As I mentioned before, We’re Home Again, while in Cozumel, we ate at a lot of the same restaurants as we have in the past. However there was one new one that we thoroughly enjoyed with our new friends whom we met at our resort. Our new friends, Maureen and Milosch(sp) are from Canada, and were literally staying 3 doors down from us at our resort. We became fast friends and ended up hanging out together for a good portion of the week. Someone Maureen met had recommended Guido’s, located in the downtown district of San Miguel, Cozumel. We were invited to go as well.

OMG!!!!!! Guido’s was FABULOSA! It is my new favorite restaurant on the island. It doesn’t look like much on the outside, but once you walk in, it is a completely different experience, especially when you sit outside in their beautiful patio.

Guido’s is a traditional Swiss-Italian restaurant that has been in Cozumel since 1978. We definitely felt like we were dining somewhere in Italy. Guido’s offers “daily specials of fresh fish, seafood platters and meats. Traditional Swiss-Italian cuisine, great tasting pizzas & lasagnas cooked in a well seasoned wood-fired oven and the homemade pastas” .

“There are no secrets to the success of Guido’s, just time tested restaurant qualities:

Consistently good food, pleasant atmosphere and great service.

Our consistency comes from an amazing kitchen staff which has been around for a long time. Yvonne’s dad Guido was a classically trained chef with an amazing curriculum by the time he opened the restaurant. Two of our current chefs learned their French culinary skills from Guido 40 years ago.”

In the evening, all the lights in the trees were brightly shining stars that just made for a perfect romantic ambiance. We were literally dining beneath the stars.

And the food!!!!!! OMG! Everything was fantastico! All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Guido’s. We started off with drinks, including one of their famous pitchers of Sangria.

Cesar was our waiter extraodinaire! He was so funny and friendly, with just enough of sarcasm and spunk thrown in to make the evening super fun.

Once the drinks came, we all shared some of Guido’s homemade garlic bread, baked in their wood fired oven, and some calamari marinara.

Larry ordered the house specialty, lasagna.

Milosch ordered the osso bucco.

And Maureen and I both ordered the chicken stuffed with spinach.

Everything was cooked to perfection. We all raved about the food and the restaurant in general.

We were celebrating Maureen’s birthday and Cesar came out with a beautiful, sparkling mango cake for the birthday girl, that he then lit on fire.

We all had such a fun evening. We will most definitely be going back to Guido’s the next time we are back in Cozumel, and again, and again after. Thank you for a fabulous evening and so much delicious food. Happy Birthday Maureen, and thank you for letting us come to your party. 🙂

Guido’s is located at Ave. Rafael E. Melgar #23 Between 6th & 8th Street | On the Waterfront. You can call ahead at+52 (987) 8692589 or make reservations online at or just walk in. We were walk-ins and were treated like royalty.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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