Viva Zapata

Traditional Mexican Restaurant

Restaurant Viva Zapata ($$)

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Viva Zapata Holbox Restaurant offers authentic Mexican and Caribbean cuisine and excellent service.

Main courses include steaks, grills and seafood of all kinds with delicious sides and sauces, as well as pasta, tacos, quesadillas and fajitas. Fresh ceviche of lobster, shrimp or fish is a delicious appetizer. There is a wide selection of wines and cocktails to go with the dishes. Special children’s menus are available.

Viva Zapata is very centrally located near the main square of Holbox Island. It offers a pleasant atmosphere and quiet live music. A special highlight is the large bar at the front of the restaurant, where you can enjoy a huge selection of delicious cocktails.


Grill, steaks, seafood, beef, chicken, pasta, ceviche, cocktails


Cocktail bar, typical Mexican ambience, live music, children’s menu

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 8:00 am to 11:30 pm

Review of Isla Holbox Info

Viva Zapata is a typical Mexican restaurant with an extensive and authentic menu. The seafood dishes from the grill are especially recommended here, as they come fresh from the sea. The meat dishes are also delicious. Each dish is accompanied by traditional sauces, which can be a bit spicy if you are not used to it. The restaurant is popular with all ages and is great for families. With a separate menu for children, pasta dishes and many other dishes familiar from Mexico, there is something for everyone.

The restaurant is usually busy and during seasonally busy times you may have to wait for a free table. The staff, dressed in traditional Mexican costumes, is consistently very attentive. However, if the rush is great, it can take a little longer until you are served or the food comes.

The bar in the entrance area is always worth a visit anyway. We were particularly taken with the cocktails with mezcal.

The prices are upscale, but not outrageous, the price-performance ratio is okay.


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