Every detail is taken into consideration when you dine at Esencia, from making the atmosphere cozy to plating the meals with care, and even down to the selection of music chosen to accompany your meal. Much can be said about this restaurant, but most agree that dining at Esencia is a pleasure.


The gourmet international and Cuban cuisine on the menu at Esencia is definitely worth talking about. The lobster fettucine is wel liked as is the fish filet al secreto.

Among other things, Esencia specializes in seafood with Cuban twists. Beautiful and quality meals are a plated here, as this restaurant is an upscale establishment with fine dining standards. This eatery is open for dinner only, so make sure to plan your visit around the limited hours they are open.


With natural wood beams criss-crossing the ceiling, Esencia may appear at first to have a rustic feel, but the decor, fine crystal, and candelight makes it feel much more upscale.


Located on the island of Holbox, 0.3 miles Northeast of Downtown Holbox, Esencia is on the premises of CasaSandra Boutique Hotel.

If you'd like to merge your restaurant visit with some local sightseeing opportunities, there are a handful noteworthy sites within a short distance, like Central Plaza.

One benefit of stopping or staying in the vicinity is Holbox Beach, the closest beach, where visitors can stop and truly take in the scenery.

Nearby Restaurants

For guests looking for another restaurant in the area with similar types of food or a comparable price range, there are lots of nearby dining spots to pick from, including Mandarina Restaurant.

However, if you want a change of pace, this section of Holbox has an impressive range of restaurants, where you will encounter all types of flavors and cuisine styles. For instance, you can try Caribbean fare at Maja’che, where you can dine right on the water.

Contact Info

Location: Calle Igualdad, Holbox

Phone: (984) 875-2171



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