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“Best Kept Secret on the Island!”
Review of Dopi's

Dopi's
Ranked #14 of 206 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Brunch with selection of eggs; Smoothies; Nespresso Coffee; Grass Fed beef; Paella; Duck and more.
Woodbury, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Kept Secret on the Island!”
Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were looking for another great place to eat on TA and happened upon a review on Dopi's. Oh what a wonderful surprise it turned out to be. It started with a perfect evening outside in the breeze, no crowds, our wonderful waiter/manager Raul with my lemonade and my husbands margarita. From there we went to our wonderful meals of seafood and steaks. The food is spiced just right, all the flavor just bursts in your mouth with each bite-full. It is like a food explosion. The food at this restaurant is amazing. From the first moment we stepped into the restaurant to after we said our goodbyes our experience at Dopi's was perfect, so perfect we went back on our last night on Isla. When we go back we are definitely going back.

  • Visited August 2014
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Cresy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Must!!”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stopped at this restaurant for dinner whilst in Isla. It was quiter season and not many people around. We were given menus from the Waiter and then Dopi himself came out to greet us. He was do lovely and friendly and was telling us about his family ranch where the beef is grown. We farm cattle in Australia and found his insight refreshing esp considering the hard sales you get along the rest of this strip. He was friendly, down to earth and very helpful With information about Isla.
The food was delicious and all prepared by him. This is a must stop place when visiting Isla Mujeres and make sure you ask if Dopi is around!

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank bossandbulls
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Seneca Falls, New York
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“All around great place!”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

We ate here two nights in a row because it was that good. First night we had a lobster burrito and a steak burrito, both were delicious. Second night I had surf and turf, and my mom had chipotle shrimp, again fantastic. The owner is a super nice guy who cares about quality food and atmosphere. You will notice some of the other places where there are people hawking at you to come in and going on about "fresh" seafood. You must be careful, it's not always what it seems. At Dopi's you can guarantee that it is what he says it is. Wine selections was good, prices were great, and the service was above average. We've been to Isla four times, and we're sorry we didn't check this place out sooner! Enjoy your meal!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank JustUs796
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Queretaro, Mexico
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201 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Charming, welcoming and delicious”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

One of the best meals we had on Isla! Once you meet Dopi, you will be charmed. He is a very nice man, very interesting and takes great pride in his food and his restaurant. The night we were there, he was running the place all by himself - cooking and serving! The beef comes from his family's cattle farm, and you can taste the difference. This was easily and by far the best steak I've ever had. Shrimp cooked in a fine herb sauce to perfection. Even the rice was delicious! Please make time to go, enjoy this sumptuous meal and take a few minutes to talk to Dopi. You won't regret it.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Jodi T
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Dillon, Colorado
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“It felt like home- with amazing food!”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Hopi is a class act! You don’t get bombarded on the street & pulled in. He politely comes out if you are looking at his menu & explains the best options & exactly how it is cooked & from where it comes- His families very own cattle farm. This is not the kind of place you see booming with masses of people—probably because he’s not pushy. He is quiet & lovely. He was our best referral from our friend Nash at Nash’s Tapas Bar down the street who said he likes to eat at places that are ran by the owners themselves who take pride in everything they do.

Visited June 2014
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