Excited and happy that Laurie and I are returning to Cozumel next week, for our eighth trip. It's our favorite place on earth. We dive in the morning and spend the afternoon exploring the town.
We are very appreciative of this website, as it gave us a great starting point to understand the island better....in the times we have visited, we have come to appreciate some delicious local fare in eating: a reason why we would NEVER consider an AI in Coz. Our favorite "backstreet" place is "Las Palmas." (AV 25). It is directly next to "Las Flamitas," which is recommended by this website, but quite honestly Laurie and I had a bad experience there, not feeling welcome, the only time we ever felt that way on the island. We went to Las Palmas the next time, met a wonderful server named Oti, and have been going there ever since.
Our favorite restaurant on the island is "Casa Denis"....no longer mentioned by this website, but we've come to be friends with the staff and still love the food, and the unbeatable location. We also go with some of the places still recommended: Camillo's is a great place. We loved Sabores, but last time we were there it was closed, and I understand they've opened a new place we will try.
Does anyone have any recommendations on new places, especially places with a local flair off the beaten track? Would be grateful to hear any recommendations.