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Cafe Capistrano

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, South American,
523 Church St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1902
+1 650-726-7699
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“guacamole” (16 reviews)
“fish tacos” (38 reviews)
“red snapper” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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523 Church St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1902
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

What a delight! This is my second visit here, Once in the family and I now with Business partners, on both occasions We were almost the only diners and got great service in the super fresh and simply delicious highly recommend it to anyone traveling...More

Thank Jamieclarks
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Loved this house turned restaurant. Lots of Day of the Dead decorations. The service was excellent. I loved the vegetable quesadilla I ordered. The guacamole and chips were also yummy. There were 4 of us dining and everyone enjoyed their meal. I would definitely visit...More

Thank robertsl54
Reviewed 18 February 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious meal of fish tacos and vegetable quesadilla with salsa and chips. The food was fresh; the service quick and friendly and we felt welcome in this family run eatery. We ended our meal with the flan and it...More

Thank bikerchick66
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We ate here twice in a week (the second time due to La Costanera's seasonal closure). Both times were very similar, quick service without any airs, simple dishes that satisfied. Certainly not the 'sophistication' of Main Street. Quite impressed by all the positive reviews -...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Arturo (owner) makes the best fish Tacos using fresh ingredients. The portions are big and the price is low. What more is there to say. Oh and they are always happy to see me.

Thank johnford06
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I've been here about 6 times and it's been very good every time. It's a cozy restaurant converted from a downtown home that's popular with locals. Not crowded, just right. The fish tacos are outstanding (I get them almost every time): they fill your plate...More

Thank robinhmb
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Authentic mayan dishes. Fast service. Looks like a house. Is a little smelly and dirty. Prices seem a bit much for the type of restaurant.

Thank z0ff
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Our second visit! Loved it as much as the first! Husband and I shared the fish taco plate. Large fillet of Snapper was cooked perfectly and surrounded by guacamole, salsa, slaw and the BEST black beans I have ever eaten! The waiter was most helpful...More

Thank VivienneR811
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious, abundant, and fresh. We absolutely loved the fish tacos! Yummy sangria too. We would definitely return again when visiting Half Moon Bay. The owner was very friendly, and was willing to help us practice our Spanish and Maya.

Thank StefYoga
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We went to Café Capistrano for dinner and had the most wonderful experience. The food was authentic and delicious! And the owner, Arturo, was friendly, sweet and and sported an authentic Mayan cap-- just like the Mayans in the Yucatan! We will definitely go there...More

Thank Dante D
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Response from mariajulietta | Property representative |
Hi calliegal, Yes we do have a dog friendly patio off of the back of the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 523 Church St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1902
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-726-7699
Established in 2001 Cafe Capistrano is a family owned restaurant specializing in Mayan cuisine. Using the freshest local fish, meats and produce infused with Mayan flavors results in light, savory combinations.Chef and owner Arturo Mul reigns from the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. When opening his restaurant, he wanted to introduce the flavors and food from his home town, Akil. Mul brought in family recipes to help create the menu and special items. Mayan cooking shows influences from Mediterranean Europe, the Middle East, and the rest of Mexico as well as North and South America.
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