This is the best Cuban sandwich on Isla Mujeres. In fact, this is the best Cuban sandwich I have ever eaten anywhere. Vivian offers nothing short of perfection on Qubano's brief menu. My girlfriend enjoyed her unique creation, a chicken toston sandwich - perfectly grilled chicken between slices of flattened, fried plantain instead of bread. Sweet and savory at the same time. The vegetarian sandwich on garlic bread was absolutely delicious.
Salads are wonderful, especially the Vivian salad. But don't even think of adding pepper or salt, or you will be personally chastised by Vivian - who is right - it is perfectly seasoned already!
But the real revelation of our visits to Quebano's was the watermelon water. Sounds redundant, I know, and I don't know why it's not juice, but I would gulp it every day if I could get it at home. It's like drinking a glass of perfectly ripe melon.
Vivian is an encyclopedia of info about Isla - don't hesitate to ask for recommendations and advice about everything. Thanks to the intimate space, you'll probably chat with the other guests as well - who will be both regulars and tourists.
Just sixteen seats, open Monday through Friday from 12-5. In a week-long visit, you can sample the entire, perfectly crafted menu. Don't miss it!
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