From: 200mxn
What to expect: Mexican |  Modern |  Signature cuisine |  Cocktails

If you fancy trying something just a little bit different while on Holbox, you can͛t miss a delicious meal at Milpa. Situated just off the main square, this perfectly-sized, family-run restaurant offers contemporary vanguard Mexican dishes – food 100% made with love by Mexico-City-born-and-trained chef, Adrian Barajas.

Attention to detail can be seen throughout this, what has been described by happy customers as, a Michelin-star level quality restaurant. The service is excellent; the food is art; the flavours diverse; and the decoration simple yet chic.

Milpa is not the type of restaurant you visit when in a hurry; the whole meal is an experience in itself, and the freshly-made dishes are carefully designed to please both your taste buds and your eyes. The menu, an authentic modern take on traditional Mexican favourites, includes options for meat, fish, and seafood lovers, as well as some vegetarian options.

Ingredients are locally-sourced and are of the highest quality, and all complimentary accompanying salsas, breads, and tasty welcome juices are homemade and prepared in-house.

Milpa enjoys a complete wine, cocktail and also non-alcoholic drinks menu, with champagne available for those special occasions, too.

We recommend you try


Shrimp aguachile in an infused sphere – you won͛'t believe your eyes when it arrives at your table nor when you taste what is inside.

Main course

Duck in pipian — Served with a chaya tamal and almond stuffed quail eggs...Yum!


Bourbon Caribeño — Jack Daniels, banana, peach and pineapple juice.

Payment type:  Cash Only  |  Amenities: English spoken
Opening Times: Tue-Sun 6.00pm – 11.00pm, Mon closed

Meet the chef

Chef Adrian Barajas from Milpa restaurant preparing a dish

Hailing from Mexico City, chef Adrian Barajas mixes modern deconstruction cuisine with the richness of traditional Mexican dishes.

He is almost like a mad scientist who decided to breath new life into his grandmother's recipe book. Always innovating and finding new ways to blend the old with the new, chef Adrian, who previously worked as the Head Chef of the prestigious el Mangle restaurant, struck out on his own with his partner to concentrate on a more personalised menu and culinary experience.