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Viva Zapata

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, Grill, Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood
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Calle Damero 67 Solar 14 | Near to the mail square, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
+52 984 875 2362
10:00 - 23:30
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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We tried this place after reading reviews and we were not disappointed. We got lobster, shrimp, nachos and tacos. Everything was super tasty and fresh. My kids loved the little area with kid's toys and that was a plus for us to be able to enjoy our dinner while they played after finishing their food. I would 100% return! Great... More 

Thank alalor
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81 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved this place! Stopped in for drinks on our first full day on island. At the bar they have swings so we just sat, swinging and drinking :) Went back to for dinner and wow, we should have gone there more than once but it was our last night. We had shrimp skewers (grilled shrimp with grilled peppers and... More 

Thank camnyc2
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've visited a couple of times before and always had the "surf and turf" mixed grill, its huge and fabulous! Service is slow but, that's Holbox/Mexico. For that they would get 4 stars because of the service. This time we ordered fish and ribeye. When it came nothing else came with it, no garnish, veg, fries nothing! They had to... More 

Thank Uncleholi
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Delicious food I had fajitas the meat was grilled to perfection the service fantastic! Specialty drinks were delicious ! Don't miss this place while you are on the island.

Thank Linda D
Denville, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here because of the buzz and even an article in a local magazine featuring the chef and the pride he takes in creating authentic Holbox cuisine. Either there was an insurrection, he sold the joint or just doesn't care, but this place reeks of tourist trap that doesn't care a lick about its food or service. I knew going... More 

Thank dsalsberg
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely friendly staff and great atmosphere and drinks. Lobster on the sharing platter was a bit over cooked, but table next to us had a big lobster and it looked perfect. Had 2 out of 4 dinners here when in holbox

Thank Neelesh S
Des Moines, IA
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149 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our party of four enjoyed dinner here one evening. It's a fun spot with excellent service and some interesting paintings on the walls. My son and his partner ordered a platter for two people that came with lobster, steak, fish and shrimp. It was huge amount of food and looked amazing, but they both were a little let down by... More 

Thank IowaTraveler22
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the Camarones (Shrimps) Zapata Style and the were delicious! Nice Waiter but like always in Yucatan, you need time to eat, nothing goes fast which is ok in holiday😀

Thank Greg G
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place, and went several times during my 4-day stay on the island. It has the best margaritas I've ever had, great food (try the ceviche), nice staff, and good live music. I especially enjoyed stopping in to have a drink and a snack at the bar in the afternoon.

Thank Sarahtravels78
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the guacamole & shrimp in a cream sauce - food was good, service fast and friendly. Nothing terribly memorable in either a good or bad way.

Thank CanuckChar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$35
Bar, Grill, Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Damero 67 Solar 14 | Near to the mail square, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island
  • Phone Number: +52 984 875 2362
Catch of the day. Native & mediterranean cousine

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