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“Best Breakfast On the Island”
Review of Da Luisa

Da Luisa
Ranked #40 of 233 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Wonderful rooftop dining. Great Italian- Mediterranean food; specialize in seafood.
Reviewed February 8, 2013

This place is by far the best place on the island to have breakfast. The view and atmosphere are phenomenal. The 2nd story palapa restaurant overlooks the beautiful crashing waves on the island's east side. It's a white linen table cloth experience with very reasonable prices. The staff are very friendly and congenial. On tuesdays, thursdays, and saturdays, there is a yoga class on the patio overlooking the ocean. More than cool.

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Thank Rob L
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Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

We love this place. Have been here twice. First time was by accident, then sought it out on our next trip. Best margaritas we have had on Mexico and awesome view!

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Thank funlover71
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

This place needs 6 stars, seriously. Just the location gets 5 stars right off the bat. The place is on a stunning rooftop patio, with a covered pavilion facing the water and open seating toward the building, breathtaking sea view, lovely breezes, pool and garden below, iguanas on the rocks, perfect fung shui, the nicest property I've seen on the island, the kind you'd want for your own dream house. It's located on the Caribbean road just past the airport, at the first corner before the road splits off into the colonia. Located on the roof of the Casa Ixchel boutique hotel, not to be confused with the Ixchel Condos on North Beach. This is the ideal and mandatory, must do, don't miss place for lunch or dinner when you do your golf cart tour of the island. You must do this place either going or coming. You swing in out front, set the brake, hop up the stairs, order a mojito and peruse the menu, note the Mayan cardinal directions written in the thatched roof above to orient your vibes, and you're in exactly the frame of mind you came to be on vacation in. Guaranteed. Last year we only stopped in for lunch, which was great with the location and a nice casual tacos-or-sandwich lunch. But this year we made it a dinner in the early evening and what a treat. The entire dinner menu is 5-star from top left to bottom right. Between the 5 of us we had the ample and delcious lime soup, superb linguine al cartoccio, deliciously herbed grilled tuna, medium, two orders of surf-and-turf with filet mignon balsamic, grilled lobster and roast vegetables, and the house special ravioli which I can't remember but the owner of that plate absolutely refused to share. Our only disappointment was all the other menu items we neglected to order. Hope we get back to Isla and if we do you can definitely find us here.

Thank Cosmo943
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

We are here in Isla for 2 months, and happen to be staying just 3 houses away from Da Luisa. I was somewhat apprehensive . Sometimes you get a place like this with a killer view but the food is so so. Not this place. The french toast was just like my mom use to make, battered and deep fried.Also drizzled with chocolate. You didn't feel like you were eating a loaf of bread. Coffee was also superb. My wife had the scrambled eggs. Not bad but they could do something a bit more original than the cube potatoes out of the bag. But all in all we are going back for dinner in a few days. And did I mention the views?. To die for.

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Thank bowmanmt
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We were worried that we were the only patrons here on the night we visited but as soon as we tried the food, there were no more concerns. Located on the roof deck of Casa Ixchel, this place is a hidden gem. Friendly staff, good service & again...excellent food!

Thank Amy T
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