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La Casa del Tikin Xic

Nestled on the scenic shores of Isla Mujeres since 1960, La Casa del Tikin Xic, often referred to simply as Playa Lancheros, has been a beacon for both locals and visitors alike. This charming beachfront restaurant, once nameless and known only for its location, now stands as a culinary landmark, renowned for its signature dish: Tikin Xic.

Tikin Xic, a name derived from the Yucatec Mayan language meaning “dry fish,” is a traditional delight that tantalizes the palate. The dish features fish marinated in achiote paste and sour orange, then grilled over an open flame with a topping of sliced onions, tomatoes, and oranges, ensuring each bite is infused with zesty and smoky flavors. Served by the kilo, it’s perfect for sharing, accompanied by rice, Isla slaw, lime wedges, and fresh tortillas.

But the offerings extend beyond Tikin Xic. The menu brims with seafood specialties including whole fried fish, ceviches, fish filets, shrimp, and lobster—all equally delectable. For those less inclined towards seafood, there’s an array of other options such as classic Yucatan Arrachera steak, various chicken dishes, tacos, tostadas, and an assortment of snacks and sides.

The extensive drinks menu features original mixology specials, ideal for toasting to a perfect meal. Whether you’re dining under the sun or enjoying the ocean breeze by night, La Casa del Tikin Xic promises an unforgettable dining experience.

For a truly memorable meal, follow local advice: start with the traditional Tikin Xic, add a grilled platter, some guacamole, chips, and salsa, and dive into the flavors of Isla Mujeres.

La Casa del Tikin Xic Punta Sur - South End

10:30 – 9:00 pm

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