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“Just like home” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Charco

El Charco
Ranked #49 of 202 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Whittier, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Just like home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

The owner was very warm and humble. Her food reminded me of my Mom's food. Felt just like at home. Hope everyone goes there and tries it so she won't move!

Visited July 2014
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Florence, Italy
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191 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
“Deysi is AMAZING!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Being semi-locals (6-8 months a year on Isla), we eat at almost every place that serves food on Isla. Tops among them for personal service and fantastic food is 'Deysi y Raul's'.
There is nothing better than to sit on the patio and enjoy the people strolling by while enjoying Alhambras con Rez - basically a beef taco with grilled onions.
As good as the food is,the personality is better. This little lady is a powerhouse of a restaurateur. Even so, she gives every table the personal touch that makes you smile as much as she does.
I...simply...love...this...place! You will too.

Visited June 2014
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6 Thank bisbohemian
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Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful discovery - authentic Mexican restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Staying in a casita within walking distance of Deysi & Raul's El Charcol Restaurant, it came highly recommended by locals who live on Isla. We were NOT disappointed in this clean, family-owned, friendly little restaurant!! Six of us sat outside on the small patio to catch the evening breeze and we were warmly welcomed by the owner, Deysi. Would highly recommend the empanadas (large and easy to share), and delicious tacos. You can order 1, 2, or three - and we got the pork with cheese. Delicious! Very reasonable prices too!

The food comes very flavorful, but is not spicy. Sauces are available, which can be added to your meal to make it as hot as you like! Sides are also available.

Sitting on the corner in this Colonia neighborhood, we felt like locals as we watched the neighborhood activity! This was a wonderful little discovery and I would encourage everyone to try it. Be advised, check to see when it opens - it was 7 pm the night we were there and we had to wait a few minutes. (We just got a cold beer from the small grocery down the block as we waited.)

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TravelingOreg0nians
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Stratford, Connecticut
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The go to place for chicken soup”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Living in la gloria 6 months out of the year El Charo and Daisey's chicken soup can not be beat anywhere on the island.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank beachball81
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Brainerd, MN
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delicious, authentic and reasonable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

We met our friends here for dinner. It was fantastic! Great service, authentic Mexican food. Love their potatoes and sauces. Very reasonable and will definetly return again and again!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Teiger
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