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Playa Bonita

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East-coast Rd, Cozumel, Mexico
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Loved the waiter. Loved the drinks and the view was perfect!! Free shot before we left was a nice touch. The balcony was a little under regulation as it seemed to potentially be kinda caving in. Took a chance and glad we did!

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Thank Deb C
Upstate NY
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a private guide take us to the east coast while staying at Secrets Aura. Our van driver was Martin Erguera and he was great. His English is perfect and he has so much knowledge of the island we all found him interesting. One of our stops was Playa Bonita and the food we great. I had the fried... More 

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Thank I live the Caribbean
Little Rock, AR
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our second time (2 different trips, 2 different years) to visit Playa Bonita and it is still one of our favorites. Great food and drinks. Incredibly beautiful scenery! In my opinion, it is probably the most beautiful spot on the island. The restaurant/bar is graffiti covered concrete, but that is what makes it kinda cool to me...that it's... More 

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Thank SouthernBeachGirl
Allegan, Michigan
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at Playa Bonita as part of the Cozumel Bar Hop Tour. This was a super fun place - from the décor to the views right outside the open seating area! I love places like this off the beaten path that have so much to look at! The drinks were good (and BIG!! - the medium is the size... More 

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Thank Pamela B
Dexter, Michigan
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the third stop on the Cozumel Bar Hop, just by chance we had decided to get a bite to eat here, and we are so glad we did. My wife has some food allergies, so after getting some translation assistance from Javier of the Bar Hop, my wife ordered some fish tacos, I choose the mixed ceviche. Everything... More 

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Thank Brian1309
Buford, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Cozumel Bar Hop and this is the 3rd stop. Had a blast and then ordered ceviche many times on this trip and this was the BEST I have ever had!! Can't wait to return next year. The place itself is very authentic- just an open place along the beach!

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Thank cruiseplangirl
Tampa, Fl
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a fancy place, but fresh seafood and the actual restaurant only has 3 walls and the open side jets out into the ocean! We have visited Cozumel 6 times and have brought so many friend here, we just really love the view and food.

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Thank Flcat48
Edmonton, Canada
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you saw the show Diners Drive-ins and Dives this would be in the dive category but i say that in the most respectful and meaningful way. The back side of Cozumel is a definite sight to take in with its miles of untouched beaches, waves and rocky inlets with only a couple stops for food and souvenirs and one... More 

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Thank Randy O
Pekin, Illinois
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We blew this place off last year because it looks run down on the outside. This year we stopped at all the places on the east side to check them all out. This place is a hidden gem. The staff was wonderful, the beer was cheap and cold and the food was great. So now I will not judge a... More 

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Thank Joe S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This surprising little place doesn't look much from the outside, situated at the side of the road in a partially falling down building; however, take a chance and visit! The staff here are friendly and the restaurant is right at the waters edge, sporting a great view. Reasonably priced menu with good portion sizes, a variety of choices and tasty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?