Did you know that there are many great places to eat in Isla Holbox? I spent five days in this Mexican paradise and in this article, I’ll share my favorite places to eat in Isla Holbox.
Along the beach, you’ll find many beach clubs. One hip club after another, with white sheets, colorful hammocks, and luxury sunbeds. If you decide to eat or drink a cocktail in one of these places, it will cost you a lot of money. One of the locals told me about Raices. This is also a beach club, but more the low-budget version. It has a great location on the beach, and it’s perfect to sit down and relax for a while. I wasn’t too crazy about the service, but the food is great and the view is fantastic. And, it’s also very affordable.
Restaurante Los Pescaditos
Los Pescaditos is a small restaurant in a street close to the central square of Isla Holbox. It only has three tables outside and it’s a great place to do some people-watching. They’ve got great authentic Mexican food, the drinks are cheap, and the staff is really friendly.
ROOTS Pizzas a la leña Isla Holbox
The pizza you get at ROOTS is legendary in Isla Holbox. If you like pizza, this is the place to order them. They are quite expensive but definitely worth it. I enjoyed my pizza so much, that I forgot to take a picture in this restaurant.
Are you feeling like getting a real Mexican breakfast? Check out Limoncito Breakfast, a small restaurant at the main square in Isla Holbox. They offer many choices of food and they have some great fruit juices.
Taco Queto is the place to go when you want traditional Mexican food on a budget. It’s a food truck and they build a restaurant around it. There are so many dishes on the menu, and I would recommend ordering several things to try many of them (the portions are small). It can get very busy at night, but you’ll always get service with a smile. During my stay in Isla Holbox, I ate here three times, that’s how much I loved this place!
Restaurante Naranjas holbox
Another great place for breakfast is restaurante Naranjas. It has a really relaxed vibe, it’s nicely decorated and to my surprise, they even had green tea! I find it really hard to find green tea when I’m traveling, so I was extremely happy about it. You can also have lunch or dinner at restaurante Naranjas.
After traveling for three months in the United States and Mexico I was craving some decent bread. To my surprise, I found a French bakery in Isla Holbox: Le Jardin. Here you can eat the best baguettes and very tasty juices. Check out their opening times before you go there because they are only open 5 days a week, between 8.30 and 12.30 am. Make sure to get there on time, because they will run out of bread before noon.
Palapa de Victor
Palapa de Victor is a little hidden between the loud beach clubs. It has a small terrace with plastic tables and chairs, and it’s a great place to drink a cocktail at the end of the afternoon. A fantastic location to check out a magical sunset.
Last but not least: get some street food! At the beginning of the evening, more and more street vendors will show up at the main square. Try anything you’d like!
Map of the best places to eat in Isla Holbox
These were my favorite places to drink and eat in Isla Holbox. I’ve added them to this map, so you can find them easily.
Some extra tips
– Almost all of the restaurants only accept cash, so make sure you’ve got enough. There are hardly any working ATMs in Isla Holbox.
– Sometimes, when you get the check, the tip is already included. It might be way more than you wanted to tip. Let them know and tip what you think the service was worth.
– I always tried to find places with plastic tables and chairs. It might not look too luxurious, but these are usually the places where the locals eat. Most of the time those places are way cheaper and the food is great.
Where to stay?
I’ve stayed in two different places in Isla Holbox:
– Hotel Beach Inn (hostel)
– Casa Frida Holbox (apartment)
Both of them were great! You can book a room easily through Booking.com. It might be hard to get a working wifi connection in Isla Holbox, so make sure to book ahead.
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