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Top Choice 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 (M$175). Also on the menu are several vegan, gluten-free items, an…
Top Choice 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 (M$100) and eggs Benedict in a curry hollandaise sa…
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 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 chilly air-con inside. The menu covers the classics and throws in a couple of inventive twi…
Top Choice Beach in Isla Mujeres

Playa Garrafón

Head to this beach for excellent snorkeling. It's 6.5km from the tourist center. A cab costs M$120.
Mexican in Isla Mujeres

La Lomita

The ‘Little Hill’ serves good, cheap Mexican food in a small, colorful setting. Seafood and chicken dishes predominate. Try the fantastic bean and avocado soup, or the ceviche (seafood marinated in lemon or lime jui…
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…
Cafe in Isla Mujeres

Aluxes Coffee Shop

Aluxes serves bagels, baguettes and mighty fine banana bread (M$25), and it's one of the friendliest joints in town.
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…
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 (M$95), which includes a choice of soup or salad and a main dish.…