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“Fun, fun, and MORE fun!”

Bahia Tortuga Restaurant - Bar
Ranked #54 of 211 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 19, 2012

Leave behind the uptight attitudes and step into Bahia Tortuga prepared to just have FUN - because that's exactly what will happen if you allow it! This place is spotless with amazing views (you must see the sunset from the rooftop deck!), and filled with good-hearted, fun-loving people who just want to kick back, relax, share good conversation and lots of laughs. Danny and Rhonda are wonderful hosts and treated us like old friends from the very first time we met them. JJ is a super friendly bartender who also made us feel right at home. The pool is lovely and refreshing, and patrons are welcome to use it. Food is excellent. Music (including Richie from floating island fame!) is very good, and there is always a sing-along or dancing in progress! I take exception to the reviewer who compared this place to "red neck USA". It's a lighthearted place where one can set aside cares and simply have a wonderful time. We met folks there from all over, including Trinidad & Tobago and Sweden. Danny and Rhonda have done it up right. Can't wait to return next year and see the new boat dock!

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2  Thank Bajablonde
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Management response:Responded June 22, 2012

Oh my gosh - you two were a blast! We got some great pictures, don't you think? And we enjoyed listening to you sing with Richart. Good times and good memories make for a great life. You two certainly added sunshine to our world. Oh, and the pool party was fun too LOL Can't wait for you to return to Isla, and expectially Bahia Tortuga! Thanks for the wonderful review!

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Reviewed June 18, 2012

We stopped in to get a philly cheese steak and found our new hang out! The people are friendly and love to visit. JJ makes a mean drink and Chuy cooks some great "American" food.

1  Thank Joe M
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Management response:Responded June 22, 2012

Thank you for chosing Bahia as one of your hang-outs! If you enjoyed good food and and enjoyed a fun time, we've accomplished our mission. Thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Don't even bother...unless you want to feel just as if you are in the middle of a red neck USA outdoor bar! Ordered snack food - waited an hour...left. YUCK

2  Thank Treetop20
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Management response:Responded June 22, 2012

Wow - what a surprise to hear a comment such as this. I do remember checking on you only to discover that you had waited a considerable long time for your meal. I did apologize and offered to comp your tab but you refused. We try to anticipate the crowd size, but this night the crowd was much larger than we expected. I explained that by the time you chose to order, we got slammed with several large parties that arrived all at once. Ironically your meal was being delivered as you were walking out. I hope the other 70 patrons don't take offense to your Red Neck remarks. We didn't hear any other complaints on the music, but we realize everyone has their unique preferences. We take customer feedback serious and are saddened that you did not enjoy your visit.

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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Found this spot after talking with Richart Sowa, designer extraordinaire of the floating island (visit this terrific floating home design) who played music at the BT this evening. Great drinks and great company - friendly folks who extend a warm welcome and a cold drink to all. Highly recommend for a drink or two. Sunset was a particularly excellent experience here!

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1  Thank psteg
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Rhonda B, Owner at Bahia Tortuga Restaurant - Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2012

We're so happy you were here with us enjoying Richart's great music. I agree, the Floating Bottle Island is a must-see. Richart will be playing here again 6/20. If you're still on the island, come by for a complimentary drink. Thanks for the nice review!

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Reviewed June 13, 2012

This place has the nicest staff around. Met the owner Danny who said his wife was stateside tending to business. Very nice guy with some great stories to tell.

After J.J. served us up some excellent drinks and a plate of nachos as big as your head, Danny told us all about his struggles with gaining a dock permit and then invited us up to the rooftop to check out the sunset. Incredible!!! The rooftop area is still a work in progress as is the dock, but as is, this place is already spectacular.

We didn't try out the pool but it looked very tempting. The whole establishment was very clean. They work hard to please their customers.

They also rent out rooms that are nicely adorned at a decent price. I can't wait to return and see the dock completed. From what I understand it is going to be big. We also want to return to meet Danny's wife.

Just like a previous reviewer, I talked Kentucky basketball with J.J for a while. He is very personable and is good at his job. One of the best Margaritas on the island.

There were several sailors and quite a few ex-pats hanging out at the bar. We made some new friends and made memories that will last a lifetime.

We will definitely return. Thanks guys!!!

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3  Thank beentravelin2
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Rhonda B, Owner at Bahia Tortuga Restaurant - Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2012

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Danny told me about you. I'm looking forward to meeting when you return to Isla. We're happy you voted us best margarita on the island ;-D Again, thanks for such a flattering review!

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