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“Our New Favorite”
Review of Bufalo

Bufalo
Ranked #159 of 228 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Price range: $5 - $8
Cuisines: Grill
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

El Bufalo is, hands down, our new favorite "go to" spot. A little hard to find, this neighborhood spot is currently offering local fare (tacos, huaraches, salbutes, hamburguesas and more) along with some chinese food at present. The couple who own the restaurant are lovely and speak a bit of english. Manuel, the chef, trained in the large hotels in Cancun and he definitely knows his way around the kitchen. An array of delicious sauces and fresh fruit drinks are made by Ibette and her friendly smile will welcome you when you arrive. Meats are grilled curbside and everything is freshly prepared. On our last visit, we enjoyed huaraches (a large flat homemade tortilla covered with meat, beans, lettuce and drizzled with crema, spiced to our liking by the array of sauces on the table (most of which i could eat with a spoon!). We were far too full to partake of the cookies or pie (baked by an american friend of Ibette's) but they looked delicious! Total cost for dinner--2 huaraches, 2 beverages (no alcohol) 80 pesos! A plate of chinese food is 50 pesos. It can be a little tricky to find this place...as you are heading south out of town, take the airport road and then after Da Luisa stay inland through Salina Chica. another block or so on your left, look for the house with the painted window and walls, courtesy of a local artist. There's a white barrel grill out front and a couple of tables on the sidewalk. El Bufulo is also serving breakfast now.

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

We ate here 4 times in 7 days. The food is second to none on the island! My favorite part of the experience is that at the end of every meal, we were brought little desserts - brownies, bonbons, etc. that were all home made! It was a terrific little extra that set it apart.

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Reviewed June 12, 2012

This restaurant is really a woman's home, just south of where the road splits off going south. She has a large sign listing not so much a menu, but every item she can make for you. Took us a couple visits to understand that the sky was the limit, but every visit was well worth it. Think of it as your Mexican mothers house. Some of the food was clearly her attempt to be inventive like an apple and lettuce salad that was meh, but the main courses were always incredible. She also threw in a small dessert each time we ate there.

Price was amazingly right, so much so that we often left large tips because we couldn't comprehend all that food costing so little. Do NOT miss her chorizo tacos. Used to be my fave in the USA, but alas all I can ever think of when ordering at home is how it utterly fails to measure up to El Bufalo.

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Reviewed December 7, 2016
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