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El Charco

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Calle Paseo de Las Aves, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Dickinson, Texas
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great guacamole to start with and then had the chicken enchiladas. Some of the best I have ever had. Everything was so fresh. You could tell that everything was made when you ordered it and loved the serve yourself bowls of beans, pico, and salsa. Great place and will make me want to stay on the south end next time... More 

2 Thank Wayne K
Northern WI
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Friends took us to this place for a simple tasty meal. The guacamole was some of the best I've ever had. It was quite fresh tasting but coupled with the warm, freshly made tortilla chips, the combo was wonderful. Our party had various tacos, roast pork with cheese and the arrachara. Everyone was happy. The owners are very welcoming and... More 

1 Thank LovetoTraveltoo51
The Woodlands
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I always have to stop and eat at El Charco several times each visit to the island.. which is quite often. I look forward to seeing Desi (the owner) and she is always smiling... heart of gold and the most delicious food.. fresh & home made.. a MUST do.

1 Thank islagirl1969
Beaumont, Texas
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Deysy n Raul are such welcoming hosts and we love their food. We eat here at least once a week! Everything is delicious, but try the chicken soup. Oh and the Enchiladas de mole'

1 Thank 2Travelingforfun
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This review is after the second great experience we have had. We ordered the chicken soup which was great. It had a wonderful lime, cilantro, peppery flavor and was delicious. We also ordered chicken and cheese empanadas. Three large empanadas came with the order which were all crisp, flaky, and wonderfull. I would say the best thing we had was... More 

1 Thank SolGuy89
Stratford, Connecticut
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Believe it or not but people do get colds on the island Daisy's chicken soup is wonderful. As well as their entire menu. You get plenty to eat for a very reasonable price. So if you are in La Gloria or you are craving home cooked food. This is the place

Thank beachball81
Dumont, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I always feel like the food here was prepared for me with the care they would give to preparation for themselves or their family. Everything is always delicious!

Thank car2034
Chicago, Illinois
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115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

If you want some of the best authentic Mexican food on Isla Mujeres, head to the La Gloria neighborhood where the locals eat. That's where you'll find this gem. I had the Arrachera Queso Tacos and my wife had the chicken Burritacos. Both were incredible. When the meal is served they welcome you to go up to the little buffet... More 

1 Thank Ron W
Shedd, Oregon
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This restaurant in the heart of La Gloria is a great place to eat great local food. We loved the enchilada suizas. They are only open in the evenings, well worth the trip into La Gloria if you are staying in town

Thank monica0007
Conifer, Colorado
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Ate here after 9 one night and the place was jumping! Pork tacos and Alhambra chicken tacos on corn tortillas were to die for. Wish I had more time or a bigger stomach so I could try their sopa de Lima and suizzas. A must not miss place.

Thank tropictripper

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Restaurant Details

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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  • Address: Calle Paseo de Las Aves, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres

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