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El Capitan Restaurant

100 E. Broadway, Van Horn, TX 79855
+1 432-283-1220
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fried steak” (53 reviews)
“salad” (46 reviews)
“rigatoni” (13 reviews)
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5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
100 E. Broadway, Van Horn, TX 79855
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Reviewed today

While staying at the Hotel El Capitan, we ate at the El Capitan Restaurant. I had read that the pistachio fried steak was wonderful. I tried the pistachio fried steak and my wife ordered a cheeseburger, cooked medium. The steak was nothing special and the...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got there about 715 on a Sunday night in late October and was hoping service would be reasonably quick. Waiter was busy, but got us our drinks in about 10 minutes. My husband and I split the pecan encrusted fried steak, mashed potatoes and grilled...More

Thank Jane F T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not stay at the El Capitain but did visit the lounge. It was well stocked with solid drinks and well priced. The bartenders are quiet friendly as one would expect in a small town. Very recommended. Only downer it does not open until...More

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We each had a salad and split the pecan encrusted chicken fried steak. It was spicy but excellent! Very good service and a reasonable price. What’s not to like?

Thank billr488
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This just proves that you don't have to visit a big city to get outstanding dinner fare. Excellent service with food that is well prepared and that hits the "comfort" spot without issue. You can't do much better and can definitely do much worse.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Old style restaurant setting. Excellent food and service. My husband had the pecan breaded chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and jalepeno gravy and asparagus. I had the pecan crusted salmon and mashed potatoes without the jalapeno gravy. The hotel's continental breakfast was served the...More

Thank kanastos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at rhe hotel there and had dinner downstairs. Small restaurant with a limited menu. The food was great and so was the service. We were waited on by Marissa. If she is working ask for her,you will know why. I ate the pecan...More

Thank fanastos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While staying in Van Horn, I looked at the reviews here for restaurants and saw this place and was very interested in the Pistacho Crusted Friend Steak. It was excellent. Was great with the Local Beer too (Tejas Lager). Service was excellent also. I would...More

Thank MarkyMarkTX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Capitan is the place to stay when passing through van horn,although there really is no reason to visit here, van horn offers absolutely nothing, short of the great outdoors. The front lodge along with the front garden area is very nice, the perfect place...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Try the pistachio-crusted steak with asparagus and mashed potatoes. The Australian merlot is lovely. The lemon peppered chicken with green beans and mashed potatoes is good also. The portions were so generous we couldn’t order dessert. It’s a fairly casual setting but comfortable nevertheless. Nice...More

Thank miznovember
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Questions & Answers
February 5, 2017|
Response from Ralph G | Property representative |
Yes. In the outdoor area only. Yes we are dog friendly
February 5, 2017|
Response from Ralph G | Property representative |
Yes we have multiple tables in our outdoor courtyard just outside the restaurant.
Terence Q
June 26, 2016|
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Response from ScrappyTexan | Reviewed this property |
They have a full menu for dinner. Steak, chicken shrimp. Delicious mashed potatoes. Everything is made in house. Breakfast is a buffet. They also have a full bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E. Broadway, Van Horn, TX 79855
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Van Horn
  • Phone Number: +1 432-283-1220
The hotel has recently opened the only upscale restaurant in the Van Horn. It is open to the public and offers excellent food and service!
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