Where to go in Isla Mujeres, Mexico (The Best Bars & Restaurants)

Isla Mujeres is an island off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You can travel here by taking a 20 minute ferry ride from Cancun. It’s a popular tourist destination, and Playa Norte (North Beach) is known as one of the best beaches in Mexico.

The downtown area known as El Centro is on the north part of the island and if you’re wondering where to go or what to do, here are a few of the best bars and restaurants in this area for great tostadas, tacos, cocktails and more. Tarzan Bar & Grill: This small bar and beach club is right on Playa Norte (North Beach). Its not fancy, but I love grabbing a few beers here and watching the sunset Lola Valentina:

I’d say hands down the best cocktail menu on the island. But prices are also higher than most other places. Although I didn’t include in this video, they also have great brunch and dinner options (the cochinita pibil eggs benedict and chili relleno are two of my favorites)

Fish & Gin: I love this place for its great gin cocktails and seafood tostadas. The lobster tacos are also great… really everything is though. And thanks to Adam for letting me video him while making my drink!

Fredy’s: Their sign says they have a “world famous porkchop.” I can’t attest to how famous it is, but its definitely worth getting. If you start talking to him, don’t be surprised if Fredy will just pull up a chair at your table and start talking to you. There’s a god chance he’ll bust your chops a little bit too (there I go again with the terrible dad joke!)

Olivia: With all the Mexican restaurant options around (FYI, there is also a lot of Italian) sometimes you want to mix it up. The Moroccan style fish and the chicken with olives are my two favorite dishes. If you need a break from tacos, ceviche, or whatever else then come here. You shouldn’t be disappointed.

Others that didn’t make it into this video but that I also highly recommend: Cafe Mogagua: Great breakfast/coffee spot with reliable WiFi. I worked on my laptop many mornings here.

North Garden: Another great breakfast spot near North Beach. They have Mimosas, Mojitos, and Bloody Marys at good prices

Tres Mentiras: Have live music most nights Biker Burrito Bar: Live rock music on weekends in their backyard Snappers: Best sports bar with many TVs showing NCAA, NFL, etc.