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Playa Bonita

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

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  • 149
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  • 61
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Awesome food and staff!

This was one of our favorites spots on our trip to Cozumel. There is always a wonderful breeze blowing through the restaurant and the staff is great. We had the grilled calamari in garlic butter both times and it was absolutely delicious. Chips and salsa come with it as does grilled bread and rice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Rob R
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Shreveport, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was one of our favorites spots on our trip to Cozumel. There is always a wonderful breeze blowing through the restaurant and the staff is great. We had the grilled calamari in garlic butter both times and it was absolutely delicious. Chips and salsa come with it as does grilled bread and rice and veggies. Super fresh and the... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had fish tacos and seafood soup for lunch. The food had a homespun quality which we enjoyed. But the views really made it for us. Simply mesmerizing to dine at the water's edge and watch the endless blue waves come rolling in. The restaurant is very rustic with a thatched roof and simple decor, with few walls to obscure... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We stop here every time we are on the east side of the island. The food and service is always great. Unfortunately, there is a seaweed problem on that side of the island right now so it was slow when we went there. But the food and drinks were still good.

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

For many years now this has always been our favorite for food, drinks, and views. Great service too. Alot of seaweed this time but the restaurant sits way above so its not a problem.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

On our annual trip to Cozumel we take one day to go to the other side of the island for a day of sand, sun, surf and shrimp - Garlic Shrimp to be exact. They have the best garlic shrimp I have ever had - looking forward to waiting another 365 days to have it again.

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planet earth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This Place reminds us of " Old Mexico ". The Food is the best & the drinks are COLD & large! We love the staff ( Hi Cappy!). It a great place to relax & unwind. We recommend you take a taxi as the drinks are strong. They will drop you off & pick you up

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a must stop on the East side. Best food found here. Drinks good too - try the ginormous Pina Colada, but you'd better share ;) Saw lots of seaweed there this time around, but not their fault.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Wife and I been coming to Cozo for years now. Our ritual is getting off the plane into our jeep and straight to Playa Bonita. 2 for 1 margarita. Fish Tacos for me beef tacos for her. Simply the best Mexican food on the island. Call it rustic, homemade whatever you want this place is how I would sum up... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We stopped here as we toured Cozumel...the guac was fresh and the portions of food we ordered were HUGE. The beer was cold, the view was stunning...I'm so glad we went to the "wild side" of the island and had lunch here!

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a mixed review....I would have given it 5 stars if it weren't for the end of the experience. We went to Playa Bonita for lunch. It is completely outdoors and right on the beach. There isn't any power on this side of the island and we knew this going in so we had brought US cash.... The food... More 

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Additional Information about Playa Bonita

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

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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: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

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