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Calle Tiburon Ballena | A Block and Half From the Plaza on the Right, Holbox Island, Mexico
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Antelope, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perfectly located Restaurant and Bar at the end of the road that comes from the ferry. It sits right on the beach. We went to bar and sat in the swinging chairs and ordered drinks. We later came back, after swimming and had lunch. The food was great. Great service too. We going back down next month and plan on... More 

Thank thegarn
Cape Cod
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for lunch almost every day when in town. The best fish tacos we've found. The full meals for lunch were hearty and substantial, and delicious.

Thank capecodRich
Des Moines, IA
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148 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We only visited Villa Mar for drinks and appetizers, but found everything, including the service, to be quite good. During our last visit the street next to the restaurant was blocked by a film crew. I still don't know the name of the movie they were working on.

Thank IowaTraveler22
Zurich, Switzerland
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

It was my first meal on this Mexico trip, and I love Mexican so I was excited. I had the fish tacos. I've had many versions of this favourite, but never with little pieces of fish instead of a filet. Just not appetising. My partner had fajitas, which were more expensive than my dish but not larger. The quality of... More 

Thank TrophyRachelle
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Before we left the beauty that is Isla Holbox we walked do to the beach to wish our fairwells to the sea and have lunch. The decor here was cute and staff very helpful. The beach was a lovely as ever. The tacos were decent. And came a little late but we order after a large group. The shrimp salad... More 

Thank Tonatzin M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Great location next to the beach. Might take a while for food to arrive but is tasty, good value for money

Thank whyagain
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Nice sea view. We tried grilled characol and lobster. Both overdone and boring. Ok for a beer but not more.

Thank mizzaz-i
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing place directly on the beach. Very good ceviches and fish. Also the other food is very good. After lunch or dinner you can get very good drinks.

Thank Polly C C
Washington, Michigan
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155 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We ate here twice - the service depends on which server you get - in a small rustic place like this do not expect quick service anywhere. The food here is great and the drinks are good too. The price is very fair for what you get. We tried a few things and everything we had was done right. They... More 

Thank Tim B
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

we had 2 different shrimp dishes and both were excellent Great waiters very friendly and gave us great tips about the island.

Thank anne272727

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood, Caribbean, Latin
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Tiburon Ballena | A Block and Half From the Plaza on the Right, Holbox Island, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island

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