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“A good meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of New Especias

New Especias
Ranked #117 of 363 Restaurants in Cozumel
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: An Authentic and Cozy Italian Restaurant in the Wonderful Cozumel Island!!! (We moved from ITALIANINI!!!)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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204 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“A good meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

The New Especias is a restaurant in a neighborhood full of good yo great places.

The owner, a Roman, is a true Italian chef and a truly charming guy.

The restaurant is on the second floor and it has a lovely balcony.

I enjoyed the sangria although my wife thought it was weak and noted it had no fruit in it.

The Ensalada Mista was good and the tuna in it cooked just right. This could be a meals of its own.

The Risotto was a bit mushy and lacked freshness.

The Lionfish filet was good and accompaniments tasty.

Service prompt but we were the only ones there.

Prices were on the higher side,

  • Visited May 2014
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Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Truly a great discovery. Authentic Italian Cuisine in a relaxed environment, the chef delivers amazing examples of disches you won't find anywhere on the island, or even at home.Francesco, we thank you and look forward to seing you again soon. Service is very good, pricing is very reasonable.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Howard S
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Cozumel, Mexico
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Yummy Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

We gave this place a try last night for dinner. Our son had Lasagna and i gave it a try and WOW i was very impressed and i come from an italian family. I had the pasta with tuna and my husband had filet mignon. We were all very happy with our choices.
Service was good as well
We will go back

  • Visited May 2014
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicioso!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

This is a great little place off the main plaza in Cozumel. The owner is from Rome and imports his ingredients from Italy. It's upstairs so there is no interference from the street and there is a little terrace to sit on if you choose.I had the Lionfish special with Chardonnay. So wonderful and fresh. Great service. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Erin S
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Maya Beach
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“!st time to New Especias”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

Had a great meal at this restaurant last night. Tried Lion Fish for the 1st time and it was delicious. Our waiter was very attentive, and over all service excellent. The menu is varied, and I'll have to go back to try some other dishes. Prices are reasonable, and it was pleasant to sit out on the upstairs balcony and enjoy the breeze. The wine bar downstairs is very cute, and when friends visit, I can see us sitting there and enjoying some great wine. Try this place, you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited April 2014
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