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Holbox Restaurant Guide

The Best Places To Eat On The Island

Updated May 2021

Holbox Restaurant Guide, the best restaurants in Holbox mexico
Holbox Restaurant Guide

Welcome to Holbox

Isla Holbox (pronounced hole-bosh) is a spectacular island off the northern shores of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. About two hours north of Cancun, the laid back island (no cars) offers a pleasant respite in the Mexican Caribbean. The island has a wide-variety of centrally-located restaurants sure to make your mouth water. Below is our list of some of the best restaurants in Holbox. We hope you enjoy our recommendations!

Isla Holbox (pronounced hole-bosh) is a spectacular island off the northern shores of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. About two hours north of Cancun, the laid back island (no cars) offers a pleasant respite in the Mexican Caribbean. The island has a wide-variety of centrally-located restaurants sure to make your mouth water. Below is our list of some of the best restaurants in Holbox. We hope you enjoy our recommendations!

Where to Eat

The Top Neighborhoods

CENTRO / PLAYA HOLBOX

This is where everything is happening on the island. Hotels, restaurants, shops and more. This is at the western end of the island and most places are easily walkable.

Budget Options

Las Panchas, One Of The Best Restaurants In Holbox Mexico

Las Panchas

Las Panchas is a local classic with terrific seafood, tasty margaritas, and live music. You can fill up on some delicious bites while enjoying the seaside view without breaking your wallet!

Located in Centro

Arte Sano, One Of The Best Restaurants In Holbox Mexico

Arte Sano

If you’re looking for healthy but tasty options at a Mexican eatery, Arte Sano is your place. While one can find traditional favorites like chilaquiles with fried local eggs, the menu also has numerous appetizing vegetarian and vegan options. You’ll feel satisfied after eating here.

Located in Centro

Antojitos Abuelo Tom, One Of The Best Restaurants In Holbox Mexico

Antojitos Abuelo Tom

For those looking for regional dishes, look no further than Antojitos Abuelo Tom. Serving up mouthwatering Yucatecan small plates, most of their food costs under one USD so that you can save for other activities.

Located in Centro

Tierra Mia Juice And Coffee, One Of The Best Restaurants In Holbox Mexico

Tierra Mia Juice and Coffee

Tierra Mia is an environmentally friendly café with delicious smoothies, coffee, juices, light breakfasts, and lunches. Everything that they make there is made fresh, and they import their delicious coffee from Chiapas.

Located in Centro

Ceviches La Chingada, One Of The Best Restaurants In Holbox Mexico

Ceviches La Chingada

Staff Favorite – Ceviches La Chingada is one of our favorite local spots on Holbox for seafood at a great price. The place has mouthwatering ceviches, seafood tacos, and platters that come in ample portions.

Located in Centro

Los Peleones Holbox, One Of The Best Restaurants In Holbox Mexico

Los Peleones Holbox

 Staff Favorite – Whenever we’re in Holbox, we love visiting this crazy luchador themed rooftop restaurant. This funky spot serves high-quality housemade pasta and refreshing drinks. The portions are generous, and the leftovers could last you several meals.

Located in Centro

Midrange Options

Roots Pizza A Leña, One Of The Best Restaurants In Holbox Mexico

Roots Pizza a Leña

Try an International classic with a local twist at Roots Pizza a Leña. Their most famous pizza is the lobster pizza, but they also offer plenty of unique pies, including “The Yucateca” and “The Poblana.”

Located in Centro

Milpa, One Of The Best Restaurants In Holbox Mexico

Milpa

Milpa is a family-owned restaurant that serves modernized Mexican cuisine created by head chef Adrian Barajas. The restaurant only serves locally-sourced ingredients with the highest quality produce. All plates come with complimentary salsas, bread, and juices.

Located in Centro

Painapol, One Of The Best Restaurants In Holbox Mexico

Painapol

For a delightful, fresh, and colorful breakfast, head to Painapol. Every plate here looks like a work of art. The restaurant serves everything from fresh juices to tasty avocado toasts in a beautiful setting.

Located in Centro

Parador 33, One Of The Best Restaurants In Holbox Mexico

Parador 33

If you want a rest from local cuisine, give Parador 33 a try. This Argentine/Uruguayan restaurant serves up delicious fusion dishes in a gorgeous setting. Their pasta and bread are homemade, and all of their meat is grass-fed and free-range from the Uruguayan countryside.

Located in Centro

High-End Options

Holbox Restaurant Guide, the best restaurants in Holbox mexico
Holbox Restaurant Guide, the best restaurants in Holbox mexico
Holbox Restaurant Guide, the best restaurants in Holbox mexico
Holbox Restaurant Guide, the best restaurants in Holbox mexico
Holbox Restaurant Guide, the best restaurants in Holbox mexico

Piedrasanta Holbox

$$$$ Mexican, Caribbean, Latin

Both the food and experience are magical at this stunning eatery. It’s setting in a whimsical garden filled with fairy lights is only matched by the artistically prepared food and cocktails. Did we mention that everything is also delicious? A must visit. Located in Centro.

Website      Map      Menu

Ser Esencia Restaurant, One Of The Best Restaurants In Holbox Mexico

Ser Esencia Restaurant

This modern fusion restaurant is the brainchild of one of Mexico’s most acclaimed chefs, Roberto Solis. Its food fuses the flavors and scents of Mayan culture with modern cooking techniques for a unique experience.

Located in the CasaSandra Boutique Hotel

Luuma, One Of The Best Restaurants In Holbox Mexico

Luuma

Luuma is a lively space that serves delicious tapas and refreshing artisan cocktails in their beautifully decorated garden setting. Exceptional contemporary Mexican and cosmopolitan cuisine. Frequently reviewed as one of the best restaurants in Holbox. They even have live music to add to the charming ambiance.

Located in Centro

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  1. Honestly this is the only food guide I have found that is actually on point. All the recommendations are fantastic. If you are a food person, eat at every place this guide recommended. Thank you Island Life Mexico! Yummy

  2. We wish we had enough time on the island to visit all these wonderful sounding restaurants. Thank you for doing all the work for us and posting this article. Excellent picks!

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