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“Nice Cocktails and good food”
Review of Basico

Basico
Ranked #23 of 120 Restaurants in Holbox Island
Price range: US$4 - US$25
Description: Located at the main street just one block away from the sea, this place is a must stop. It will delight all your senses. Our cuisine proposal in mexican contemporary fused with oriental ingredients to accomplish a unique and original blend. Our cocktail's mixology was designed specifically for each drink mixing spiced and fruits. We blend our own syrups to achieve a unique taste. We have 15 cocktails listed on our menu, sometimes our mixologist will whip up something new in the spur of the moment and we will only have it available at that time. Our music is based on a tropical mood. We designed a playlist for each moment of the day according to the position of the sun. At night we sometimes have disco house DJ's. We have a great bar and very comfortable arm chairs and tables for bigger parties or for those seeking a complete restaurant ambiance.
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Description: Located at the main street just one block away from the sea, this place is a must stop. It will delight all your senses. Our cuisine proposal in mexican contemporary fused with oriental ingredients to accomplish a unique and original blend. Our cocktail's mixology was designed specifically for each drink mixing spiced and fruits. We blend our own syrups to achieve a unique taste. We have 15 cocktails listed on our menu, sometimes our mixologist will whip up something new in the spur of the moment and we will only have it available at that time. Our music is based on a tropical mood. We designed a playlist for each moment of the day according to the position of the sun. At night we sometimes have disco house DJ's. We have a great bar and very comfortable arm chairs and tables for bigger parties or for those seeking a complete restaurant ambiance.
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We ate at Basico three times during our stay. We had cocktails, lunch and dinner.

It's one of the trendier restaurants in Holbox. The interior of the restaurant is modern and sleek. Every detail has been considered, down to the glasses and plates.The service was good all three times.
The cocktails were delicious and inventive. We tried one with passion fruit pulp which was yummy.
During lunch we ordered the shrimp ceviche in black squid ink, fish tacos, and chicken tacos. The shrimp ceviche isn't for everyone. I thought it tasted delicate and was a pretty good ceviche but because it looked a little unappetizing, my husband wouldn't eat it. If you can overlook the fact that food looks a bit unappetizing then have a try.
The chicken tacos were average. The lacked spice in my opinion.
The fish tacos were pretty good.
During dinner we ordered lamb and sea bass. Both dishes were tasty but the portions were small.
Overall, the service, decor and quality of food is good but the portions could be a bit bigger for the price.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Thank dokru
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Delicious, great attentive service and spectacular cuisine.. I’m reading some other reviews complaining about service but seriously? Leo was amazingly present. This is truly a brilliant display of modern Mexican cuisine perfection! I will recommended and return as often as possible.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank ben F
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

We can recommend this place. The design of the restaurant is cool and modern but still with a local twist. Food was tasteful and well prepared. Live music added to the atmosphere. Presentation was a bit strange and we got our starters at more or less same time as our mains. To get top remark service and coordination should be upped a level and the winelist should be improved. Big plus for accepting credit cards!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank pswe
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Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

We came here for breakfast. Although we were the first guests to arrive, it took them quite long (4 were there doing things) until one came over.

All in all, service was good but very, very slow. Guess it was because of the front staff and the kitchen.

Food was good. A bit of a joke was the Hummus with Mushrooms, were you expect lots of hummus with a bit of mushrooms. Here it was different as the amount of hummus was so little, I hardly couldn‘t see.

As it takes them so much time to serve, it is an average place as the food was only good.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Maxime587
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Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

Basico looks realy cool & stylish. The guy in the front. Who let us in was friendly. We order a white wine, wich was not possible/not availble ?? Only rose. Ok. Then we orderd some sparkling water... the waiter responded let me check if we have that... ?. Ok we orderd a couily flower salad. Wich served on the table was a red beet salad. It was nice but totaly different. When we were half way our entree, the waiter wanted to pick up our plates. We said we are not finshed yet.. When i was finished he came back and took mine but also the unfinshed one of my partner...The main came direct..lobster risotto. Nice but for 500 pesos.. a bit simple. But ok. Half way our maincourse the waiter brought us the dessert menu...? We weren’t finshed yet. Offcourse we skipped the dessert. We saw that the table next to us, had the same experience.. we left in 45 minutes. No Basico for us again.

Date of visit: January 2018
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