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Qubano Restaurant

Avenida Hildago | accross from Angelo, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
998-214-2118
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Ranked #18 of 149 restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Cuban
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Where to begin...the watermelon water is so refreshing, people watching is highly recommended, the toston and Cuban sandwiches are wonderful!! Last but not least, Vivian, the owner is such a gem and she makes sure everything is "just right".

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Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed our meal here. The owner and the staff were friendly and efficient. I spent 10 days in Havana some years back and thought it would be fun to relive some memories. My husband had the "Ropas Viejas", a traditional dish. I had the grouper cooked Havana style. Both were good. I suggest you have Havana... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely delightful restaurant with great authentic Cuban food. The owner Vivian is always on hand to offer her knowledgable opinions and she is on the mark with the staff and she runs a tight ship. Stylish decor and pleasant restaurant, please try the Toston which is a fried banana sandwich with chicken sounds crazy but it's an invention of this... More

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Washington, DC
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

my picky daughter says "I don't usually like a single ingredient in this sandwich and it is the best sandwich I have ever had!" The rest of us argued over which of the amazing trio sandwiches was the best and devoured the Hungarian potatoes. The Vivian Salad was fresh with lots of interesting ingredients. Owner Vivian was a great personality.... More

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New York, NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I recommend trying the Vivian's Salad or Qubano sandwich. It's a good bet on the touristy Hidalgo St. You won't be disappointed!

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Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
278 reviews 278 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Not the sort of behavior I'm accustomed to - but on Isla anything goes - and I couldn't help myself after I helped myself to one of Vivian's famous Tostons accompanied with the best lemonada frappe naturale on the island in my opinion. In my opinion this is still one of the very best which Isla Mujeres has to offer,... More

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Melbourne
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

After spending the whole morning and afternoon in the paradise that is Isla Mujeres, we found Qubano on our walk back to the ferry and stopped in for a super tasty sandwich. Recommend the Cuban, lovely pulled pork with pickles and mustard - really fresh tasting and a perfect sized meal after an awesome day at the beach.

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Omaha, NE
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was our 2nd trip to Isla and the 2nd time at Qubano. The owner, Vivian, is Cuban/Hungarian and very friendly. I tell you this because she does both amazingly. We had the cuban sandwich (which we knew was good) and were skeptical when she suggested the Hungarian potatoes for an appetizer. Oh - My - Gosh. I've never tasted... More

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Decided to try it out after reading all the positive reviews....so glad we did. Gotta get the Tostone sandwich. And the best Mojito I've ever tasted.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

By far the best meal in isla mujeres. Cuban sandwich, Hungarian potatoes and frozen lemonade are my favorite. My friend and I routinely make the ferry ride from cancun to enjoy this place. Owner Vivian ensures perfection and consistency each and every time. A must!!

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