Restaurants

Top Choice Mediterranean in Isla Mujeres

Olivia

This delightful Israeli-run restaurant makes everything from scratch, from Moroccan-style fish served on a bed of couscous to chicken shawarmas wrapped in fresh-baked pita bread. Ask for a candlelit table out back i…
International in Isla Mujeres

Café del Mar

The loungiest and beach-clubbiest place on the island also has some of the best food, with a small but inventive fusion menu focusing on salads, seafood and pastas. The deck chairs and beach beds are a great place t…
International in Isla Mujeres

Sunset Grill

A romantic spot for sunset cocktails and a waterfront meal, the Sunset Grill prepares dishes that run the gamut from seafood to pasta; the fried whole fish is especially tasty. There’s a smattering of vegetarian opt…
Mediterranean in Isla Mujeres

Pita Amore

This unassuming shack does just three varieties of pita sandwiches and does them extremely well. The chicken, beef and vegetarian pitas are the creation of a New York Culinary Institute alum. The secret lies in the…
Mexican in Isla Mujeres

Ruben's Restaurant

There's nothing fancy about this little diner, but homemade Mexican food and great service are guaranteed. Regulars usually go for the daily set menu, which includes a choice of soup or salad and a main dish. There …
Cuban in Isla Mujeres

Qubano

It competes for decibel levels with neighboring restaurants, but really, we all like Cuban son (a type of dance) more than bad disco remixes, don’t we? Apart from that, you get a change from Mexican fare with ropa v…
Breakfast in Isla Mujeres

Mango Café

See the south side of town and drop by Mango Café for some self-serve coffee and a hearty Caribbean-inspired breakfast. The hot items here are coconut French toast and eggs Benedict in a curry hollandaise sauce. It'…
Cafe in Isla Mujeres

Rooster Café

The undeniable king of the breakfast providers on the island is this cute little cafe with a couple of tables out front and blasting air-con inside. The menu covers the classics and throws in a couple of inventive t…
Market in Isla Mujeres

Mercado Municipal

Inside the remodeled market are several stalls selling cheap hot food, while other vendors offer a variety of produce and fresh juices. Outside the market, four open-air restaurants prepare simple regional fare like…
Fusion in Isla Mujeres

Lola Valentina

Overlooking the quieter north side of the restaurant strip, Lola does excellent Mexican fusion with dishes along the line of Thai-style shrimp tacos. Also on the menu are several vegan, gluten-free items such as a q…