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El Charco

Calle Paseo de Las Aves, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chicken soup” (16 reviews)
“beans” (18 reviews)
“sopa de lima” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Calle Paseo de Las Aves, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We were eating at one of the finer restaurants in Isla and asked the hosts where they go for real Mexican/Mayan dishes like from their mothers kitchen. The best guacamole on the island. Most flavorful tostadas. Local prices. The hosts make you feel like you...More

Thank Rbs7562
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

So sad that we found out about El Charco to only eat here on our last night. We would have absolutely been here more! Deisy is the sweetest thing! So nice to have a real conversation - she was trying her best at English and...More

Thank trvlgrl6570
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing dinner at El Charco tonight. We loved the alambres de pollo (chicken poblano and onion tacos) and the quesadillas pollo. We especially loved the beans, pico de gallo and the red sauce! What depth of flavor - wonderful! We had to...More

Thank njost
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We took our golf carts from mid-island and eventually found our way to El Charco. It is situated in a really cute little neighborhood off the beaten path. The service at the restaurant was incredibly helpful and friendly. I ordered the Enchilada Suiza and my...More

Thank rubberarm21
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Great prices, but the food is sooooo good. The service is usually done by Deysi (Raul's wife). They are super friendly and helpful with Spanish. The Enchiladas Suiza can be had with Maize tortillas to make them Gluten Free and are my wife's favorites and...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Everything we have had there is delicious and the staff super friendly...we have been going there for a few years and it is one of our favorites--love to walk there from mid-island and take a walk through LaGloria for a different "vibe". We also tip...More

Thank Lissa K
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We stayed in La Gloria for a week and are not ashamed to say that we went to Deisy y Raul's El Charco 4 times! It was that good - and Deisy was that nice :) Great food at a great price -- highly recommended!

Thank superrmaren
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We ate like kings for a very reasonable price. The tacos are great and the soups are delicious. I also got some flan from a local that was amazing!

Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We will never forget this place! Small, family run in the Colonia south of main town. Prices were so good, we tipped extra because the food is amazing. Two beers, a water, and two full plates of homemade enchiladas with chips/guac/pico as well as a...More

1  Thank Diane R
Reviewed 9 February 2017

As happens when you travel by foot, we were looking for another restaurant, but decided to try el Charco, simply because we were there. We had a great meal! I am vegan, and often my options are limited at restaurants. They were glad to prepare...More

Thank Brian664
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Paseo de Las Aves, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres
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