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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 19
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
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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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place looks like it would need a fix up, bit dirty and old. However I don't focus much of those aspects normally when it comes to restaurants, but on the quality of food and service. Service was okay, but food nothing special, actually on of the worse we had in México. The ceviche was a huge portion, but way... More 

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Thank Iacopo L
Baltimore, Maryland
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

There was nothing terribly wrong with this place - but there are better places very nearby. It's unlikely that we'll eat here again. We had shrimp ceveche and guacamole. The shrimp and guac were good, but the chips served with the dishes were greasy and hard. (not crunchy - hard, as if they had been re-fried). There was only one... More 

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Thank Lbuggs
Munich, Germany
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

This place has the best tikinxic fish on the island. The price is fair and the grilled dishes (al carbon) are really good. Went back twice in one week!

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Thank awayala
San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

We where here for the first time and it was very good food. I ordered a guacamole and mix ceviche my wife ordered a fish grilled on banana leave. Everything was great and fresh. Great service for the waitress. Definitely coming back. Location is just steps from the beach

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Thank ReneCatalan
Teddington, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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Thank stuartlodge
Lansing, MI
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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Thank MrsBug
Toronto, Canada
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank orangelollypops
Helsingborg, Skåne Län, Sweden
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Thank kenneth548
Lamorlaye, France
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180 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 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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Thank Olivier P
Longueuil, Canada
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215 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 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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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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