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Playa Bonita

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East-coast Rd, Cozumel, Mexico
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 167
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  • 69
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful views, good food

Stopped in for lunch while spending the day on the east side. Lovely views, food was tasty and reasonably priced. Got to watch a few surfers catching the waves. Good place to stop for a light bite or a drink. I would recommend sharing a plate or sharing an appetizer so that you can have a nibble... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Summerfield, North Carolina
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Summerfield, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped in for lunch while spending the day on the east side. Lovely views, food was tasty and reasonably priced. Got to watch a few surfers catching the waves. Good place to stop for a light bite or a drink. I would recommend sharing a plate or sharing an appetizer so that you can have a nibble at each place... More 

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Woodlawn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped for a late lunch and it was almost time to close. Nevertheless, the stay open for use and gave us a really good service. The food is also very good. I have fish, it was a really big fish, I shared with my wife and both were very full at the end. The building is not in very... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had GREAT drinks & sat on the balcony (i used the term loosely! but we are in Mexico....) for lunch. Aside from getting chicken tacos when I ordered fish tacos :( we had a fantastic lunch! The only thing that spoiled it slightly is when one of our party of 3 went to pay the bill - she was asked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I have been coming here for 11 years. We started when there was a playa, that is, before hurricane Wilma took it out to sea. The beer is cold, the waiters are great but xochilt sopa is out of this world. The free tequila isn't bad either - and if you go enough you can even get... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great restaurant, maybe the best seafood on the island & also maybe the best view too. I loved the shrimp. Can't wait to come back here.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good value, roaming mariachis, awesome sea side views of the rough surf. Very pleasant dining experience. Reasonable value.

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Alexandria, Louisiana, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ALWAYS visit the "other" side of the island when we visit Cozumel. Away for the hustle and bustle and the crowds. Great food, great drinks, great people. Lots of trinkets to buy and just a nice quiet beach for a day of relaxation. Do give it a try. You will return.

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Little Rock, AR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a cool place!! Very rustic, Friendly people. Fantastic drinks. Great prices. Incredible view!! So glad we experienced it!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we had here from drinks, fish, shrimp, and salsa was excellent. Cannot beat having such a beautiful spot to stick your feet in sand while you enjoy your meal. Once you are done you can hop in ocean to cool off. We go back every time we are in Cozumel

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Colorado Springs, CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to get away from the crowds downtown, enjoy the view of the ocean and experience the beautiful hospitality of Mexico you should find your way to this bar/restaurant. This is probably the 5th time we've been here, visiting while on a cruise. We always order the seafood platter. So simple and amazing. Drinks are strong. Do not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: East-coast Rd, Cozumel, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Dining on a budget

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