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Playa Bonita

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East-coast Rd, Cozumel, Mexico
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Arlington, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful food with an amazing view, free shots of tequila for anyone old enough..wonderful and attentive service!

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went to Playa Bonita in 1989 and it truly was a "Beautiful Beach". The sand was like powder which stretched out a good twenty yard to the water. Now the water comes right up to what were the stairs down to the beach. Drinks are large and the food is average. It is not really worth the stop over.... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

8 of us stopped here for lunch. We had ceviche, fish tacos, and beer. Everything tasted fresh and delicious. The restaurant is open air, very rustic with no electricity. The beach and ocean are just steps away. The prices are similar to US prices.

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Thank Suzanne W
Dallas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many people will drive right by Playa Bonita because the structure is quite weather-beaten from years of wind and waves. That would be a big mistake however. This is a great little place with good food, strong drinks, and a very friendly staff. If you are doing the east side, do yourself a favor and give this place a try!

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Thank oudiveboy
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199 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beaches, the waters edge, the ocean scenes are breathtaking in Cozumel. We always rent a car and go beach hopping and stop for lunch a few times during our visit. Playa Bonita, local beach bar is as good as it gets for lunch and views. Unfortunately throughout the years, the beach in front is no longer a beach you... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place used to have the best beach on the East side. After Wilma took the beach away, the restaurant seemed to suffer as well, but they have upped their game under new management, and the restaurant is above average for beach food and drinks.

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Arlington, Texas
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although they have lost their beautiful beach after one of the hurricanes, the view, food , and drinks are excellent. The margaritas are fabulous and the octopus ceviche. They also make a "hotter than hell" homemade habanero hot sauce thats worth the pain:)!

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Kenora, Canada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Playa Bonita as part of the Cozumel Bar Hop and it was awesome. We ordered a plate full of fresh grilled lobster and shrimp as well as fish fingers and fries. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT! They had really good caesars to go with our meal. We would definitely go back if we were in Cozumel again!

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

small restaurant on the wild side of the island fresh fish staff is friendly depending of the season the seaweeds may take over and the smell is strong the building go hit by Wilma and is in a great need to be repaired borderline dangerous

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La Grange, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This has been now our 6th time to stop and eat and drink here when we visit. Have never been disappointed, it is not up scale and don't let the looks fool you the sea food is out of this world good. The entertainment that happens will make you laugh. Service is also some of the best on the island.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Bar, South American
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East-coast Rd, Cozumel, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?