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Restaurante La Guaya

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Italian, Pasta
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Calle Palomino sn, Plaza El Pueblito | Behind the Church, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
+52 984 875 2026
Today
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    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
The jewel of Holbox

The story tells that a backpack traveller visit this island and fall in love with holbox and a beautiful woman. This lovebirds are now managing the dream of Lucca, having a succesful italian restaurant. There is fresh pasta everyday and great wine options by glass. The service is excelent, how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The story tells that a backpack traveller visit this island and fall in love with holbox and a beautiful woman. This lovebirds are now managing the dream of Lucca, having a succesful italian restaurant. There is fresh pasta everyday and great wine options by glass. The service is excelent, how ever a little slow due to the demand of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great Service, directly from owners, Alejandra and Lucca are amazing people. Food is delicious, different tastes and reasonable prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We went twice during our weeklong stay on the island. The food was outstanding. Both times we had merlot and it was fantastic and not served chilled (as it is in much of the island). The celery/orange/chile compote to put on top of the bread is to die for!! We also ordered salads - caprese for me and gorgonzola and... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were wandering around the island looking for some dessert and we found this restaurant. The place is very nice, very Mexican chic. We had the tiramisu, the carrot cake and an Italian cake named Capri which was perfect since my mother doesn't eat gluten! We all loved our desserts! A bit expensive but you can't get picky on an... More 

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Santa Fe New Mexico
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this spot that isn't easy to find in a small downtown. Owner of Palapas del Sol suggested it, and she was right. Very attentive knowledgeable staff. Great owners who really rake pride in their business.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This Restaurant is amazing, it's a little magical Italian restaurant attended by its owners, and incredible couple that surprise their customers with a combination of the most incredible food in the city and a warm and kind customer attention. I recommend the pomodoro lobster pasta and the chocolate mousse!!! A must visit for Holbox

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here and didn't exactly know what to expect. We set out for dinner and decided we would find a place to eat that struck our fancy....that night this was the place. My wife ordered the lobster and said it was the best lobster she had ever had. Perfect texture, perfect flavor. I had a pasta dish which... More 

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Albany, NY
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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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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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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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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, Pasta
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?