We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

El Camello

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
+52 984 871 2036
Today
10:30 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Thu - Tue 10:30 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,656 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 957: English reviews
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was excellent and the portions extremely generous. I would highly recommend the fish ceviche!

Helpful?
Thank lolo0099
Brighton
Level Contributor
30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful fresh fish, lovely staff. Very basic but basic done exceptionally well. Portions are huge, fish very fresh.

Helpful?
Thank NomNomNomBrighton
Tulum, Mexico
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's really nice place to eat, every time we pass near Tulum we go to eat here. Fresh fish, with garlis, one of the most fresh fish you can eat in restaurants. You can go in the kitchen to choose one, they serve thousands of fishes every day. Complete fish is really fresh, filets too, i just notice for the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lucafio666
Toronto
Level Contributor
265 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After eating here multiple times because of the fried fish, I would not recommend it for people who do not eat fish. I was told (by those eating it) that the fried fish and ceviche was amazing. I however only ate the chicken dish, which was comparable to cafeteria food. This place only has a few options for those who... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bryan M
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our best meal in Mexico at EL Camello. Mostly fish, deliciously prepared and inexpensive. A nice change from the Riviera Tulum where every place is overpriced and not that great (London prices, actually, in some cases higher). EL Camello is also very authentic, with live music and Mexican patrons singing along, a huge treat to witness! Highly recommended!

Helpful?
Thank Francesca383
Ottawa
Level Contributor
79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here many times. The food has always been consistently very good. Prices are very reasonable. Service is good and fast. There is usually a line up in the evenings. That, in itself, says something positive. One of my favourites is the shrimp ceviche.

Helpful?
Thank J_Rome
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 4 dined here and were pleased at how many locals were there dining. Everything was delicious. My kids split a medium octopus ceviche (huge), my husband had the whole fried fish (I want to go back to have that myself) and I had the shrimp kabobs (delicious). The meals were served with delicious veggies, beans and rice.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Heather D
California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Camello - the Camel - is an odd name for the best mariscos and seafood place in Tulum but don't let the name stop you. Super casual place at the far end of town but worth finding. Tables spill out of restaurant onto porch - get your fill of guacamole, ceviches, and cocteles with your favorite fish & shellfish.... More 

Helpful?
Thank exprt-wrld-trvlr
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Camello is a must visit if you're in Tulum. The food was fantastic and our service was great. You can tell the locals know and love this place and I can see why. I'd highly recommend the ceviche as it is incredible. Also, I was pleasantly surprised when we ordered the fried fish and they actually brought us out... More 

Helpful?
Thank David A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
143 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place is packed with locals and tourists. people were waiting outside for a table to open and it was super busy. i ordered the seafood soup to go. i must say that i am not a soup person, but was nursing unfortunate illness and could only have light fare such as soup and it was excellent. i will come... More 

Helpful?
Thank serrano930

Travellers who viewed El Camello also viewed

 
Tulum, Riviera Maya
Tulum, Riviera Maya
 
Tulum, Riviera Maya
 

Been to El Camello? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Fast food, Soups, Central American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 21:00
Saturday
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 984 871 2036

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of El Camello and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from El Camello staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?