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La Bruja

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MZ 169 #8 Calle Cherna | Colonia La Gloria, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
+52 998 820 2044
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Elk River, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

La Bruja is a small family restaurant that is off El Centro but truly amazing. The service is outstanding and the family couldn't be any sweeter! If going to the island please stop by and support them. They just lost their son to a heart attack and they could use the business.. their daughter in law just had a baby... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tiny place run by the nicest lady (La Bruja?). A perfect spot when you want to get away from the El Centro crowds. And it's right next to the Beading Co-op and a beautiful church. Order anything --it's all good.

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Thank Tony W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was wonderful. This is exactly what I was looking to find here with great local fare and wonderful service. The location was away from the more crowded part of the island and that was kind a bonus for me too. Great prices & delicious Horchata

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Thank Curtis G
NH
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My daughter suggested this after a visit a year ago. It is not on a main street, and a bit off the beaten track, but worth the find. It was down to earth basic food that was just perfect. Not to make it seem less than it was, but they have fresh fish and seafood, simple food, and they do... More 

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Thank airthug
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This place is not to be missed ... excellent shrimp tacos ... queso fundido .... arrachera fajitas ... fish ... all was good and friendly staff too will definately go back... a true family Mexican restuarant

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Thank Kelli m
Carrollton
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My friends and I visited this little 6-8 table restaurant after seeing it on our ChickMap and hearing about it from other people. It is owned and run by a man and his wife - he cooks and she waits tables. Our favorites were the Shrimp Ceviche, Garlic Octopus and the Sopa de Lima.

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Thank Jewels2011
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We stopped in about 2 in the afternoon for a little snack. The queso fundido with chorizo is fantastic. We got chips, the queso and tortillas with three different salsas and had plenty for the two of us. This little out-of-the-way place at the south end of the colonias is one we never want to miss. We always make a... More 

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Thank Keith C
Chisholm, Minnesota
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Shrimp was okay, for some reason the shrimp in my shrimp tacos was very overcooked and the shrimp in the ceviche was also very tough. The pork and the fish tacos were great. Location is very authentic. Service was extremely friendly!

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Thank kejsod
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We went here for dinner our first night on the island. It is a tiny little place run by a wonderful and hard working couple. It's not fancy and if you go with a large group, please know that your dishes may not come out simultaneously as they have a very small kitchen, but OH, MY the deliciousness that comes... More 

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Thank Heather F
Vail, Colorado
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

If you didn't get a local recommendation to La Bruja, you'd never find it. This little hole in the wall is fantastic. If you like ceviché, they have it. Get the mixto and bring your appetite. Hand made tortillas, perfectly spiced chicken tacos and great margaritas. Prices are ridiculously cheap. Very good!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: MZ 169 #8 Calle Cherna | Colonia La Gloria, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres
  • Phone Number: +52 998 820 2044

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?