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“Very good but not great” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Olivia

Olivia
11 Matamoros | centro, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
998 877 1765
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Ranked #9 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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Very good but not great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2010

Olivia was the only restaurant we visited in Isla Mujeres that required reservation. So, we expected great food. We were seated inside, not in the garden, and it was okay. They were very attentive and the service was very good. We ordered Mojito, which was pretty decent. We didn't order any appetizer and they didn't give us any bread. Our food came almost too soon. I ordered mixed plate with Kofta (Mediterranean meat ball) and grilled chicken ke bab and they were very good. My friend ordered Moroccan Fish and it was under seasoned. Considering we were on an island, the menu had only one fish dish.

The highlight of the meal was the dessert. I ordered Chocolate Mousse and it was so smooth! My friend's baklava was pretty good as well.

Olivia was very good, but just couldn't live up to our expectations.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“One of the most atmospheric, but still affordable places in Isla Mujeres”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2010

Nice setting and great atmosphere. Chicken with olives and couscous is delicious.

Generally great value for money. However, avoid the boring lamb chops, they are a real rip-off (270 Pesos).

Reserve well in advance, otherwise you only get a table in the not-so-nice entrance area, or not at all.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Canada
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“New Years Eve Dinner - Fantastico!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2010

The food here is wonderful and the beautiful atmosphere can't be beat!!! We enjoyed the mixed tapas and various other dishes and each of them was done to perfection. This is a must for anyone visiting the island!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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chattanooga tn
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“beautiful gardens great food for a great price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2009

We recently visited Isla and had planned to try a different restaurant each night. We enjoyed our dinner so much we returned for our last night. There are lots of good places to eat on Isla now and this is one of the best. We spend under $30. had a drink, appetizer main course and dessert with coffee. Sure can't do that at home.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best atmosphere and food on Isla Mujeres”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2009

Don't miss the Moroccan fish filet or the chicken with olives. The shwarma wrap is also delicious and enough for 2 to share. The appetizer of fresh baked parmesan bread and olives is worth every penny and large enough for 3 or 4 to share.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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