A bit out of the way close to Garrafon Park at the south end of the island, but such nice change from the street dining scene in town. Open air dining, but with protection from rain if it happens, and a creative menu with pastas and local fish, chcken, etc.
Excellent fried calamari, snapper on mashed potatoes with capers, and grouper all perfectly done. Agostina is a warm and charming hostess who makes you feel truly welcome and appreciated- very refreshing! Even our two young daughters found it their best meal(s), although they found their first dish with Salmon and alfredo with ginger a bit strong on the ginger, however it was a minor issue which Agostina quickly and positivly resolved.
We dined at Maria's twice during our holiday and can easily say they were the two best meals that we had on the island.
Only disappointment would be because of the limited wine selection, especially with food this well conceived and prepared, however this is the case with almost all of the restaurants on Isla Mujeres. Doesn't have to be extensive, and I appreciate that it may not be the easiest place to get decent wine, but I wish more restaurants would at least provide a full bodied and a medium bodied wine in both a red and a white. And serve the reds at the proper temperature in the low 60's, not 70- 80 degrees as is often the case...I digress.
Having said that, both the red and the white served here, I believe Argentinian, were reasonably priced and for the cost, quite acceptable.
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