Cozumel is a piece of beautiful Mexican paradise comprising white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. Start a blissful day in Cozumel off right with our guide to the best brunch spots in the region.
Burritos Gorditos is a brunch spot offering unconventional breakfast options, but when staying in Mexico, it’s never a bad idea to start your day with a breakfast burrito. The restaurant exudes a welcoming atmosphere where tourists and locals can sit together and enjoy a brunch. Eggs, bacon and chorizo are all popular options being enjoyed in warm, fresh tortillas. Don’t forget to bring a hearty appetite; the portions here are ginormous and are big enough to share.
A breakfast burrito establishment fit for royalty, the King Burrito Express is a top spot in which to relax and enjoy brunch in Cozumel. Start your morning by sitting at one of their outdoor red tables facing the ocean, a perfect place in which to eat a delicious, warm breakfast. You can spend the whole day at King Burrito as there is an array of lunch and dinner options including tostadas, cocktails and tasty tacos. King Burrito is also now an appealing option for the casual Sunday-brunch goer, as the restaurant recently added Sunday opening hours.
Abuelo Gerardo’s serves both traditional Mexican breakfast options and classic American breakfast dishes. Homemade and complimentary guacamole and salsa accompany all meals here, where flavorful and authentic food is in abundance. Top picks for diners include the freshly squeezed orange juice with eggs and chorizo.
Rock ‘n Java Bar and Grill offers hearty breakfast plates. Belgian waffles, egg burritos or steak and eggs are a few of the tasty options guests can choose from. Conveniently located on the waterfront, diners can enjoy buttery croissants while looking out at the ocean. As breakfast is served here all day, there is no limit to how many delicious Caribbean flavors guests can savor, at any time they choose.
Offering perhaps the most beautiful brunch view in Cozumel, the Restaurante del Museo inside the Museo de Cozumel is a great place to start a relaxing Sunday. Sit atop the balcony and enjoy the ocean breeze while dining on anything from pancakes and freshly squeezed orange juice to fruit and French toast. After brunch guests can choose to tour the museum, an establishment which gives an overview of the island’s history. It also exhibits a mixture of local and international art.
Walk along Casa Mission’s tiled garden path and step into a rustic Mexican dining experience. Sleek white walls, intricate tile work and many decorative crosses characterize the interior, calling to mind old Mexican Catholic traditions. Breakfast at Casa Mission allows diners to look out onto the beautiful gardens while dining on tasty food. The establishment does offer a breakfast delivery option, however it is the rural atmosphere here that makes the dining experience so special. Don’t miss it if you can help it.
La Cocina de Silvia blends a classic Mexican breakfast with American brunch favorites. Just like being in a friend’s kitchen, customers can chat with the chef while dining on large portions of scrambled eggs, huevos rancheros or fresh fruit and orange juice, among other things. Guests can also purchase a rich coffee blend for a morning pick me up. La Cocina de Silvia rightly earns its reputation as a reasonably priced option which can accommodate everyone.
Bakeries are a great place for breakfast with a sweet side, and Pastelería Zermatt is popular with tourists and locals for the tasty baked goods it offers. Located in the heart of the tourist center, the establishment has outdoor seating where guests can sit and talk over coffee and a slice of cake. There is an array of freshly baked breads and pastries here, as well as chocolate croissants, multigrain buns and empanadas.
Palmeras is a tropical establishment, with a name inspired by a palm tree, and a menu full of typical island foods. One of the breakfast favorites here is the Island Combination, a ham and pineapple omelet served with French toast, bacon, sausage and homemade bread. Another popular choice is the stuffed Mexican omelet, served with refried beans and bread on the side. Palmeras prides itself on its culinary expertise, and the brilliant chefs here have been providing fantastic food with the establishment for more than 30 years.
Restaurant exterior | Courtesy of Blue Angel Restaurant
The Blue Angel Restaurant offers diners a heavenly brunch experience, and is a charming establishment attached to the Blue Angel Resort. Visitors can order from a variety of omelets and breakfast sandwiches here. A good pick is the Diver’s Omelet, stuffed with sweet peppers, cheese, ham, bacon, mushrooms, onions and spinach. It is creative in both name and ingredients. Don’t miss the Gringo Sandwich, a tasty concoction of bacon, tomato, cheese and egg.