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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: Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A must stop while in Isla. Amazing banana bread!!!!

You will come back not only for the delicious homemade banana bread but the hospitality of the Ivan, the owner on Aluxes. He is such a wonderful person and treats everyone like family.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

You will come back not only for the delicious homemade banana bread but the hospitality of the Ivan, the owner on Aluxes. He is such a wonderful person and treats everyone like family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great owner. Great food. Great atmosphere! The food took a while to come out even though we were the only people in there, but the owner kept us entertained. We sang and danced together :)

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Denver, Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I met the owner, Yvonne, at the BB my husband stayed at in June and he was so nice that we decided to try his restaurant. My husband and I had a great meal, good wine and cold beer. I had a shrimp fettuccine that was awesome and my husband had shrimp wrapped in bacon and cheese. From where we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We first met Ivan in 2009 when his place was just a coffee shop. We've been coming back every visit for his delicious, homemade banana breads. Ivan is one of the friendliest guys we've met - always cheerful and ready to have a conversation about almost anything. He's devoting more of his time to the lunch and evening crowds now,... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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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 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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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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Address: Avenida Matamoros | Across from the bookstore, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres
Cuisine: Cafe

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

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  • Cuisine: Cafe

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