Lovely setting with a lovely owner (Lori from Mango Cafe) who will make you feel at home right away. While waiting for our table I started with a jalapeno margarita which is such a unique idea and the jalapeno adds just the right amount of spiciness. Had it been just a little less sweet it would have been perfect, but then I prefer my margaritas pretty tart :) We then had the guacamole with some terrific chips. It was chunky and delicious, and you can order 3 different types: traditional, pineapple chipotle, and green apple. We had the traditional one. The guacamole is 65 pesos, or around 5 dollars.
Seeing the large portions going past our table we opted to share the stuffed grouper which was wonderful. The fish was cooked perfectly and stuffed with seafood, shrimps, and cheese, and it came with a great veggie medley and excellent rice. Cheese with fish is difficult to pull off; usually it ends up heavy and overpowering the delicate flavor of the fish, but here it worked perfectly. It was just the right amount and it complemented the fish instead of overwhelming it. The sauce was a fantastic garlic pumpkin seed pipian, so good you’ll be tempted to lick your plate. The fish was 185 pesos, or around 14 dollars. As you can see in the picture, after my husband and I put some on our plates, there was still plenty left. If you order an appetizer one portion will easily feed two of you. They also have very good house wines, both red and white.
The restaurant serves brunch as well as dinner, with such delicious sounding drinks as a morning grapefruit margarita with basil, watermelon mimosa, and spicy bloody Maria. Next time on Isla I’m definitely stopping by for brunch. But whether you go for brunch or dinner, you won’t be disappointed so just go!
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