Cozymel's Mexican Grill - San Diego
Cozymel's Mexican Grill - San Diego

Cozymel's Mexican Grill - San Diego

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cozymels.com/
  • Phone: 8586580480x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Open Daily

    Su-W 11:00am-9:00pm

    Th 11:00am-9:00pm

    F-Sa 11:00am-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Private Room
  • Private Party Facilities: Two separate private rooms for your fiesta or meeting needs. Podium or projection screens available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Genessee Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Value parking also available Tuesday through Saturday night.
A word from Cozymel's Mexican Grill - San Diego
From art galleries and trendy boutiques to world-class golf courses, La Jolla appeals to residents and visitors alike. Each district is uniquely different, yet all share a common theme - nothing less than the best in "the jewel" of Southern California. And Cozymels is no exception. Located on La Jolla Village Drive, Cozymels has the Mexican favorites you've been craving--sizzling fajitas, fresh guacamole, frosty margaritas and delicious homemade desserts. Whether you are having lunch with business associates, or dinner with your friends and family, your table is waiting at Cozymels.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Cozymel's Mexican Grill - San Diego reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (17)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (9)fit for foodies (7)neighborhood gem (6)special occasion (4)hot spot (3)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great Margaritas
    dpkraft
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Dinner was good and the service is A+ everytime!.............................
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Jim and I ate at Cozymel on Saturday night. We always order the fajitas for two and this time was no exception. The food was good but cold. Usually, the food comes out sizzling hot. We had a lovely meal and took home lots of leftovers. I have to say, though, that the parking situation at the UTC mall is atrocious. Thank goodness Cozymel had valet parking or we would have left. Suffice it to say it will be a long time before we return due to the lack of available parking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Margaritas
    dpkraftVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is just a really fun place to have a few beverages and casual Mexican food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plain
    Will
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It is a just a chain Mexican place. Nothing was great and nothing was horrible. They could not tell us if the rest of our party had arrived before us and then did not check us in while seating us so when the other members of the party arrived they said we were not there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable
    zipporahVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We met up with a friend for dinner one evening and enjoyed a good meal at Cozymel's. Service was a bit slow, but once our order was taken, food came out in a reasonable amount of time. Everything tasted quite good. They were also very accommodating of our 8-mo-old, which is always a plus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • typical Mexican food
    dpkraftVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This is just you're average Mexican restaurant,not bad but I find that the independent MX rest. are the gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food reasonable prices.
    Stockjock
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had the fajitas for 2, which was a ton of food. Service was outstanding and food better than you might expect. Here's a tip, if you order a margarita, have them use the "Skinny Margarita" lime juice instead of the usual sweet and sour mix. I'm not saying to necessarily order the Skinny Margarita per se. Just use that base in whatever you order, as it's lime juice which tastes fresher and nicer than sweet and sour mix.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was average. Our waitress did not bring our silverware etc. Had to repeatedly ask for attention. I was very disappointed, since we had visitors from India in the group and I wanted to give them a good experience for Mexican food
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality has declined
    SpecialK
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Sevice was slow, drinks were over priced, and the food was nothing better than average. Will not go again anytime soon.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pork Fahitas very good
    tootsie
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had dinner there and my Pork Fajitas had a great flavor and they were very juicy. Not much sour cream or guacamole. I'd ask for double next time. Hopefully they don't charge extra like they do for beans. The homemade tortillas were very fresh. My husband had the steak Fajitas and he said that there was not much meat in his-many potatoes though. We will go again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 17 reviews are from the Cozymel's Mexican Grill - San Diego reviews archive.
  • nice dining room
    dpkraftVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    really good food at a reasonable price, we had the pork rotizido and it was out of this world... We sat in the bar for happy hour deals but it was only on alcohol not food and I was with my 19 year old so that didn't work for us. We should of sat in the dining room where it was a lot quieter. Oh well, next time...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary
    PickeeFoodie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My parents wanted a casual, laid back celebration. Cozy Mel's delivered. Our waiter was especially good. He kept the drinks coming and regularly communicated with my husband regarding additional niceties such as a surprise toast. His excellent and friendly service really helped make the evening fun, relaxing, and memorable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mediocre Mexican
    Minnie
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Food is okay, nothing spectacular. We've been there a few times because it is convenient for us in the south bay and our family in the north county but we will go to Sammy's or PF Chang's in the future. The food is not the draw. I would just rather go somewhere else where I look forward to devouring a meal and walking away content.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Forgettable
    SweetLips
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food is medriocre. A little overpriced. Homey ambience. Friendly staff.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Lunch Spot
    Rosie
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We arrived before the busiest of the lunch crowd and I requested a booth so it was away from the bustle and very quiet. Our waiter was courteous and helpful. He kept checking on us. The food was really good, more than met our expectations. We'll definitely be back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy Cuisine
    lawguy
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    A great lunch spot that easily absorbs the shopping district foodies. Prices are good and the service was prompt.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place to Gather
    Unmined
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took a family of 20 to Cozymels on Mother's Day. We were given a great private patio, fantastic service despite the size and varying tastes of our group, and the food was terrific. So many bookings in San Diego were gouging because of the holiday, but the meal was regular standard menu price, which is a bargain. Have I mentioned drinks? Good prices on great drinks. Staff who know much about what they are serving. Tequila sampling combos. Great place, nice location, tons of parking, lots to do before and after.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great place to lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This place has great friendly staff with a perfect mexican vibe in the room.a little more upscale than I am used to for mexican food but still a great place.great mango margaritas as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service and food A+++
    dpkraftVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I ordered the Salmon and my wife had the fish tacos, the food was excellent as well as the service. I'll be a returning customer for a long time to come..
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Lunch
    Heidi
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food was good and they have a nice selection. Our service that day wasn't very good. The server kept forgetting to bring us chips and salsa, messed up our order and messed up our bill. He was nice, just not a very good waiter.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    Violasmiles
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Food was very good! Server, Cory was superb! Had a great experience overall and would definitely return (it was my first visit).
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Travlyn
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Excellent food, variety of options, friendly staff, nice decor, huge restaurant! A great place for large family gatherings.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good UTC lunch spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Easy to get to, centrally located lunch spot in UTC. Besides the full menu, the lunch menu has great options that are reasonably priced. I like knowing the food is going to be predictably good to very good and that they are prepared to handle a business lunch that potentially has a short amount of time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food, slow service
    MattDVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We went for a late dinner, having lived near this place for more than a decade without trying it. The restaurant was mostly empty, but we kept having to wait for drink refills, etc. Also, if we ask for a leftover-box and turn down your offer of dessert, that's a signal that you should probably bring the bill; we waited almost 15 min and then had to ask for it. The food itself was pretty decent. It's not going to win a James Beard award, but no complaints. I'll be giving this restaurant another chance sometime soon; if the service is better, then I'd be willing to recommend it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kudos to the manager
    kday
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The manager on duty that night paid special attention to guests who had made reservations. Very cordial, check on our table. He was a nice guy --- but I forgot his name.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quick service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food came out quickly, drinks were refilled before we had to ask for them. The server was definitely on top of things. Until it was time for the check but we'll overlook that. Wasn't impressed with arriving though, only way we could get a parking spot was to valet. After circling the lot a few times we ended up late for our reservation and the hostess had to take care of others before us. Ultimately I'm not sure it did any good to make the reservation. Love the decor. Food was pretty good and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The food was great but the service was lacking and very slow.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.