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Holbox Restaurant Guide

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February 2021

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

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What to Eat in 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!

Budget Options

Las Panchas

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

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 egss, the menu also has numerous appetizing vegetarian and vegan options. You’ll feel satisfied after eating here.

Located in Centro.

Antojitos Abuelo Tom

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

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.

Midrange Options

Roots Pizza a Leña

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

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

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

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

Piedrasanta Holbox

Piedrasanta Holbox, one of the best restaurants in Holbox mexico
Piedrasanta Holbox

Both the food and experience are magical at this stunning eatery. Its 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?

Located in Centro.

Ser Esencia Restaurant

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

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.

Staff Picks

Ceviches La Chingada

Ceviches La Chingada, one of the best restaurants in Holbox mexico
Ceviches La Chingada

Staff Pick – Ceviches La Chingada is one of my 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

Los Peleones Holbox, one of the best restaurants in Holbox mexico
Los Peleones Holbox

Staff Pick – Whenever I’m in Holbox, I 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.

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