Top 13 Favorite Places to Eat in Isla Mujeres


We went to so many places during our month long stay in Isla Mujeres. Out of the hundreds of restaurants, these were our favorite places to eat in Isla Mujeres.

1Barisa Mexicana 

Location: Downtown main restaurant strip

They have amazing lobster quesadillas, drinks, and the guacamole was my favorite.

Location: about 10 minutes via golf cart from downtown and is on your right-hand side as you are going south on the island.

Most of the chairs are swings, but they have some regular tables as well. The staff is really friendly, and it has a really relaxed vibe. The food is fantastic, and one of our favorite places to go. I couldn’t get away from their shrimp tacos. They also have awesome mojitos.

Location: Downtown main restaurant strip.

The patio gives off a fancier vibe, but you can still go there wearing pretty much anything. Good music and even has a poker room.


4El Varadero

Location: About a 10-minute golf cart ride from downtown. On the west side of island tucked away. 

Great Cuban food and atmosphere. On the water, and you can dock your boat there. Very laid back cool vibe. We brought our own fish for them to cook, and they did an amazing job. Of course, their mojitos are phenomenal.

5Taqueria Medina

Location: Downtown main restaurant strip.

If you want good cheap tacos this is the place to go. Lot’s of choices and lots of food.


Location: Downtown main restaurant strip.

Best pork tenderloin we have ever had. Loved it so much we ordered extras for lunch. They also had great taquitos. The owner works almost every day and is really nice and funny.


Location: On the east side of the island almost mid-island.

Great atmosphere and food.  Worth the stop in.

Location: North end of island close to ferry dock

Great margaritas and mojitos! They don’t take their drinks lightly and give you the biggest drinks on the island. Good place for appetizers.

Location: West side of the island about halfway down

Some of the best pizza I have ever had. Try out the Oscar Special Pizza. The place can get really crowded so plan ahead. They also do delivery.

10Playa Lancheros

Location: West side of the island about halfway down

Amazing fish and great views. A good place to stop for lunch.

11Tres Minteras

Location: Downtown main restaurant strip

Great mojitos, and the best pork chop tacos! I’ve never even thought about doing tacos that way, but they were AMAZING!

Location: Downtown main restaurant strip

Great restaurant for breakfast. Usually pretty crowded, so expect a wait. Worth it though.

13Rolandi’s Pizzeria 

Location: Downtown main restaurant strip

Best Italian place on the island. I had the lasagna each time we went and probably ranked towards my top favorite lasagna ever. Warning- their hot sauce they serve with the bread is HOT. They don’t fool around.


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