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El Varadero

Calle de Septiembre 16, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
+52 998 877 1600
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cuban sandwich” (24 reviews)
“fried fish” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle de Septiembre 16, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Three couples split the seafood platter for 4 and it was delicious! Shrimp, chicken, fish, calamari, pulled pork, fruit, rice and beans and I know I’m forgetting some items. Was disappointed in the mojitos- had better ones on the island. We saw fisherman come in...More

Thank Helen O
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Great music and really delicious Cuban food. I wasn't sure how much things would cost, because I couldn't find prices when ordering, but it was reasonable. A fun time! We will return!

Thank boholuxegirl
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We heard rave reviews about this place. We went and found the location which was a bit challenging. Sat down on the water which was great. The food was marginal. WE ordered the fish platter most was friend which we don't love. We may try...More

1  Thank lauriechicago
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Went twice! Their ceviche was the best we had and the shrimp in garlic butter was so good I had it both times. Great service and beautiful setting, even a yellow lab named Lola who played with coconuts!

Thank Mo G
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This restaurant excelled on all points! It was not in the touristy area so a little harder to find but well worth the effort! This low key restaurant had an excellent ambiance, the food was amazing and service was very good as well! Highly recommend!

Thank ayhugel
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Fantastic!!! What an enjoyable, romantic, delicious vibe, amazing food, live music. Chicken fricassee, fried fish, fresh octopus, and best guacamole on the island. DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE 😍🌴💃🏻

Thank MelanieG64
Reviewed 22 April 2018

What a great spot! Ceviche and grilled fish were great. Juan and the rest of the staff were friendly and engaging. It was raining when we were there and a taxi would not come and get us. The owner gave us a ride back to...More

Thank shepard72
Reviewed 14 March 2018

El Varadero is bayside and has a dock where boats pull up for their passengers to dine. It looks weathered, even a bit ramshackle, but is the best value for seafood of any place our party of four dined all week. There was live music...More

1  Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Just spent six weeks on Isla Mujeres and went to El Varadero twice a week. Amazing fresh catch fish. Beautiful presentation. Transported into a world of water, pelicans, thatched roofs, and Cuban music Fri-Sunday. Service is great. Can't wait to go back!

1  Thank Marcia W
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Been on Isla many times and go back there over and over again. Just last week 3 out of 7 nights and had the same thing as an entree the massive Cuban sandwich. Just love it. We started with shrimp ceviche one night another quacamole....More

3  Thank Expedition721906
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Questions & Answers
7 February 2018|
Response from Expedition721906 | Reviewed this property |
On the isla basically NO credit cards accepted at restaurants as opposed to Cancun almost all credit cards
15 November 2016|
Response from soneill0918 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. We are wanted to hear music so we went on a Saturday. Music 3-7 on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. I think they are only open until 8pm. Sorry I can't be more help
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de Septiembre 16, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres
  • Phone Number: +52 998 877 1600
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