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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” (32 reviews)
“guacamole” (26 reviews)
“wild rice” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
East-coast Rd, Cozumel, Mexico
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

No beach here, it's been washed away over time. Nice stop, sit at the window rail and the surf will cool you off. Drinks are good, waitstaff is not overly pushy. Never tried any food here, but from what I've seen, looks tasty

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Rex M
Reviewed 8 August 2018

One can only imagine what this beach was like before the seaweed over took it. It has all the makings of a great family beach, with white sands, a headland sheltering it, shallow waters, etc. Unfortunately, the beach was ll but lost to seaweed that...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JerryGarciaJohnGalt
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We found this gem in February and returned last week with our family - which was a group of 10- the seaweed that others had written about was there, and yes, a little stinky- but it wouldn't keep us from going back.. Service was super...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank k176
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We never miss the chance to go to Playa Bonita! We love the place, the food, and especially the super casual atmosphere. The wait staff is always welcoming and friendly. Definitely stop here on your next trip around the island!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank kasplr
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We Love this quaint place and Fernando is an Awesome warm and friendly waiter... we are Vegans and enjoy the Vegan choices they offer and the Margarita's are superb so are the free shots of tequila... if you come to Cozumel you should go to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DanaBarrett
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We’ve visited Playa Bonita two years running and will keep coming back. It’s not glamorous in the slightest—there’s no electricity (so be prepared to pay cash in pesos or USD), no cell service or WiFi. It’s not convenient either, located as it is in the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jody K
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch at this restaurant, every was delicious. The service was above and beyond... (at first) They brought out tequila in a penis shaped vase and gave us free shots. This could have easily been the best restaurant we visited in Mexico,...More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

This is my favorite place to eat on the East side. We were recently in Cozumel for a day on a cruise, and I took a group of 17 people here for lunch. Everyone loved their food and drinks. Plates were so large most were...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 275pattip
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Been here in the past. Food was very good. I ordered the whole fish with garlic and butter and wife had chicken tacos and couple of drinks. Service was good, very attentive. Reason I gave it a poor rating is because we were seated next...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank mushroom402
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Had lunch and drinks here on a trip to the East side. The place has a really funky feel to it and it was fantastic. Great food, cold drinks and the view is amazing. Ask them to show you the extra large margarita glass. It's...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Sean W
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Marissa I
27 February 2018|
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Response from bob27317 | Reviewed this property |
It is probably an hour to the far side of the island. I lost all sense of NESW on our trips there. We just were there both service and the Iguana tacos were GREAT
Joy R
13 January 2016|
Response from vflaca |
I would like o know myself..planning a day trip to Cozumel and I’m looking into spots...
14 April 2015|
Response from Dave S |
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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Restaurant Details

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