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Avenida Carlos Lazo 1, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
998/877-0301
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Brunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food with lively action

The mole is great as is the pineapple shrimp. Very busy place in the heart of N beach, so not good if you want quiet or seclusion.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Idyllwild, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Bad attitude at Buho's. The waiters look like they don't care at all, service is super slow. They wore t-shirts which had "I am a waiter and a bar tender" written on top, maybe an attempt to a self fulfilling prophecy... it didn't work. My wife felt very bad the night after we had lunch there. Not implying the culprit... More 

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Idyllwild, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The mole is great as is the pineapple shrimp. Very busy place in the heart of N beach, so not good if you want quiet or seclusion.

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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Open and large Ocean front bar and restaurant. Do not skip the Guacamole and Nachos!! Beer is ice cold, and servers are as laid back as the beach is! Also the hammocks are a nice touch next to the bar as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is a pretty decent restaurant on the beach. The service & food were good & very fast. We went during peak lunch hours & it was very busy but we were served immediately. My only issue was the problem of all the birds that were in the restaurant, I know it's an outside place but still there should be... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Return visit to Isla Mujeres. We loved Buho's last time we were there 2 years ago. Since we were only visiting for the day, we wanted to have shade, great beach location, accessible bathrooms, and a place to have drinks and food, so we went back to Buho's. I agree with other reviewers that the food this year is not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

It took 45 minutes for them to make a single order of fish tacos. The waiter either ignored us or was rude. The food was in no way special. The beachside location is nice, but does not come close to making up for this restaurant's other shortcomings. Seek out other options.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My husband and I and a group of friends spent a few hours here on the beach. The beach location itself is great. There is not much seaweed and it is not as crowded as other areas of Playa Norte. The guy who helped situate our chairs and umbrellas was great, but we were hoping for beach-side service like some... More 

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Sugar Land, TX
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Service is ok, food is not all that great. Last year, Buho's was one of my favorites for breakfast...not this year. Food took forever to get to us and then was cold. Last year they had the best juevos rancheros and I was looking forward to it this year...absolutely terrible...I was sooooo disappointed! Will not return unless it's for the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

180 pesos for 2 chairs and umbrella (60 pesos each). The beach is amazing and shallow and there is not much seaweed. The service at Buho's was terrible. It was impossible to get a drink at the bar. We didn't even attempt to eat. We ended up walking down to Tarzans for drinks. They were stronger and tasted much better.... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

went on a Wednesday. was totally empty until 1 pm. Walked by it on Saurday last week and was totally packed at 10 am. Good 2 for 1 specials and fast service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Carlos Lazo 1, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres
  • Phone Number: 998/877-0301

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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