Fodor's Expert Review Fenix
Next to the trendy Na Balam Hotel, Fenix offers beachside dining under big, shady palms, with tiki torches and beach beds (M$200 food or drink minimum). For a more intimate alternative, you can ask to be seated under a palapa roof. Tapas, ranging from garlic shrimp to peppers stuffed with goat cheese, are the focus at lunch. Later in the day the kitchen serves innovative vegetarian fare plus dishes like coconut curry, paella, shrimp ravioli, and pad Thai. Musicians from Mexico, Cuba, and elsewhere in the Caribbean often play during the weekends, turning the restaurant into an after-hours island hot spot.
Calle Zazil-Ha 118
Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo 77400, Mexico