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Playa Lancheros

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As featured in 3 Days in Cancun and 1 other guide
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South End Bahia | Carretera a Garrafón km. 4.6 Playa Lancheros, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
10:30 am - 7:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 7:00 am
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to leave north beach rent a cart and go explore. Hotel highly recommended the tiknchik at Playa Lancheros. After a fun golf Cart ride Around the southern tip of island we were hungry. The tilnchik was huge with this delicious BBQ smoky flavor. My son has shrimp quesadillas. The food was plentiful and we got double Rice instead of... More 

Thank hinesdar
Illinois City, Illinois
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to the island by catamaran and it was very hot. We found this quiet little place to have a few coronas. Great service and cold beer.

Thank Matt M
Eastchester, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Truth be told, we had a lot of highlights on this wonderful oasis of an island!! We went for the Tikinxic but loved the opportunity to hold the nurse shark and have cervezas and tequila on the beach! We liked that it was popular with the locals and little hard to find and removed from the touristy north end of... More 

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Haymarket, VA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This beach restaurant is a place to grab several beers, and maybe some chips and guacamole... I wouldn't chance the chicken due to limited refrigeration, however... the fish is freshly prepared, and is something that they are known for...

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Coming from Tiburon spending more than anticipated to get our picture with the Sharks, we were hungry and only had 320 pesos. For the equivalent of $22.00 USD (including tip) we got Lancheros fish special for 2, and a beer. This was 3 huge pieces of delicious fish with cooked tomatoes, rice, coleslaw we didn't touch, and a mountain of... More 

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st. kitts
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We shared an order of Tikinxik which was plenty for both of us and delicious. I don't eat coleslaw but my spouse did and developed food poisoning the same evening. This place likely did not pay enough attention to refrigeration. The washroom facility was very dirty & the swimming area was loaded with seaweed the day we were there. It's... More 

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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

On our golf cart quest for a beach at which to spend some time, we landed at Playa Lancheros. Thought we might try the local Tikin-Xic, too, but the beach was primary. We walked through the restaurant and found it to be appealing, but walking out to the beach we saw that it was not. It had been rainy and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We can't go here without ordering the Tikin-Xic. It is good, but really not any better than the fish you get at the cocktelerias. The highlight of Playa Lancheros is the experience. You have to wait a while for them to prepare your fish, so you have time to just relax, walk out on the pier or just people watch.

Thank Keith C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

The food was good until we went to pay with American money she brought back a bill for $185.00 and we were so shocked we asked why and how the bill was and she informed us that her boss only give $14 pesos for an American $1 (the rate is $17.70 average) My husband said that he was going to... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

We have been to Isla Mujeres 5 times and the Tikin-Xic at Playa Lancheros to us is a must. As others said, it does take a little long to get your order, but you are getting a whole fish, you have beers, a beach and a nurse shark you can play with to keep you entertained. It is definitely worth... More 

Thank Matthew W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mexican, Caribbean
Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 7:00 am
10:30 am - 7:00 am
10:30 am - 7:00 am
10:30 am - 7:00 am
10:30 am - 7:00 am
10:30 am - 7:00 am
10:30 am - 7:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South End Bahia | Carretera a Garrafón km. 4.6 Playa Lancheros, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres
  • Phone Number: 019981224381

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?