The Hot Corner epitomises what a cool, Caribbean-style bar should be – fun, laid-back, and open air with a rustic hipster atmosphere. This is the kind of place you’ve been dreaming about since you booked your trip to Holbox all those months ago.
The bar, true to its name, sits on the corner of one of Holbox’s central, busy streets just one block from the beach. Trendy painted murals decorate the interior walls of their palapa palm-roofed building, and comfortable, outdoor sofas create an easygoing vibe that’s hard to resist. During the day, you’ll find a relaxed space to chill out with yummy snacks and tasty drinks, while at night, it becomes one of the places to be in Holbox with the fun often spilling out onto the street.
The Hot Corner enjoys daily music events with invited DJs and both national and international bands playing a range of music types to suit everyone – salsa, electronic, rock and more. Lots of dancing and fun guaranteed, so make sure you check our events page for more information on who is on this week.
As well as an extensive range of tequilas and national beers, The Hot Corner also whips up extremely tasty cocktails with such tropical fruits as dragon fruit and guava – perfect for those warm evenings in paradise. There’s wine by the glass, a variety of spirits to choose from, and even bottles of champagne for those special occasions, all at very reasonable prices.
This local bar, run by Holboxeños, also offers delicious snacks from their adjoining Fish and Chips kitchen, available during the day and in the evening. And although there is, obviously, scrumptious fish and chips to share on the menu, other dishes on offer include fish or prawn tacos, spicy potato wedges, lobster tostadas, and a rainbow trout tartare. The seafood is bought fresh from local fisherman daily.
A true Holbox experience – The Hot Corner must be on your list of nighttime venues to visit while on the island.
We recommend you try
Dragon fruit Margarita
A lobster hotdog or a rainbow trout tartare
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Amenities: English spoken
Fish and Chips in Holbox
We all know that the Brits love fish and chips; forget Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, it’s this tasty, culinary treat that they are really famous for. But do you know where it came from?
It’s been suggested that the first Fish and Chips shop, what the British call ‘The Chippy’, dates back to as early as 1860. A common meal of the industrial working classes, by 1910 there were over 25,000 establishments around the UK selling this classic dish. In the 17th Century, many Jewish settlers came over from Spain, preparing fish in their traditional way ‘pescado frito’ – fish battered and fried in flour. In fact the first chippy, opened in London by Joseph Malin in 1860, marketed his product as ‘fried fish in the Jewish fashion’.
So why would a local Holboxeño open a fish and chip shop next to his beach bar? Owner, Camilo, lived between Europe and Holbox as a child, before moving to London for a few years as a young adult. It’s there where he got the taste for this classic, take-away snack. And of course, what better place than a fishing village to open such an eatery? Try anything from their menu, and we are sure you will agree!