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El Capitan

Tulum Avenue between Alpha and Jupiter Street, Tulum, Mexico
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“ceviche” (83 reviews)
“lobster” (16 reviews)
“quesadilla” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Central American
$$ - $$$
Tulum Avenue between Alpha and Jupiter Street, Tulum, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice restaurant. Staff are super friendly and may even dance with you. Food was great.. tasty, fresh and massive serves. The little things set his place apart, corn chips on arrival, free bug spray to make sure you are comfortable and staff that love...More

Thank TheBeanCan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious seafood in huge portions. The Mayan style fish is great and the ceviche was to die for. The thatch roof makes for great atmosphere

Thank Darabtrfly
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The food was really good here and the service was quick. I had the guacamole and the mixto ceviche. Really large portions of fresh food.

Thank vjsmith_ttown
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

El Capitan is a great spot. Good food and cold beers. Definitely worth a visit after you've had a big day swimming in the Caribbean Sea. 👌

Thank Jordan W
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This place is so inviting and it's an open air restaurant serving the best homemade food at such reasonable prices! In town and easy to get to. Go there for your Mexican food cravings and drinks!

Thank AngelicaApolito
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The best tacos i ate in Mexico (although i visited only in Tulum, isla mujeres and playa del carmen). Try the shrimps tacos.

Thank zohar l
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This was right next to my hotel, and was a great spot for breakfast- I had a huge plate of fruit, with yoghurt, coffee and juice. Lovely staff too!

Thank Rowena S
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The scrimp quesedilla with cheese is greate and the Fish taco's was amazing, price is good also, very cold beer

Thank Tor B
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Good food, nice service. Portions are HUGE - we ordered 3 appetizers and 3 main courses for a family of 4, and 2 and 2 would have been way sufficient.

Thank Marylou C
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a late breakfast, but they only serve until 11:00. We ordered lunch instead, which was excellent and large portions. My husband had the shrimp quesadilla, excellent and large served with a side of guacamole and beans. I had the pasta carbonara, which...More

Thank Bernadettte
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Can we make reservations for dinner a group of 37 volunteers working in the Mayan villages outside Tulum? Are you closed any days of the week? Do you take credit cards? Can you provide a menu so we can figure prices as our team leader pays for the food, soda, water for the team and we need to get a handle on our expenses before the trip? thank you...
15 October 2016|
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Response from Jcquan | Reviewed this property |
They accept credit cards Prices are very good as it caters to locals
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tulum Avenue between Alpha and Jupiter Street, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
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