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El Charco

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Calle Paseo de Las Aves, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Owen Sound, Canada
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123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate like kings for a very reasonable price. The tacos are great and the soups are delicious. I also got some flan from a local that was amazing!

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Thank Andrew N
Palmer, Alaska
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We will never forget this place! Small, family run in the Colonia south of main town. Prices were so good, we tipped extra because the food is amazing. Two beers, a water, and two full plates of homemade enchiladas with chips/guac/pico as well as a side bar to add beans, guac and other items to your dinner plate was like... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As happens when you travel by foot, we were looking for another restaurant, but decided to try el Charco, simply because we were there. We had a great meal! I am vegan, and often my options are limited at restaurants. They were glad to prepare two vegan dishes for me- poblano peppers and vegan sopes. Both were excellent. My wife... More 

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Thank Brian664
Cold Lake, Alberta
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared by owners. A variety of tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas with a great bar of sides to compliment your meal. Located in La Gloria. Food was very reasonably priced.

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Thank DanaColdlakeAlberta
Ohio
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Our group of six went based on a Mapchicks recommendation. We were not disappointed. We had the Alambre con Caso, enchiladas Suiza, nachos, enchiladas mole and none of us were disappointed! Excellent neighborhood restaurant.

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1 Thank MVGriff
Oregon
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We love this little place! So clean and the food is always delicious! Usually open in the evenings but can be unexpectedly closed. Stop if open....you won't regret it and you will return on every trip!

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1 Thank LolainBend
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This place is the real deal! Home made tortillas, great food, delicious flavors, wonderful hosts and chef! I love El Charco!!! This is what Mexico is all about. We had scrumptious tacos and enchiladas mole! I think everything on the menu is exceptional! 5 stars all the way. This is why people go to Mexico!

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Ridgeway, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This place is a gem. Really friendly and authentic. I loved the arrachara tacos and loved even more the variety of homemade sauces and fix in's to put on them. We loved watching the activities of the colonia outside.

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Dickinson, Texas
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great guacamole to start with and then had the chicken enchiladas. Some of the best I have ever had. Everything was so fresh. You could tell that everything was made when you ordered it and loved the serve yourself bowls of beans, pico, and salsa. Great place and will make me want to stay on the south end next time... More 

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Northern WI
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Friends took us to this place for a simple tasty meal. The guacamole was some of the best I've ever had. It was quite fresh tasting but coupled with the warm, freshly made tortilla chips, the combo was wonderful. Our party had various tacos, roast pork with cheese and the arrachara. Everyone was happy. The owners are very welcoming and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Paseo de Las Aves, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?