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Playa Bonita

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Spanish, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American
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East-coast Rd, Cozumel, Mexico
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Cozumel for a week and found ourself traveling to this side of the island more than once for the food and the views. The drive alone is worth the trip but Playa Bonita has delicious, fresh food with phenomenal views. This place is NOT KID FRIENDLY, the railings are right on the water line and I can... More 

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Thank Marianne V
Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and drink is very good, the view is spectacular; it's a bit dangerous as there is very little to keep the children from falling off the edge of the eating area but more importantly, I wouldn't want my children subjected to the debauchery here starting with the Indian at the entrance to drinking tequila from fake male or... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on our tour of the coast and had lunch. Service and food was excellent. We had beef fajitas that were so yummy! We also had live music table side. View was amazing too!

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Thank Megs867
Mobile, Alabama
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This place is truly as rustic as it comes. Hurricane Wilma washed out its beach so the water comes right up to the edge of the bar and you can take the steps straight down for a swim or you can go down the steps to the side and access that beach. The drinks and food are awesome!!

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Thank KatiNelson
Wisconsin
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

My wife and I have been here several times and is a must stop for us when in Cozumel or Cancun. Having been around the world, I have only found two or three places as quaint, on the ocean and with as great food as Playa Bonita. Often a dream restaurant, food on the ocean with surf and a beautiful... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

I've been to Playa Bonita once before and knew if I would ever come back to Cozumel I would definitely return. Overlooks the beach, food is good, beer is cold and the service is good. The waiters make it fun! And when your finished you cannot leave without a tequila shot.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I rented a moped for this trip to Cozumel. This is the way to go, especially if you are on a cruise ship! Rent a moped and view the beautiful scenery. This gives you the freedom to explore the island and be able to do what you want to do on your own time frame without being... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

We stop at this restaurant every time we come to Cozumel and we are always welcomed. This time there were 8 of us and Jorge seated us right away and took our orders for drinks. For lunch our group ordered fajitas, nachos and fish tacos, all the dishes were delicious and served very rapidly. The view is wonderful of the... More 

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San Diego, California
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149 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

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 

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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, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?