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Playa Bonita

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East-coast Rd, Cozumel, Mexico
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San Diego, California
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149 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didnt eat here but we stopped here to do a bathroom break and to check out the souvenirs. I'd say this place had the best prices on mexican blankets around town if you have such an interest. Prices started at $3 per blanket. They also offered the cheapest price for pure vanilla extract on the island. $6 for the... More 

Thank anchi123
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ripped Off. Warning for anyone going to Cozumel's East side. This Restaurant/Bar, named PLAYA BONITA . This is what the sign over the restaurant says "WELCOME RESTAURANT AND BAR" is where I recently stopped with a group of friends on our Jeep, exploration day a couple of weeks ago. We went in, ate, had some beers and a complimentary shot... More 

Thank Jim H
Arlington, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Clane1577
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank randyskisalta
Houston, Texas, United States
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131 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank Suzanne W
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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!

Thank oudiveboy
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219 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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 

Thank akdeepdiver
Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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 July 10, 2016

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:)!

Thank Tessa K
Kenora, Canada
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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!

Thank this_anthology

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Bar, South American
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?