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Isla Contoy

Sm.23 in front of Market 23, Cancun 77500, Mexico
+52 998 884 0172
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“parrillada” (3 reviews)
“calamari” (3 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
Sm.23 in front of Market 23, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 28 reviews

Reviewed 23 March 2017

We came here when we were visiting Mercado 23. The tacos were tasty with generous portions of shrimp or fish. You get 4 tacos per order, for around 110 pesos ($5.50) Beware the mariachis, they want to be tipped generously if you allow them to...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 10 March 2017

After reading a review on Trip Advisor, we decided to eat at this restaurant. We got the seafood parillada for 4, even though there was only the 2 of us because it cost just a little bit more than the parillada for 2 and we...More

Thank 975foodie60
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This restaurant is frequented by locals and that is the type may husband and I love. We return year after year on our annual visits to Cancun. The fish is always fresh and impeccably prepared. We usually chose the Parillada por dos personas, grilled platter...More

Thank jilll969
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Our stop at Isla Contoy saved us. My kids were exhausted and cranky after walking through Mercado 23 on a very hot, humid, and smelly day. They were asking to take the bus back to our condo in the hotel zone and I still wanted...More

2  Thank Vacations411
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We went there on the suggestions of Trip Advisor reviews. The decorating is tacky but the menu is wonderful. Many different shrimp and fish dishes.

1  Thank lyngodin
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We have stopped here every time we've been to Cancun and have come to know the owners. This is a family run business and a great place to eat lunch. Good food and cold beer!

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We stumbled upon this location by chance and are we ever glad we did. Only a 5 minute walk past the ADO bus station, this quaint restaurant is the perfect spot to sit back and enjoy an authentic Mexican meal. Benefits: - Eat with the...More

Thank Alexandra O
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Our family had two great meals here.The ceviche was the best of our entire trip, along with the guacamole. This is near Market 23. The restaurant is authentic and a fantastic place to go to get away from the crowds & tourists of the hotel...More

Thank Julie N
Reviewed 22 July 2015

I actually went to the Island Contoy on a day tour from Isla Mujeres to Isla Contoy. Tour arranged on Mujeres with a Captain. I did not eat at this restaurant in downtown Cancun,. But walked by it near local market. I think they sell...More

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Sopa de Mariscos, guacamole, enormous shrimp cocktail, bontanas, service, down home atmosphere, hot fried plantains, cold Dos Equis.....all very fine!, I can't believe we've been coming to downtown Cancun all these years and are just now finding Market 23 and this restaurant! Today, Mother's Day,...More

1  Thank DH1and2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sm.23 in front of Market 23, Cancun 77500, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: +52 998 884 0172
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