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“Great Food and Friendly Hosts”
Review of Rene & Renee

Rene & Renee
Ranked #77 of 210 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food and Friendly Hosts”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Rene and Renee are great hosts. Rene speaks great English but speaks Spanish with us. He get's his orange juice fresh every morning, and his salsa's are rich and tasty, with picante options. The huevos mexicanos are delicious, his guacamole was quite good. We have been coming here for 6 years now and will continue to come back. The food is top notch and Rene is now a close friend of ours. When I celebrated my birthday on Isla Mujeres five years ago, he even made me a cake. That was a great surprise.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Evan K
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English first
Hollywood
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful host and food!”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a small, quaint restaurant that is definitely worth the trip. The food is all freshly made to order and made with love. The enchiladas suizas are great, but whatever you order, make sure you get frijoles which are some of the best we had. Our host was so warm and wonderful, full of pride about their excellent food, and makes sure you get everything you need and you leave very full. Not to mention that this is one of the most inexpensive places we found. We ate once for lunch and once for breakfast. Don't miss it!

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank slomo88
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing and authentic”
Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Recommended this place from people we met on the island. Small little room with maybe 6 tables. You would walk right by without thinking of going in. Stop and go in. Best food we ate all week on our trip.
So authentic and homemade.

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2 Thank Camduke
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St. Louis, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Great Hospitality & Great Food”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

My husband and I had two meals at Rene y Renee during our last stay on IM. We first had breakfast there one morning where we had fresh orange juice and a bottomless cups of good strong coffee. The pancakes were good, but the chorizo omelet was fantastic. While we were there we talked to Rene about the other food he serves and were able to return for dinner a couple of days later. Rene raved about his fresh margaritas so we each ordered one and they disappeared very quickly so we had 2 more. Soooo gooood! The chips, salsa and guacamole were all perfect appetizers. I had the chicken enchiladas which were huge and had a yummy sauce, my husband had seasoned grilled chicken breast which he loved as well. Everything we had we enjoyed very much. What we enjoyed the most was Rene. He has such a friendly rapport with his customers and is proud of the great food his place serves. We have been to IM three times and when we return we will definitely head to Rene's place for a meal or two.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank BookFaery
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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Like it says on the door...best food on the island”
Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Rene and Renees is a fantastic little place to stumble upon. Its like having dinner with your grandparents. Just like you have been invited to their home. The food is really god too. Best refried beans on the osland for sure....and everyeal pn the osland comes with beans so that no mean feet. Thanks for looking after us so well Rene. One of the highlights of our stay.

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2 Thank RobandLisaworldtour
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