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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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Dining options: Lunch

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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
kenneth548
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Helsingborg, Skåne Län, Sweden
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Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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94 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 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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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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128 reviews 128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
29 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
34 helpful votes 34 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 helpful votes 10 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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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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