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Playa Bonita

East-coast Rd, Cozumel, Mexico
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Ranked #19 of 265 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This place is to me the best beach bar/restaurant on the other side of the island. This place is everything a beach bar should be. Very shaded and breezy with lots of seating and great fun reasonable drinks! You just sit down under the thatched roof porch and look out over the water and you can "just breath". Now the... More

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Houston, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Every time we tour around Cozumel Island, we stop at Playa Bonita! Cold beer, friendly employees, and good food for a fair price. Clean restrooms. Over the past several years the beach in front has been covered by the ocean. The really nice beach is on the side now. Don't get suckered in to putting on the apron!!! We have... More

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was on the non-hotel side of the island on a beautiful beach. My husband had the garlic butter shirmp - it was our best meal of the vacation. Note, they take cash only, no credit cards.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great place, friendly staff, excellent food, beautiful scenery and quiet beach what more could you ask for. Dont miss this place if going to the East Side.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place is on our must do list. It was our third time and always great food and price. Going back in six months and won't miss it.

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Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stopped for lunch while visiting the east side during our trip last week. The meal was as good as the view.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

3rd time eating here. Overlooks the ocean and service is great. Lobster and Chicken fingers are excellent.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We found this restaurant 9 years ago on our first trip to Cozumel. What a find. It's a drive to the other side of the island but worth the trip! This year I had been waiting 365 days for their garlic shrimp and I wasn't disappointed. Carlos was a delightful server. My husband and I enjoyed the food, scenery and... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This review is both 9 month and 5 years overdue. In August 2008 my family, friends and girlfriend went to Cozumel for a week. While there we discovered this amazing place. It was by far the best place we ate the entire trip. It is located right near the best beach on the island and the food and drink are... More

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Hampton, Virginia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We've been to this place 3 times. First, the margaritas our excellent. Second, the view is superb. Three, the service is superb and the staff friendly. Four, the food, no matter what you order is excellent and five, you can have a great meal, fresh ingredients and several drinks for under $30.00.

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