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Hemingway's Grill

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Av Guerrero and Matamoros | North East Corner of the intersection, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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loveisla
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Have a real cantina experience. Most are located back through a dark alley but this is open with a great porch. Loud music and lots of beer.

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Thank lovesisla
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I went in Feb 29th to take pictures because we were told it was closing March 1st. I have Hemingway relatives so I wanted pictures for my mom. Nice art work but I never ate or drank there. It's been there a while.

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Thank Ricki-Jean , P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Was told by locals that it was a good, cheap place for beer. Made the mistake of not asking how much beers were. Waitress was very friendly and brought me and my wife 5 beers each over a 3 hour time frame. Cheap beers on the island are 20 to 25 pesos each. Our bill, 1100.00 pesos. That's 110.00 pesos... More 

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1 Thank Chuck S
Victoria Canada
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112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

My bride and I tried to have a happy hour drink and an appetizer here one afternoon. All the outside table were full, and the inside music was so loud we decided to leave...

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Thank George2011
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

The beers are too cheap, the music too Mexican and the food too spicy, so better if you don't go, especially not if you are one of those people who leave a $5 tip for a $1 beer. Go to the tourist places where they will happily rip you off without you even realising it and leave this place to... More 

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1 Thank RobbyStarykon
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

When you order drinks, they will bring a lot of free hors d'oeuvres, such as pieces of chicken, fried fish, some mystery ground meat, pico de gallo, pieces of grilled corn on the cob with spices etc. etc. There is so much of it so it functions as a light meal. I did not really like their Margaritas, they were... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

The locals call it La Tablita. If you ask a local where Hemingway's is, you will never find this place. Second, this is a Mexican cantina, which only tolerates Gringos, please do not try to make it a Gringo bar. Walk in and order a local beer, ask politely for some botanos (snacks) and they will appear with your 22... More 

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Acworth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Tired of the amazing Mexican food, this is the place to go have a burger, grouper sandwich, fries and a beer! Indoor and outdoor dining!! Nice folks!

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1 Thank JackieP2
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

It's cool bar. It's a fun Caribbean bar. It's local for sure. The music is loud. We never got free food but we were not hungry. "So here I was sitting in a Cuban bar in Mexico drinking Canadian rye ...,,,,,,

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Thank Bobpierson
West Yellowstone, Montana
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

PRACTICE your Español, get laughed at, drink like Hemingway get laughed with! Una mas"! Cervesa! Get drunk with locals, share tapas, uno nas tequila, laugh with locals, dam only been here an hour, uno mas!

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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
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
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Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av Guerrero and Matamoros | North East Corner of the intersection, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres

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