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Dinner, Late Night
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just wonderful. We went there both nights of our stay on the Island. Family run, local dinner restaurant with very tasty Mexican dishes. Very friendly owners. Highly recommend if you want to avoid the tourist crap in town and dine in authentic style.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed April 5, 2022

Deisy is the kindest soul, and the food is amazing!! Feels just like home with incredible Enchiladas Suizas, beef alambre, and all of the fixings! Deisy lays out self-serve items on the counter to accompany your meal - potatoes, beans, fresh salsas, etc. Such a...wonderful experience!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 12, 2022

This place is Mexican home cooking at its best. You can order anything on the menu and it will be excellent! Small establishment where Deisy will invite you in to eat and make sure you are happy. Her hubby is in the back on the...grill. Multiple salsas and fresh made Pico is available to dress up your dishes. We ordered 3 entrees and paid less than $40. Cannot go wrong here!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 22, 2022

This place is small but like most of the local food joints on the island there is an abundance of flavor at minimal cost (most dishes are 100 pesos / $6 CDN / $4.50 US)

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 7, 2022 via mobile

Delicious! Best $$ spent. Shared several appetizers and 2 plates of tacos. Would recommend for price, quality, and service!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 5, 2022 via mobile

We only found this place because we rented an Airbnb two doors down. After reading some positive reviews we wandered in to a very small Mexican family diner with the most flavourful and authentic (dinner only) choices I have enjoyed anywhere in Mexico. Lots of...fresh condiments available and Daisy is a cheerful friendly hostess. I definitely recommend it if you can find it.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 6, 2021

The food was delicious! It’s a husband and wife team. He cooked in the kitchen while she took orders and served. It’s very local. You feel like you’re eating in grandma’s kitchen…. Mexican style. The portions were big and the price you pay is extremely...reasonable!! Would recommend this to anyone trying to taste some local food on the island.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 5, 2021

We were blown away by the freshness of the tortillas, and the food in general was just delicious. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Great, fresh flavors from their home kitchen.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 1, 2021

I had read great reviews and we had to try it, not once but twice during our stay on Isla Mujeres. Raul prepared the food and it all tasted great. Deisy is a hit as well. She made us feel so welcome and within moments...you would think we were life long friends. You cannot beat delicious food, a friendly home-like atmosphere and fair prices.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 18, 2021 via mobile

El Charco was recommended to us on our recent stay in Isla Mujeres and it was one of the best recommendations we had while we were there. What an outstanding restaurant, the food is amazing and the service and attention you get from Deisy and...Raul are second to none , it is right off the beaten path but well worth the effort. Looking forward to our next visit here to have the opportunity to enjoy their hospitality!!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 14, 2021 via mobile

A hidden Isla gem! Daisy and her family cooked us an amazing, authentic Mexican meal. The food was just perfect! You feel like you’re eating at your family members home. Daisy was a wonderful hostess and so welcoming. Go off the beaten path and eat...here!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 4, 2021

A small, hidden, tucked-away home that serves traditional dinner with homemade sides. Excellent food, great hospitality!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 14, 2021

We were told about this small restaurant by an Ex-Pat who lives on Isla. After driving around a little bit, we finally found it tucked away on a neighborhood street. The food was so good, we went back a sound night during our week-long visit....All the food was amazing, cheap, and filling. Deisy was an amazing host and you really feel like you’re eating in someone’s personal dining room. They only have a handful of tables with a few inside and a few outside so plan accordingly. If I had one night on Isla, this is where I would eat!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed March 16, 2021 via mobile

This is as close to eating in someone’s house you’ll get! Walk in to a small dining area with one large table, 1 medium, and two small. Deisy works in the open kitchen in plain view and Raul cooks right behind her. On the counter...top are 5 big plastic bowls holding all the goodness Mexico offers! A bowl of homemade beans, homemade pico,and 3 types of salsa. The mid range heat was the best we’ve ever eaten. Deisy explained it as a chili pepper and chipotle peppers. Just the right amount of heat with a mild Smokey tasted. We ordered two beers, guacamole, a plate of cheesy arrachera beef tacos and a plate of chicken suiza enchiladas. Guacamole and chips came out first and truly the best flavored guac with warmed chips we’ve eaten even after 20 years traveling to this region of Mexico. Next came our meals and they were fantastic and large quantities. Deisy is also one the kindest,sweetest ladies we’ve met but What surprised us most was our bill! It had to be wrong so we even asked; 340 pesos for all of this! $17 US !!! We will be back multiple times this trip and many more when we get to stay on Isla for a month next January! Just retired😊More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed January 22, 2021 via mobile

Small, unassuming restaurant in the colonia. The food is just sooooo delicious, fresh and good portions. To add, there’s counter with beans, potatoes, pico de gallo and sauces!! A definite must visit!!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Its right off Jesus Martinez Ross rd the Trip Advisor map will get you close or ask any local or taxi driver they will know where it is.
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EL CHARCO, Isla Mujeres - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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Yes, El Charco offers takeout services.

El Charco is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5