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Javi's Cantina Restaurant Bar

Av Juarez # 12 | Two blocks north of Ultramar Ferry, between Av. Madero and Calle Abasolo, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
+52 998 205 3003
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crostini” (14 reviews)
“asparagus fries” (14 reviews)
“grouper” (37 reviews)
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Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Av Juarez # 12 | Two blocks north of Ultramar Ferry, between Av. Madero and Calle Abasolo, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had an absolutely amazing experience here. The Parmesan crusted grouper was literally the best fish I’ve ever had in my life. They caught it that same morning. They invited us to the back to check it out. Such a crazy experience! Some of the...More

Thank Misti W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner based on the positive reviews. The service was good and the place had a lively atmosphere and nice live music. The fresh fish - grouper - however was disappointing. It was fishy and tough. Marla came by to see how...More

Thank COLZ123
MarlaBMartinez, Owner at Javi's Cantina Restaurant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting our restaurant. We enjoyed meeting you and are glad you enjoyed the service, music and atmosphere. I was surprised that you didn't take the newly prepared fish, but not to worry, it didn't go to waste. I hope that the discount...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything from the food and service was stupendous. I had the tuna(cooked perfectly) with vegetables. And he had the featured grouper. All was absolutely delightful, service was on point and the entertainment was awesome. Would highly recommend!

Thank Piper T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Javi's Cantina is well worth the stop. Great food, drinks and the best, live music from Javi himself. The service is excellent and Javi and Marla are there to welcome you. It's a must stop while on the island, I know we stopped a number...More

Thank ladydi68025
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made reservations and sat in the courtyard,we were the only ones dining in the courtyard and had 2 musicians play for us the whole evening.We wanted Lobster and were shown 3 nice big tails. We picked 2 and also had filet mignon and the Fried...More

1  Thank kevolution_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We heard about this restaurant while on the Island. To say the least we were not disappointed. We had a variety from steak, lobster shrimp and fish. They were all amazing. The service was excellent would highly recommend!

Thank Jackgug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the catch of the day with mash potatoes and the shrimp, rice and fresh vegetables dinner. The salsa starter was the best I have had compared to any in the US, even all over Texas. Both entrees were smooth, and tasteful. Full of...More

Thank Heather K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was really good. Beer was cold, but we felt very cramped sitting in the corner. I know they can't do anything about it. Be aware.

Thank jmryl2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner with a musician playing in the background. We ordered the shrimp.and the grouper. Grouper was fresh and tasty. Excellent presentation on both meals.

Thank COHU7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You need reservations - but it is a really nice little place - you can eat at the front of the restaurant looking out onto the street or in the back in a tidy, little court yard - music was being played which sounded sooooo...More

Thank fathead999
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January 30, 2018|
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Response from MarlaBMartinez | Property representative |
Yes. Please contact us via our website
November 30, 2017|
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Response from MarlaBMartinez | Property representative |
Yes, we accept Visa and MasterCard
Kim S
November 5, 2017|
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Response from MarlaBMartinez | Property representative |
Thanks! We are remodeling our kitchen and will reopen Nov 16.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av Juarez # 12 | Two blocks north of Ultramar Ferry, between Av. Madero and Calle Abasolo, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres
  • Phone Number: +52 998 205 3003
  • E-mail
Javi's Cantina Restaurant Bar is a small, intimate space with a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy, snacks, drinks, dinner and live music. Our full bar includes premium brands of alcohol and Superior Brand beers (Sol, Dos XX, etc) and Isla Brewing Artisan Beer. Our mission is to serve unforgettable food with a twist. Fresh and local... where flavor meets harmony. RESERVATIONS recommended. Walk ins welcome.
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