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Isla Contoy

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Sm.23 in front of Market 23, Cancun 77500, Mexico
+52 998 884 0172
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 of seafood for 2. The surprise is the platter comes with both grilled and fried... More 

Thank jilll969
Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 to continue exploring downtown Cancun. I saw Isla Contoy and recognized it as a restaurant... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Vancouver, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 locals - Quick and friendly service - Delicious food (amazing shrimp quesadillas) - Free wifi... More 

Thank aliwennes
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 zone.

Thank Julie N
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 fresh fish here also.

Thank Dawn H
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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, the owner gave me a rose and a slice of special cake! A clean place... More 

1 Thank DH1and2
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

The portion was a bit on the smaller size (Well, I'm used to the colossal portion in the United States) but the food was tasty and reasonably priced with prompt service. The restaurant itself was clean, especially the restrooms. Very easy to find by walking around Mercado 23.

Thank tandalat
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

This is the 20th year we have been going here. It is like returning to Grandma's house for us. We know and love the family that runs it and it's a definite stop every week for us when in Cancun for a month to six weeks. Don't miss this place.

Thank wifanSpooner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$12
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?