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Av. P.J. Coldwell, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
+52 984 136 0232
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Reno, Nevada
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70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

My wife and I had breakfast here, scrambled eggs with mushrooms. Eggs were fine, served with bread a Tbsp of frijoles, a slice of tomato, and a slice of avocado; small portion for especially me. Nice atmosphere. Great Italian espresso! PS They stop serving eggs at 11:30!

Thank Michael J
San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

We love this place. every time we go to Holbox we eat breakfast here almost every day. The fresh fruit with granola and yogurt is delicious and fresh. The crepes are the best !!!! Highly recommended !

1 Thank ReneCatalan
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2015

A few people have already called this a hidden gem, and they are absolutely right. A couple blocks off the main square, this cute cafe has delicious food at good prices, friendly service and a great atmosphere. I had the oven-warmed Serrano y queso croissant (served with little dishes of very spicy habanero salsa, a parsley garlic sauce and a... More 

Thank Keith-Pepe
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

This is a nice spot on the island for coffee and crepes but it's just a shame it's not open longer hours! We missed it two days running on our trip but thankfully managed to visit on the third day. We had coffee, iced coffee and a chocolate crepe which were all very good. They have big comfy chairs and... More 

Thank Victoriahk37
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

Went here twice for lunch during our stay on the island and it really is a hidden gem! Both times my boyfriend and I shared a focaccia sandwich and a salad and everything was fresh and flavoursome. Came with an array of oils/dressings/dips on the table too. Lovely food.

Thank Hazpee
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

This is one of the hidden gems on Holbox. We must have passed by quite a few times going from our rental to the main square and missed it. Only after reading reviews here did I find the place and we decided to try it. Boy am I glad we did. The crepe with the eggplants was absolutely delicious! And... More 

Thank tsc2009
Stockholm, Sweden
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172 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Located on a small street near the square, just a few tables and utterly charming! We had the best coffee in Holbox, cappuccino as well as great tea! The Croissants were straight from the oven, you can have them many ways but we had plain. The Crepes all seemed good, the ones we had Caramel and Nut filled were FANTASTIC.... More 

Thank sacw
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

Great food, better people. This is located off the square a couple blocks making it a hidden gem in Holbox. The cafe is solid and the sandwiches are very good. If you are hungry get a crepe they are big and excellent. This is my favorite lunch in Holbox.

Thank Tyson C
White Lake, Michigan
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2014

We had Focaccia sandwiches and coffee for breakfast, very good coffee, we had trouble finding "good" coffee on the island. Service was great, our server was from France, moved to chiapas for 10+ years and now lives in Holbox, she was awesome. Pricing was good, Cafe/House has a wonderful mascot dog as well.

Thank Rob11276
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2014 via mobile

Place is tucked away, left of the square as you go towards the beach. The coffee is v.good in comparison to others but the focaccia sandwiches were just really awesome. I had sauted mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes with anchovies and something else :) I highly recommend the place for breakfast.

Thank magbaba82

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. P.J. Coldwell, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island
  • Phone Number: +52 984 136 0232
El Cafecito Bar-Restaurant offers delicious breakfasts and lunches with various kinds of sweet and salty crepes, fresh salads, tasty sandwiches, healthy drinks with fresh products of season and very special coffee!!

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