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Viva Zapata

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Bar, Grill, Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups
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1/2 block west of the main square | 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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Miami, Florida
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just went to grab a few beers and a bloody mary and watch a EURO 16 soccer game. It's not a sports bar, but the atmosphere is great

Thank Andre V
Fort Worth, TX
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142 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were looking for a place to have lunch once we arrived and this place was packed as soccer was on. They made room for the 8 of us and we had a great lunch. We had several different types of fajitas and they all were very good, as was the queso fundido. The service was very good and very... More 

Thank mocha2
Milan, Italy
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is great with amazing food. We had sea food which was prepared excellent. It was a bit confusing to find a place since the sign on the roof leads you to the other street, but luckely we found the place. There was live music as well and service was good. I would definatelly come back to the restaurant.

Thank Zeljka B
Costa Rica
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to have lunch with 6 kids and 2 adults; service was great, price reasonable and food tasty, eventhough it has too much cooking oil on it. Since we have healthy habits this place is not our firts choice again.

Thank FrancoMunoz
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In Holbox Island, this restaurant bar serves very good basic Mexican food. It's a semi outdoor place with dirt floors and good atmosphere. Prices are reasonable and staff are nice. Great cold beer too!

Thank sp8holly
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

omg it was just great and everything i saw and smelled looked and smelled great we had the combo platter with lobster, fish, crab,(stone crab claws )mussels ,shrimp octopus a few beers for i think it was 35.00bucks it filled 2 of us

Thank Buddy S
Cranford, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place was great , the food was fresh and cooked perfect . The staff was very helpful .the location great right in town and the prices were reasonable .6 adults ate diner and drank for a hundred and fifteen dollars

Thank bprize2015
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered the charcoal grilled fish and the shrimps in garlic creamy sauce and they both were excellent. So good that we decided to go back on the next day for lunch, unusual for us because we like to try lots of different restaurants when we travel. The second time we ordered mixed seafood and lobster, also very tasty. Drinks... More 

Thank liviaok
Berkeley, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tonight, I got the shrimp zapata which was a creamy garlic parsley sauce, tasty,but I question the name. Shrimp was fresh, well cooked, bouyant. The boyfriend got the meditarenian fish filet, first of all,it took forever, then when it finally came out we understood why.... someone had left it on the grill too long and decided to send it out... More 

Thank kblanco2
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant just off the plaza. Wait staff are some of the best on the island, the food was good and the two times we visited (once for a mid afternoon snack, once for dinner) there was live music going on. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Melissa R

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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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children
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: 1/2 block west of the main square | Calle Damero 67 Solar 14, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island
  • Phone Number: +52 984 875 2362
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?