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“Fresh Fish, caught same day”

Restaurant Bar Velazquez
Ranked #94 of 201 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Caribbean
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Glendale, California
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fresh Fish, caught same day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

We were on a private snorkeling boat and asked our guide where he eats fresh fish on the Island. He recommended Velazquez. We ate there three times after the recommendation. The fish was fresh caught that day from the local fishermen. Moist, flakey and tasty. Also the chicken fajitas were very good. Right on the beach gives a wonderful view in the day or the evening as the sun it setting. The owner was attentive, informative and cooked out fish perfectly. We will be back!

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Evergreen, Colorado
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“The real thing -- and reliably good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

If you like to try the local food, interact with the local people and enjoy fresh seafood, you can be assured of really good food at Velazquez. We've been going there for decades and have watched the little ones grow up to wait tables and have children of their own. It's a family affair. The fish is caught daily, and you can watch them bring it in off the boat and sometimes select the one you want to eat! They provide complimentary wonderful guacamole and chips with meals. Grandpa Valasquez has a big heart, doesn't speak English but loves to follow baseball!

  • Visited May 2013
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worthington ky
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“this place is Isla”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

our first meal on Isla every year and it never dissapoints!fresh ceviche,Guac and chips and a cold Sol...couldnt ask for anything better

  • Visited May 2012
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Acworth, Georgia
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Good food, love the setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

We love Isla! Ate here with my husband and 10 month old. My husband had a fried whole fish and said it was really good. I had shrimp tacos and liked them. They also give you fresh guacamole with pico de gallo and chips. Love sitting at the plastic tables with our feet in the sand overlooking the water!

  • Visited April 2013
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oakland
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Grilled whole fish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

The fish is so fresh that if the wind is too strong for the boats to go out, you won't be able to order the whole fish here either. I agree with the other reviewers..delicious, simple, plastic table on the sand atmosphere. I love the grilled whole fish so much, I eat it every other day.

Visited March 2013
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