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Playa Lancheros

South End Bahia, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
+52 99 88 77 03 40
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Ranked #95 of 149 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

They served good guacamole and salsa, but the flour tortillas served were stale. I also ordered the fish tacos. They came three to the order with all of the accompaniments. I think the fish was Mahi Mahi, and it was cooked with a crisp buttery outside. The drinks were large, but overly sugary and without much alcohol. I would recommend... More

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green brook
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We came for lunch one afternoon and had a hard time finding the place. The name is painted on a wall out front and is partially obscured by some shrubbery. But when we pulled down the long driveway and entered the open air restaurant we were pleased to see we would be sitting right on the beach, enjoying a quiet... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stopped mid-afternoon for tixinxik. They were not busy. It took at least 15 minutes to get waited on. The menu listed 1 kg tixinxik for 180 pesos which was reasonable, The waiter said for two people to share, it would be 250 pesos for the increase in sides, not so okay, but we were hungry. We then waited an... More

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Snellville, Georgia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Got the fish special, Tix Kin Fish (or something like that). It's basically amberjack with anchiote paste, grilled. SO TASTY!. More than enough for two people, with leftovers. There is quite a wait for it when you order, but get a Plantar's punch, and you won't notice it at all. :) Well worth it.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We have been there many times for some appetizers and drinks when we are out cruising around in our golf cart and the food has always been good. We had never had the Tixinxik there before though. We asked around town where the best place was to get that island specialty and everyone said Playa Lancheros so off we went.... More

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philadelphia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place has turned into a group charter destination one big boat after another . We tried to order the house special fish they are known for. Price that is advertised on map chic was$110 peso menu says $170 they told us that the price was $240 because they had to use a different fish. Then they up charged us... More

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Cancun, Q.R. Mexico & Orlando, FL USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

For the second time in a row, I have avoided the tip ripoff scam. A yellow copy itemized bill showed NO preprinted Total. The word Total was handwritten along with a number that was 10% higher then when we checked the bill & added the individual items. Neither the server, nor the menu, mentioned that the bill was going to... More

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McDonough, Georgia, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Had lunch here for the second time on 2 different trips. The view of the beach is great and the food is very good. The service was friendly , but took little to long for the food to come.Very good place to escape for a lunch.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We rented a golf cart to explore Isla Mujeres and stumbled across Playa Lancheros. The restaurant isn't in downtown so it's away from the tourist hustle and bustle. It was a wonderful discovery! This was by far the best meal we had while visiting Cancun. We had lunch on the beach with a gorgeous view. The fish tacos were amazing!!... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We rented a golf cart on the island and happened across this place. It is very nicely located on the beach and the food was really good. I had the fajitas and a margarita which were both excellent. We were in Cancun for 6 days and this was my favorite meal. Friendly staff, quick service, and nice place to relax... More

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