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Buena Vista Grill

Cerca de la Playa, Holbox Island, Mexico
+52 984 875 2102
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“grilled fish” (5 reviews)
“guacamole” (6 reviews)
“cakes” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Caribbean, Spanish, South American
€€ - €€€
Cerca de la Playa, Holbox Island, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 5 July 2018

I ordered the grilled fish with garlic and the fish was so bad I couldn't eat more than one bite. My wife had the fried shrimp and half the shells were left on the shrimp. One of the worst restaurants in Holbox!

Thank Buddy H
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We went here 3 times for lunch! It’s not much to look at but close to the beach and has a relaxed vibe. The mojito’s are great as is the fresh fish and camarones al carbon. The staff is very friendly and prices are good....More

Thank Alex E
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Buena vista was recommended by 2 local residents when we were asking for fresh, grilled fish options in Holbox. It's run by a family of fishermen, has the look and feel of a homely family run place, just behind the Amaite Hotel on the beach...More

Thank tokyodom
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We sat down and eventually were told that we couldn’t get service for a long while, even though others were seated and eating. Very strange. My husband asked if we could at least order a michelada; waitress said yes. We waited and waited and nothing...More

Thank amy38117
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The sunset brought me there. I ordered a langosta with butter. The butter had never been put in the fridge clearly and smelled very bad when boiled. Rice and carrots were room temperature, in a small portion. The butter spoilt it all. The langosta was...More

Thank valvalvalval
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We went there twice, had some great prawns in different sauces, homemade handcut french fries! Variety of drinks were limited but tasty.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a meal here and noticed several Mexican families at nearby tables. The menu was varied but I can definitely recommend the grilled fish with garlic and the guacamole. The service was attentive and friendly. Our table faced a large wall mural of sea...More

1  Thank Nansea2013
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I tried this restaurant on the strength of TripAdvisor reviews but wasn't impressed. It was ok, but I had better meals for the same price or less - eg Raices beach bar, la sirenita.

1  Thank CanuckChar
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I would definitely recommend the place! Fresh seafood yet delicious and VERY cheap! Service is really good and kind! Its very cosy :) No more plastic chairs as on the photo in the gallery. I really liked it there. It was just simple and very...More

Thank Pimentaway
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Very friendly personnel and really tasty food to affordable prices. Its more in the range of the other single € restaurants on Holbox with main dishes around 120-150 pesos. I can easily recommend shrimps in cream sauce - very tasty!

1  Thank RichardRuben
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cerca de la Playa, Holbox Island, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island
  • Phone Number: +52 984 875 2102
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