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El Chapulim

Main Street 123, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
+52 984 137 6069
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (70 reviews)
“potatoes” (29 reviews)
“steak” (38 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Main Street 123, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went here a night and got there juat in time before the cue started to grow. So make sure to be in time, otherwise you will have to wait for your turn. Also, this restaurant is more classy then others on the island. The...More

Thank Andreas S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Meal was incredibly tasty, food was fresh. Service was attentive and helpful. I will definitely add this to my “must visit” when I return back to Holbox. Prices were quite reasonable for the quality of the food.

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just what you always want to find...GREAT food, comfortable dining area, attentive staff (including the chef)! The menu is unique each day and there were four meals the night we were here. It was not easy to pick just one. My only regret is that...More

Thank LindaB6100
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down best meal we had on Holbox Island. The service was brilliant and the food was delicious - I had the shrimps and my boyfriend had the fish and both were excellent. The wine (Fume Blanc) was really nice. The only thing I would...More

Thank laurenrdw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Taste of the food was not bad, but nothing special. My opinion is overpriced, also it is a shame for the restaurant to inlcude service costs by default in the bill, because it is illegal in mexico.

Thank Linas V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in Holbox 12 days in January and was pleasantly surprised to find really good food in restaurants. By far my favorite was El Chapulin, where I ate 3 times because the food and service were outstanding. No menu. They give you a choice of...More

Thank mrehrig11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally charming and interesting. Wonderful food. My favorite. If there weren't so many restaurants to explore, I could have had dinner there every night!

Thank shellylross
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice in the last two days on the island. The food is great but adding a “propina” or “servicing” charge to the bill in Mexico is illegal. We were preparing to leave our normal 20% tip when I noticed there was already...More

Thank Pragerman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here's the deal: The chef comes out and verbally describes the four meals they are serving that day. Once they are out of a dish, it's no longer offered that evening. Typically a couple of fish, meat and shrimp. He describes them and answers questions....More

Thank DataDogMilwaukee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went one night for dinner and the overall impression is that the chefs likes what he does. No menu but only a few different options every night trying to stay on local product. On the fancy side but still casual. We really enjoyed our...More

Thank Ricard M
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19 January 2018|
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Response from Ben S | Reviewed this property |
No. They do not.
22 February 2017|
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Response from Morten I | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your taste of wine. The food bill can be between 30 and 40 USD and the wine can be the expensive part.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street 123, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island
  • Phone Number: +52 984 137 6069
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