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El Capitan

Tulum Avenue between Alpha and Jupiter Street, Tulum, Mexico
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“ceviche” (92 reviews)
“lobster” (19 reviews)
“quesadilla” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Central American
$$ - $$$
Tulum Avenue between Alpha and Jupiter Street, Tulum, Mexico
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11 - 20 of 302 reviews

Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Tasty food and really friendly service, we loved it! Had fajitas, but the fish looked amazing too :)

Thank oilib
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Everything is perfect, you have to eat there, we went 3 times in a week! Enjoy fresh fish and seafood in Tulum! Big plate, good taste.

Thank steph d
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Stopped in here because we were staying at the hotel next door, and we wanted a quick meal. The service was very good, but the food was just basic - not at all bad, but nothing I would want to come again for. The food...More

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved this unpretentious seafood restaurant. The platter for two was excellent. They were able to substitute the breaded shrimp for delicious coconut shrimp instead.

Thank Wellhellodarling
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere here is laid back and the service was great. We stopped late at night had the guacamole which was very good and the pirate tacos, the best shrimp tacos I've ever had.

Thank Amber D
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We chose El Capitan for a more casual birthday dinner and because I wanted lobster. We walked right in without a wait, there was a guitar player who was great- the food is reasonably priced, with huge portions, fresh seafood (the lobster was AMAZING) and...More

Thank samsoy77
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Just a regular sea food restaurant , they recommend "tacos piratas" but is only tía rosa tortillas (comercial ones) with small shrimps Fried in garlic with onion and lettuce

Thank altair m
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We were there for a late lunch, early dinner. Friends of ours who are locals ordered the food. Nachos, tacos, two kinds of ceviche including their speciality "el capitan" style. Everything was delicious. our friend says you can tell that they make everything fresh daily,...More

Thank Gauntlet173
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

A great and cheap at thesame time restaurant with lots of fresh seafood, good service and convenient location. We tried seviche, shrimps and fish fillet, all of them fingerlicking :) I will definately come back if i visit tulum ever again!

Thank Nora B
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Huge portions, and great fresh seafood. My picture shows the medium size ceviche. The atmosphere and service were ok. Prices were ok; our meal for four was $100+. I would go back, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to go here.

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Cameron V
9 November 2017|
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Response from Scott D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can park on the street out front.
14 October 2016|
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Response from Jcquan | Reviewed this property |
They accept credit cards Prices are very good as it caters to locals
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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