There seems to be an unwritten rule that the best tacos on any island can be found in the town’s center. Thick handmade corn tortillas with fresh, handmade meat fillings are the most popular and delicious tacos in Cozumel.
Try these six places to get delicious tacos that everyone will love!
- Diego’s Tacos (65 Av, right across from the airport)
- El Ñero (30 Av at Salas)
- Mr. Taco (Transversal just west of 65 Ave)
- Los Nopales (30 Av at Calle 19 S)
- El Pique (Corner of 30 Ave and the Transversal Road)
- Los Sera (30 Av and Calle 5)
Your first destination will be Diego’s Tacos right across the road from the airport.
The fish tacos are amazing and the friendly wait staff delivers them. Everyone loves Diego’s, which is why it makes sense to take their word for it when they tell you that their fish tacos are the best in Cozumel.
West coast Baja-style, these island fish tacos are prepared full of breaded or grilled fish. They will present you with amazing salsas ranging from mild to very spicy.
The area has simple outdoor seating, which is covered with a new roof.
You’ll never find better tacos than those served at El Nero. Forget about love. Tacos are the only thing you need and El Nero delivers. No fancy tablecloths, the usual cheap and insubstantial table napkins, and all the deliciousness you ever dreamed up.
There’s no better way to enjoy a plate of tacos than to sit down and eat them in Mexico City style. Most servers speak little English, but you get by. They have paper menus now that tell you what you need to know. They even have everything written on the wall menus in case your eyesight is as bad as mine.
Besides pork and beef, they have tongue (try it!) and Mexican sausage. And then delicacies we dare you to try – intestines and brain. Tacos are always cheap, but they’re also great.
Tacos al pastor are a must-try when you’re visiting Mexico. They make these Mexican delicacies of pork that is marinated in spices and cooked over a flame. They traditionally served this dish at barbeques and on streets in Mexico, Central America, and the Middle East.
The local Mexican people could not eat lamb, but with the arrival of Lebanese immigrants, the word al pastor appeared. Later, the local shepherds (pastores) adopted this method of cooking meat on a spit out in the countryside and later they named it al pastor (shepherd style).
You can’t miss these large spits with a mountain of meat displayed in front of Mr. Taco. There are plenty of night-haunts that are open until late, so Mr. Taco is a perfect choice for that “second” dinner.
A place with delicious food at a great price. This is not a fancy place, but it is authentic, clean, and has a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere. This is one of our favorite places in town. They make the tacos al pastor with hand-tossed tortillas.
There are two rotisseries at the counter where the server cuts the meat for your entrée while you watch. You’ll love the great nopales tacos con queso. They cooked the nopal cactus in a traditional Mexican way, and it tastes amazing.
If you’re a local or on vacation, this cute local restaurant is a must-try.
This place is authentic, and families from all over come to try the recipes. This is the best chicken taco on the island of Cozumel. Hands down. You will notice the staff being helpful, and the cuisine is marvelous.
Their verde salsa is very spicy. The salsa rojo has an excellent flavor as well. They don’t open until 6 pm. The tacos al pastor here are everything tacos al pastor should be. Crispy, marinated pork, pineapple, onion, delicious salsa, and soft tortillas. Our favorite tacos also include the chorizo, and the alambre. The alambre is more expensive than the other tacos, but it makes multiple tacos in the one order.
You can try so many different tacos here. They have about 10 different choices of tacos. They are all incredible – taco el pastor, tacos de bistec, and kebabs. Simply delicious and an excellent value. Los Sera has the best queso fundido on the island. They also have pizza with the same el pastor, pineapple, onions, and manchego cheese – OMG the best!