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Rosa Mexicano

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Calle Tiburon Ballena s/n Plaza en Pueblito Local 1 Holbox, Quintana Roo Mexico, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cuisine was fine, basic Mexican food. However, the mole was too rich for my tummy. Order the basics.

Thank Jennifer P
Norwalk, Connecticut
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288 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the overall vibe, Rosa Mexicano is a very un-Holbox restaurant unless you are maybe a young backpacker. The roughhewn wooden deck opens onto the street rumbling with golf carts and motorbikes, while the electronic Europop soundtrack pulses in the background. The swing seats at the bar (not unique on Holbox) are quite cute and the restaurant offers a very... More 

Thank Hawk470
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on our third night on the island as I had read good things about the coconut shrimp.. after both reading the menu we decided we had to have them and both ordered the same and 2 mango caipirinha's which were delicious. A very nice setting, great for people watching and the restuarant has a really nice vibe.... More 

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st. paul, mn
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I will first start with the fact that our server was very nice, the atmosphere was good and the space was clean. The food unfortunately was terrible. We ordered an app...it seemed to be a stale corn tortilla with a beef ceveiche? Not so good, oh well on to the next course. Ordered the octopus with corn salasa. I was... More 

Thank pickygirlmn
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We read some great reviews of Rosa Mexicano and we were really excited to eat dinner here. Unfortunately, our expectations were not met. Maybe it was an off night--they seemed very understaffed. Drinks took at least fifteen minutes to order and receive. We enjoyed the QUESO fundido (though not as much as the one at Viva Zapata), but the other... More 

Thank Alexandra S
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious food options and cocktails for a great price. We enjoyed a variety of options on the menu and enjoyed everything immensely. Highly recommended!

Thank Michael L
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

cute place on the deck...lots of crazy cocktails ...grilled octopus/corn salsa to die for....see pictures people have posted..good place to catch a buzz

Thank harrygonzo
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Great location - 1/2 a block off the plaza. Good-average Mexican local food, but not spectacular or memorable. The tables and chairs were a bit rickety

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Washington DC
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I tried Rosa Mexicana becauuse La Guaya had closed. I had the Coconut shrimp and iot was OK not great. The waiter was quite rude, for no discernible reason. No reason to return so many other great places to eat on Holbox.

Thank mimac
Windsor, Australia
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231 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This was the first place we ate in Holbox and it was a great experience. The food was made with love and care and we really enjoyed it. The second time had a different chef and team and we found a long wait and very undercooked steak. I imagine during peak season, this place would be great with the high... More 

Thank lucylou_melbourne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Tiburon Ballena s/n Plaza en Pueblito Local 1 Holbox, Quintana Roo Mexico, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island

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