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Playa Bonita

East-coast Rd, Cozumel, Mexico
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (31 reviews)
“guacamole” (25 reviews)
“garlic shrimp” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
East-coast Rd, Cozumel, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place. We have been eating lunch here for 20 years when we tour the windward side of the island. Unfortunately it is slipping into the sea. The currents in the ocean have changed since Hurricane Wilma and the beach and the building...More

Thank luvfun2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a late lunch while cruising the coast and ordered guacamole, grilled fish and fish tacos. Everything was delicious and wonderfully prepared. The place looks super basic from the outside but the food was terrific.

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm so sad that our favorite place in Cozumel is on a major decline. We have had so many great times here in the past. Despite the history (since 2012 see reviews), I can no longer recommend this place. The past great entertainment was gone,...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has been our stop in Cozumel every time (9 times). It has gone from being amazing, accommodating, and a good value to overpriced and overrated. There were 11 of us and we requested to sub shrimp for beef on one of their combos -...More

Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had the whole fish (Grouper) and I had the fish fillet (Mahi Mahi) and both were excellent! The restaurant has a great view as well and a fun atmosphere, although it doesn’t look much like a restaurant.

Thank BetsyTroy
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous location! Down the road from Coconuts Bar, and they accept credit cards as payment. My husband and I had the best fish tacos. As a surprise, they gave us a shot of tequila on the house. Our waiter was friendly and could speak English....More

Thank MrandMrsLandry
Reviewed 13 December 2017

This is our 3rd trip to Cozumel and our 3rd visit to Playa Bonita. The food is excellent as is the service. It is always fun and enjoyable visit when we have been there. Just look out for the giant man statue and enjoy a...More

Thank bob27317
Reviewed 28 November 2017

This was our 3rd visit (3 separate trips) to Playa Bonita and it is still one of my favorite places. It is just so unique compared to other places on the island. The food is great, the drinks are great, the service is great, and...More

Thank SouthernBeachGirl
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Visited here this past week and loved it! On the "other side" of Cozumel, it's a gem with great views, drinks and service. It's a bit worn from the weather over the last few years, but definitely worth a stop and a drink!

Thank Juli A
Reviewed 14 October 2017

On the wild East side of Cozumel, is our longtime favorite, Playa Bonita Bar & Grill... super shrimp & lobster, fine beers and mixed drinks. They are Closed on Sundays, and the sign just says "CLOSED" - but no worries, they are up and running...More

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14 April 2015|
Response from davenlu20002000 |
It's a little late to answer the question for this particular person, but I am hoping this answer might help others. We worked with a taxi driver named Roger (987-117-6129) while we were there. We just called him directly... More
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2 February 2015|
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Response from ryan s | Reviewed this property |
We first found Playa Bonita on our honeymoon driving the island on a motor scooter. You can rent one right outside the cruise port for $50 or so I would guess. The island has a scooter path for some of the ride. It is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East-coast Rd, Cozumel, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
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