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El Charco

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Calle Paseo de Las Aves, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Stratford, Connecticut
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Believe it or not but people do get colds on the island Daisy's chicken soup is wonderful. As well as their entire menu. You get plenty to eat for a very reasonable price. So if you are in La Gloria or you are craving home cooked food. This is the place

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Thank beachball81
Dumont, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I always feel like the food here was prepared for me with the care they would give to preparation for themselves or their family. Everything is always delicious!

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Chicago, Illinois
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

If you want some of the best authentic Mexican food on Isla Mujeres, head to the La Gloria neighborhood where the locals eat. That's where you'll find this gem. I had the Arrachera Queso Tacos and my wife had the chicken Burritacos. Both were incredible. When the meal is served they welcome you to go up to the little buffet... More 

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Shedd, Oregon
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

This restaurant in the heart of La Gloria is a great place to eat great local food. We loved the enchilada suizas. They are only open in the evenings, well worth the trip into La Gloria if you are staying in town

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Thank monica0007
Conifer, Colorado
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Ate here after 9 one night and the place was jumping! Pork tacos and Alhambra chicken tacos on corn tortillas were to die for. Wish I had more time or a bigger stomach so I could try their sopa de Lima and suizzas. A must not miss place.

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Thank tropictripper
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We ate here about 3 years ago and couldn't wait to here again. The chicken tacos were to die for and love all the condiments you can add to the tacos. The owners are so sweet and accommodating. We will be back!

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1 Thank Lori V
Vail, Colorado
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Located in a local neighborhood, this little place was fantastic. Ate their twice in 5 days. Had the same thing each time - enchiladas de molé. If you what I'm talking about, GO THERE! Everyone in our group loved their food from the guacamole on down. The have the sides on a little buffet that you get once your food... More 

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Afton, Oklahoma
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

If you need to get a few things and you do not want to go to the grocery store this is the place. Lights are on late!

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We finally had the chance to revisit El Charco, commonly referred to as Deisy and Raul's, in the La Gloria neighborhood on Isla Mujeres. They don't open until ~7:00 for dinner and that is late for us to venture out by taxi. We got there around 6:45 last night to find them getting set up to open. Deisy ran to... More 

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Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

They are only open for dinner. They have the best tacos period. We went there 3 times on our last visit to the island.

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?