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 - December
Tuesday - Saturday
5:00 p.m.– 9:45 p.m.
January - April
Monday - Saturday
5:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
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.
*We will be closed for vacation until October 23rd.
Please note that we are closed Sundays and during slow season we are closed on Mondays as well. Accepting reservations for two sittings only 6:30 and 8:30.