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Playa Bonita

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East-coast Rd, Cozumel, Mexico
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Slidell, Louisiana
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this on the Cozumel Bar hop tour. Our group of 6 absolutely loved the food. And even though we did not partake in the "atomic" sized beverages, those at other tables raved about them. The view was absolutely breath taking. The water is rough on that side of the Island, with was perfect for the surfers and kite... More 

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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On my first moped adventure around Cozumel, I stopped here to get out of the rain. They have these masa diskettes topped with refried beans and ceviche that are just awesome! Other than that, it's a dilapidated concrete hut on a cliff. I make a point to stop here for lunch every time I visit. Are there better places? For... More 

Thank Michael S
Atlanta, GA
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174 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once again we made our way to Playa Bonita - an unimpressive roadside stop on the North shore of CZM. Cinder block walls, concrete floor, and an amazing waterfront view. At high tide there's no beach - waves lap against the walls. Fish and shrimp are some of the freshest on the Island. I think they said they caught the... More 

Thank JKoz
Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a true Mexican feast i could recommend playa bonita more ... amazing food great drinks and a location like no other i have ever been too .... if you want something different off the tourist route this is for you ...... trust me you will leave smiling ....

Thank Lucasgrobler
Los Angeles, Ca
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The restaurant isn't the prettiest looking and one would think twice before going in, but our tour driver recommended it,so we took it in stride. After all, you can't judge a book from it's cover, right? We were the only folks there until about 10 min later when everyone else came in. The restaurant is located right on the beach... More 

Thank CaliGirl716
Pleasant Hill, Louisiana
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I'd heard people talking about the fish tacos at Playa Bonita, but I will admit that I didn't expect much. It's a pretty basic dish; can it really be as good as everyone is saying? Short answer: Yes. The fish tacos were UNBELIEVABLE. Shortly after I'd taken my first bite, my wife and son drew my attention to the beach... More 

Thank Taenin
Saint Louis, Missouri
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114 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

On our geocaching cruise trip, we stopped here on our hired driver's advice. The location is stunningly gorgeous and the food is wonderful while being moderately priced. I had the chicken quesadillas which were outstanding. You can also purchase handmade items here, such as blankets and carved figurines. I purchased some of each. I highly recommend stopping here!

Thank Spiritwolf922
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We stayed in Cozumel for a week and found ourself traveling to this side of the island more than once for the food and the views. The drive alone is worth the trip but Playa Bonita has delicious, fresh food with phenomenal views. This place is NOT KID FRIENDLY, the railings are right on the water line and I can... More 

Thank Marianne V
Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The food and drink is very good, the view is spectacular; it's a bit dangerous as there is very little to keep the children from falling off the edge of the eating area but more importantly, I wouldn't want my children subjected to the debauchery here starting with the Indian at the entrance to drinking tequila from fake male or... More 

Thank Sandie H
Columbus, Ohio
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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on our tour of the coast and had lunch. Service and food was excellent. We had beef fajitas that were so yummy! We also had live music table side. View was amazing too!

Thank Megs867

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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
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East-coast Rd, Cozumel, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel

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