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“Excellent sushi in Mexico!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Sushi de Holbox

El Sushi de Holbox
Ranked #14 of 94 Restaurants in Holbox Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$15
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: El Sushi de Holbox is the best asiatic restaurant in the Island. Our starter, fresh tuna tiradito won the first price on the holbox gastronomic awards. The terrace has a wonderful atmosphere as it is hidden from the noise of the street. Come and enjoy of our chefs rolls as sakana roll, niguiris or just a delicious margarita!
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“Excellent sushi in Mexico!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

On the second floor of the "big city mall" you wil find El Sushi, a small outside restaurant on a balcony.
Very friendly staff welcomes you. We ordered regular sushi and the Mango roll (not on the menu, chef's special). All of the sushi was made when ordered, and was very fresh! The Mango roll is highly recommended!! Delicious!
Also the prices are very low compared to other sushi restaurants.

Certainly a place to get back to...

  • Visited July 2013
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Evergreen, Colorado
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“Come to Holbox for the fish, but not the sushi.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

While strolling through town for a place to eat, we came across this little restaurant in the “mall” located across from the movie theater on the second level and thought “fantastic sushi in a fish mecca”. Sadly we were disappointed and if you are a sushi lover like we are, then you will most likely be disappointed too. The fish selection is quite small and it would seem not to include some of the local fish….perhaps we came on the wrong night? We did have one noodle dish that reminded us of the Top Ramen dishes we made in college. We did have one roll that was “decent”….but overall our food expectations were a disappointment, perhaps because we have been spoiled from other sushi establishments around the world.


However, the service was very good with the owner taking the time to talk to us and when we sent a dish back, there were no questions asked. Drinks were also good. But overall, it was a disappoint for us…an “A” for effort but a “D” for execution.

  • Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Who Knew?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

The sushi was amazing. One of our best dinners on Holbox when you are needing your sushi fix. Good value.

Visited July 2012
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North Liberty, Iowa
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4 reviews
“Why?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

This place gets an "A" for effort, but why go to Holbox for Japanese fare? Of course it's not authentic, and beware the packets of ramen viewable behind the bar. But the staff is exceedingly friendly, and who can blame them for their efforts at some cosmopolitan flare. For a genuine and affordable meal that even the locals enjoy, try the empanadas at La Conquista, three blocks away. It's just a little shack with a couple of tables, but at 10 pesos a piece, shrimp, baby shark, chicken and more, you may have to wait for a seat. Keep in mind, they are only open for breakfast and lunch, so stock up early in the day!

Visited June 2012
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Alexandria, VA
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“Eh. It was alright.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2012

We got several rolls and a sashimi appetizer. The place bills itself as asian fusion and they're absolutely right: lots of cheese or cream cheese in the sushi rolls. Rice wasn't seasoned w/vineger, which is the whole point of sushi.

But if you go, order the white fish sashimi: they put a bit of citrus and a good glug of sesame oil on the paper thin slices of fish. Best dish we had in the restaurant: I could have eaten several orders of that and been perfectly happy.

Visited May 2012
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