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Javi's Cantina Restaurant Bar

Av Juarez # 12 | Two blocks north of Ultramar Ferry, between Av. Madero and Calle Abasolo, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
+52 998 205 3003
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“grouper” (40 reviews)
“asparagus fries” (15 reviews)
“crostini” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Av Juarez # 12 | Two blocks north of Ultramar Ferry, between Av. Madero and Calle Abasolo, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We became repeat offenders at Javis as it was so good the first time. Walked in without a reservation on the second occasion and sat in the courtyard. Food, service and ambiance was excellent. The food was prepared and presented perfectly. We would revisit if...More

Thank nickhawk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely staff. So friendly. They have a courtyard on the back which is cool. We had fish dishes and they were delicious. I had the parmesan crosted one which I loved (quite salty though so if you are salt sensitive - watch this one) -...More

Thank 505jonathanf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time eating at Javi's Cantina and never seemed to be disappointed for their great fresh food, drinks, and service. Javi and Marla the owners always want to make sure you have a good time!

Thank michaelpJ6784TS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the third time that we have gone to Javi’s for dinner, however this time we brought friends with us and reserved our seating in the courtyard. The food was wonderful, as usual! Our weather during the trip was spectacular, so eating outside in...More

Thank Discover459648
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful meal at Javis on our last night in Isla. Walked in without a reservation and was offered the option to sit inside or courtyard. We choose courtyard and it was beautiful! We entered to George playing and we were the only guests...More

Thank LindsStJohn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok... so the wife wanted a late dinner and off we go, pushing past the crowded bars and street shops in search of light fare with character. Well, what we found was Javi's Cantina. Javier himself greeted us and welcomed us in as if we...More

2  Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot speak highly enough regarding this amazing restaurant. Keep in mind reservations are needed! We came here several days ago for my girlfriend's bachelorette dinner & it was the best dinner any of us have had in a long time! My recommendations consist of...More

1  Thank crworcester
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were told by our hotel concierge that we would likely need a reservation. We walked a few blocks here after dark and walked up to a great place. It was full but not slammed. The owner just happen to meet us at the door...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an absolutely amazing experience here. The Parmesan crusted grouper was literally the best fish I’ve ever had in my life. They caught it that same morning. They invited us to the back to check it out. Such a crazy experience! Some of the...More

1  Thank Misti W
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner based on the positive reviews. The service was good and the place had a lively atmosphere and nice live music. The fresh fish - grouper - however was disappointing. It was fishy and tough. Marla came by to see how...More

Thank COLZ123
MarlaBMartinez, Owner at Javi's Cantina Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you for visiting our restaurant. We enjoyed meeting you and are glad you enjoyed the service, music and atmosphere. I was surprised that you didn't take the newly prepared fish, but not to worry, it didn't go to waste. I hope that the discount...More

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Questions & Answers
31 January 2018|
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Response from MarlaBMartinez | Property representative |
Yes. Please contact us via our website
1 December 2017|
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Response from MarlaBMartinez | Property representative |
Yes, we accept Visa and MasterCard
Kim S
6 November 2017|
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Response from MarlaBMartinez | Property representative |
Thanks! We are remodeling our kitchen and will reopen Nov 16.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 27
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av Juarez # 12 | Two blocks north of Ultramar Ferry, between Av. Madero and Calle Abasolo, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres
  • Phone Number: +52 998 205 3003
  • E-mail
Javi's Cantina Restaurant Bar is a small, intimate space with a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy, snacks, drinks, dinner and live music. Our full bar includes premium brands of alcohol and Superior Brand beers (Sol, Dos XX, etc) and Isla Brewing Artisan Beer. Our mission is to serve unforgettable food with a twist. Fresh and local... where flavor meets harmony. RESERVATIONS recommended. Walk ins welcome.
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