The Best Lunch in Cozumel

here is the only one universal tip for those looking for great travel experience: follow locals! That´s why, among all the popular restaurants, we´ve selected our favorite lunch spots. Follow the guideline to find the best lunch restaurants in Cozumel. 

1. La Choza

One of your best options for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Cozumel. Popular for its affordable and incredibly delicious home-cooked lunch menu, traditional dishes and drinks. Occasionally you will be enjoying your meal to the tune of live music and family & friends chatter. Welcoming family atmosphere, clean, spacious and with an amazing staff. 


2. K’ooben Laab

This is a unique experience. Popular for its delicious handcrafted pastas, bread and desserts. Not to mention lovely service and a cozy terrace area. You will enjoy their creative pasta menu and our favorite tortellini filled with riccota cheese, spinach glazed with a garlic butter sauce. If you are a coffee lover, do not forget to meet the restaurant owner Mirko who is also a coffee expert and can serve you some of the best coffee you will ever have in Mexico.


3. Los Morros del Morrito

One of the most traditional local restaurants on the island. Don’t expect fancy but rather expect to have some of the best local and traditional food. 


4. Casa Mission

You are always the guest of honor at Casa Mission. Enjoy traditional Mexican dishes in the patio of a large Mexican Villa in the heart of Cozumel. Casa Mission offers a casual dinning experience in one of the best non ocean front atmospheres, making a one of a kind experience in Cozumel. Family friendly and can also be for a romantic occacion. Enjoy a tequila tasting as you enter the Villa or walk accross the garden to your table. 


5. La Cuisine

La Cuisine is a great option if you are looking for a healthy lunch. Enjoy their creative vegan and vegetarian version of Mexican cuisine and drinks, weekly specials and much more. Convinientely located next to the two biggest supermarkets of the island, one block away from the sea. 


6. Burritos Gorditos

Burritos Gorditos has the best burritos in Cozumel, hands down. You may not grab a table and seat as it is a tiny location, but with big taste. Don’t forget to try their home made salsas! Convinientely located half a block from the main square. Their chicken and steak burrito is delicious. 


7, The thirsty Cougar

The Thirsty Cougar is a popular outdoor restaurant-bar located on the main avenue. You can expect a fun atmosphere with live music, larger than life frozen margaritas and a wonderful ocean view. Don’t forget to try the sizziling fajitas and hamburgers.  


8. Coconuts

If you are craving for an adventure, take a ride to the east side of the island and stop by Coconuts. This restaurant is located on a sea cliff and has one of the most beautiful views in Cozumel. Surrounded by ocean and jungle, enjoy the shade of palm trees at this unique spot. Great place to stop on your way to the beach.  


9. Asadero El Billy

Local’s favorite spot for their smoky grilled chiken and ribs. Popular for its take-out service. Located deep in townd on one of the main avenues, which is a good opportunity to discover local’s lifestyle.


10. Fried Bros

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Best Fried Chicken Sandwish in Cozumel! Fried Bros opened during Covid pandemic. Two brothers who had to close their restaurant during the lockdown took on the task of perfecting fried chicken sandwich. Made with homemade bread, chef’s recipes for breading and delicious french fries.


11. San Carlos Pescaderia

Locals favorite! Nothing fancy just the most delicious ceviche and the best seafood dishes  in Cozumel. Fresh fish is delivered throughout the day and stored over ice, you can watch the fisherman come by and deliver their catch of the day. You cannot leave without trying the ceviche and cold beer. If it was up to me, I would be here just about every afternoon.


12. El Sazon del Camaron

Nothing says Mexian Caribbean like a breaded shrimp taco with a little bit of salsa and a cold beer. El Sazon del Camaron is another Cozumel classic that cannot be missed. One of the best tacos you will come accross. Loved by everyone, so be ready to wait for a few minutes to grab a table. Shrimp is king here and so are their salsas, the hotter the better. Don’t forget to try their tacos de milanesa and chile relleno tacos!  

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