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#1 Kandy

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 08:18 AM

It's my husband's birthday and I want to take him out for a nice dinner. My first choice is always Kinta, but it's closed on Monday. Thoughts?
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 08:27 AM

We went to Rolandi's last night. It was a beautiful place to watch the sunset. Food was quite good and service was excellent. Maybe a bit pricey.

We have also enjoyed Prima, another nice sunset.

Happy birthday, husband of Kandy!
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 08:51 AM

Nice suggestions, dawnb. Husband of Kandy (aka Chuck) may just appreciate it later today. Thanks!
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:08 AM

La Vernanda - beautiful garden setting, wonderful food and excellent service
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 11:48 AM

How about El Moro? http://elmorocozumel.com/ Ray always make us feel very much at home. Some of the best Mole, I think. Little shot of his magic liquor to finish. Found the name: http://en.wikipedia....ntĂșn_(liqueur)
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 01:49 PM

I second La Veranda for a special day!
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 02:25 PM

I haven't tried it personally, but know people who have and they liked Kondesa. Maybe someone can chime in with a recent review.
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 02:46 PM

IMO...Prima's or Rolandi's would not be the place.
Danube, Blue Angel or La Veranda would be very nice...even Pepe's or Kondesa (if they are open) would be better than Prima's or Rolandi's.
You can always do a search of reviews on this board or Tripadvisor.
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 03:58 PM

Danube is not open for evenings unless it's the weekend. Kondesa is not open Monday. Stand by Rolandi's and Prima. Good stuff, but pricey.

Had a very bad dinner at Veranda, but that was years ago, hopefully they have gotten better!

Especias is always great too.

Si, si for el Moro too, though the sunset is nonexistant. The owner is wonderful, I agree!

Almost forgot Albino's, the foil wrapped fish with seafood is to die for. They close at 8.

Also, Al Pie del Carbon, they take great care of you, and good steaks!
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 04:07 PM

El Moro (or check out other reviews on our blog) for the shrimp palapas, great service, fresh fish.

Del Sur for a big meat fix or La Casa de Habano (new) for killer steaks and one of the best tuna tartare appetizers I have eaten ANYWHERE.

A rainy night is going to reduce your choices.
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 04:10 PM

Nobody is going to back me on El Moro? Really? Am I the only one that thinks they have some of the best mole? And they do make a very nice margarita too.

And its in the hood. I mean inland on the island. I mean towards the middle of the small continent of Cozumel....

Prima is nice also. Better with Fireworks...
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 04:13 PM

I thought I gave you a hearty second on El Moro. It's where I go for my birthday.
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 04:18 PM

I like Alfredo's at el Presidente for special occasions. Killer homemade creative pastas, great wine selection, and beautiful (air conditioned) views. They have a discount for locals too.
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 06:53 PM

One of our favorite restaurants in Cozumel is Guito's. They have the best lasagna ever, with many layers of the thinist lasagna noodles and the best sausage! My husband loves their salads,too. We have always enjoyed our meals there, and the service is always good. They offer a terrific after dinner drink, a Carajillo, which is liquor 41 and expresso, which you pour over ice and and then drink. Marvelous!
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 08:32 PM

Sorry, Foto, I was still typing while you were posting I guess. The Zacariah plate is pretty awesome at El Moro too. It is a plate of fish and shrimp and stuff for two hungry people. I seriously watched El Capitain Carlos spoon and drink the garlic butter. He say it make you strong like bull. So I drank some too.... Now they call Jefe the Fuerte Toro.....
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:39 PM

Thanks for all of these suggestions everyone! We are already going to Blue Angel and El Moro this week, so those were out. Cvchief.... El Moro has THE best mole enchiladas on the planet as far as I'm concerned, and the shrimp palapas are to die for. I'm not much of a fan of Kondesa (great ambiance, food just so so) or Guidos (the WORST fettucine alfredo I have ever eaten in my life). The others were all contenders.

It came down to this... we weren't ready to go to dinner until 9:00. Both of us were a little tired, so we decided on somewhere we could walk. Ended up at Rolandi's and it was good. Ran into a new waiter there who we've known for several years - Paco from Plaza Leza. He just started working there 4 days ago. Dinner was really nice.

Thanks again!
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 11:06 PM

Ok, I was going to say best mole in the world, but was afraid of the flame that could follow. I liked Kondesa's food, but the service was slow when we were there. The cucumber drink was really good though.


Glad you enjoyed your dinner wherever.
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:15 AM

Glad you and Chuck enjoyed, Kandy! We just added Rolandi's to our "list", are now up to 30 restaurants. Made it to 15 this time, not bad for 12 days. Our repeats (went more than once this time) were Casa Denis, Especias, Del Sur, and Buccanos.

Unfortunately, we leave today, about 20 pounds heavier, and that's not the luggage!
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:25 AM

I know what you mean about those lists. No trip ever seemed long enough to hit all of the places on our lists. Next time, dawnb!!! :o) Safe travels and may you return to la isla soon.
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 03:32 PM

15 in twelve days? You are my hero! I have SO many I want to try and SO many I HAVE to go back to!
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