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Buena Vista Grill

Cerca de la Playa, Holbox Island, Mexico
984 875 2102
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Helsingborg, Skåne Län, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

What can be said? The waiter seemed like he didn't give a damn about us being there and its a bit run down but the food is great. Especially the grilled shrimps with garlic or the octopus tacos! The "holboxian" grilled fish was also delicious (basically a mixed dish with cheese, ham and fish and some tasty sauce) Everything (mostly)... More 

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Lamorlaye, France
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112 reviews 112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

what about a restaurant that serves old fish for several days, as fresh fish of the day ? it is criminal. Fish had brown flesh, and they were like cardboard, I ordered 4 whole fish, he came i back to tell me he remained only three, and if I wanted a 4th fish of another variety, of course said yes,... More 

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Longueuil, Canada
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213 reviews 213 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The Buena Vista Grill is on the main street, just off the beach, which makes it a nice place to come for lunch. The menu features mainly fish and seafood. I chose the fish fillet Yucatecan style, where the fish is baked in a banana leaf with onions, tomatoes and sweet peppers. The portion was huge (I had difficulty in... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I went here for lunch with my sister. We had a green salat each and shared a large plate of white fish ceviche. It was simply delicious. The salat had fresh and sun matured tomato and avocado. The ceviche was just simple and fresh. Onion, fresh tomato and plenty of coriander and lime. I can definitely recommend this place. Also... More 

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Seabrook, Texas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We ate here a couple of times. they do not open till 11am so we stopped and had a very nice meal...Our Waiter was so attentive, I had asked for Coconut water and he actually had someone go get one..and the next 3 times we were there it was available. on our 3rd time. he had it chilled. Now its... More 

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North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Great place for lunch, close to the beach and they have the best shrimp ceviche. We were hoping to go here for dinner but never made it. Good outdoor seating.

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New York City, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We found this restaurant by mistake while hiding from the rain and we were not disappointed. The lunch was very fresh and the ceviche was delicious. Try the Banana leaf wrapped filet and the grilled shrimp.

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London
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

What a find. This was the cheapest of the places we ate at but the food was beyond anything that the exterior might have led you to expect. On our first day we say the local fishermen taking their catch in here so thought that we'd give it a try. It closes at 8pm so a late lunch was called... More 

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Westminster, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We had read that the Buena Vista Grill had good Ceviche, so that's what we tried on our first visit. Indeed, it was outstanding - the best we had on Holbox. We also had fish, which was very tasty and not overcooked. Both nights we were there we were the only customers. It was hard to figure why. Most of... More 

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USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This place was just what the doctor ordered! We enjoyed a super fresh salad each and shared shrimp skewers and some Sols. Great spot for people watching and very prompt service. I would recommend this spot!

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Address: Cerca de la Playa, Holbox Island, Mexico
Phone Number: 984 875 2102
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island
Cuisine: Mexican

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