Sister#3 Isla Mujeres (Part 3- Fredy’s)

Me & Freddy
My favourite Isla haunt for dinner is a little place called Fredy’s, named after owner, chef and all time funny guy Fredy.    

Pork chop

He is famous for his chuleta Puerco which are two rib thick porkchops grilled to perfection on his B.B.-Q  but my favourite dish is the plato Mexicano.

Mexican plate

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Sister #1 Interjections: One night when I arrived solo on Isla, Sis #3 had assembled this gang to meet me at the ferry.  I had a migraine but was so excited to see everybody that I wasn’t thinking straight (or walking straight for that matter).  I was passing off my knapsack and accepting a marguerita from an outstretched arm when OOPS my  foot slipped between the wooden dock and a concrete wall and got wedged in there.  But Fredy’s pork chops were calling me so I still made it out to dinner.  Fredy knows how to prepare them perfectly, which is to say, still pink in the middle.  I always have enough left over for a beach sandwich the next day.



We often have our first Isla dinner at Fredy’s and then our last, so I have also had the chance to taste many of his shrimp dishes, my favourite being shrimp baked in garlic and butter and accompanied with cilantro and cheese.  Other fans claim his Garlic Grouper and Lobster are best on the island.

Fredy’s is a bit further north on Hidalgo than most other choices.  Fredy’s hospitality and expert cooking makes the extra steps worth taking.  In fact in 2009 when there was construction on Hidalgo, we had to climb over bricks and a barricade and it was still worth it.

Kath’s quote: “There is poetry in a pork chop to a hungry (wo)man.”-Philip Gibbs


6 Comments to

“Sister#3 Isla Mujeres (Part 3- Fredy’s)”

  1. Avatar March 11th, 2011 at 8:34 pm Jackie Says:

    Love Fredy even his “sense” of humor. My SIL and Fredy try to one up each other and it is quite comical.

  2. Avatar March 11th, 2011 at 9:43 pm kath Says:

    Ate at Fredy’s last night. Loved his amazing pork chops. He was in high spirits.

  3. Avatar April 28th, 2014 at 2:34 pm stren Says:

    We love Fredy’s!

    Anybody know if Fredy will be open in september this year and if lobster will be in season. Last time we almost missed him, when he takes his birthday hiatus, but that was July I think.

  4. Avatar April 28th, 2014 at 4:38 pm Kathryne Says:

    We keep in touch with Fredy via his FB page

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