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Restaurante La Guaya

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Calle Palomino sn, Plaza El Pueblito | Behind the Church, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
+52 984 875 2026
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best food on the Island

We ate every dinner there every night they were open during our stay. The fresh pasta was excellent every night. My wife loved the fish. Luca has a deft hand with saucing. Waitstaff were attentive and professional. They have a great wine list, too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
Mio B
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Albany, NY
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Albany, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We ate every dinner there every night they were open during our stay. The fresh pasta was excellent every night. My wife loved the fish. Luca has a deft hand with saucing. Waitstaff were attentive and professional. They have a great wine list, too.

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Minneapolis
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had high hopes of this place based on other reviews. The service was very good and professional. They brought out a celery confit to spread on their complimentary bread, which was creative and delicious. We ordered a bottle of rose which was sort of expensive and horribly sweet. The special arugula salad was fresh and nicely seasoned. But the... More 

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We have been here twice and always had excellent food. We were always treated very well and the staff was wonderful. A bit more pricey than most, but still excellent. The pasta is the best and seafood also very good.

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Cancun, Q.R. Mexico & Orlando, FL USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I live in Mexico and have been to ISLA HOLBOX at least a dozen times over the years. But I had never discovered Restaurant La Guaya is a "can't miss" place to eat when you visit this corner of paradise. Restaurant La Guaya is simply a jewel of a restaurant, easy to find, but sort of hidden away off the... More 

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Bedford, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

It's a must-visit when we go to Holbox. Wonderful Italian-inspired food with local ingredients including lobster, shrimp and fish. Recommend the lobster ravioli and the bruschetta with bottarga. Great service and good wines by the glass.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We didn't get the full experience the night we were here as the power was out...but that didn't stop them from serving everyone to the best of their ability with big flashlights! I had a delicious seafood pasta that was light. Felt cozy and romantic. A little more expensive than some of the other nearby places.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We have been there twice, both times we were equally satisfied. The location is pleasant, quiet, spacy. The food was very good, however we had to wait quite a long time to get the bill after dinner. The service was average (it seems to be difficult for the employees to smile, with the exception of the owners). You also need... More 

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Paris, France
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Previously known as Pelicano, we were very happy to find la Guaya. Friendly owners, good service, nice location and, by far, the best home made fettucini In Holbox and one of the best I have eaten so far. Reasonable price. A must go while you are in Holbox ! Enjoy

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Ohio, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was one of the smartest places to eat apart from our hotel. The waiters were attentive and quick with the drinks service. Our fish was well cooked and the bill was not too large. Good easy choice.

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Sweden
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The setting is better than most of the other restaurants in town but that's about it. Caprese with tomato, basil and...sprinkles of dried oregano (and lots of it)? The pasta was overcooked and underseasoned and the staff were, although friendly and trying hard, disoriented. We made it trough dinner without making faces but will definitely not go there again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Palomino sn, Plaza El Pueblito | Behind the Church, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island
  • Phone Number: +52 984 875 2026

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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