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The Hidden Gem of Isla Mujeres

If you aren’t local or traveling by boat you may have missed this restaurant while visiting Isla Mujeres. Why is Restaurante Criollo El Varadero the Hidden Gem of the Isla Mujeres? The views and the food are amazing!

Ropa Viejas at Restaurante Criollo El Varadero

Ryan was taken here on a business trip a few years back and was so impressed. A locals spot for sure as you would never think to walk back the lane to get here. It almost feels like you are trespassing onto someone’s property. You pass by a handful of smaller buildings until you reach the actual restaurant. Which is at the back of the property.

If you are lucky enough to know about this place I would love to hear your thoughts. It does clearly states that there is a restaurant on the property. When you walk up to it you will know exactly why it sits at the back of the lot. There is a small channel of water where boaters can dock and enjoy a fabulous meal with an even better view.

Garlic Fish

The fresh fish and charcoal cooking style make the dining experience unforgettable. We have never had a bad meal here and the prices are great. It can get very busy in the evenings so we try to go a little early.

The dish that brings us back over and over again – Tikinxich

This dish is a Yucatan favorite. Tikinxich is made with
Achiote accompanied with garlic and hot chiles, along with an assortment of pungent spices, ground to a paste. It is then wrapped in banana leaves and cooked over a charcoal pit. It doesn’t get any fresher than this.

If you are on the island and ready to check this place out ask for our friend Juan and tell him the Everhart’s sent you! Don’t forget the tequila shots while there!

Look for the signs on your next trip to Isla Mujeres!

If you have been, we would love to know your thoughts! Drop us a comment below and make sure you like our Instagram page EverythingEverhart.

2 thoughts on “The Hidden Gem of Isla Mujeres

  1. Agreed! One my most favorite places on the island. Discovered years ago thanks to the late Holly Moore’s blog, Holly Eats.
    Best Cubano, and fantastic guac. Fabulous location and freindly staff.

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