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Viva Zapata

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Grill, Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood
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Block West Of the Main Square 1-2 | Calle Damero 67 Solar 14, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
+52 984 875 2362
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food is just AMAZING and the price is pretty decent. I enjoyed every plate, the only bad thing is that waiters and waitresses are not well organised, I had to stand up and get my cutlery, I stood up two times to be able to order something, mainly drinks, etc. One of the waiters noticed this and apologised with... More 

Thank el12rrvc
London, Ohio
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'd read great things about this restaurant and left a bit underwhelmed. The staff offered a decent service but I just felt the food wasn't great. I ordered the lobster and it was over cooked. It was nice to go for a change of scenery but it wasn't anything special.

Thank BusinessTravellingLo
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice atmosphere and good - not excellent - food. One of many similar Mexican places around but with a nice garden area.

Thank D. Berno L
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food we had was good. No complaints with that. Problem was they sold us some fish trying to deceive us, telling it was a particular kind, which it was not, thinking that we would not know the difference. Then they tried to tell us we were wrong until the manager admitted they had finished the nights catch of what... More 

Thank scro830
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was fresh and appealing to the eye but lacked much flavour. Waited 45 mins for a table, 30 minutes for a cocktail and over an hour for our meal. This place was recommended to us by our hotel and we were not overly impressed with the slow service or food that was just ok.

Thank January E
Jurupa Valley, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place. good service .good location.clean please.muy buena comida y buen servicio.buena localidad.

Thank Alberto P
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice traditional look restaurant with some free nachos and dipping while we wait for the appetizer. Overall food was pretty good and at reasonable price. We were overcharged for one coffee one mezcal and one dessert. When we point it out they made the corrections but without any apologies. Would have give an excellent rating otherwise.

Thank Jean P
Mexico City, Mexico
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please enjoy this delicious restaurant on the centre of Holbox... the place is nicely decorated, cozy and the service spectacular. Start by a tequila (or two) at the bar on the hanging seats. Buttered-lobster uffff! Ceviche or mixed rice to share and Flan-de-Queso-Bola with a Carajillo are simply astonishing.

Thank Marsha M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved, loved, loved this place. One lunch and two dinners. Lunch was their beef fajitas: very tasty, huge portion (we shared and still had leftovers), served with all the trimmings and plenty of fresh made tortillas. Both dinners we had the same thing: pasta marinara with meat sauce for Hubby, he loved it and cleaned his plate both times. They... More 

Thank LasVegasPamela56
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the worst service we have received in any restaurant having spent the last 2 weeks in Mexico. Our food order was never put into the kitchen and we only realised when the kitchen was clearing down and the grill turned off that our order had never been placed, having waited over an hour for our food to arrive.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $25
Bar, Grill, Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Block West Of the Main Square 1-2 | Calle Damero 67 Solar 14, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island
  • Phone Number: +52 984 875 2362
Pescado fresco directo de los pescadores de la isla. Comida tipica de Isla Holbox

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