Rock n Java Amazing Food for Vegans & Vegetarians

After moving to Cozumel island one of my biggest worries was that I would not be able to find a place where to enjoy vegan food as the only experience I had here at a vegetarian restaurant was a mess! 

I remembered a place I frequented when I was a kid with my parents called Rock n Java, a restaurant right in front of the sea on the boardwalk. Good thing I remember this place since I had a pleasant surprise to return and realize that the availability they have in terms of vegetarian vegan food is incredible.

In a place like Cozumel, which isn’t necessarily vegan-friendly, finding restaurants that are vegan-friendly is very rewarding! If you are vegan or vegetarian you’ll understand me perfectly.

First of all the Rock n Java environment is a cool air conditioned place that protects you from the sun's rays, with walls painted with tropical animals like macaws and leopards. They also have tables outside but for someone like me who likes to escape the sun it is perfect to be inside.

The view is beautiful as you can see the turquoise sea of the caribbean and from time to time the cruises that arrive to the island.

The attention I have experienced both times I was there was excellent. Waiters pay attention to what you order without making a mistake, which is important for a vegan who asks them to remove dairy and add other ingredients, they are friendly and offer options that are not necessarily on the menu. They also know what ingredients are inside the meals when you ask them if they contain things you can not eat. That is not always the case when you are going to eat at a restaurant that is not vegan.

The time it takes them to bring the food out don’t pass 15 minutes which to my taste is reasonable.

The food, the most important thing! Has delicious taste and seasoning. The food is colorful, they serve well presented dishes, and the portions are filling. You really feel that you are getting what you are paying for.

Speaking of prices, this is not an expensive restaurant in any way but I wouldn’t say it's super cheap. Per person you will be paying approximately 140 to 160 pesos.

The options that you can eat vegan and vegetarian on the menu are the following:

  • Salads
  • French fries
  • Tabouleh
  • Guacamole
  • Rice and Beans
  • Tacos
  • Vegetable quesadillas
  • Burritos
  • Baguettes
  • Oat-based hamburgers
  • Vegetable fajitas

As for the desserts unfortunately there is nothing for the vegans, which is something I would suggest them to change, but for vegetarians there are many choices that look quite tasty. What they do have if you are in the mood for a capuccino or coffee is soy milk! 

Overall I think this place is nice, inviting, delicious and 100% recommendable for vegans, vegetarians and for people with standard diets. This place is perfect to come with your family, friends, or partner whether they share your eating habits or not.