Eating our way across Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres, Mexico is one of our top destinations in the summer because of the large congregations of whale sharks that can be found from June through August. Numbers of whale sharks tend to peak between mid-July and mid-August.

If swimming alongside the largest fish in the world isn’t reason enough to visit Isla Mujeres, the eateries offer another incentive. There are a wide range of eateries to suit most budgets. During our annual summer trips, we try to visit old favorites and new locales based on word of mouth referrals. All of the ones listed here are worth a meal (or two).

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Getting started at Minino’s with chips and pico de gallo. Shoes are optional at this beachside cockteleria.
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Shrimp tacos at Minino’s.
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Sunday is BBQ night at Soggy Peso.
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Lime and sugar crepe at Cafe Hidalgo. This is a must-have during every trip to Isla Mujeres.
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Grilled watermelon and cheese at Lola Valentina. Their margaritas are tasty, too. The one shown is mango and cilantro.
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Moroccan style fish filet at Olivia’s.
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Okay, so these aren’t food items, but they were memorable! Miami Vice frozen cocktails (half pina colada, half strawberry daiquiri) at Sunset Grill (at sunset). Great way to enjoy the final sunset of the trip.

Edible highlights not shown in photos include Barlito’s decadent cinnamon rolls, quesadillas at Casa los Suenos, and breakfast at M&J Cazuelas.