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Allende between Benito Juarez and Rueda Medina, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Portland, OR
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32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

We found this place because our Fodor's guidebook recommended Loncheria La Lomita, which was incorrectly marked for this restaurant's location. Still we decided to give it a try and we were not disappointed! We were tired of over-priced, forgettable tourist food in fancy environments. La Negrita is a few plastic tables in a tiny room with an even tinier kitchen... More 

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1 Thank boethe
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

authentic Mexican food. We enjoyed eating here And would return The owner was a nice man and seemed to take pride in his restaurant.

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Thank Wendy P
San Francisco, California
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94 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

So glad we stopped here for lunch instead of the stretch of restaurants on the tourist stretch. Some of those are good too, but if you want to eat where locals eat, this is it. A golf cart vendor at our table and a hotel staff digging into the pork stew behind us... we couldn't be more pleased we found... More 

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Thank vgoh
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014

Been to Isla Mujeres a few times and discovered this little place last year. We fell in love with the tacos as pastor and the frijoles al pastor. The food is really good and the restaurant is quaint. It doesn't open till around 6pm or 7pm, so we consider this to be a late night snack place. They do catering... More 

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Thank Scott111670
New York
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44 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We found this place while out walking one day and checked out the menu. It looked good and the owner was very friendly so decided to give it a try. We had garlic fish, nachos and quesadillas all of which were very good. We are always amazed at what wonderful meals can come out of such a small space.

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3 Thank mimsNewYork
Ontario
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162 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

New location across the street from the old one - nicer, brighter and cleaner. Manuel's lovely daughter whipped up some awesome quesadillas with chorizo, mushroom and cheese for 50 pesos. YUM!

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2 Thank WIBS
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2014

You can have the greatest fish fillets here for 60 pesos. We should have written this review earlier. As we get closer to returning to Isla and looking forward to our favorite spots. We will report back soon on prices and menu - know it will be as terrific as every year!

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1 Thank Joanne H B
Ontario
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013

On our last trip, it was so hot in the new location that Manuel set us up across the street for a fantastic dinner.

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1 Thank Mylex
Oklahoma
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013

This is a local's favorite restaurant. We ate there because of the reviews we had read and even went back more than once. It is a tiny place and I didn't think we was ever going to find it because we kept being told it had shut down. When we told one local we had found it and loved it,... More 

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1 Thank TipsyKitty
Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2013

The place isn't much for the effite who can't stand eating local when they travel, but for those with even an ounce of adventure, and for those who actually want to experience good Mexican food, La Negrita is an IM must! Here, you will find huge portions! Here you will find mexican food three steps above the typical Yucatecan fare,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Allende between Benito Juarez and Rueda Medina, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres

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