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El Coctelito

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Avenida Rafael E Melgar | Between 10 and 12 North., Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 1 9871203818
10:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped our bags and headed over for happy hour & nachos. Great prices and very friendly staff. Live music weekend evenings. It's a regular haunt for us (and locals).

Thank mags0828
Lancaster, New York
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here as a last stop on a cruise ship excursion (The Amazing Cozumel Race). This is an open air restaurant with a nice mix of locals and vacationers. I found the salsa to be fresh, the guacamole was ok; I prefer it with a little more kick to it, but I assume they are catering to the palates... More 

Thank jando24
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113 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always go here since Prima closed when I want a great Caribbean lobster. Cervichi is always good too. Good drinks, reasonably priced. Easy to park. I'll visit again next time I'm in Cozumel.

Thank Christopher L
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our first day on the island. Service was good and fast. The ceviche is the best we had all trip!! The rest of the food was just average. Looks like a good place for drinks, which we didn't try since none of us are drinkers. Overall, I would go back but with the wide variety of... More 

Thank Ellisfamilyokc
Fountain City, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Nice open air restaurant just north of the main square on the main street facing the ocean. We dined here once last year and remembered the food being good so we decided to give it a try again this year and it was a good choice. Two of us ordered the catch of the day - whole fish fried -... More 

Thank T0enail
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The service at El C was fabulous. My hubby and I shared the fried fish was very tasty, lots of food for our money. The plus is the amazing view at sundown/sunset in the later afternoon. Priceless!!

Thank JW_and_Me
Sujey U, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Coctelito, responded to this review

Hi!! Is wonderful to read this kind of comments, when people has a really good time in El Coctelito... We hope to see you again!! Greetings! More 

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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We have been to El Coctelito several times over the last few years. Situation is great being just across the road from the ocean, food is good, kitchen is open to view and clean and there are plenty of sinks for handwashing with soap and paper towels. But Oh! the service, at best it was charmingly chaotic, at worst it... More 

Thank Brian H
Houston, Texas
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We ended our Amazing Cozumel Race here and really enjoyed it. The food was good and very reasonable. We had quesadillas and one of the other teams had the coconut shrimp and a fish dish which looked amazing. It's close to the end of the shopping places , so it makes a great stop after a long walk down the... More 

Thank Sindahar
Fort Worth, Texas
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181 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Nice atmosphere with a great view of the ocean. We had fajitas and quesadillas for lunch (my friend didn't like the cheese in the quesadilla). Fajitas were yummy. I had chicken and shrimp combo. I usually rate a Mexican food place by their guacamole - this was ok, nothing special. I had a pina colada which turned out to be... More 

Thank Brandi K
Rowland Heights, California
1 review
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Our ceviche was so plain and for the amount of US dollars to the peso, not worth it. The Nachos cheese was disgusting. Not to mention you're forced to pay a tip. The guy stood there till we tipped the amount he wanted. I suggest going to a local sea food place for less than half the price. Most over... More 

Thank liddo_marry

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Rafael E Melgar | Between 10 and 12 North., Cozumel 77600, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 1 9871203818
El Coctelito the favorite place from locals. Our menu is based in seafood and some variety for those who don't eat them. We have a complete bar wuth the best beverages, free WiFi, kids zone, and an amazing ocean view, where we can look the most beautiful sunsets. A place with different promotions thinking in our locals and visitors. Please, come and prove why we are the favorite place!

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