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Playa Bonita

East-coast Rd, Cozumel, Mexico
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (30 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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1 - 10 of 322 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Hunter T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the last several years I have seen this place slowly be taken by the sea. Nice people, cold beer, and decent food. In a few years it will be gone.

Thank cokerbud
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Love the food - service - margaritas! Beautiful setting on the ocean!!! It is a little bit of a drive from the port but well worth it!

Thank LynetteHolmes
Reviewed 5 September 2017

My only complaint is they close too early! Probably for those who come on cruise ships, but the food, drinks, and view are wonderful. You feel a bit off the grid but it's awesome.

Thank Ashlduncan
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This place is a bit of a drive, but worth it! It is right on the ocean with beautiful views. The drinks are great. Their small margarita is what I would call a large back home. Food and service were excellent. We went twice during...More

Thank zoesugarbaby
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The setting was impressive, the service was very good....... The food and drinks were expensive and nothing to shout about... Other than the cost! Definitely taking advantage of the tourist. ..... No showers to wash yourself off after swimming, and bathrooms were filthy.. They really...More

Thank cannonater
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We hired a jeep (which is the subject of another review) and drove around the island. Looking for somewhere to stop we came across this little unassuming place and decided to take a chance. Good choice. The food was delicious and the service friendly. The...More

Thank LarsSawyer
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Decided to try this spot after hearing about the great beach side views and great rather large mix drinks. The food was good, service was great and the drinks were good. Only drawback was that it is rather expensive. Two adults and two teens were...More

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took a drive and stumbled upon this place . We fell in love . It's a run down old building with plenty of character. A mix of locals and a few tourists. The wait staff was attentive and a lot of...More

Thank Lcaracciolo
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We had been driving around the island all day and decided we would try one of the restaurants on the East side. BEST. DECISION. EVER. Fernando was awesome. Food was fresh and came out quickly. They even brought the fresh fish to my husband before...More

Thank Misty D
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Questions & Answers
13 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
Simon B
1 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, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East-coast Rd, Cozumel, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
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