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“EXCELLENT FOOD”

Sardinian Smile Restaurant & Music Bar
Ranked #56 of 206 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $27
Cuisines: Italian, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We are three generations making happy to all our customers starting 70 years ago in Sardegna, Italy. For us is a real pleasure to receive people and make feel them in home using fresh and homemade products; from the pasta to the bread. We have a good selection of fishes and seafood. Also we offer mexican food, steak, natural juice, beer and a good selection of wines. We have live music.
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT FOOD”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

This place is my new pasta emporium while on Isla Mujeres. Sardinian Smile is on the main drag of Hidalgo just north of the town square zocalo. The decor It is fresh and modern with indoor and outdoor seating. The appetizers? We selected the same ones: the octopus and potato salad is hyper-tasty with tender succulent octopus and wonderful potatoes. It is addictive. The Caesar salad at first looks and seems under-dressed ... until the cheese kicks in with the crunchy Romaine. Wow! Entrees are superb too. Gnocchi in lobster sauce is beyond. The fettuccine with shrimp and mushrooms is the owner's mother's recipe and it is glorious. The lasagna is stunning. There is something about homemade pasta that enters another dimension of taste. A small but nice wine list has a Pinot Noir that is red enough for meat but light enough for seafood. The owner and her maitre d' are friendly and know the menu well. Sardinian Smile is a must do and do again while on Isla Mujeres. The food is so good I forgot to take photos.

  • Visited October 2013
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  • German first
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1 review
“The best place in Isla!!”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

The food is amazing! Homemade pasta and also good mexican food..and the service is great! We've been in Isla for 5 days and tried different restaurants, but for this one we came back couple of times!

  • Visited September 2013
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Long Beach, New York
1 review
“Excellent Food and Service.”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Exceptionally good food, right down to the really flavorful grated cheese. Owner/manager Sylvia
is always engaging and ready to discuss the food, the wine choices, etc. A surprisingly professional wait staff. Often has good live but unobtrusive music. An Isla favorite.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Amazing food and service!”
Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Nachos with flank steak, quesadillas with chicken. Best food I've had on the island! I wouldn't hesitate to come back. The staff are really friendly and so helpful!

  • Visited August 2013
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Port Talbot, South Wales
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Down in a little side street in central Isla Mujeres. I had home made gnocchi by the Italian owner and my partner had quesadillas. Both were delicious and the service was impeccable

  • Visited August 2013
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