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Qubano Restaurant

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Avenida Hildago | accross from Angelo, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
998-214-2118
Today
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 777
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Cuban sandwich!

Stopped this evening for supper. Both my wife and I ordered a Cuban sandwich and shared some fries. Both the sandwich and fries were delicious. There is a pleasant atmosphere with candles and good service. It deserves it's high rating.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
mnguy48Sartell_Mn
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sartell, mn
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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sartell, mn
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115 reviews 115 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Stopped this evening for supper. Both my wife and I ordered a Cuban sandwich and shared some fries. Both the sandwich and fries were delicious. There is a pleasant atmosphere with candles and good service. It deserves it's high rating.

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Burlington Ontario
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Qubano is an institution on Isla Mujeres. The owner, Vivian, who hails from Cuba via New York City, takes pride in the freshness and authenticity of her menu. Wash down a yummy Vivian or Cob salad with fresh water melon juice - our favourite.

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Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Only ate here once, but the plantain sandwich is great if you are gluten-free (or even if you're not).

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Winnipeg Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Worth visiting for the Yucca fries, served with onion vinagrette. Indescribably delicious, hostess/owner a hoot. Good value.

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Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We were in Isla three years ago and stumbled across this place when it was still at the old location. I was really looking forward to eating there again and checking out the new digs on Hidalgo. It didn't disappoint. If anything, the food was somehow better than I remembered. And now there's a bar! And the best mojitos I've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Best restaurant on Hidalgo!!! The ropa vieja tostones are absolutely amazing! Great atmosphere, wonderful place. Don't leave the island without eating here, and have them pack sandwiches for your plane if you have to leave. 😊

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Odenton, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I was really excited to have a cuban sandwich. I had heard that the owner was part cuban. It was just average, unfortunately. The pork wasn't very flavorful. The Hungarian potatoes were tasty. We've never had them before and we enjoyed trying something different.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had the best sandwiches here! He had the Cuban, and I had the trio--a Cuban, a pulled pork and a chicken sandwich with plantains instead of bread. We cleaned our plates like I have never seen before! We highly recommend this restaurant. And it's an extra treat if Vivian, the owner, is there.

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austin
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Go to Qubano before you do anything else on Isla Mujeres! Our friends who come here every year recommended Qubano to us. We stopped by one afternoon to see if we needed reservations and we were told that someone else takes over the space in the evening. Don't make that mistake. Go there for the best lunch on the island!... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

One of my favorite places to eat on the island, actually in the world. Vivian makes a amazing Yucca Pie which is a special treat that is not on the regular menu. My favorite on the menu item is the Toston sandwhich. Grilled chicken with carmalized onions between Plantains. This is a must eat at place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Hildago | accross from Angelo, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres
  • Phone Number: 998-214-2118

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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