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9 Best Restaurants in Isla Mujeres

9 Best Restaurants in Isla Mujeres

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I hope you are hungry because in this article we are going to learn about the best restaurants in Isla Mujeres. 

Are you planning a relaxing island getaway? Isla Mujeres just might be the spot for you. With just a short 30-minute ferry ride from Cancun, Isla Mujeres makes for an easy day trip or a week-long vacation. 

This small island off the coast of Cancun paints the perfect Caribbean picture. Soft white sands line the shore while the sea around you shines every shade of beautiful blue. The vibe is relaxed and no one is in a rush. 

Spend the day chilling out under a palm tree, or work up an appetite on a snorkeling or sightseeing adventure. This little island had a lot to offer. Calm waters, big waves, ancient history, water activities, and the list goes on. 

You will want to take full advantage of the culinary scene on Isla Mujeres. Restaurants of all styles can be found.  From casual seafood joints to upscale eateries there is a place to suit everyone. 

Whether you’re in the mood for fresh ceviche or a juicy steak, Isla Mujeres has something to satisfy everyone. 

Isla Mujeres is also known to have some fantastic fresh seafood. I recommend getting your hands on an order of coconut shrimp or indulging in the Catch of the day.  Where else can seafood get much fresher?

I’ve come up with my list of the best places to eat on the island, so you can save yourself time searching the internet for the “best restaurants in Isla Mujeres”. 

Dine like a king during your stay in this tropical paradise, roll up your sleeves, and let your tastebuds water.  Buen Provecho!

Map of the Best Restaurants in Isla Mujeres

1. Blue Ballyhoo

Settle in for an appetizing meal and spectacular sunset views at Blue Ballyhoo in Isla Mujeres.

This is one of the best restaurants in Isla Mujeres on the beach!

They have a great beachfront location in the center of Isla Mujeres, within walking distance from the ferry terminal. 

Blue Ballyhoo is a great place to stop for dinner and to enjoy the beautiful orange sunsets before you make your journey back to Cancun. 

The restaurant has a rustic island vibe with wooden tables, chairs, and palapa roofing. You dine in the open air with incredible views of the Caribbean sea. 

On the menu, you have many fresh seafood options to choose from. Succulent lobster, fish tacos, pan-fried grouper, and coconut shrimp – just to name a few. 

If you aren’t in the mood for seafood they also offer dishes such as Fajitas, hamburgers, quesadillas, guacamole, and nachos.

Something really special about the restaurant is that if you are out on a fishing trip for the day and catch a fish, the chef at Blue Ballyhoo will be more than happy to grill it up and serve it to you for dinner. 

You can organize a fishing trip with their sister company, Blue Water Encounters.

Nothing can be more satisfying or memorable than indulging in your cooked-to-perfection catch of the day. 

The margaritas are packed with lime and very refreshing, and the piña coladas are creamy and smooth. The perfect style of sunset sipping cocktails. Beer, juices, and soft drinks are also available on the menu. 

At Blue Ballyhoo you can be sure that the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable, and are happy to accommodate all of your requests. 

enjoying the view from isla mujeres with the beach in front and palm trees. There are some sun loungers on the beach.

Laying on the beach in Isla Mujeres is hungry work, good thing there are so many great restaurants here!

2. La Lomita

La Lomita is a little hidden treasure on Isla Mujeres. You will definitely want to make your way over for a satisfying meal. 

You can find the cute restaurant on Avenue Juarez, outside of the town center. Look for their white walls with pink accents and beautiful painted vines and greenery.

The interior is painted just as beautifully with vines, birds, and flowers covering the walls. 

La Lomita is a Mexican restaurant with some amazing fresh seafood options. Choose from fresh fish, shrimp, lobster, ceviche, octopus, and even conch. 

With your desired seafood of choice, they offer multiple ways of preparation. You can have it soaked in butter, pan-fried in garlic, breaded and deep-fried, or simply sauteed with fresh vegetables. All the options are incredibly delicious making your decision all the more difficult. 

Coconut shrimp is always a go-to favorite of mine, and at La Lomita, the dish makes it into my top 10 list of Coconut shrimp servings. 

The shrimp is big, succulent, battered, and fried to perfection. The coating is nice and light, and the large slivers of coconut burst with flavor. 

With the dishes, you are served a side of rice, pickled red onion, and a small salad. The portion sizes will not leave you hungry. 

If you don’t feel like seafood, on the menu is a nice selection of meat as well. The chicken fajitas are really fantastic. 

Grab a margarita or cold beer to wash it all down and your meal is complete. Prices won’t break the bank. You can easily grab a meal and drink for under 400 pesos (about $20 USD).

mexican corn on a plate with cheese and chili powder on them.

Enjoying some classic street food in Mexico is vital like this corn with mayo, chili, and lime on them.

3. Churrossik Park

While visiting Isa Mujeres PLEASE save room for dessert and order a churro (or 2) from Churrossik Park. First of all, their name alone makes it worth visiting (they even use the Jurrasic park logo so there’s no confusion about where the origins of this name come from).

The churros here are next-level delicious and every time I visit the island I can’t wait to order my sweet sugary treat. 

You have to wander off the beach for a bit to find this little food stand. Churrosik Park is located one block away from Playa Norte beach. The crossroads are “Adolfo Lopez Mateos” and “Miguel Hildalgo”. Check out the pin on my map above for their exact location. 

For those who have never tried or heard of a churro before, let me explain.

Originally from Spain (but perfected in Mexico if I’m being honest about my bias), a churro is a long pastry made of flour-based dough, piped through a star tip, dropped into hot oil, and fried until golden brown. Normally churros are rolled in a coating of sugar or cinnamon and served with a chocolate dipping sauce. 

At Churrossik Park the churros are far from ordinary. Traditional churros are on the menu, but special churros are where the fun is at. 

The churros are stuffed and topped with a variety of different flavors. Chocolate, coconut, strawberry, Nutella, and more. 

Churros start at just 35 pesos (just under $2 USD). This is the perfect way to get rid of some of that pocket change you have been carrying around. Enjoy your treat!

woman dipping churro into a chocolate sauce.

Churros are the ultimate dessert to have in Mexico – they may not be from here, but they have been perfected here.

4. Beachin’ Burrito

Searching where to eat in Isla Mujeres for a fast and filling lunch? Make a stop at Beachin’ Burrito. 

This tiny restaurant serves up some fantastic burritos that are big in size and big in flavor. 

The restaurant has a small kitchen with three seats and one high-top table. If the space allows, sit down and enjoy your meal on the spot.

Otherwise, grab your order for takeaway and hit up the best place in Isla Mujeres, the beach! 

On the menu, you can find breakfast burritos from 8 am until 11:30 am. These burritos come loaded with scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, shredded cheese, and your choice of meat. 

After breakfast, the menu offers six signature burritos featuring different flavors and meats.  The catch of the day burrito is extremely popular but my favorite is the tequila-grilled shrimp burrito. All the signature burritos come with a side of potatoes similar to wedge fries. 

With the burrito and potatoes, this is definitely enough food to sustain you all day. 

Burritos cost 210 pesos and you can add a drink for another 40 pesos. For just $14 USD you have a satisfying and flavorful meal. 

surf board in front of the ocean with the words Isla Muejres on it.

If you enjoy a bit of surfing in Isla Mujeres, you’ll definitely want to head to one of these awesome Isla Mujeres restaurants to refuel afterward!

5. Lola Valentina

Don’t miss a meal at Lola Valentina, in my opinion, one of the best restaurants in Isla Mujeres. 

Located in the center of town in Isla Mujeres, Lola Valentina is easily found as you stroll around town. 

The restaurant is totally chic and inviting with wooden tables, swings as chairs at the bar, and warm lighting. 

They are open from 8 am until 11 pm and serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

You can choose from a variety of options as the menu is quite extensive. They have different types of tacos, ceviche, hamburgers, burritos, enchiladas, salads, and curry. 

There are even a few vegetarian and vegan options. 

For breakfast try the coconut French toast. Light, nicely coated, with good coconut flavor, and cooked to a beautiful golden brown. 

For dinner get your hands on a Poblano stuffed pepper. It is a huge Poblano pepper, stuffed with tender pulled chicken, rice, and panela cheese, breaded, and fried to perfection. 

They top it with a load of salsa verde, avocado, fresh sour cream, crispy tortillas, corn, and beans. The dish is an explosion of flavors and a good representation of classic Mexican taste.  

Choose from a variety of drinks including everything from Margaritas to Moscow Mules, fresh juices, and coffee. Lola Valentina has you covered. 

beach in isla mujeres with turquoise water and white sand.

The beaches on Isla Mujeres must be some of the most beautiful in all of Mexico.

6. Los Tacos de Humo

Voted the best tacos in Isla Mujeres, Los Tacos de Humo must be on your where to eat in Isla Mujeres list. 

You can find Los Tacos de Humo on Avenida Juarez in the center of Isla Mujeres. Look for the black, orange, and blue signage reading their name. 

The restaurant takes classic Mexican street tacos and enhances them adding special seasonings and toppings. 

On the menu, you can choose from six different tacos which are made with either fish, shrimp, or meat. Tacos are served in orders of three (so one order comes with three tacos) and you can add additional individual tacos to your order at a cost of 30 pesos each ($1.50 USD).  

The tacos are quite filling and one order is definitely enough to fill your stomach. 

Spice up your tacos with the fresh salsas they serve you. The lime herb sauce is bursting with flavor. 

Your order comes fast and the servers are really friendly. Sometimes when you visit they even give you a classic Mexican dessert on the house. 

different mexican dishes on a table with a margarita and a beer next to them.

There are all types of restaurants in Isla Mujeres to cater to seafood lovers, vegetarians, and even vegans.

7. Limon

Delight your tastebuds and experience some of the best seafood in Isla Mujeres with a dinner at Limon Restaurant. 

Limon features open-air seating in a beautiful courtyard setting. The atmosphere is intimate, cozy, and inviting. 

Chef Sergio takes pride in using only the freshest ingredients at the restaurant, and they are proud to offer locally caught ocean-to-table seafood. 

Indulge in delicate appetizers, salads, soups, pasta, fine meats, and seafood. Treat yourself to a succulent sweet lobster grilled to perfection by the chef. 

Save a little room for dessert and order the Pineapple Sergio. Your eyes and tastebuds will be blown away. 

Pricing is quite reasonable for the quality of dishes served at the restaurant. 

Dinner for two including drinks and appetizers runs just under 2000 pesos (about $100 USD) which in my opinion is great for a decadent meal. 

Because Limon is one of the best restaurants in Isla Mujeres it tends to fill up quickly. Making a reservation is recommended to accommodate your desired dining time and this can be done through their website

8. Churros and Coffee

Fix your sweet tooth craving on Isla Mujeres with a stop at Churros and Coffee. 

Just like their name states churros and coffee are hot on the menu. 

Choose from mini churros, stuffed churros, or churros topped with deliciously sweet sauces and fruits. 

Not in the mood for something sweet? There is a good selection of savory baguettes, croissants, and crepes on the menu, too. 

The coffee comes hot or cold and strong. A great afternoon pick me up to go along with your scrumptious churro. 

Churros and Coffee is a little hidden gem you don’t want to miss.

tower of ceviche with a soda on the side.

The seafood along the Mexican coast is unbeatable, especially fresh dishes like ceviche.

9. Marakame

One of the best restaurants in Isla Mujeres to find a hearty breakfast is Marakame Cafe. 

Nothing is more important than that first meal of the day, and at Marakame cafe there is no shortage of quality options. 

Dining at Marakame Cafe feels as though you have been transformed into a jungle oasis. 

The restaurant is a big open courtyard with lush greenery, wooden tables, chairs, and cute decor accents. 

Right in the middle of the courtyard is a huge tree with angular branches. From the tree hangs two basket chairs, perfect for sipping your coffee, and no doubt, an Instagram photo. 

On the menu, you will find traditional Mexican options as well as American cuisine. 

The chilaquiles are fantastic as well as the Marakame French toast. 

Pair your breakfast with freshly squeezed juice or a hot caffeinated beverage from their espresso bar. The beans they use are 100% Mexican!

They even offer mimosas with freshly squeezed juice and a small selection of beers. 

The service staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and always happy to serve you.

If you can’t make it for breakfast, pop by later in the day to enjoy lunch or dinner.