Mexican in Isla Holbox

El Chapulím

'No menu, always fresh' is the motto at this Mexican bistro. El Chapulím doesn't take reservations and the kitchen closes when the food runs out, usually around 10pm or so. Since fresh is the operative word here, ch…
Seafood in Isla Holbox

Viva Zapata

You really shouldn't leave the island without trying the mixed seafood platter here (order for two or ask for a single portion if traveling solo). It's a wonderful feast usually consisting of grilled lobster tail, f…
Mexican in Isla Holbox

Las Panchas

Ask just about anyone in town where to go for good, cheap eats and they'll probably point to Las Panchas, where you can get delicious Yucatecan antojitos (snacks) such as chaya (tree spinach) tamales, panuchos and s…
Pizza in Isla Holbox

Edelyn Pizzería & Restaurant

We would be remiss if we didn't mention the self-proclaimed creators of Holbox's famous lobster pizza, but locals say you can find much better pies with the coveted lobster topping elsewhere in town (hint: one is ri…
Breakfast in Isla Holbox


This colorful little palapa-covered restaurant on the square slings excellent Mexican breakfasts. The motuleños (eggs in tomato sauce served with fried plantain, ham and peas) is a local favorite, as are the enchila…
Mexican in Isla Holbox

Taco Cueto

Tired of seafood? Head to this taco joint for good arrachera (flank steak) and al pastor (marinated pork) tacos and burritos. There's even a few vegetarian options for non-carnivores. It's northeast of the plaza.
Seafood in Isla Holbox


Don’t let the humble surrounds of this beachfront eatery put you off – this is some of the best seafood in town. The coconut lobster is definitely worth a look, but the traditional Maya Tikinxic fish is the star of …
Fusion in Isla Holbox

Los Peleones

Mexico meets Argentina at this small, wrestling-themed restaurant overlooking the town square. The homemade pasta is excellent – try the portobello raviolis in Gorgonzola sauce.
Bakery in Isla Holbox

Ky Waa

For a good range of breakfasts, fresh-from-the-oven baked goods and yummy sandwiches, grab a table on the breezy deck outside this Brazilian-run bakery/cafe.