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“Good food, great music and open air on the beach”
Review of Isla Contoy

Isla Contoy
Ranked #173 of 1,048 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Isla Contoy is on the Caribbean side of Cancun and on the beach. It is an open air restaurant with a fresh sea food bar and a live music with traditional Mariachi band.
Food is prepared simply but always fresh. The sea breeze in December/January is just right.
Been there over twenty time and always glad I went.

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Thank ANOldFoodie
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was always a top place for lunch with the stunning ocean view, great food and service. The recent change to buffet dinner is just great. Fresh fish choices, differnet specialty each day, many other stations, beer or wine included, desert including Mexican coffee specialties and much more. This for about $35. This is not a typical buffet-it is first class. Hope they keep the concept-great food and great value.

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

This restaurant was amazing. Incredible location on the waterfront and wonderful service and food. We had the buffet dinner with seafood cooked to order (you select the items to be cooked). Good veggies, desserts and gourmet coffees with liquors. Two drinks are included in the buffet price. Wish we had gone back to eat there again and would certainly recommend it to everyone. The was even a low key band. Elegant atmosphere in a beautiful luxury resort.

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Thank ArtTeacherOhio
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

The Isla Contoy overlooks the passage between Cancun and Isla Mujeres. It is open air dining beneath a huge palapa. There are buffet items like veggies and potatoes but the seafood is cooked to order. Shrimp, scallops, several types of fish, calamari, and lobster as an added cost.

The food was fresh and delicious. The dinner comes with two beers or glasses of wine each. Desert items, and coffee drinks are included.

The service was excellent. Best damn restaurant do our one week stay. Five stars and kudos to the Fiesta Americana.

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Thank Tarpaper123
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Isla Contoy is the outdoor palapa roofed restaurant at the Fiesta Americana Grand Beach. The nightly buffet is 420 MX pesos or about $35 US or Canadian. Make a reservation and ask for a table by the ocean. You will be about 30 - 40 feet from the light crashing waves overlooking an amazing beach. The service is second to none. The cost includes 2 drinks each (soda, domestic wine, domestic alcohol etc.) My wife enjoyed the house white and I always enjoy the Manzana soda which is an apple soda from Coke in Mexico. The nightly feature changes. We had prime rib and sushi featured one night, another was ceviche and fresh seafood cooked to order, and another was a pasta bar and fresh seafood. The regular side items the week we went were BBQ pork ribs, lamb chops, Mexican skirt steak, and grilled chicken breasts. The rule of thumb in Mexico is "beware of the meat" not for the health, but for the flavor. Not so at the Fiesta Americana. The meat is amazing and I had some of the best lamb and prime rib I have ever had. Don't forget to bring a 100 peso note and get the Trio (Mexican singers that serenade the table) to sing a traditional love song to your sweetheart. They are amazing to watch and listen to. The desserts are small in size and big on flavor so save room for some traditional flan or Rompope tarts. Don't worry if you bring the kids, as each night also has french fries or onion rings, chicken wings or hot dogs and hamburgers available as well for those who would prefer sticking to Americana. We can't wait to go back to our table by the beach. Enjoy!

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Thank JandLfromRegina
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