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“Best Beach Restaurant in Mexico!”
Review of Playa Bonita

Playa Bonita
Ranked #46 of 380 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Beach Restaurant in Mexico!”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

This review is both 9 month and 5 years overdue. In August 2008 my family, friends and girlfriend went to Cozumel for a week. While there we discovered this amazing place. It was by far the best place we ate the entire trip. It is located right near the best beach on the island and the food and drink are some of the best I have ever had. In October 2013, my wife (who had been my girlfriend years before) and our best friends spent 3 days in Cozumel. While we had a few reasons for going back to the island after having spent the first 4 days of the trip in Playa, I feel we were motivated mostly be the desire to go back to this restaurant. After nearly 5 years of anticipation, it did not disappoint...and we ate here for lunch every day we were on the island. If you go to Cozumel, you must come here for lunch. I recommend you do so early in your trip as you will likely not want to go anywhere else.

  • Visited October 2013
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Hampton, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
231 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Best East Side Beach Bar with Great Food & Value”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

We've been to this place 3 times. First, the margaritas our excellent. Second, the view is superb. Three, the service is superb and the staff friendly. Four, the food, no matter what you order is excellent and five, you can have a great meal, fresh ingredients and several drinks for under $30.00.

Visited May 2014
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Winter Springs, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“It is a sleeper”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

I am now in my sixth year of stopping at this restaurant when in Cozumel. Located on the south end of the island, you need to rent a jeep/car to get there. I can assure you it is worth it. Quality authentic Mexican food and all prices reasonable. The service is great and attentive. You have to try the fresh guacamole. They have a good selection of tequila and provided us with a few free shots. Great atmosphere sitting right next to the ocean. Highly recommend as a great meal and fun afternoon.

  • Visited June 2014
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Houston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Another great visit”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

Great views, friendly and attentive staff, good food and drinks. A stop we have to make on the east side every year.

Visited June 2014
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Youngsville, Louisiana
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good fun, great food, excellent view.”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

Went here on 5-23-14 while in port on a cruise with my wife and friends. Our cab driver recommended it mainly because it was his bosses place but it was still a great choice. The food was delicious, the drinks were strong, very inexpensive and the view was beautiful. Get the Mexican plate it comes with a little bit of everything. Just simply a fun place. There are a lot of fun places in Cozumel like this but this is where we chose and we had some great fun and memories.

  • Visited May 2014
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