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Pura Vida Sushi & roots bar

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Calle tiburon ballena frente a canchas de basquet, Holbox Island 77500, Mexico
0133 1341 0840
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San Mateo, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Pura Vida is where the "cool kids" go for amazing food and drinks. I had a ginger bass fillet one time, sushi rolls the next time, teriyaki chicken the time after that. Each meal exceeded my expectations. The beers are ice cold and Miriam will make you the best version of your favorite drink. The owner and chef of Pura... More 

Thank SouthBeach650
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137 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

We've been to the Beer Boxes that are around Mexico (usually in bigger cities). The selection here blows all of four or five of those we've found out of the water, combined. She had something like 7 or 8 different IPAs alone, all made in Mexico, and most of which were very good. Aside from just having them, she speaks... More 

Thank clicknathan
Stamford, Connecticut
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

They have a great range of Mexican craft beers which can be enjoyed as you watch the goings on in the square. Food? With beer like this who needs it ?

Thank Stuart D
Malmo, Sweden
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

We stopped to have sushi, but it was not my favorite. I do not know how the other food is in comparison. They have a varied menu including sraek. The service was very good as were the drinks. Try it you may like something else.

Thank hornman1usa
Guadalajara, Mexico
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

We went their for dinner and we would gladly come back. The food is great and the music is awesome they live music in rooftop bar.

Thank PiterPunk
Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

It was rainy when my friend and I came to eat here, so there was only seating indoors. The chairs were either way too low for the table or the wooden stools were so high and uncomfortable. We really couldn't stay too long, but waited for our sushi which I was really excited about since I was a little tired... More 

Thank Ania Z
Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

Just awful. Our host recommended the sushi at this place to us. I've never had such terrible food. We started with two orders of Nagiri for the table and after receiving it I canceled the rest of the food. I'm not one to be worried about raw seafood, but the way the octopus squished and oozed a bit I was... More 

Thank Noah S
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went back to this spot a few times; their sushi selection was extensive, but they also had international cuisine options. Strong drinks and great spot for watching the activities in the town square while enjoying a tasty meal. Cool staff.

2 Thank ceebee907
Ontario, Canada
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2015

I wanted to like this place more than we did. We had the spring rolls, some sushi and two different stir fries. They were all just okay, nothing special and in fact the two stir fries tasted pretty similar. The service was good. The drinks were weak. When we paid our bill (with US dollars instead of pesos) we should... More 

1 Thank Beach L
Mt. Juliet
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

We visited there at least 3 times during our 10 days on Holbox. The sushi and Asian plates are perfect and they have the best craft beer!! Just don't expect to get your food fast when there is even a small crowd. Expect to take your time!

Thank mt_j_neighbor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Caribbean, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle tiburon ballena frente a canchas de basquet, Holbox Island 77500, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island
  • Phone Number: 0133 1341 0840

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