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“nice view and incredible food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bally Hoo

Bally Hoo
Av. Rueda Medina | Behind Gas station Pemex, Isla Mujeres 77500, Mexico
9981084236
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Ranked #19 of 152 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Quebec City, Canada
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178 reviews 178 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
593 helpful votes 593 helpful votes
“nice view and incredible food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Nice view of the fisherman's docks ,the fish tacos are really good and their Tamarind sauce is so good,they advise Slow Food ,but it was fast to recieve the tacos,great service ,see you soon!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Great little place on the water. We were given this place by referral and when we got on the island met another couple who also had mentioned that someone else told them of this place too. Great prices, great food, great service. I so wish I could remember our waiter he was so nice. Just felt so relaxed on the island and it carried on through everyone we met and the service we got. And WOW what an amazing view for a relaxed lunch.

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“nice location.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

nice location on the pier, good bar location , fodd and service ok , pricing accordingly................................................................................

Visited April 2012
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“A favorite every time we go back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This place is a favorite every time we go back. It's open early for breakfast and the food and drinks are very good. The service is ALWAYS fast and friendly and the prices are reasonable.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Buffalo, New York
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“Awesome fish tacos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Bally Hoo is a bit off the beaten track (but not too off track). A lot of people want to keep this place a secret so they can get a table when they wish, and I can certainly see why. The location could not be more perfect. It's a no frills restaurant on the edge of a pier where local fishermen dock their boats. Google "map chick" and purchase a map from Laura before you come to the island, and you will easily find this spot.

The fish tacos are the best on the island. My husband and I went to a few different restaurants to taste test fish tacos, and Bally Hoo's were absolutely the best. The fresh fish is cooked tempura style and placed inside fresh made tortilla shells with fresh cabbage and limes. The fish was the freshest fish we have ever eaten. The three accompanying sauces are also all excellent, ranging from mild to super hot. Definitely add the tamarind to one of your tacos, with a drop of the hot green stuff.

The margaritas were not bad at all, just a little pricey for what you get. Considering the cost of food, this is not a big deal. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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