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Pura Vida Sushi & roots bar

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Calle tiburon ballena frente a canchas de basquet, Holbox Island 77500, Mexico
+52 33 1341 0840
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

These guys make great sushi and teriyaki dishes as well as local seafood favorites. They have the best selection of Mexican microbrews. Late night in the upstairs bar, midnight to 3am, this is the spot where the whole island goes to party.

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Thank Tyson L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there for some drinks before dinner. The cocktails were really fresh and tasty. Best Pina Colada!

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Thank Paula S
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice sushi and food, lazy, but funny waiters.... Nice place to have a drink, may its the most frequented street in holbox

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Thank 372Antonio
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a couple of maki rolls for dinner. The tuna with sesame oil was especially good. Not bad for Holbox!

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Thank SelectiveTraveler99
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by to try some of their craft beers and were so impressed! The selection is massive for the island... we did not see any restaurant in our 2 weeks in the Yucatan or QR which had such a large number of beers! They are not comparatively cheap (some as high as 80 pesos), but it's... More 

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Thank Jennifer F
Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

March 2015 FOOD: Excellent! This was our favorite eating place in Holbox. During 2 week trip there we went many times to Pura Vida. We had different sushi plates there and it was the best sushi I have ever eaten. And I don´t even like sushi that much! Food was fresh and nicely presented. We still miss that food. SERVICE:... More 

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Thank LadyAur0ra
Baltimore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This place had good sushi with a twist. We had a roll with beef in it. The sushi was great and we were able to sit outside right on the main street in front of the square. Service was good and we even found some craft beer here.

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Thank Katy0800
San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Pura Vida is where the "cool kids" go for amazing food and drinks. I had a ginger bass fillet one time, sushi rolls the next time, teriyaki chicken the time after that. Each meal exceeded my expectations. The beers are ice cold and Miriam will make you the best version of your favorite drink. The owner and chef of Pura... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We've been to the Beer Boxes that are around Mexico (usually in bigger cities). The selection here blows all of four or five of those we've found out of the water, combined. She had something like 7 or 8 different IPAs alone, all made in Mexico, and most of which were very good. Aside from just having them, she speaks... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

They have a great range of Mexican craft beers which can be enjoyed as you watch the goings on in the square. Food? With beer like this who needs it ?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Caribbean, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle tiburon ballena frente a canchas de basquet, Holbox Island 77500, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island
  • Phone Number: +52 33 1341 0840

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?