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El Chapulim

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123 Main Street, Holbox Island, Mexico
+52 984 137 6069
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Paris, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend & I were graciously allocated a table at this top choice Holbox restaurant this week. However, after sitting at the table for a while, we were attended to in a most summary fashion: we were ejected as I'm a vegetarian! On the threshhold, as we left in disgrace, the chef had second thoughts, saying if we returned the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant had great reviews and seemed like a great idea - no menu, only four items freshly prepared. We were looking forward to some fresh-caught fish, lobster, or prawns. We arrived before 6:30 pm, got a table (no reservations taken), and the chef came to our table to tell us what was on offer. Chef leaned over our table,... More 

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nova scotia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a supper here last week and enjoyed the concept that it was a small menu with fresh food. We had fish of the day it was great. The starting cocktail was fresh and tasty .in all it was a pleasant experience with a chef that take pride and staff that works hard to please .

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Thank mbwebster
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Managed to get the last seating of the night on my birthday. My friend's steak was amazing, my shrimp were pretty good. The cocktails though weren't great. I'd recommend going with the wine and skip the cocktails and then this is a 5/5 restaurant. The place is usually sold out before 8pm as they only have a limited amount of... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fixed menu. Chefs choice. A very artsy, creative spread with house coverage cocktails and a professional setting. The owner and chef visits every table. Sit indoors to avoid smelly atvs...

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Thank Eric G
Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had dinner here during our first visit to Holbox. We were there just before dark and were seated immediately! After our drinks were delivered the chef came to our table and told us what dishes he was preparing that evening. All four sounded delicious but I chose the sea bass and my husband had garlic shrimp.... More 

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Thank ponyone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got a table almost at once (the restaurant was full when we came) and chose between four options as they were presented to us. Both the lobster and the shrimps were perfect. For the 3 year old child they made a nice fishportion. Friendly service, nice surrounding and perfect food.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food! Chef comes to your table to explain tonight's dishes. There is no paper menu, he explains the dishes to each table. 4-5 items each night and of course everything was DELICIOUS! Not to mention the chef is a sweet man and the wait staff are great too. Must make a stop here and there is no wonder why... More 

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Michigan Center, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant has a sign outside that they do not have a menu, only that the food is always fresh. The menu depends on what is caught fresh that day. I had a steak that had a real spicy bite to it. Usually steak is lousy in Mexico, this was very good. They are only open for about three hours... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made a same day reservation for dinner for two people, the table was ready when we arrived, not waiting was nice. The food is very fresh, the dishes are authentic and flavorful, the table was well dressed, and the drinks not too shabby either. Very good chefs and location is easy to get to.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Main Street, Holbox Island, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island
  • Phone Number: +52 984 137 6069

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?