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Aluxes Coffee House

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Avenida Matamoros | Across from the bookstore, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Dining options: Drinks, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gaberdina Shrimp and Lobster Thermidor

Little Ivan is the man! These two dishes are my all time favorites on the island. This little coffee shop also has elegant dining in the evening. Little Ivan and his brother Juan can do magic with seafood. He also does amazing banana bread.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
JulieGoth714
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Little Ivan is the man! These two dishes are my all time favorites on the island. This little coffee shop also has elegant dining in the evening. Little Ivan and his brother Juan can do magic with seafood. He also does amazing banana bread.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

We visited Aluxes last night for dinner and had a fantastic time. The reggae beats bursting out the speakers gives this place a laid back feeling! The owner dancing away added to the fun. Atmosphere aside, the food here is Impeccable. I ordered the tuna which came with a tamarind and chipotle sauce and my partner ordered the breaded shrimp...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

When we come to Isla we usually beeline for this place !:) lol super good mojitos fresh banana bread everyday and the BEST coffee in town! I'm picky about my coffee and this is by far the best Cappucino I've had!!:) it is now also a restaurant and their breakfast is supper yummy !!!! A def must in my opinion!... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Loved having my breakfast there,,,,watching the Island waking up,,and the people starting out there day. Very friendly,and a good coffee to start the day.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Ivan the owner - is an amazing host. His restaurant is just off the main pedestrian shopping street. He was so friendly and welcoming - he actually custom made our dinners and they were awesome. Unfortunately, we found Aluxes on our last night in Isla Mujeres. But will definitely revisit next time we are in Isla. Damian and Anne London,... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

this is not just a coffeehouse! Try dinner here. You will NOT be sorry! The Gaberdina Shrimp, the Coco Shrimp and the Tuna were just amazing! The table next to ours said the lobster was the best they had ever had. And Ivan and his staff just make the experience even more Perfect! We eat here every time we are... More 

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sartell, mn
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173 reviews 173 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Dined here on a Friday evening and the name is a bit deceptive, as it is really a nice restaurant also. I had a grilled chicken meal served with fries and salad. My wife had the grilled tuna. Both the chicken and tuna were good. The fries were a bit light on the portion. The service was good and the... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Happened in here for a quick bite for lunch and am sooooo impressed. Local guy, Ivan, that has worked hard and has great little place. About 6-8 tables. Food 1/2 the price as next for and excellent excellent basic local food. I hope you visit. Great door owned by great person.

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Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

we discovered this near the end of our stay...too bad as the food was excellent...the owner has an obvious passion for his business. Go try it out.

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Madison, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Just had a wonderful dinner. Flan steak melts in your mouth and seared tuna is great! Margaritas were strong and delicious. But the best part was the friendly, fun service and amazing shots! We're coming back for breakfast.

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Address: Avenida Matamoros | Across from the bookstore, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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  • Address: Avenida Matamoros | Across from the bookstore, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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