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Qubano Restaurant

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Avenida Hildago | accross from Angelo, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
998-214-2118
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 799
    Excellent
  • 127
    Very good
  • 39
    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
Favorite restaurant and a must visit on EVERY trip

Words can't describe how incredible the food at Qubano is, you have to try it for yourself, over and over again. It's a highlight to every visit to Isla, particularly because of it's owner Vivian and the love and care she gives to customers and the food she serves. I've traveled all over the world... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2011
Cascorpchick777
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Nashville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

The food is pretty good , the cubans are nothing spectacular though. Service was good , the restaurant is cramped and uncomfortable on a hot day. Overpriced for what it is, I'd save my money and get authentic Mexican cuisine at half the price - just walk a few blocks out of the touristy area. Prices have gone up 40... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

Words can't describe how incredible the food at Qubano is, you have to try it for yourself, over and over again. It's a highlight to every visit to Isla, particularly because of it's owner Vivian and the love and care she gives to customers and the food she serves. I've traveled all over the world and this by far one... More 

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Duck, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

We come to Isla several times each year, and one of the highlights of each trip is to eat at Qubano - not once but as many times as possible. My favorites are Vivian's Salad and the Cuban Sandwich (which is THE best I've ever had anywhere), but everything on the menu is delicious and authentic. This last time, our... More 

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Bartlett, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

Love this place! Look forward to coming here every time we visit the island. The portions here are huge, my husband and I split our order, which Vivian serves on separate plates. We start out with the Hungarian potatoes, they are cheesy and delicious, yummm. We then split a Vivian salad, which is my favorite salad on the menu. Our... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

Great Cuban sandwich and Vivian is a lovely host! Highly recomend.

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

Love this place, love this food, love this lady! Vivian and her food are a jewel on this island. I am a long time, frequent visitor to Isla and NO TRIP WOULD BE COMPLETE WITH OUT GOING TO LUNCH HERE! The only problem I have is I ALWAYS want the Toston, and the Vivian Salad, and the Cuban pork sandwich!!!... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

This place is filled with love from viv and the best food around! The service was friendly and helpful and the food is made to order and always fresh and well worth it! I would recommend Vivian's salad with chicken and the Cuban sandwich! You should definitely make some time to stop for a great lunch!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

The food was great, but food was great at other restaurants, too. What made Vivan's Qubano so fabulous was Vivian. I'm vegetarian, so I ordered the eggplant/goat cheese sandwich between two fried plantains --tostos, or tosados, or something like that, and Vivian's salad. The flavors went together really well, and had a kick, so I liked the food alot. But... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

Spent last week in beautiful Isla and went to Qubano every day for lunch it was unbelievable, the Cuban sandwich, toston and her salads specially her new salad a chopped cobb salad with blue cheese dressing one of the best. Vivian was wonderful and very friendly she even called a driver for us to go to the pyramids which was... More 

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Harwinton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

We stayed in Isla for a week and heard about the Cuban Sandwich with Hungarian potatoes. We were greeted by Vivian and immediately had the feeling she was serious about her food. The Cuban was just perfect and the potatoes a homemade delight. I had the Toston which blew me away, I almost don't want to tell you about it... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?