Treat yourself Tuesday – tacos of Isla Mujeres, Mexico!

Over sized sombreros.
Colourful ponchos.
Beautiful beaches.
Multiple cocktails.
And delicious tacos.

Would I be right to assume that some, if not all of the above come to mind when we think about Mexico? I’m going to focus on that last list item today, because
a) it’s cold in Melbourne and I’m dreaming about sitting in the sunshine in Mexico right now with tacos, and so are some of you judging from how much love last week’s Colours of Isla Mujeres post/Instagram shot got,
b) I’m a huge advocate for experiencing a new place properly by getting involved in street food culture when travelling,
c) gallivanting around a little Mexican island on a golf buggy taking in the sights and hunting for tacos was a new and very fun experience that I highly recommend, and
d) what better way to treat yourself than with tacos?! So, as part of the OUR GROWING EDGE monthly link up party (see bottom of the post for more info!), here are three of the best taco stands worth hitting up on Isla Mujeres!

 

1. Poc Chuc
Av. Juarez con Abasolo

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2015/01/img_6313.jpgThis place was great because they gave you the option to eat in if you didn’t want to grab your tacos and run. We visited twice during our recent visit a few months ago in January, and the photos above were our favourites – the chicken empanadas up top, and the chorizo tacos below. It makes me a little sick to think that we’re paying something like AUD$5.00 or $6.00 PER TACO in Melbourne, when the chorizo tacos here only cost the equivalent of AUD$1.25 each. Yup. And they were much, much better than the expensive hipster ones…

 

2. El Burrito Feliz Tacos y Tortas
Calle Abasolo #5 Col. Centro

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These were probably close to my favourite tacos – this little lady was firing them out like a one woman restaurant. She was really something to see! She also spoke not a single word of English, so luckily my Spanish was good enough to order “dos tacos carnita por favor,” and they were incredible. We found her tucked away on a street not far from Playa Norte Beach, but if you don’t stumble upon her, just ask your friendly hotel staff if they know where to locate her!

 

3. Las Comadras
Av. Miguel Hidalgo

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Another amazing spot, with the added bonus of having the taco stand set up in a shop front, with a few stools and tables scattered around if you’re lucky enough to snag one! Chicken and chorizo tacos, for which we paid about AUD$1.00 each, and were absolute perfection – the tortillas were grilled up to order, filled with your chosen protein, and handed over for you to top with lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream, chilli and herbs. They also have a brother restaurant, Compadres, next door, should you want a slightly more upmarket dining experience; but with tacos this good at that price though, I couldn’t imagine why you’d want to!

 

 

This post is part of the our growing edge monthly link up party over at Bunnyeatsdesign, which aims to inspire bloggers to not only try but also discover new things :) This month’s theme is “treat yourself” and is hosted by Caroline from Shrinking Single, who does delicious recipes for one – mainly skinny with a pinch of chocolate ;)
our growing edge

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9 thoughts on “Treat yourself Tuesday – tacos of Isla Mujeres, Mexico!

  1. Hi Jess,

    Loving your posts about Mexico. My husband and I are actually travelling to the US for 3 weeks in September and our last stop is Mexico! I am extremely excited :) :). I actually wanted your opinion if you don’t mind Jess; we will be in Mexico for 6 nights and I am thinking of staying 3-4 nights in Playa Del Carmen, 1 night in Tulum and perhaps our last 1-2 nights in Cancun before we fly out. Do you have any reccomendations for the itinerary? We will hopefully be able to fit in Isla Mujeres on our last few days as well to sample some of those delicious tacos!

    • Ohh thank you so much Elise :) So glad you’re enjoying these posts! And you guys must be getting super excited – it’s almost holiday time for you!! And 6 nights in Mexico – that’s going to be the most amazing end to the trip! I haven’t been to Playa del Carmen or Tulum before, but I’ve heard they’re both very beautiful. Personally, I didn’t much like Cancun, which is why we spend our time only on Isla Mujeres, and I’d 110% recommend spending a few nights there – after almost 6 weeks travelling around America, it was the perfect place to unwind, because it’s not quite as built up and touristy as a lot of other spots! That said, I’m sure where ever you decide to stay will be gorgeous :)

  2. I’ve never had the pleasure of eating in Mexico, but I’ve made tacos at home a few times. It’s easy and affordable, considering the prices we pay at hipster spots. Though I do enjoy eating tacos when dining out but I always try and get the most adventurous flavours…and then recreate them at home. :)

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