What do others say about Dinnertainment?

Can't wait to get back to Isla and Dinnertainment. Absolutely the best night of entertaining we have hosted in our 15 years on the island! Marla and Javi have such wonderful menu ideas and are flexible enough to incorporate those guests with dietary issues. We had 8 of us and everyone is still talking about what a special night it was. The food, the music, the fabulous ease with which M and J cooked, served, entertained, and cleaned up - it was an evening we could host without any effort on our part. What could be better than to be a guest at your own party?? That is what Dinnertainment does. Don't miss the chance to have a special evening of your own!
Janet Berry
After a few years of trying to source the right caterer for our group of 8 woman I think we finally found the one. What a wonderful combination of food, music and good company.  It was obvious from the beginning that Marla and Javi cared about the quality and presentation, including mexican tableware and linens. The food was of a superior quality, fresh greens/veges with every course having delicious flavour and special touches.Such personable and talented duo with the abilty to mix great drinks, prepare dinner, sing, play guitar and all this with laughter and wide smiles. Highly recommend to everyone to make your island experience even more memorable. Thanks Marla and Javi.
Kelly Shaw-Swettenham
November 2014
Marla and Javier made quite an impression last week providing the perfect combination of food and entertainment specifically tailored to our request. Seven ladies, dinner buffet, extraordinary drinks, a fun round of sing alongs, plus a field trip to watch their band perform live in downtown Isla. After a relaxing day by the pool my girlfriends and I let Marla do it all, and we took home fabulous memories and feel we have made friends for life! Thank you!! And make sure you get Marla to sing too - what a beautiful voice!
Cathy Cassady Kearns
February, 2014​
A memorable, useful and immersive experience and a highlight of my trip. They kindly tailored the cooking course to fit the one person - covering everything from the supermarket to the dinner table with good humour, authentic local flavours (chili-concentration calculated to my foreign palette) and expertly creative guidance. Not for those looking for a pre-fabricated course lifted from a recipe book, Javi takes you off the tourist trail into a free-style and fun cooking in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Everything I learnt was recorded by Marla's photography so I am definitely going to attempt to recreate Chili Rellenos and all the dips and drinks that went with it!
Anna Wakelin
February 2014
Perfect Dinner and Perfect Entertainment!
Missy Frickey Jaeger
October, 2013
Had a ball! A highlight of the trip.
Eden Gaha
Wow, just finished an amazing Thanksgiving dinner.
Katie Williamson
November, 2013
We are still talking about our diner with you all. The teens actually had a great time. I think they would do it again if we had time this trip.
Carolyn Wilkinson
Last visit to Isla I left the planning to good folks at Dinnertainment. We had a large group and a large time!!! Such fun!!!!
Mark Brashears
The evening that you provided us with was incredible. Thank you both so much for a very special and wonderful meal and entertainment. ,
Lynn McAnelly
October 2014
Just doesn't get any better than this! Such a wonderful addition to the island.
Ashley Blogin
Thank you Marla and Javi!! We all loved the food and we all enjoyed the music! You guys are awesome!
Anna from Vancouver
What a wonderful experience. From the margaritas thru the dessert it was very enjoyable to the pallet. The family like atmosphere, stories and music made the evening one the my favorites of my trip. Thank you Marla and Javi, you left us wanting more.
Keith from Vancouver
October, 2014
Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the birthday celebration! The food was outstanding and the Entertainment was perfect for the Jugs! I especially loved being Entertained right there at the beautiful Casa! Thanks for playing my song! Please come to Houston sometime.
Candy Ludwick
October, 2014
Our with Javi and Marla, was over the top. The appetizers and margaritas started the night. The menu with a salad and fresh grilled vegetables was the best we experienced on the island! Then to add entertainment for the night, couldn't have been a better birthday celebration for the J.U.G.'s. Thanks for a great evening!
Nanci Szydlik
October, 2014
"THANK YOU!  We've been to Isla many times and have had the pleasure of having many wonderful chefs cook for us, but our experience with Dinnertainment was unique and fun as well as delicious!  We can't thank you enough for making a birthday party to remember!  The birthday cake was delicious and the decorations festive, making our evening incredibly special.  Music, beautiful vocals....and mama!  We couldn't have asked for more!"
Jennine Egan
December, 2014
Can't wait to get back to Isla and Dinnertainment. Absolutely the best night of entertaining we have hosted in our 15 years on the island! Marla and Javi have such wonderful menu ideas and are flexible enough to incorporate those guests with dietary issues. We had 8 of us and everyone is still talking about what a special night it was. The food, the music, the fabulous ease with which M and J cooked, served, entertained, and cleaned up - it was an evening we could host without any effort on our part. What could be better than to be a guest at your own party?? That is what Dinnertainment does. Don't miss the chance to have a special evening of your own!
Janet Berry
After a few years of trying to source the right caterer for our group of 8 woman I think we finally found the one. What a wonderful combination of food, music and good company.  It was obvious from the beginning that Marla and Javi cared about the quality and presentation, including mexican tableware and linens. The food was of a superior quality, fresh greens/veges with every course having delicious flavour and special touches.Such personable and talented duo with the abilty to mix great drinks, prepare dinner, sing, play guitar and all this with laughter and wide smiles. Highly recommend to everyone to make your island experience even more memorable. Thanks Marla and Javi.
Kelly Shaw-Swettenham
November 2014
Mark, our entire crew and myself were very pleased  with you and Javi.  Your cooking and presentation of the food you had prepared was outstanding. We enjoyed chatting with the both of you and learning more and more about the beauty of the island. We all had a ball dancing around the pool area while Javi jammed on the guitar and you complimented him with your powerful voice. I especially enjoyed the fact that you provided all of the food and cleaned up the entire kitchen.  What a treat!  We look forward to having you back with us this
Lisa Edwards
December, 2014
We wanted to thank Javi and Marla for one of our favorite nights last week while on Isla Mujeres. The food and music they provided was awesome. We laughed and had a sing along, which was so much fun!
Pat Meyer
February, 2015
"Thank you so much for this evening. We had such a great time. Everything was perfect and the kids loved the music. You all were awesome! We enjoyed it so much. You are now part of our Isla tradition."
Joel Andrus
June, 2015
"My family booked an evening with Marla & Javi to celebrate my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary during our vacation to the Isla. We got just what we were hoping for: a carefree night of delicious food, great music, and lots of laughs. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Highly recommended!"
Adam Ruskowitz
July, 2015
"Thank you so much for this evening. We had such a great time. Everything was perfect and the kids loved the music. You all were awesome! We enjoyed it so much. You are now part of our Isla tradition."
Joel Andrus
June, 2015
"My family booked an evening with Marla & Javi to celebrate my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary during our vacation to the Isla. We got just what we were hoping for: a carefree night of delicious food, great music, and lots of laughs. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Highly recommended!"
Adam Ruskowitz
July, 2015

“Thank you both for blessing our trip with kind and authentic company, food, and music! We’ll be in touch!!!” Ken Todd July 2015divider

“The group as well as myself would like to say thank you for the great meal and entertainment.  It was a great event and we would 100% recommend you and your services.  Thanks again!” Jim Mathewson September 2015
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“Just wanted to let you, Javier and his Mom know (again) what a GREAT time we had with y’all last night. To say that it was awesome would be an understatement!!” Keith Black, October 2015

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“I’ve been traveling to Isla Mujeres annually for the past 11 years. this year we were lucky enough to attend the first ever Dinnertainment Soiree. it was an evening filled with GREAT food, authentic Mexican dance, and intimate acoustic music and storytelling of the beloved island.” Tina Bergstrom, October 2015

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“Recently a friend and I experienced a evening meal different from  anything we had done before.  We are both Isla residents and my friend Vivien is a restaurant owner. Entertainment took place at Cass de lots Suenos a beautiful setting so we experienced a beautiful sunset. The evening began with cocktails and appetizers in a informal setting so all of the 15 or so guest could mingle and get to know one another, it is always nice to meet new people. Next we were treated to a number of authentic dances from different parts of Mexico. They were terrific. Then a fabulous dinner prepared by a great chef . This evening was much more then we expected. I would highly recommend this. It will be an evening you won’t forget.” Gigi Kraycar

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It was a special dinner to entertain my mom, and my husbands mom, and it certainly was a most memorable night.  All of us were brought to happy tears and laughing the entire night, its truly a moving experience having Javi and his team cook for you. The food was fantastic, the entertainment was on point, and the overall experience was something magical.  Javi and his team were professional but totally personable, energetic, and educational! Javi told great stories while he prepped the food, had my younger kids learning kitchen rules, and even brought adorable decorations for the table.  They left the kitchen perfectly spotless, you wouldn’t even know anyone had used it!  It was my first time hiring a chef and i know Dinnertainment will be my only call next time.  I wish i could hire him for every special occasion, but unfortunately, he’s in Isla Mujeres and i live in Minnesota!  Erin and Jake Olsen and their kids Emily, Ashley, & Evan and Grandmas Ellen and Judy

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Our night with Javi and Marla was our favorite by far! The food was amazing and huge portions! The music was fun and we had a sing along! They are fun, professional and experienced! They know exactly how to cater a party! That’s what it felt like, like we were having a party in our home, but we didn’t have to prep, cook, or clean up! So So fun! Kimberly Peterson