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Casa Nostra Restaurant

Av. Morelos en la Playa | on the beach, La Palapa Hotel, Holbox Island, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Casa Nostra....on the beach is a Mediterranean cuisine restaurant & beach club with a hint of Caribe. A pleasant mix of two islander's culinary cultures ( Sicily and Holbox) able to tantalize the most demanding taste buds.
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213 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

this restaurant was part of our hotel La Palapa we had couple of breakfast and a dinner here although the food was good the price was significantly higher than other places and the food a bit too fancy for a rustic place like Holbox. Being Italian myself i really wanted to experiment more with the authentic mexican flavours as i... More

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Somerset, New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We live in QROO in the winter so we are familar with the local fish. Three of us two different fish dishs and we asked if the fish was fresh and what kind of fish it was, the waiter said it was fresh grouper. The fish has a strong fish tastes and was not tender. We were very disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for a month and we tried nearly every restaurant on the island. Casa Nostra location and delicious homemade pasta was unbeatable. The chef Bepe and the crew really are passionate about good food.

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Graz, Austria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

The location alone is worth a top rating, you won't dine closer to the sea anywhere else in Holbox. "Peppe", the Sicilian chef is a cool character and a great cook of "italian meets mexican" cuisine. Breakfasts and Smoothies are great, and if you like seafood, you have to try the pasta with pesto and shrimps!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

One of the high light of our stay in holbox was finding CASANOSTRA . what a surprise that in a simple island like this you could find such a first class restaurant. We read the reviews and we were curious to try the place. Our aspectation were not only met but well surpassed it. We had a great experience. Food... More

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Vienna, Austria
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This place is not, what tripadviser makes you expect! I had a nice steak there once, but our following visit was really poor. It seems the main courses are better than the starters and desserts..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

We were in holbox long enough to try all the restaurants of the island. Nothing can match CASA NOSTRA. "Casanostra on the beach" restaurant it can be hard to find. It is not in the main plaza but on the beach and you enter through the LA PALAPA HOTEL. A nice terrace next to the water is the enchanting location... More

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North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Went to this restaurant based on reviews on this board and we were not disappointed. I had the lobster pasta and hubby had the local fish of the day. The taramisu was the best we ever had!

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Edmonton, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I had the pasta Sicilian. Wow!!! The different arrays of taste in the meal was fantastic. The portion size was excellent, I was full but not stuffed like a cannelloni. Cost was 140mx, worth every penny

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120 reviews 120 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Food was great. I was amazed at awesome Italian food on an isolated island! They were out of tiramisu and had hoped to go back. Staff made the best of a rainy time. Enjoy!

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