Isla Mujeres 2024 Restaurant Feature-IL Pomodorino Isla Pizza


By Sister #3

I love the traditional food from all over Mexico that you can find on Isla Mujeres. But the reality is I’m here for two months and sometimes I just want a slice of pizza. When I’m alone on the island, ordering pizza leaves me with leftovers for days. But I’ve just discovered a great new place on Juarez between Madero and Morelos where I can get pizza by the slice.

Kath here: I have always admired the traditional painted Mexican building that the pizzeria is location in.

On this particular evening my siblings and I were planning to dine on the beach at sunset. So we decided to pick up pizza and refreshments to take for our picnic.

Upon entering IL Pomodorino, we were greeted by the friendly staff who offered us a free sample of Margherita pizza while we considered our options. This bite confirmed that the pizza crust was crispy and the red sauce was well balanced. Brenda helped us make our selection. We opted to order by the slice. Each slice is generous and four slices was enough to feed the four of us. At only 80 pesos a slice it was good value. We cut each slice into four portions so we could each enjoy the variety.

You can order an entire pizza if you wish, the round thin crust, or a slightly thicker rectangular one. The menu is extensive with 26 options featuring red sauce and an additional six with white sauce.

There were many pizzas on display so we selected the Hawaiian, a pepperoni, an Italian sausage with red onion, and the Caprese, with pesto and cherry tomatoes.

Our selections were brought up to piping hot in the wood-fire pizza oven and packed in a box for transport. We requested soft drinks and bottled water and headed to the beach.

There are some very inventive combinations on offer. I was intrigued by the Raffinata, a white sauce pizza with blue cheese, pear, nuts, honey, and arugula. Perhaps next time.

If you are like me and like to look through the menu before you visit a restaurant, take note that IL Pomodorino’s menu is in Spanish. Once you’re at the restaurant the staff have great English.

So here are some words that may help make the menu easier for you.

Ajo – garlic
Acietuna – olives
Albahaca – basil
Anchoa – anchovies
Atun – tuna
Berenjena – eggplant
Calabaza – zucchini
Cebolla – onion
Champiñón – mushroom
Espinaca – spinach
Jamón pavo – turkey ham
Nuez – nuts
Piniento – pepper
Queso azur – blue cheese
Salchicha – hotdog
Tocino – bacon

For the hours of the restaurant as well as the extensive menu, check out The best money you will ever spend.

Kath’s quote: “You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six“.– Yogi Berra.

Pic taken on the Amalfi Coast, Italy.

Love never fails.

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