cuisine, fine dining or just new and exciting flavors? Read on! You may not have given Cozumel a second thought when it comes to restaurants but it is a destination that has a wide range of traditional and international choices with a definite inclination to an incredible range of delicious seafood.

Our suggestions are based on years of local experience so do reflect our personal tastes. Be aware when asking your hotel concierges that their recommendations may be influenced by referral commissions.

Pepe’s Restaurant

This restaurant is a must when it comes to dining out in Cozumel. Founded almost half a century ago Pepe’s boasts an open-air terrace and bar where you can enjoy cocktails with a 50% Happy Hour discount every day from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

They have an international menu ranging from pastas, salads to their world-famous Angus beef steaks and the freshest seafood in the Mexican Caribbean.


Chef and restaurateur Yvonne Villiger has brought together passion for food, personal service and dedication to this second-generation Cozumel restaurant established in 1978 by her father Guido. The wood-fired oven, where great tasting pizza and lasagnas are cooked, and the homemade pastas make it a unique gourmet experience.

Yvonne’s daily specials of fresh fish, seafood platters and meats are well known to locals and tourists alike. Guidos offers a finely selected assortment of international wines and Guido’s famous pitcher of sangria help round out a memorable meal.

La Choza

The best authentic Mexican Cuisine on Cozumel! Since 1989 La Choza has been a favorite for locals, cruise ship crew members and island visitors alike. Their feature dishes include fajitas, fresh grilled seafood and mole poblano amongst many other mouth-watering epicurean delights.

A must from their bar is their signature margaritas made with 100% blue agave tequila, as delicious as it is potent! The dining experience at La Choza is a feast of Mexican flavors that are based in a long history of family tradition.

Las Palmeras

Palmeras Restaurant has its origin in 1966, when Don Eduardo Ruiz arrived on the Island of Cozumel and decided to create his own business, an inn he called “Pepes”, then situated in the opposite side of the old town’s market. After changes in urban planning his children opened a new restaurant in the summer of 1976, Palmeras.

Visitors will enjoy a gastronomic experience touched by a rich variety of food, including recipes that have delighted customers for almost 40 years. For locals and regular visitors the tradition of hanging out in Palmeras to have coffee, breakfast, business lunches or just chat among friends, has grown from generation to generation for nearly four decades.

Palmeras is an historic icon and remains the most popular meeting place both for tourists who visit the island and its inhabitants, thanks to its strategic location in front of the ferry dock in the heart of the city.

Cozumel Tours and Activities

Experience a sun-bathed Caribbean coastal destination graced with endless white sand beaches, turquoise blue seawater and a wide range of exciting tour activities. Please review selected highlights below and contact us to help you create an unforgettable experience in Mexico.