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Pinguino Restaurant

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Avenida Rueda Medina 15-A | near Posada del Mar hotel, Isla Mujeres 77440, Mexico
+52 998 877 0044
07:00 - 23:00
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St. Catharines, Canada
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I typically give establishments the benefit of doubt on Trip Advisor. However, we had a very disappointing experience here today. This place was recommended by a friend due to its view and economical breakfast. The view is fantastic, looking at Isla Mujeres' Playa Norte. However from the time we arrived we were ignored (and yet the place was only about... More 

Thank Brian664
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Right on the strip. Can seat outside and people watch plus watch boats and beachgoers. Had the guacamole and husband had the beef nachos. Both were very good. Ice tea was cold and good.

Thank Kandi Z
Slave Lake, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Went to this restaurant 3 years ago & had their ceviche. Made sure we found it again on this visit. It also has a nice view of the beach.

Thank DebbieLM
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

My waitress at Pinguino’s stole my phone. I laid my phone on the table. When I didn't see my phone, I asked the waitress if she had seen it. She said no. She then started to take pictures with my phone, which subsequently uploaded to my computer. The hotel was completely unhelpful in retrieving my phone or taking any action... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had taken a snorkeling trip to the Island, and weren't scheduled to eat for two more hours. We came upon this quaint and shady outdoor restaurant, and were very happy with the quick service and great food. It was more then reasonably priced.

Thank MelissafromDenver
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was our third and probably last visit to Pinguino. The view is nice and the location is good, but... The Margaritas were rather small, expensive (100 pesos) and felt watered down. You get Margaritas twice as large and great tasting at Mininos across the street for 80 pesos.Our fish tacos were probably stuffed with stingray, which is a low... More 

Thank ErikE878
Lawrence, Kansas
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We needed somewhere to eat after coming off the ferry, before our accommodations were ready. I'm glad we chose Pinguino! We had all our luggage and they had no issue. Our server even moved a fan closer to our table to help us cool down after walking over. The food was tasty and the drinks were good! I had the... More 

Thank Randelwood
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

We ordered chicken nachos and a chicken quesadilla for lunch and 2 margaritas. Drinks were horrible, service was okay. They do have wifi. The view was nice. We all had a little stomach ache after wards. Budget friendly!

Thank Hollie C
Denton, TX USA
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We stopped here for lunch on a day trip to Isla Mujeres. The restaurant was clean and had a gorgeous view right over the central beach back towards Cancun. Staff was friendly and helpful and the food was really good. We kept it simple-- chicken fajitas and beef arrochada (?) tacos, both served with black beans and rice. For two... More 

Thank Momma B
Hahira, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

The food is amazing and the view is gorgeous. The juice is fresh daily and the menu is even available at the beach.

Thank sgbuckholts

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Rueda Medina 15-A | near Posada del Mar hotel, Isla Mujeres 77440, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres
  • Phone Number: +52 998 877 0044

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