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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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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
It is ok.

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
hornman1usa
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Malmo, Sweden
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Malmo, Sweden
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

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Thank hornman1usa
Guadalajara, Mexico
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank PiterPunk
Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Ania Z
Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Noah S
Anchorage
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Ontario, Canada
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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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 stars 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!

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Thank mt_j_neighbor
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Love sushi places but this place had me going back like 4 times in one visit! Great and cool staff, nice location at the plaza for some drinks and each dish is delicious. They have all the special sauces and I just can't with the extra freshness in every dish.

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Thank Paola G
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

I'm a bit sceptical about sushi at the best of times let alone in a foreign country or even more so a quiet island so I opted to order something that was cooked. I got the teriyaki chicken wok which was great!!!! After 3 weeks of travelling Mexico and eating mostly Italian and Mexican it was nice to have something... More 

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Thank Jaymie W
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

cool staff, 420 friendly. Met some of the waiters and took us to a beach side ska party. Sushi was decent, awesome ranch dipping sauce

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Caribbean, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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