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Playa Bonita

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East-coast Rd, Cozumel, Mexico
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Little Rock, AR
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second time (2 different trips, 2 different years) to visit Playa Bonita and it is still one of our favorites. Great food and drinks. Incredibly beautiful scenery! In my opinion, it is probably the most beautiful spot on the island. The restaurant/bar is graffiti covered concrete, but that is what makes it kinda cool to me...that it's... More 

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Allegan, Michigan
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped at Playa Bonita as part of the Cozumel Bar Hop Tour. This was a super fun place - from the décor to the views right outside the open seating area! I love places like this off the beaten path that have so much to look at! The drinks were good (and BIG!! - the medium is the size... More 

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Thank Pamela B
Dexter, Michigan
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the third stop on the Cozumel Bar Hop, just by chance we had decided to get a bite to eat here, and we are so glad we did. My wife has some food allergies, so after getting some translation assistance from Javier of the Bar Hop, my wife ordered some fish tacos, I choose the mixed ceviche. Everything... More 

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Thank Brian1309
Buford, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Cozumel Bar Hop and this is the 3rd stop. Had a blast and then ordered ceviche many times on this trip and this was the BEST I have ever had!! Can't wait to return next year. The place itself is very authentic- just an open place along the beach!

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Thank cruiseplangirl
Tampa, Fl
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a fancy place, but fresh seafood and the actual restaurant only has 3 walls and the open side jets out into the ocean! We have visited Cozumel 6 times and have brought so many friend here, we just really love the view and food.

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Edmonton, Canada
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you saw the show Diners Drive-ins and Dives this would be in the dive category but i say that in the most respectful and meaningful way. The back side of Cozumel is a definite sight to take in with its miles of untouched beaches, waves and rocky inlets with only a couple stops for food and souvenirs and one... More 

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Pekin, Illinois
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We blew this place off last year because it looks run down on the outside. This year we stopped at all the places on the east side to check them all out. This place is a hidden gem. The staff was wonderful, the beer was cheap and cold and the food was great. So now I will not judge a... More 

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Thank Joe S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This surprising little place doesn't look much from the outside, situated at the side of the road in a partially falling down building; however, take a chance and visit! The staff here are friendly and the restaurant is right at the waters edge, sporting a great view. Reasonably priced menu with good portion sizes, a variety of choices and tasty... More 

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West Chester, Ohio
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks can be deceiving but don't be fooled at the looks of Playa Bonita! My husband and I stumbled upon this restaurant 6 years ago when we visited Cozumel. While it looks scary the views are beautiful and the food is great! We were back last week with some family so we were excited to go back. Not much has... More 

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Thank MSpiegla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great service and very nice food. not too expensive. the place is very nice too, direct on the beach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, 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?