During our three week stay on Isla Mujeres we had the chance to eat at a lot of great restaurants. The island is known for it’s seafood and of course Mexican food, but it also has some great grills and Cuban cuisine. Here is a list of some of our favourite places to eat on Isla Mujeres.
One of my biggest disappointments this visit to Isla was to find that Cuba Libre, one of my favourite restaurants on Hidalgo, was gone. In its place now stands Qubano, which is good for the Toston sandwich, but the portions are small and it feels like you are being served lunch for dinner.
While on the strip one night, we spotted Victor, the former owner of Cuba Libre, and after a little searching we found his new restaurant Casa Havana. Victor recognized us and the boys immediately. We have been going to him since Hunter was 7 months old. And his old restaurant was the first place we ate on the island.
His new restaurant is absolutely gorgeous. It feels like you are walking into some one’s home, and the design of the rooms is out of this world. The back room faces the Caribbean; open the sliding doors and you can hear the crash of the waves.We ordered Victor’s Cuban Sandwich, my favourite Cuban sandwich on the island. Served with fried bananas, rice and beans, this hearty meal was enough to feed both Romana and I.