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Viva Zapata

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Bar, Grill, Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups
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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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Monterrey, Mexico
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food, but bad chimney for the kitchen , your clothes will smell like barbacue. Everybody smoke in all areas. Don't go if you hate ruining your food with cigarette smoke

Thank lofice_13
Chico, California, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Viva Zapata is a great place to settle in to Isla Holbox. The menu is classic Yucatan with some options for the less adventurous diners such as rib eye and hamburgers. The prices are fair and service is solid. The beef here is delicious!

Thank Maria V
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136 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very laid back restaurant with very good food. Service was great, margaritas were to die for...loved every minute of it!!

Thank Cardzfan1
Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Viva Zapata was very close to our cabana Los Cocos.. the first night my wife and I both had tacos.. great first dinner that provided an island feel with access to the outside world. (TV hosting the Olympics) we went back later in the week hoping for something different than seafood. We hit the jackpot with Argentina Sausage.. If you... More 

1 Thank ohiohess
Paris, France
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54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't have much to stay about this restaurant. Nothing negative, nothing positive either... It is just an average restaurant if you want decent seafood.

Thank Captain_Krabs
Cozumel, Mexico
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our overall experience at Viva Zapata was good, not great. My family of four was seated in front of the grill because there were no other tables available. The smoke could get a bit overwhelming at times but, in hindsight, it probably kept the mosquitos at bay. Our server was friendly. They were out of several items from the menu... More 

Thank Scott H
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious guacamole, chips and salsa! Very friendly staff, had high chairs and a little play area for kids. I had the arrachera tacos which were excellent, there were 3 of them and they were huge! We ordered one children's spaghetti which was enough for both kids. One of our favorite places we ate during our vacation.

1 Thank deanna p
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply one of the top 3 places we ate in our 3 weeks in Mexico. Great Rib-eye en shrimps, nice staff, nice barefoot restaurant and the Holboxjito cocktail is perfect! Just go...

1 Thank Mathorai
Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a drink at the bar and because of the friendly service and good seafood menu decided to give it a try. We shared a large salad and both ordered the Caribbean lobster caught fresh that day. Huge portions and the lobster was perfectly grilled. We knew it was fresh because we watched as the fishermen brought in their... More 

1 Thank Edward H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was very tough to decide what to order off the menu, but once I saw the grilled octopus I was sold. Everyone at the table loved their meals. I wish we had the opportunity to return. It will definitely be the first restaurant I visit the next time I'm in Holbox.

Thank m a

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
Bar, Grill, Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups
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
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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 Holboxno

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