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“A Belated Excellent Review” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Limon

Limon
Calle Lizeta , Colonia la Gloria | Colonia La Gloria, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
+52 998 130 1924
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Ranked #2 of 167 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican, International, Vegetarian, Fusion
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Oakland, California
1 review
“A Belated Excellent Review”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We visited Isla Mujeres some months ago, and have been meaning to write an excellent review ever since. Limon was so good that we went back night after night. Sergio is gracious and cooks on the grill in the back patio while overseeing all of the customers' experiences. We loved Sergio's special lobster dish, but everything we ate was outstanding. For us it was the best restaurant on the Isla!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Peachland, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Exceptional food, amazing service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We were here twice last year and had amazing meals. Sergio did not disappoint this year. We were a party of five. We had the mussels, avacado salad, zucchini tower and the tempura shrimp as appetizers. The avacado salad is huge and refreshing, the mussels were so yummy with the blue cheese topping, the shrimp were huge with a light batter, and the zucchini tower was tender with delicious cheese.
For the main course the arancherra (flank steak), ribs and coconut shrimp were ordered. We were able to watch our meats being grilled right beside us on the large grill. The ribs were falling off the bone tender as was the flank steak. The coconut shrimp were fat and crusted with yummy coconut and the rice served with it was just delightful.
For dessert we had a pineapple boat that was flambéed on the grill and served over ice cream. To die for.
We made reservations to go back next week.

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virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Do not miss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

By far the best food on the island. Sergio is an outstanding chef and superior host. The first night I did not have enough pesos to pay the bill and he simply said to come back another night and not to worry. He gave us a sample of flank steak that was the best I have ever tasted. Beautiful restaurant, great experience

Visited January 2014
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Go see Sergio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Sergio has a great place here. It is clean,nicely decorated inside and out and the food is fantastic.
We sat in the garden area where Sergio cooks the food on the grill.
I had the marinated arracherra which was cooked perfectly. My husband had the trillogy of kabobs which he enjoyed as well.

Sergio spoke with us. We learned he is from Mexico City and has been here 20 years. He told us that people eat with the sense of smell first and puts onion scraps and rosemary on the grill to lure people in. Obviously it works! He said he also has no specials because that's how restaurants get rid of bad food! His menu is limited because everything is fresh. His food is fantastic! Highly recommend!

Visited January 2014
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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“Great restaurant on Isla”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We tried a variety of things on the menu and found everything to be EXCELLENT. The food was delicious, the atmosphere charming and the owner (Sergio) was extremely friendly and helpful in explaining the food choices. There are so many things to choose from. Seafood is my favorite and I was not disappointed. We even tried the octopus and like that! I will definitely go there again the next time we are in Isla Mujeres!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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