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Viva Zapata

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Calle Damero 67 Solar 14 | Near to the mail square, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
+52 984 875 2362
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Longmont, United States
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279 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Stopped by for lunch with my spouse. Neither very hungry, but wanted to check it out since it is highly recommended. We shared quesadillas and a veggie fajita. Both were very good. Have the option of eating inside or in the garden. Neat pictures around the walls.

Thank Ronald L
Maple Ridge, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 14, 2016

We have gone to this restaurant every time we are in Holbox, always a good meal. Prices are about the same as you would pay in a Canadian restaurant.

1 Thank Kristine P
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350 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant our first night in Holbox. We got in late, and this was recommended by our hotel. It is a lively, popular place that is frequented primarily by the tourists. It is a safe bet as the menu is varied, so you will likely find something that you like. Our food was mild, probably catering to... More 

Thank TexasTravelerGoGo
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 14, 2016

Gret ambience, low vegetarian options especially if you are looking for Mexican food - with a price/quality gap - Good location for dinner with live music and friendly service - Vegetarian options are pasta and vegetable fajita. I chose the fajita, which was fried bell pepper with a little onion and rice & tacos as a side, no salsas. I... More 

Thank SeriouslyTravelling
1 review
Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Excellent- portions are enormous Very tasty - fresh fish grilled perfectly done and friendly service with great music

Thank Michael S
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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1,064 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 663 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2016

The food (varios tacos) was good but even more I liked the ambient! There is a Mexican history on the walls and all restaurants makes a real Mexican feel... Not one of the cheapest but still tolerable...

Thank izi f
Kingston, Ontario
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609 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2016

My wife and I have eaten here a number of times and never been disappointed. The staff are always very welcoming. It's a rustic but fun atmosphere with a big screen TV if you want to watch the game. If not, there's a large open area in the back good for families or couples wanting a bit more privacy. I... More 

Thank Weerobbie
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

The margs are great. We ordered a salad and it was huge. Enough for both of us. The pasta was ok. It was overcooked which my wife liked. I had the whole fish. This place was recommended by our hotel as the best fresh fish on the island. I really liked the chips and salsa. The habinero salsa was tasty... More 

Thank Jon T
Seattle, Washington
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2016

This was the third time we have stayed on the Island and eaten here. It has been a home run every time. The service is great and the food is always worth the wait, and there is usually a wait. Enjoy a drink at the bar, sit back and take in the Island pace with food at it's finest.

Thank Kermit J
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

I Had at least three dinners at zapata. Nice service. Life music. Relaxing , tacos are great! Drinks are awesome, last time my friend and I share seafood grill platter .. It was horrible. Really bad I eat only the lobster was ok. Fish was like it was dip In water before grilling. Octopus chewy .. No salt at all..... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $37
Bar, Grill, Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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: Calle Damero 67 Solar 14 | Near to the mail square, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island
  • Phone Number: +52 984 875 2362
Catch of the day. Native & mediterranean cousine

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