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El Varadero

Calle de Septiembre 16, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
+52 998 877 1600
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cuban sandwich” (26 reviews)
“fried fish” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle de Septiembre 16, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
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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 A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Service was outstanding but the food seemed to have slipped just a bit. Did a whole hog fish spiced two ways and it was very good but not quite as good as previous visits. Still love the location.

1  Thank RastamanInKansas
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Great place to watch the sunset. The mojitos were good but inconsistent (our second one was much tastier than the first). The food was good and fresh. The best view is from the upper deck, but there are no tables or chairs for eating. We...More

Thank travel_buzz2007
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Recently spent another great evening at Varadero.Have eaten here many times in the past and the seafood platter for four is always amazing fresh fish cooked numerous ways, shrimp, octopus, conch, veggies, and fruit.If you leave here unsatisfied something is wrong with your taste buds.

1  Thank beachball81
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We went via boat for a quick lunch. Server was nice and service was timely. We had Mexican beer and Mojitos, the Mojitos were delicious. We also ordered a mixed ceviche, made with white fish and assorted seafood, portion was enough for three to share...More

1  Thank rosgari
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Questions & Answers
7 February 2018|
Response from | 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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