Restaurant and wine bar, Papalotes, is the perfect combination of Mexican and European fusion cooking. Mixing wonderful flavours to create a menu of appetizing dishes, the food manages to be gourmet yet simple at the same time. It has a wide variety that embraces every taste - and every whim.
The restaurant is located at the front of pretty Hotel Siesta, in the heart of Holbox’s colourful town. With a clean and modern decoration, Papalotes looks out onto the street and has a fresh and comfortable atmosphere in which to enjoy your meal. The restaurant, open but covered to provide plenty of shade, has the advantage of being central, but far enough away from the passing golf carts and noise of the busy main plaza.
Papalotes is open daily for breakfast and then again in the evening for dinner. Are you someone who enjoys a really tasty breakfast? Then this small and friendly deli-style restaurant is just for you. Fresh fruit salads, homemade pastries, bread and croissants, eggs and more. The kind of yummy light food you want to start the day, but just that little bit different – how about an omelette with pesto or French toast?
The dinner menu is equally as tempting. Think of your favourite classic dishes, but made by talented chefs with a twist. The food is beautifully presented, but unpretentious – the taste is what matters and they believe simplicity and freshness is the key to a truly delicious dining experience. Goats’ cheese, rocket, serrano ham and fig pizza; a fine charcuterie and cheese board; shredded fresh octopus ‘carnitas’ – just a small example of some of the amazing dishes on offer.
An extensive wine selection, artisan cocktails, and a menu with something for everyone - Papalotes is a great option whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner with your partner or somewhere to go with your family. Reservations can be made in the restaurant itself or by telephone.
We recommend you try
Benedictinos Holbox - eggs benedict - with a cappuccino coffee
A sparkling French rose wine - delicately dry
Tuna 'Carnitas' with a Yucatec Kastakán glaze
Crème brulée or a glass of Malamado dessert wine