Olivia, Tastes from the Mediterranean

Israeli couple, Lior and Yaron Zelzer, have introduced their culture and traditional flavors to the enchanting island of Isla Mujeres in a wonderful fusion of Moroccan, Greek, Bulgarian and Turkish influenced cuisine. Olivia is a mélange  of cultural recipes inherited from the couple’s parents and grandparents. After living in Isla Mujeres for four years and missing the variety of flavors and home-cooked meals they grew up with in Israel, Lior and Yaron decided to recreate the recipes they inherited which was not a simple task, to say the least.

The result is Olivia, a refreshingly diverse restaurant with a loyal following of both local residents and visitors to Isla Mujeres. Olivia opened in November 2007. Everything served at Olivia is homemade “from scratch” daily. From the delicious selections of freshly baked breads to the unique spices and seasonings used to flavor the freshest produce. At Olivia, Lior and Yaron pay homage to the Mediterranean cuisine they grew up with.



May - November
Tuesday - Saturday
5:00 p.m.– 9:45 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

November- April
Monday - Saturday 
5:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Closed Sunday


+52 998 877-1765


av. matamoros
Isla Mujeres 77400
Quintana Roo


SETTING and events


The garden is beautiful and we have hosted weddings and rehearsal/welcome dinners for years. Please contact us by filling out the form below.

For an enchanting evening of delicious food and relaxed ambiance, Olivia is the perfect place. Whether it is a romantic dinner for two under the stars in the secluded candlelit patio, or a festive rehearsal dinner or birthday dinner for a large group, Olivia is the ideal spot to celebrate with loved ones.

Olivia is conveniently located in the downtown area of Isla Mujeres. Olivia is close to the shopping and activities in the heart of the small island, while remaining tucked away off the street in a private, tranquil setting. Each of the rustic candlelit tables are scattered among lush tropical gardens under a large thatched palapa. For larger groups, Olivia features a relaxing and private pagoda where a group of friends can enjoy a moonlit evening meal with a cozy, secluded feel. The energy and buzz in the main dining area is also a great place to spend a carefree evening. Olivia has a spacious, open kitchen in the heart of the interior dining area. Here, you can enjoy the convivial, bustling wait staff and flurry of aromas, colors and flavors as the chefs prepare the evenings savory selections. 

Olivia is the ideal setting for your next Birthday or Anniversary Party, Wedding Reception, or Special Event. Lior and Yaron will accommodate private parties and events and help make your special occasion a truly memorable experience. 

For private event inquiries only complete the firm bellow

(30 gusts or more)

Name *
Date *


Closed for vacation till October 29th

Kitchen hours Tuesday to Saturday


Cash only

Accepting reservations for two sittings

6:30 and 8:30.

For reservation please whatsapp +5219981315917

or email a request bellow

*If you didn't receive confirmation within 24h please email us again

Date *
We hold your reservation for 15 minutes before giving up your table.
Reservations available at 6:30pm or 830pm
To inquire about a Special Event or any other general inquiries please complete form below