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El Capitan

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Tulum Avenue between Alpha and Jupiter Street, Tulum, Mexico
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 13:00 - 22:00
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The Woodlands, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our party of 4 had a great lunch here. Beers were so cold and food was delicious. Ceviche is very good. Be careful of the spicy one! Grilled fish was cooked perfectly. Thanks to a recommendation from our taxi driver we had a wonderful lunch.

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Thank CASoccerMom82
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been visiting El Capitan several times and have always had their ceviche and have always been very happy with it. It's a good fresh classic ceviche and the servings are huge. I typically share a medium sized portion with a friend. Will keep coming back.

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Thank fredrik213
new york
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124 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Inexpensive place for big eaters, not fussy about the quality of food. The dishes are huge, the ceviche is Ok but not the best I've ever had. The lima soup is outright terrible.

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Thank ginsengNewYork
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped at El Capitan for lunch while we were in Tulum for the day. Nice atmosphere and outside space to watch the world go by. Food and service good plus reasonably priced. Worth a visit.

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Thank Helen L
Whittier, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the tacos de pescado which were ok, I guess. The best plate that I enjoyed was the cocktail mixto. Oh my goodness was it delicious, and the serving was so big too. I recommend this dish if you get a chance to stop by. Hope you enjoy it.

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Thank california9950
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good beer and delicious tacos. Service was good and the place is comfortable to sit as a woman alone. Mayonnaise with garlic is my favorite! Will go there again when I am in the area

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Thank Eva Z
Newick, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place , the smaller El Capitan opposite the large supermarket, by chance. Good atmosphere, the staff were really friendly and helpful, with a good understanding of English. The food is your basic Mexican fare, and we enjoyed our tacos & fish . The star of the meal was the caramel crepes for dessert. You don't usually get... More 

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Thank Melanie2109
Vancouver
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the octopus ceviche so much that we had to come and eat again during our week in Tulum. Very reasonable price for the giant portions. The fish tacos and the lobster soup were also great!

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Thank lightlotus
Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I can't recommend El Capitan. I got sick from the tacos, and the rest of my family had a pretty meh experience. There are about a million better places to eat—and which won't make you sick.

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Thank boringnobody
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Had the fish tacos. They were the best I had in Tulum! Took a while but they were amazing. Staff was great

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 22:00
Thursday
13:00 - 22:00
Friday
13:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?