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Playa Bonita

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East-coast Rd, Cozumel, Mexico
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 138
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 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
Best Bar on the Cozumel Bar Hop

This was the third stop on the Cozumel Bar Hop and this bar was my favorite. The vibe at this bar is exactly what you picture for a Mexican bar. I ordered the Playa Bonita drink and the chicken quesadillas. The quesadillas were authentic Mexican food with fresh avocado. It was delicious. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
wrigley1980
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Kirkland, Illinois
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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208 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kirkland, Illinois
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255 reviews 255 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was the third stop on the Cozumel Bar Hop and this bar was my favorite. The vibe at this bar is exactly what you picture for a Mexican bar. I ordered the Playa Bonita drink and the chicken quesadillas. The quesadillas were authentic Mexican food with fresh avocado. It was delicious. The views of the Ocean at this bar... More 

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Southern Maryland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This place had the best Pico we tasted during our entire trip! Who needed the absolutely tasty tacos we had? I could have survived on just the guac and pico! If you go and want a free shot of tequila, be ready to try on one of their coconut bras (we didn't!). Beautiful view from the open air dining room,... More 

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Black Lick, PA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is probably the best restaurant on the east side. Loved the fajitas and lime soup. They gave us a shot of tequila for desert. The ocean is washing away the beach and the steps go down to a huge drop off and if the weather is rough, the waves can splash up onto the restaurant floor a bit. beware

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Dallas, TX
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Off a cruise ship and on a taxi tour of Cozumel. We let the driver pick a great spot to eat. The place is right at the water with great views and is totally covered with graffiti. We had nachos, guacamole, pico de gallo, and cold Dos Equis beer. I would definitely come back to try some of the entrees.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place have seen better day, but the food is really good and the price really reasonable (40$ for a nice size lobster). Overall good food, good price and awesome drink.

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Ontario
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88 reviews 88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stopped at Playa Bonita as part of the bar hop tour. To put it mildly, the 'playa' is definitely not 'bonita' anymore! Hurricane Wilma wiped out the beach back when she went through so the bar is basically on a rock cut now. The view is still amazing but that's about the only part of the place that is... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This funky little Mexican restaurant sits on a bluff with a beautiful view of the ocean. The biggest margaritas I've ever seen are served and are shared by many people with the help of drinking straws. Fresh fish is definitely the specialty of the house although other items are available. If you want to experience local culture this is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Good food and fun environment. Drinks are fantastic! Great view of the ocean. Fun shopping right outside.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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62 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The garlic shrimp was very good. It was a large platter of peel and eat shrimp. You can write on the walls, so please leave your mark. We enjoyed our drinks as well.

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Big Rock
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51 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is the third stop on the Cozumel Bar Hop. The building looks like if there is another huge storm it may come down. The ocean now is right up to the building. There is a vendor at this stop who makes homemade table runners. My husband and I had the fish tacos and they were delicious.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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