After just getting back from Isla Mujeres, I took time to reflect on our second trip to the Island of Women to determine what was so special about it this time ... definitely the food!
The people on Isla work very hard to prepare the tastiest and freshest Mexican fare they can at very reasonable prices. It takes time to find your favourite place - there are many small eating establishments all vying for your dollar.
We would recommend Ruben's, located across from the post office. Ruben is hardworking, cares about what he serves and provides great service. It was a favourite spot for all of those staying at our condo development. There are tables inside and out and Ruben is open throughout the day.
Across the street, with clearly marked pink awnings is the old market. Seating in an open air (most are) are four or five stalls that serve breakfast and lunch. They appear to be run by small groups of women (in most cases) and the prices are quite reasonable. We had breakfast at Loncheria San Martin - as I mentioned there were a number of other booths to select from.
Don is a former educator and having worked for a Canadian airline, he enjoys travel that is mildly