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El Varadero

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Calle de Septiembre, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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19 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was by FAR the worst meal of our trip. We were on Isla for a week and this was the ONLY truly bad meal we had. 1st I love LOVE love Cuban food. I know what it is, and isn't. First positives - 1. they had a jazz trio. 2.it is on an inlet with nice views of boats... More 

Thank Carl B
Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed excellent food and service when we stopped in for lunch. Prices were reasonable and management went out of its way to explain food preparation, etc. We will go back.

Thank oldhokie702016
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends 2-15-17 and it was worth the search! Huge fish cooked over hot coals and 6 people could not get through half of it. Perfectly seasoned and delicious! Great service from friendly, happy staff. Atmosphere is really great and you cannot find any fish more fresh than here!

Thank LoveIsla2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The islands best mohitos in our opinion ! Quiet setting on the lagoon. We've enjoyed looking at the many photos from the past that are hanging up. Great fresh food

Thank relics
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Check out this quaint restaurant. It's a little off the beaten path but well worth it. The food is excellent and plentiful. While we were their they had a six piece Cuban band. They are located in the inland waterway and throughout our visit boats and catamarans sailed by and many stop to eat.

Thank prflippen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Didn't know what to really expect when we walked in, but wow, I'm glad we went there for dinner. We got the Earth and Sea platter and it was to die for. The platter servers 4 people, but there's plenty of food for more. Located by water so it was fun to see the boats drive by. They also had... More 

Thank Samantha B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

4 of us ate here looking for great fresh seafood, and that us exactly what we got. We ordered the seafood platter for 4. It was amazing! It included huge shrimp, 2 medium sized fried whole fish, more fried fish, a very large grilled fish filet, conk, octupus, vegetables, rice, tortellas, and bread. It was every type of sea food... More 

Thank SolGuy89
Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Took us a bit to find the place when walking from Marina Paraiso but worth the effort -- we went back 3 times! Great atmosphere, right on the water. Some nights there is groovy live cuban music. There are plenty of cuban specialties but it's tough to beat the fish. Ask to see the catch of the day and they'll... More 

Thank Tony W
Cold Lake, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

A little hard to find but located on the marina and what a great food experience. Great atmosphere, great service and great food. We ordered fish which was first shown to us whole and fresh and then seasoned and grilled. Was well presented and well flavored. We ate the whole thing or at least the half we ordered. Great!!!

Thank DanaColdlakeAlberta
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants and we were lucky they just happened to be open (not usually on Sunday). They've upped their game- greatly expanded since the last time we were there. The location is still beautiful- so fun to watch boats float by or float up to the restaurant; the staff are just so nice (we stupidly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de Septiembre, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres
  • Phone Number: 8771699

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?