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“AMAZING first time Tikin Xic with feet in the sand!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Playa Lancheros

Playa Lancheros
South End Bahia, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
+52 99 88 77 03 40
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Ranked #87 of 147 restaurants in Isla Mujeres
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Montreal
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
“AMAZING first time Tikin Xic with feet in the sand!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

This restaurant is now called La Casa Del Tikin Xic but taxi drives still know it under Playa Lancheros.
This place was on our top list during our golf cart tour. We arrived here at noon and were quickly seated on the beach. We knew what we were going to order but started with a Mixed ceviche.

Our Tikin Xic arrived 30 minutes later and this thing was HUGE! I believe we got half a fish with some rice and salad.
We quickly dug in using all 10 fingers and couldn't believe the amazing taste of the fish and the juiciness of it. It was moist and well cooked.

We had high expectations and were very happy with our meal. The 2 dogs helped us finish our meal and they happily napped at our feet with their stomach full too.
I will definitely go back this summer but will have to wait for our golf cart tour as this place is far from Centro.

Highly recommend this place while visiting Isla.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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north carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Good fish but not great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

The setting a sunset was beautiful. Service was good but the spcialty was a bit dry.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newnan, Georgia
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“What a pity”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant has the best views on Isla. It is the only place to have the Mayan specialty Tik-N-Xik. The pity is that the service here is worse than slow. It approaches non-existent. Fifteen minutes to get a menu. 45 minutes to get the Tik-N-Xic, then we had to get up and go to the bar because we didn't see the waiter to ask for the check. Was the same poor service for the table of 4 next to us. I'll probably go again to have the fish, but the new owners could sure improve the experience by insisting on better service by the help.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fairborn, Ohio
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Some of the best tacos we have ever had!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

My wife got the shrimp tacos and I got the beef tacos, with chips and salsa to kick it off! We both agreed that these were the best tacos/mexican food we had on the island during our visit! Nice atmosphere with our table on the beach, enjoying a couple bottles of Sol enjoying the view of the ocean and beyond! It briefly looked like it was going to start to rain, so the waiter help us move our stuff under a roof, which still was on the beach, sand in our feet!!! We will be back next time down!!! Great service, great food, great atmosphere!!

  • Visited December 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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“tikinxic only reason to visit Playa Lancheros”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

I go to Isla every year and the tikinxic is always my favorite meal. It's a fish, cut up the back that is then grilled. It's very flavorful. My fiance doesn't like it, because there are some bones it in and the eye is still there. My problem with Playa Lancheros is that it it very expensive. $90 pesos for a big rum and coca light?? Try the tikinxic, drink at the Soggy Peso

  • Visited December 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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