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“Lobster tacos! Need I say more.”

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The Soggy Peso Bed & Cocktail
Ranked #13 of 39 Isla Mujeres B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

This became our new favorite spot on the island after just our first visit. The guys who work there are funny, ornery, and friendly. They remember your names and what you drink. The food is outstanding. No need to scratch your head looking at a menu full of choices, here is a different special each night. And everyone has their favorite. Mine was Lobster Tacos of course. But crispy taco night pulled a close second. I cannot wait till my return to Isla and to pop into soggy peso to see my friends, Gustavo, Freddy, yaya, and the rest.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Chelsie S
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We finally made it to the Soggy Peso on our day trip to Isla Mujeres. It was our first and final stop of a great day on the island. We enjoyed this neat little bar tucked behind a building. The bartender was very warm and friendly and fun to talk with. Next year we will spending a week on the island and plan on becoming very familiar with this establishment.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank droptine
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

we ran into a local that said Mondays were the best day to go.....and they were right as the only think on the menu was Lobster Tacos....delicious! Not a negative for our group, but I will warn anyone that goes to be careful with their home made 'special' margarita cocktail. I have no idea what went into the "mix" but we saw one gal walk in sober one minute and was dead drunk in 30 minutes having had only 2 drinks....not big drinks, just very potent. We didn't fair much better and were toasty quick!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Stempleman
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Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Soggy Peso

Glad I was traveling without the kids, didn't realize until I got there that no one under 18 was allowed.  Stopped after touring the island to find cover from the rain.  I enjoyed the fajitas & ice cold beer.  I liked that the fajitas come with sour cream & guacamole with plenty of peppers & onions.  Great, relaxed atmosphere!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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1  Thank futbolchic
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed at the soggy peso feb 19 to the 22.The rooms are very comfortable. The owners Mal and Sally are very friendly and a pleasure to be around.the bar staff are all very friendly as well. this was the fourth time we have stayed there and we will return.If you want a nice relaxing time you cant beat the soggy peso,the bar closes at 8 so the noise dosnt bother the guest in are case that seemed to be the perfect time to turn in for the evening.The sun takes a lot out of you. By the way the beer is 2 dollars and I dont remember the price of the mixed drinks but they were of average price. all in all a very fair price for the atmosphere and nice people we spent are vacation with.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank DTS1960
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

This place looked to be a lot of fun based on reviews. So four of us went to have drinks and just to hang out. It was like visiting a sports bar/ Margaritaville type place. All US visitors or people who just left behind their lives in the states and moved to the island. Maybe it was just not the place to go after a week of indulging in the amazing culture of the island and the Yucatan. I found that it reminded me of a lot of things that are very arrogant and disheartening about my own culture. To say the least, it didn't make me homesick, rather it made me want to run away from that bar! We didn't eat, just had drinks. Went with a group of 4 and after spending way more than we should have on drinks and dealing with rude people who just wanted us to rent their properties from them, we left and went back to the northern part of the island.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank AmbrosiaB1980
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stopped in the Soggy Peso only because of reviews on Tripadvisor. To get there you have to walk down a little alley next to a small hotel. Behind the hotel is the little beach side bar which not much more than a hut surrounded by plastic tables. The place is American ex pat owned and its clientele are mostly American locals hanging out for the cheap but really cold beer. There are daily food specials. On Sundays the place is packed. Sundays is ribs and the owner begins smoking and grilling them a full 24 hrs before. For about $17 US you get an enormous full rack platter with chorizo sausage, refried beans, assorted vegs and cornbread. The meat literally fell off the bone. It's was awesome. Next time back to Isla Sundays at the Soggy Peso is a must.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank galomax
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Address: Avenue Rueda Medina, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Isla Mujeres
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Isla Mujeres
Price Range: $98 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ISLAND TIME Located on the beautiful Bahia de Isla, The Soggy Peso --unique and full of character--is just a short distance from El Centro(the island's business district). Our waterfront view allows the visitor to check out the fishermen leaving in the mornings and returning with their catches at sunset.......sunsets that are absolutely breathtaking over a cold cerveza or a glass of wine. But we are also convenient to the white sands of North Beach and the numerous bars and restaurants on Hidalgo Street But don't forget the Soggy Peso Palapa Bar where fishermen and colorful characters of the Island alike take pride in swapping their Caribbean experiences-----some true....some not so true. And the bartender....who refuses to be outdone......has the tendency at times of being slightly more interesting than his customers. Our laid back life style at The Soggy Peso personifies that famous line in one of Jimmy Buffett's songs..."Keep it simple , Stupid".So..... Bienvenidos!!!! Parrot Heads,Yayhoos, SnubQueens, and Good Ole' Boys!!!!!!! ALMOST FORGOT!.....In keeping with our Bed & Cocktail theme, each room guest will be entitled daily to some free Bloody Marys in the morning and some free Margaritas in the afternoon! ... more   less 
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