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Calle Matamoros 11 | centro, Isla Mujeres 77440, Mexico
998 877 1765
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5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we were introduced to Olivias by friends and thought it was great.We went back and found it just as good the second time.The meals were very reasonably priced and I would recommend the house Red ! A cosy atmosphere in a walled garden but plenty of fans for the hot nights, really pleasant dining

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Hickory, North Carolina
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Garden provides a great atmosphere for dining. Food was good. They do not accept credit cards, US $ or pesos only.

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Queretaro, Mexico
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191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're in the mood for something other than Mexican food or seafood, this is your go-to! Great Mediterranean food in a beautiful outdoor garden. Great wine list too. You need to make reservations, but it is SO worth it.

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Vanlose, Denmark
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a Greek tapas for starters. It was really good. For mains the grilled beef kebab was amazing. The setting was very romantic in a beautiful lighted garden behind the restaurant away from the street. The service was fantastic - I was scratching my leg for a second and the waiter noticed and asked me if the mosquitos were... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, surprising little place, very pretty quaint outdoor dining when you come into the building it opens up to outdoor garden area. Try the pizza and bread appetizers really good. Went with several friends all say food was great. Only issue I had is the waitress got an attitude when we told her it was separate bills.

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Barbados
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great place for dinner. The drinks were great, as was the food and the service. There wasn't one item we had that wasn't exceptional. The olive chicken and lamp chops were incredible. The setting too was really quaint with our large group having a private tikki hut all to ourselves. Really excellent.

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been 3 years since the last visit--the same nice cozy atmosphere remains but it seems the food has not held up to time. The moussaka was tasteless and the "salad" a small bowl of raw onion and tomato, did not pair well. Additionally, the presentation was lacking--a square of moussaka on a plate--no garnish etc. The other dish, Olive... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the places we wish we'd had time to return. Great menu of Mediterranean fare and great staff. The restaurant is open air (no air conditioning) with a lush courtyard garden out the back. Highly recommend the Greek Tapas and Mafrum.

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Cambridge, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know many of us come to visit Mexico and enjoy the beaches, beers, fresh tacos and ceviche, as you should. BUt if you're on Isla Mujeres you must eat at Olivia's. A beautiful spot 1/2 a block away from the beach with the most amazing Mediterranean food I've had, and that includes the food I've had in Crete. Yaron... More 

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New York
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best restaurant in Isla Mujeres. It's Mediterranean, and every dish is perfectly prepared. In New York City, where I'm from, this would be a very pricey restaurant, and it is more expensive than some others in the area, but for a reason. Also, it is in a tranquil garden setting. It eshews the throbbing music and party... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Matamoros 11 | centro, Isla Mujeres 77440, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres
  • Phone Number: 998 877 1765

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?