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11 Matamoros | centro, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
998 877 1765
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5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 39
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  • 9
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Enjoyable

We love middle eastern food and enjoyed our dinner at Olivia's. I ordered Moussaka and my husband ordered Shawarma. We are tough critics and I cook these dishes at home, so our rating is probably lower than others. However, most people will, more than likely, enjoy the food, ambiance and good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We love middle eastern food and enjoyed our dinner at Olivia's. I ordered Moussaka and my husband ordered Shawarma. We are tough critics and I cook these dishes at home, so our rating is probably lower than others. However, most people will, more than likely, enjoy the food, ambiance and good service at this restaurant.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Food, service and ambiance were all very nice....above average quality overall. All of the food had a lot of flavor...multi-dimensional flavor that is unusual in the food served in most restaurants anywhere you live or travel. Wines by the glass are limited but there is a full bar. After dinner, we became engaged in a conversation with an employee who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful restaurant with wonderful lighting. The food is so delicious. A must for a trip to the island! I got the moussaka which was a nice casserole with fresh tomatoes and onions chopped on the side. The mint lemonade with vodka is also very good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The food was fantastic and the service amazing. I would recommend the schwarma. Delicious! A very warm and inviting atmosphere, a great place for a romantic night out or a family get together.

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Venice, CA
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14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We went to Olivia the last night of our vacation and we were very happy we did! The ambience is lovely, the service excellent and the food amazing. I ordered the Spanikopita and it was probably the best I've ever had. Bryan, the waiter was charming and helpful. Five stars! Only slight negative is that they only take cash -... More 

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Odenton, Maryland
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Everyone raved about this restaurant and we made sure to stop in during the week. We were not disappointed. We had a Moroccan sampler to start. All of the options were really tasty and the bread was fresh. I had the spiced meatballs over cous cous that were well seasoned and tasty. My husband had the short ribs and they... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

So great! Best on the island. Charming ambiance and amazing food. The service was lovely. The owner stopped by the table and is charming. I had the olive chicken-yum! The spanikopita and pastila were also fantastic. Go. You won't be sorry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by a friend who said that food was excellent, but to make a reservation. We did not have a reservation, but fortunately we were able to get a table. The service was excellent and the food was exceptional. Wonderful flavors!! You will not be disappointed.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Olivia's continues to be our favourite restaurant on the island. The owners welcome you warmly, the servers are friendly and attentive, the atmosphere is gorgeous and the food is consistently delicious and you get good value for the money! Thank you, Olivia's!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

we stopped by on a busy THURSDAY evening. The service was good and the meal was nicely done They understand gluten free really well. Instead of the amazing(and according to my gluten loving guy it was)pita I was served cucumber with my hummus. I had the chicken skewers and he had the mixed grill. Both were good...but he said he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Matamoros | centro, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres
  • Phone Number: 998 877 1765

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?