Kinta Mexican Bistro
NileGuide Expert Says:
Kris, the Mexican-American owner of this restaurant has created a sophisticated menu (which he adjusts every three weeks) similar to some of Mexico City's finest restaurants, but with Yucatan and all-original touches.
Avenida 5 between Calle 2 & 4
987 869 0544
NileGuide Expert tip:
Don't pass on dessert. Try the Budin de la Abuelita or Deseo de Chocolate with a Dobel Liqueur to top it all off.
This is one of Cozumel's best restaurant. Even if you do nothing else on Cozumel, this restaurant is worth the trip and should not be missed. It has an elegant air-conditioned bar and dining area inside, and a stunning garden-area outside.
The root of Kinta, Kin, means sunrise or new beginning and this is what the chef is about - taking the tastes of Mexican, Mayan, and French kitchens and innovating new presentations and combinations to create bursts of flavor. Try any of the starters, the Kinta Salad or Porky Pasilla, for meat eaters. For vegetarians, the chile rellenos here are lovely and are baked, not fried. The sangria here is very popular, and the wine list consists mostly of South American wines. Prices are very moderate for the quality.