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Olivia

11 Matamoros | centro, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
998 877 1765
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Ranked #8 of 149 restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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St. Paul, MN
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Olivia is an old time favorite stop in our Isla vacation. We have come every time we visit isla since we discovered Olivia. A reservation is a must if you want to enjoy dinner in their romantic garden patio. We have enjoyed every meal we've had there. We have always experienced friendly attentive service. It's a nice break from all... More

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Chicago
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Oliva’s was our final dinner on Isla. It is a Mediterranean restaurant and has seating in the front of the restaurant (not outside) as well as outside in the back. The back was packed so we opted for the last table that was in front. There was steady lines of customers coming in consistently, and many having to be turned... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Romantic scenery and good food (loved the shishlik) Service professional but too fast - we were done eating 3 courses in 30 min (and we aren't fast eaters) as the service rushed everything.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

My fiance and I went to Olivia on our last night on Isla. We knew that this was supposed to be some of the best and nicest dining on the island and it lived up to the hype. Each of our appetizers and entrees were cooked perfectly and we enjoyed a bottle of wine as we glowed from a great... More

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Greensburg, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The food was very acceptable . What wasn't acceptable was the rudeness of the waiter. He was in a hurry to get my party out of the restaurant after we ate. He was abrupt and rude and it was quite pleased he was pushing us through. It made my party uncomfortable.

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The garden (inside outside space) is a beautiful space for special occasion dining with its intimate seating areas and subtle candlelight. In fact, when we were there, people at three tables celebrated birthdays. Service was friendly, casual, yet professional. We thought the food was good, not great. We shared the ground beef "pizza" appetizer, which we liked very much, mostly... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Great food & service in a partially open-air setting. Really enjoyed the experience although there is no view at all. Enjoy the setting, good food, & good service.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food, great margaritas and fantastic service. One of the best places on the island! This is our second week-long visit to Isla and we always eat at Olivia's several times during our visits.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was our third year visiting isla mujeres and our third meal at Olivia. The service is outstanding, friendly and attentive without being intrusive or rushed. The food is Mediterranean, a nice change from the Mexican and fish restaurants on the island. This is a special,romantic place. Extremely reasonable prices.

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Calgary
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We discovered this amazing restaurant last November when we were staying on the island. We were just back again with 4 of our good friends. We told them "if we do nothing else while we are here, we need to have dinner at Olivia". Our friends were amazed by the food, the service and the genuine care and pride the... More

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