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“An authentic Mexican restaurant worth stopping for!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Don Chepo

Don Chepo
Ranked #122 of 201 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“An authentic Mexican restaurant worth stopping for!”
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

In our two weeks staying in Playa Mujeres we visited Isla Mujeres twice with family and friends and we liked Don Chepo's the first time we opted to return again.
We had the restaurant recommended to us by one of the nearby store vendors named Caesar & Carlos.

I was a bit weary at first eating off-resort but what a menu! There is so much selection-- even if you're missing a hamburger and fries from home, they have that too.
My husband and I highly recommend the chicken stuffed avocado as a starter or light meal. They offer a shrimp version as well but it's not quite as good as the chicken.
I also had the coconut shrimp which was quite tasty.
The prices are decent for the plate presentation, the portion size and they often have a 2 for the price of 1 happy hour.
If you get caught in a downpour of rain like we did, it's a great place to sit, eat, people-watch and check your social media as they have free WiFi.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Ashley C
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Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Great place to chill on Hidalgo”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

I wanted to have queso fundido with chorizo and mushrooms again - it was still pretty good. I also had a pasta meal here but mostly I would take a break from wandering around and have a drink (beer or a coffee). At night we sat and enjoyed the 2-4-1 drinks while hanging out and people watching. This is a great spot to chill out and Gregory (aka Gregorio) would come by almost every night and play his guitar (he's awesome!). The owner/staff are fantastic..special shout out to Ariel. He's so funny!

  • Visited November 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fish taco promotion, all the way!”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

I don't know how they season their fish, but not cabbage necessary, silly Americans! Fresh and the best we've had so far!

Visited April 2014
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Thank IslaAllDay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun place, great food”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We always go to Don Chepo - love the tacos, especially the chorizo tacos. The Mojitos are VERY good, and usually all drinks are 2 for 1. We have never had anything bad there.

Visited March 2014
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Thank shomesue .
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hibbing
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

We always come back to do chepo, they have been here for the long haul, their enchiladas suiza are the best, mojitos perfect, and the flan is the yummiest. Staff is so nice. Please give them a try you won't be disappointed

Visited March 2014
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Thank SandyfromNMN
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