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Lola Valentina

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North Hildago Street | Pedestrian street in centro...beach end, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
+52 998 159 2187
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08:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

They have great food alternatives from the every day norm of the island. Fried Potatoe balls stuffed with chorizo and the jalapeños are fantastic. Don't forget to try the surf n turf bloody mary.....

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1 Thank Scott K
Minneapolis
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Some of the best food we had on our vacation. Right on the main street, we may have all had the same dish. Dinner was delicious. Great drinks too.

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1 Thank JESSHN
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Lori, the mastermind behind Lola's, is a creative genius. The flavors behind all her dishes are very "island orientated" with a twist. We have been coming here for years! Throughout the years, changes have been made but through it all, Lola's always comes on top! This is absolutely no "tourist trap". In my opinion, Lola's is actually the opposite of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Each year I return hoping the food inspired by (copied from?) the signature Mango Cafe will improve to somewhere near that of the mid-island delight. Unfortunately, disappointment once again. This time my comparison was the French toast. Lola's French toast was, well, not exactly dry and yes weirdly overly sweet and chewy, sort of like an old donut. Compare that... More 

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Thank M S
St Louis, MO
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

When brunch came, it was tasty, but not as good as at Rooster, the cafe opposite - which has lots more staff too.

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Thank Longwill
Seal Beach, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

This was our "go-to" breakfast spot for the two weeks we were there, along with Café Mogagua! They are both just fantastic. We met Lola herself, ask her about her wonderful life story. She is a peach! Great breakfast shakes and smoothies, the egg dishes and fantastic.

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1 Thank Jaime V
Bayville, New Jersey
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

The breakfast menu that they have posted outside looks incredible. We decided to go one morning for breakfast. The place was packed which we thought was a good sign. Service was really slow, but we didn't mind because we could see how busy the staff was. I ordered the french toast and my husband the pancakes. They were both horrible!... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Fantastic margaritas! I tried the coconut and watermelon jalapeno. Both were delicious! The food is interesting. I got vegetarian tacos that had a weird combination of ingredients. It was okay, but not my favorite dish. They definitely try unique recipes so you should be an adventurous eater. The atmosphere was great! It's a beautiful place in the center of town.... More 

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Thank Kasey F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Came later in the day and they were out of steak, potatoes and one other item. Pretty disappointing. Atmosphere was really great and decor cute.

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Thank Lita T
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Had high hopes but the fish stuffed with shrimp was overcooked and the poblano chili was cold. Mayan salad was good. Pull pork sliders were ok. Disappointed given the positive reviews by others.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:30
Monday
08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:30
Thursday
08:00 - 22:30
Friday
08:00 - 22:30
Saturday
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Hildago Street | Pedestrian street in centro...beach end, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres
  • Phone Number: +52 998 159 2187
Description
For food lovers looking for creative Mexican and Caribbean using local and the freshest of ingredients. This restaurant puts out some of the best plates on Isla Mujeres. We also have lots of vegan and gluten free options. Stop by and taste the difference everyday 8am-qpm & 5pm-10:30. Smiling faces await to serve you!

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