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“Worth coming back!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Olivia

Olivia
11 Matamoros | centro, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
998 877 1765
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Ranked #8 of 152 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Los Angeles, California
1 review
“Worth coming back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The best Musaka I ever had, the ambiance is great and romantic, service was outstanding friendly & welcoming! Definitely recommended!!! We will be back soon

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“Best spot ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had a reservation yesterday for a party of 7. We wined and dined from 7:30pm to 10pm. My husband and myself have been at Olivia's a year ago, and after enjoying so much, it was a must for us to visit again. The food was spectacular, 3 of us were vegan and another 4, Carnivores :) we all had enjoy each and every one of the yummiest dishes on the island. Never go to Isla and miss Olivia's. Fine dining at reasonable prices, and the wines are so carefully picked, and so precise. The service is professional and friendly. All in all, you can say that Isla Mujeres best hub is this amazing restaurant. Thank you again Lior and Yaron, The Benjamin's, Indianapolis

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33 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Fodor's Choice for a reason”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Olivia offers the greatest dining experience you can find on Isla Mujeres. The garden setting is lovely and the food is unusual and delicious. I've been eating at this restaurant since it opened and the service, food quality and atmosphere is consistently high. You will see many expats who live on the island eat here regularly because of its consistency. Olivia has a great wine selection and a terrific bartender. Food selection is great and you will find yourself eating certain dishes over and over because you just love them. The wait staff is professional and friendly. Olivia will be the restaurant highlight of your visit to Isla! That's why it received a Fodor's Choice.

  • Visited March 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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“Good food, friendly staff, nice change of pace on Isla”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Been going since they opened and have generally had good experiences. Food is good, although it would be nice if they added an extra vegetarian option beyond the spanakopita after all these years (or, maybe shrink the portion a bit and add some sides or a salad to the plate as it is a bit large on its own). Believe it or not, try the roquefort salad (lightly dressed) as it is perfectly balanced. Prices are on the high side, but the quality is good.

Although technically two seatings, if you show up earlier than 830, odds are you'll be able to get your table as most people don't linger as long as I do.

Ventilation is an issue, and the patio is pretty but noticeably hotter than other spots or the street. They used to run a large fan from the front of the place, but didn't this last time. My suggestion would be to use what Mexicans have forever, which is some kind of vent on the top of the patio covering -- many palapas have them, and I suspect if the hot air had somewhere to go or were even fore vented up and out it would help a lot.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Atmosphere Better Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This place is a gem in Centro. Atmosphere is awesome, but the food is even better. Best Middle Eastern food you can find anywhere, and the wait staff is incredible!

Visited July 2014
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