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“AUTHENTIC!!!”
Review of El Torito

El Torito
Ranked #85 of 257 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Price range: US$1 - US$5
Description: Using the traditional blue corn handmade tortilla to bring you the authentic taste of Mexico and the family handcrafted liquor
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Description: Using the traditional blue corn handmade tortilla to bring you the authentic taste of Mexico and the family handcrafted liquor
Reviewed 18 August 2018

While waiting for the ferry to go back to Cancun, my Husband and I came across this Hidden Gem! I have to say these are the best tacos we've ever had. They don't look like the traditional tacos we are used to see, but LORD! they are GOOD! you also have to tried the "aguas frescas" just DELICIOUS. The owner was also extremely nice, and shared with us that the tacos are made with his mother's recipe. I mean there are no words to describe these tacos. They were amazing!!

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Thank Norma E R
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

We had been scouring Isla Mujeres for authentic Mexican tacos and thankfully found this place. It was the highlight of my trip to Mexico. Taco's were unbelievably good, we had to try one of everything while we were there. It is close to the touristy area but just far enough off the beaten path to have good prices but even better food. You won't regret stopping in here.

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Thank Laurel C
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately we didn't try these tacos earlier in our stay so we could have had more tacos. We went with 2 picky kids and 4 adults. The adults ordered a variety of tacos and the kids turned up their noses. When the tacos arrived, we convinced the kids to try them. 4 tacos each later, we stopped them from ordering MORE tacos because we had dinner plans. These tacos are amazing made with fresh blue corn tortillas. We will definitely go back for more next time on Isla.

Thank Jeanette Z
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

So, we were out on an morning stroll and literally discovered this place by the smell coming from their kitchen. Soooo good! Went back later in the day and met the owner, Ricardo, and he explained his tacos. They are his mother’s recipes from near Veracruz. Like nothing else on Isla or the Rivera Maya for that matter. We had every taco on the menu. And then seconds. Ricardo brought us an little sample of his bean soup as well as a liquor he makes for The Artesian Market. Can’t wait to visit Isla and see what Ricardo has in store!

Thank linti8
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This is the best food I have found since we have been down here. The owner has a really great story- but I’m not going to tell it. You want to know- go by and see him and listen to it for yourself. You won’t regret it. Prices are super cheap! The borracho beans were outstanding as well as the chicharron tacos and beef tacos. They are all served on handmade blue corn tortillas. You can find this hidden gem on a side street tucked behind Joaquin’s scooter rental, which is the only rental place open late.

Thank Randy M
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