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El Varadero

Calle de Septiembre 16, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
+52 998 877 1600
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ropa vieja” (9 reviews)
“fried fish” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle de Septiembre 16, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 168 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great lunch here, the Chef once worked for Fidel Castro so he knows Cuban food! We had a rolled Pork dish and garlic grillled grouper. We loved it and when talking with our local friends, they knew it as well. Highly recommended!...More

Thank ColoradoKtraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great cuban food right on the lagoon. Ask to see the fresh catch and they will let you choose the one you want grilled for dinner. You can also bring your own catch there and have them cook it for you. The atmosphere is old-school...More

Thank Tracy F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cuban restaurant off the path of tourist and noise. Cuban chef on site, food is prepared when ordered and taste is very good. We ordered cuban tortas, steak stuffed rolls with vegetables ( very good). Service is friendly. There is another restaurant on the back...More

Thank Vnicoloff
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Worth the trip away from North beach...had chicken fricasse, tostones, sweet plantains and guacamole as well as drinks. Food was great, service outstanding and the live band topped it off.

1  Thank toxypharmgirl
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This restaurant is a little off the beaten path. We were looking for another place and stumbled upon El Varadero. It's advertised as a Cuban restaurant, but they have a wide variety of seafood. It's a family run place, and the staff is most welcoming...More

Thank David_Brossette
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We were at this restaurant a year ago and sat out on the dock. The food was incredible - we had a seafood platter for four and couldn't eat it all. We just went back last week and they must be working on the part...More

Thank lorriflint
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Great live music! Nice food! Get the pork entrée! Lots of mosquitoes but great view for boat watching/docking and dancing.

Thank KGM37
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We ordered the fried fish and it was so tough we couldn't eat it plus the washrooms were horrible-- no toilet (hole in the floor) and the sink was hanging off the wall. The guacamole was, however, fantastic.

Thank Tangledjane
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We went for drinks and had some food too. Great mojitos and a fun Cuban band! We went back later in the week and there was another good band. The views are beautiful and some grew boats of by too or pull in! Definitely will...More

Thank Dtwellman
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The food is average quality and above average price but the Cuba band was great. We just came back from Havana so it was a pleasure to hear.

Thank ScottFreeVT
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14 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
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de Septiembre 16, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres
  • Phone Number: +52 998 877 1600
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