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“Lovely restaurant just off the main square” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante La Guaya

Restaurante La Guaya
Calle Palomino sn, Plaza El Pueblito | Behind the Church, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
+52 984 875 2026
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Ranked #10 of 63 Restaurants in Holbox Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant just off the main square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is possibly Isla Holbox's answer to high end dining, casual, relaxed, attentive with a good atmosphere and excellent well executed food. The seared tuna is particularly good as is the tiramisu. A little over 1000 peso including tip for one starter, two mains, one dessert, two glasses of wine, water and coffee.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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seattle
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delicious Gourmet Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Chef Luca delivers beautiful, expertly prepared fresh Italian food in an idyllic, beautiful setting. Highly recommended gourmet experience.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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czm mx
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Enjoyable setting delicious food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Delicious food, variety to select from. Very attentive staff and nice setting. All makes for an enjoyable evening dining out on Isla Holbox. Open kitchen allows diners to see how the chef Luca creates his delicous meals.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Just by chance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We went to this plaza seeking out another restaurant. Upon our arrival, I was not convinced. This is how we came across Chef Luca. I followed my nose. The kitchen is visible and very clean. The action is quite entertaining. To watch this talented staff whip up these succulent dishes. From appetizers to desert, everything was delightful.

Why a 4 star rating. 2 reasons, 1st, prior to asking for a table, I asked where the restroom was, I was sent to the upstairs restroom only to find out the plaza had one next to this establishment after we had finished our meal.

2nd. a 10 % service charge was added. I would have left 20% as I believe tips should be earned, not guarenteed.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Monterrey, Mexico
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Best italian food in mexico”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We live in monterrey, but we are not mexicans and i have to say that was the best italian food i have aten in this country so far. My boyfriend said he had the best fettucini EVER! The restaurant is really cute, simple and clean with an open kitchen. The pasta tastes really like freshly made and the bread also seemed homemade. The cook and apparently owner seemed interested in our opinion and th service was great to. If you in holbox don't miss out on this restaurant! Trust me!!!

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