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Kemptville, Canada
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Need valued opinions!

Ok, I am 11 days from arriving on Isla. I am doing research on restaurants and as far as Seafood restaurants along Medina goes I am reading mixed reviews.

So here is my question; do I choose Mininos, Picus, Brisas Grill or Velazquez?

Edited: 2:43 pm, November 21, 2012
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LOL, you'll get as many different responses as we have fans of each restaurant. IMO, it often depends on what you order, so while one person may have a fabulous dinner, another may be left disappointed. At Miramar I've had fantastic ceviche, whole fried fish, great fish tacos, seafood soup that was like a stew, garlic fish filet, and some of the best guacamole ever. At Brisas Grill we split the tikin xic special and it was unbelievably good. Even the veggies had a nice charcoal flavor and were perfectly done.

Others rave about different places, and I'm sure those are good too. In all honesty, I've rarely had a bad seafood dinner on Isla. At worst it was just bland and ok instead of really excellent. Can't speak for other dishes at either of those places but what I've mentioned have all been terrific.

Southwest Michigan
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Brisas Grill


Picus (the last time we ate there it was only so so)

In that order :).

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Minino's or Brisas Grill. Picus was so so for us as well.

Kemptville, Canada
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Thanks all of you. I agree TNY that the opinions will be varied. The thing about the forum is you will get opinions of those who are return visitors and I put a lot of value in those opinions.

Keller, Texas
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We liked Brisas over picus

Healy, Alaska
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yes out of all those, I have had the best and most consistent food quality and service at Brisas Grill. :)

Taylors Falls...
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We ate at your first three of the list. Velasquez we saved for next time. But we did eat at Brisas three times, so that says something about what we liked. However, Picus and Mininos will get our business again, hopefully real soon. They are all really good, and around $15 per person. Can't beat that!!! I am salivating right now........

Vancouver, Canada
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Brisas #1 but it's the most expensive but consistently good.

Velasquez next

Found Miramar, Picus. So so...

Mininos can be very good but I've gone sometimes when it's just so so.

Why don't you flip a coin?;)

Isla Mujeres
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Most people that live on Isla choose by which family they are closest too. Each have similiar menus, the same views, buy fish from the same coop & the cooks bounce around. Most are the best during the day & will have limited menus as they run out of things toward the end of the day. Brisas Grill's menu is always stocked since they do the biggest dinner business.

Kemptville, Canada
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Thanks WolrabRoil,

This is the type of info I was looking for here. I am there for only a week and price will not be my decision maker. To travel all the way from Ottawa and then worry about which is cheaper as opposed to which has the best selection and/or quality doesn't make sense to me. I want to know that my family will enjoy the meal, that is my first goal.