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“Kinta was different - but good”

Kinta Mexican Bistro
Ranked #13 of 384 Restaurants in Cozumel
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
SW Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Kinta was different - but good”
Reviewed 10 April 2012

The Wife picked this place but we expected it to be more regular Mexican food. Instead it is upscale in both the menu and the atmosphere. We felt almost underdressed but saw several cruise ship people in T-shirts and well-worn shorts. There were a few inside tables but we sat in the garden so we missed out on air conditioning which comes in handy in the late Spring and Summer. The menu was very eclectic with a focus on fish. The owner came out and talked to us so we learned quite a bit about his restaurant. For the price you pay you get very quality food if a little less in quantity. No plain lettuce salads at Kinta!

Website: http://www.kintacozumel.com/

  • Visited April 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Favorite dinner”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

We scoured the reviews on Trip Advisor before our vacation to find out which restaurants we wanted to visit. Kinta was high on the list, but it surpassed all of our expectations. Rarely does a restaurant hit all the notes just right. The food was outstanding, Atmosphere was wonderful and the service was simply amazing. High compliments to the staff for attending to their customers on a very busy night, but they never gave an appearance of being rushed. Wish Kinta was in our neighborhood at home!

  • Visited March 2012
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“BEST ON THE ISLAND”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

This place was simply outstanding. The food, the ambiance. EVERYTHING. This is a must go to restaurant. Do not leave the island without eating here!!!!!

Visited March 2012
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Good Choice”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

the food was good....unique menu with variety. good value and the best service we experienced on the island.

Visited March 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
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“Totally in love with Kinta Mexican Bistro...”
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Just returned from a wonderful Cozumel vacation- totally in love with Kinta Mexican Bistro- a favorite of the Cozumel locals. If you want beautifully execued fare that pares Mexican/Latin flavors with outstanding local ingredients, you must go there! So good, we had to make a second trip! Lovely setting on the outdoor patio, execellent, friendly service and incredible food enchanced by yummy sauces! And, we especially appreciated the reasonable wine prices. In particular, I would recommend any of the appetizer specials- we had several and they were all outstanding, the Kinta salad, the Porky Pasilla and the fish Cozumel. Our son,
a picky eater, devoured the Mignon steak twice. Bon Appetit!

  • Visited March 2012
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