Monday, October 26, 2009

Cozymel’s

Cozymel's Mexican Grill
4303 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 658-0480
www.cozymels.com

A long time ago Cozymel's used to be one of my favorite restaurants in San Diego.  I loved everything about it, from the high vaulted ceilings, to the bowls of oranges decorating the restaurant, the blue and orange tortilla chips served with the fresh salsa, the delicious seafood paella, and the potent Margarita sampler.

And then the menu changed drastically (perhaps under new ownership?), and we stopped going back.  Cozymel's underwent a few other changes in the last few years.  We visit occasionally now when we have friends and no reservations because Cozymel's also has ample seating.  It's only a shell of the former beloved restaurant I used to adore, so I'm usually pretty disappointed.  And its lack of customers makes me wonder how its stayed in business.

Anyhow, Boyfriend and I took our friends to dine there a few weeks back since we hadn't made any dinner plans prior.

We were given chips, which are no longer colored.  They also were cold and didn't taste fresh.

Then we ordered drinks.  I had a margarita sampler.  It's currently priced at $10.  You get to sample five margaritas.  I love getting the sampler because it comes in the cool display and the drinks have a good amount of alcohol in them.  I actually am never able to finish, so my friends had to help me out.

Here were the other drinks ordered:

For dinner, I ordered the seafood paella, which is now back on the menu.  It wasn't as good as it was before, but I did enjoy it.  The rice was very flavorful and there was a good amount of seafood.

Boyfriend got the combination platter with handmade taco, enchilada and tamale. 

The food is still decent, and if you are in the area and looking for some Mexican food and drinks, this can be a fun spot.  I've heard they have a nice happy hour but I haven't tried it before.

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2 Responses to “Cozymel’s”

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    Faye — October 28, 2009 @ 12:50 pm

    I think their happy hour is pretty good. Haven’t tried their frozen margaritas but the sample ones look yummy. Were they really sweet (like a slushy)?
    The only dish i like there is their table side guacamole. It’s sooo good! I haven’t been there in a while but yeah, the use to have hot multi-colored chips served free! Maybe you just got a stale bunch?
    Good post!

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    Kirbie — October 29, 2009 @ 10:48 am

    The magaritas weren’t that sweet, depending on the flavor. But you could definitely taste the tequila in all of them. The frozen part hurt my head a bit. hehe.
    I want to check out their happy hour!

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