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“Deysi is AMAZING!”
Review of El Charco

El Charco
Ranked #43 of 206 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Florence, Italy
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191 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
“Deysi is AMAZING!”
Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Being semi-locals (6-8 months a year on Isla), we eat at almost every place that serves food on Isla. Tops among them for personal service and fantastic food is 'Deysi y Raul's'.
There is nothing better than to sit on the patio and enjoy the people strolling by while enjoying Alhambras con Rez - basically a beef taco with grilled onions.
As good as the food is,the personality is better. This little lady is a powerhouse of a restaurateur. Even so, she gives every table the personal touch that makes you smile as much as she does.
I...simply...love...this...place! You will too.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful discovery - authentic Mexican restaurant!”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

Staying in a casita within walking distance of Deysi & Raul's El Charcol Restaurant, it came highly recommended by locals who live on Isla. We were NOT disappointed in this clean, family-owned, friendly little restaurant!! Six of us sat outside on the small patio to catch the evening breeze and we were warmly welcomed by the owner, Deysi. Would highly recommend the empanadas (large and easy to share), and delicious tacos. You can order 1, 2, or three - and we got the pork with cheese. Delicious! Very reasonable prices too!

The food comes very flavorful, but is not spicy. Sauces are available, which can be added to your meal to make it as hot as you like! Sides are also available.

Sitting on the corner in this Colonia neighborhood, we felt like locals as we watched the neighborhood activity! This was a wonderful little discovery and I would encourage everyone to try it. Be advised, check to see when it opens - it was 7 pm the night we were there and we had to wait a few minutes. (We just got a cold beer from the small grocery down the block as we waited.)

  • Visited May 2014
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Stratford, Connecticut
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The go to place for chicken soup”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

Living in la gloria 6 months out of the year El Charo and Daisey's chicken soup can not be beat anywhere on the island.

Visited April 2014
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Brainerd, MN
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delicious, authentic and reasonable”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

We met our friends here for dinner. It was fantastic! Great service, authentic Mexican food. Love their potatoes and sauces. Very reasonable and will definetly return again and again!

  • Visited February 2014
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calgary, alberta, canada
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food and lovely service.”
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

A group of eight of us were looking for a close place for supper. Not wanting to head back into the north end, we opted to try El Charco. What a great find! Tasty food with selection of sides makes this mom and pop place a great alternative at half the price of others. Will def return!

Visited January 2014
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