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“Best atmosphere on the island!”
Review of Cafe Mogagua

Cafe Mogagua
Ranked #1 of 10 Dessert in Isla Mujeres
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $13
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Gothenburg, Sweden
2 reviews
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“Best atmosphere on the island!”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

We (a swedish family of four) just loved this place and after we found it we didn´t go anywhere else (had dinner here 4 or 5 times). No need to go somewhere else! We felt the atmosphere was something between a cool restaurant and a livingroom (and that is very positive). Our kids just loved to hang around in the couch using the surprisingly good wifi (best in Mexico according to our 8-year old...) while coming to join us during main course (a lot of choices for kids) and desert (crepes were really nice) and since the staff is the nicest we met in Mexico (and we only met nice people in Mexico) everyone really enjoyed this place. We also had the best drinks we had in Mexico and could easily have stayed the whole evening, just sipping on the drinks (in truth we never adjusted to the timedifference and went to bed pretty early every night....). Well, if you are going to Isla Mujeres I would highly recommend at least one visit at this restaurant!! Stay away from the most touristique restaurants at the main street! We miss this place and the people who work there (and of course the sun...it's still cold in Sweden).

  • Visited February 2013
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Pennsylvania, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The atmosphere was very relaxing, the music was soothing, the service was excellent and the food was great! We had a salad and fish tacos, which were delicious! The restaurant is located in the center of the shopping area, and the view makes for good "people watching".

  • Visited February 2013
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San Clemente, California
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Good Coffee but Bad Experience with Service”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

The coffee here is truly better than most on Isla Mujeres, which says a lot given the preponderance of Italian eateries. Mogagua uses specialty grown coffee and they do a good job brewing it. I did have a singular bad experience here though... after nine days of buying coffee here, we decided to have breakfast on our last day. The credit card machine was not working that day, and the waiter refused to run the card manually and then blamed us for not noticing that the credit card signs had been taken down. He then simply walked away mid-sentence. Too bad, that experience was soooooooooo negative that it tainted my view of this cafe.

  • Visited February 2013
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Portland
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cool Argentine Vibe”
Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

Brownies are delish. Relaxing laid back music. Great place to cocktail, relax and enjoy the view. Enjoy piquant delicious desserts and liquors. Great coffee--espresso added to the house blend makes for a memorable day!

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“Best place on the Island!!”
Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

This should be your first stop on the island!! Abel, Rodrigo, Diego, and Russel are the best. They create a great atmosphere and are very personable. They make you feel right at home. Cafe Mogagua is the reason we fell in love with the island. They have great drinks, food, and incredible employees!!! The service is top notch. A must see! it is the employees who make it amazing! The lattes are great too!

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