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“Great atmosphere and inventive menu”
Review of Lola Valentina

Lola Valentina
Ranked #13 of 229 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Mexican, Seafood, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: For food lovers looking for creative Mexican and Caribbean using local and the freshest of ingredients. This restaurant puts out some of the best plates on Isla Mujeres. We also have lots of vegan and gluten free options. Stop by and taste the difference everyday 8am-qpm & 5pm-10:30. Smiling faces await to serve you!
Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Loved this place so much we came here three times!

Not sure which we loved better- the food or the warm atmosphere and friendly conversation with Lori, the owner. So nice meeting her and her beautiful daughter.

We came once for dinner (terrific!) and twice for breakfast. You can tell these dishes were invented with lots of love and creativity. The flavor combinations are fantastic. She uses lots of local flavors and ingredients and then makes them pop with just a few upscale twists. I found myself trying to recreate some if the dipping sauces from memory.

The location couldn't be better- right on the north end of Hidalgo.

Please try this place next time you come to Isla. We will most certainly be back.

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Stopped by one evening while walking Hidalgo when we saw 2x1 watermelon jalapeno margaritas. They were very good. Also ordered the chocolate empanadas and an apple dessert - those were delicious too. Went back a few days later to try a different flavor margarita and have a couple appetizers, the corn crusted stuffed jalapenos and the potato empanadas. Everything was wonderful and the manager(?) is fantastic. Very nice and attentive.

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Was in Isla June 10-17, 2013 and stopped at Lola's for breakfast. The food is fabulous and the owner is delightful! Speaks English and was very helpful of places to go! Lori, you have done well and we cannot wait to come back and visit again soon!

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

This was and excellent find in Isla. We had dinner there one night and went back for breakfast the next morning ! Lori, the owner was very friendly and we enjoyed talking to her. The dinners we ordered were wonderful. I had the garlic coconut shrimp and my husband had the stuffed red snapper. There was plenty of food and we had left overs to take back and eat at a later date-- For breakfast the next morning-it was eggs benedict and cinnamon french toast- both were yummy! This was my one of my favorite places of the week on Isla.

1  Thank vgkinlga
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Lori, the owner of Lola Valentina's has created something very special on Isla Mujeres. The creative menu has something for everyone and offers many items not seen anywhere else on the island. From her unique and wonderfully delicious Margaratias to the perfectly cooked shrimp served on a bed of amazing coconut rice and ending with the chocolate empanadas, her dedication to serving the ultimate dining experience was evident. The dinner was so good we decided to come back for breakfast the next morning. We were again impressed with how great everything was and both my son and I agreed they were the two best meals we had during our entire stay. I have no reservation in saying a visit to Lola Valentina's should be on everyone's must do list when visiting Isla Mujeres.

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