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El Varadero

Calle de Septiembre 16, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
+52 998 877 1600
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“cuban sandwich” (24 reviews)
“fried fish” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle de Septiembre 16, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We heard rave reviews about this place. We went and found the location which was a bit challenging. Sat down on the water which was great. The food was marginal. WE ordered the fish platter most was friend which we don't love. We may try...More

Thank lauriechicago
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Went twice! Their ceviche was the best we had and the shrimp in garlic butter was so good I had it both times. Great service and beautiful setting, even a yellow lab named Lola who played with coconuts!

Thank Mo G
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant excelled on all points! It was not in the touristy area so a little harder to find but well worth the effort! This low key restaurant had an excellent ambiance, the food was amazing and service was very good as well! Highly recommend!

Thank ayhugel
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic!!! What an enjoyable, romantic, delicious vibe, amazing food, live music. Chicken fricassee, fried fish, fresh octopus, and best guacamole on the island. DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE 😍🌴💃🏻

Thank MelanieG64
Reviewed April 22, 2018

What a great spot! Ceviche and grilled fish were great. Juan and the rest of the staff were friendly and engaging. It was raining when we were there and a taxi would not come and get us. The owner gave us a ride back to...More

Thank shepard72
Reviewed March 13, 2018

El Varadero is bayside and has a dock where boats pull up for their passengers to dine. It looks weathered, even a bit ramshackle, but is the best value for seafood of any place our party of four dined all week. There was live music...More

1  Thank Wayne G
Reviewed February 28, 2018

Just spent six weeks on Isla Mujeres and went to El Varadero twice a week. Amazing fresh catch fish. Beautiful presentation. Transported into a world of water, pelicans, thatched roofs, and Cuban music Fri-Sunday. Service is great. Can't wait to go back!

1  Thank Marcia W
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Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

Been on Isla many times and go back there over and over again. Just last week 3 out of 7 nights and had the same thing as an entree the massive Cuban sandwich. Just love it. We started with shrimp ceviche one night another quacamole....More

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed December 30, 2017

Service was outstanding but the food seemed to have slipped just a bit. Did a whole hog fish spiced two ways and it was very good but not quite as good as previous visits. Still love the location.

1  Thank RastamanInKansas
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Great place to watch the sunset. The mojitos were good but inconsistent (our second one was much tastier than the first). The food was good and fresh. The best view is from the upper deck, but there are no tables or chairs for eating. We...More

Thank travel_buzz2007
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February 6, 2018|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
On the isla basically NO credit cards accepted at restaurants as opposed to Cancun almost all credit cards
November 14, 2016|
Response from soneill0918 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. We are wanted to hear music so we went on a Saturday. Music 3-7 on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. I think they are only open until 8pm. Sorry I can't be more help
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de Septiembre 16, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres
  • Phone Number: +52 998 877 1600
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