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Mandinga

Mexican, Seafood
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Sm 84 Mza 2 Lote 1 Junto Al Muelle Api, Puerto Juarez 77520, Mexico
9988801770
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12:00 pm - 6:50 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:50 pm
Dining options: Waitstaff

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
TONS of Food

My husband and I ate here several times during our stay in the Playa Nino Beach area. I would say it is the Only Restaurant the area that I would eat at as the rest of them do not look appealing enough for us to even step into. However, we loved everything we ordered and ate at Mandinga. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My husband and I ate here several times during our stay in the Playa Nino Beach area. I would say it is the Only Restaurant the area that I would eat at as the rest of them do not look appealing enough for us to even step into. However, we loved everything we ordered and ate at Mandinga. I had... More 

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Londra
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199 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Not many restaurants in Puerto Juarez to choose from, Mandinga being one of the best ones. It's located on the beach right opposite the monstrosity that is the Hook cruises (mock pirate ships). Loads of locals eat here, which is a good sign. I had a very good octopus salad, and not so good (very greasy) fried plantain.

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Thank TheDivingFoodie
Dublin
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Mandinga was very busy when we visited.The whole fried fish my husband ordered was overcooked ,although he was delighted with it as it came with tortillas,sallad etc so he could make fish tacos. My stuffed mero with seafood was very average.The worst of all is the prawn cocktail served in some sweet ketchup sauce.Since the bill took ages to come... More 

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Thank EsmeraldaGreen
Cancun, Mexico
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Mandinga has been a favorite of mine the entire 15 years I have been in Cancun. The food is always tasty. The service is excellent. Waiters are more than polite and the view toward Isla Mujeres is enchanting. The restrooms are clean, even if small. Relax and enjoy an afternoon at Mandinga!

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Thank muwzik
Eureka, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We walked from the Ferry Landing to the Restaurant, at most a 10 minute walk, and had a great shrimp dinner. The hosts and waiters were charming, special thanks to Asidro, Evans, and Antonio! A three piece guitar group came in and added to the ambiance plus they knew my favorite songs! Food was very reasonable and delicious! My husband... More 

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Thank Ohnona
Mexico
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121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

We go as often as we can to Mandinga. It is a local restaurant with very good seafood (with a Mexican flavour). It is a simple, non pretentious place full of local people, always a good sign! Ask for the pescado frito, pulpo en su tinta and the ceviche, our favorites!

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2 Thank betomch
columbus,ohio
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

When one wants fresh seafood,simple beach location,great view Isla Mujeres Mandinga is the one.Fresh seviche,seafood soup,fried or grilled fish,never frozen makes for a leisure afternoon.Dont forget ice cold beer or fresh lemonade. Service is friendly and price is right

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Thank tuzik2010
Kamloops, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We spent 12 days in Puerto Juarez in April 2013. We visited Mandinga for dinner and enjoyed it very much. They close at 7:00 pm so be prepared for an early dinner and not much lingering. It may be best to come for lunch and then take the ferry to Isla Mujares. The food was very good and the wait... More 

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2 Thank skr123
Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

A small restarurante, with good food, great service and the best view of Cancun and Isla Mujeres. Start with a cold beer or your preferred beverage and enjoy. The food is always fresh, simple and well prepared.

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1 Thank JPSanchezC
Independent Republic of Brooklyn
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2009

Mandinga is a typical "on-the-beach" Mexican seafood restaurant. As in most of this restaurants the emphasis is on the food rather that the decor. Decor- Very basic setting right next to the beach. In fact, a small ferry that leaves from Pto. Juarez to Isla Mujers leaves from right next to the restaurant. You can see the beach from mostly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sm 84 Mza 2 Lote 1 Junto Al Muelle Api, Puerto Juarez 77520, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Puerto Juarez
  • Phone Number: 9988801770

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:50 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 6:50 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 6:50 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 6:50 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 6:50 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 6:50 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 6:50 pm

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