Top things to do

Top Choice Mediterranean in Isla Mujeres


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…
Top Choice Lounge in Isla Mujeres

T&T Tropical Paradise

You gotta love a place with sand floors – and unlike some of the nearby bars, T&T dares to play music from the 21st century!
Ruins in Isla Mujeres

Hacienda Mundaca

A 19th-century slave trader and reputed pirate, Fermín Antonio Mundaca de Marechaja, fell in love with a local woman known as La Trigueña (The Brunette). To win her, Mundaca built a two-story mansion complete with g…
Farm in Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres Turtle Farm

Although they're endangered, sea turtles are still killed throughout Latin America for their eggs and meat. In the 1980s, efforts by a local fisherman led to the founding of this tortugranja (turtle farm), 5km south…
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


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'…