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Buena Vista Grill

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Cerca de la Playa, Holbox Island, Mexico
984 875 2102
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not fine dining but really tasty!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
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Helsingborg, Skåne Län, Sweden
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Teddington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We ate here twice. First time was 300g of Lobster for 300Mex and a fish-breadcrumb-mushroom speciality Second time was a shrimp skewer and (something else - can't remember!) Both times were good - nice service - nice bbq'd food - nice beer and "ok" wine :)

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Lansing, MI
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This was the first place my husband and I ate when we arrived on Holbox and it was a great experience. My husband had the pasta with a spicy tomato sauce and he enjoyed it a lot. I had the mixed seafood with cream sauce, which was amazing. The portions are very generous. Their vegetarian options are a little limited,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I had the fish fillet, it was dry. Hubby had seafood soup which he loved so much he ordered another bowl. Seafood tacos pretty good too.

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Helsingborg, Skåne Län, Sweden
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 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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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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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 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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11 reviews
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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