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El Capitan

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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Greek, Cuban
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Ext. Sur #511, Dorado, Puerto Rico
787-278-0011
Tuesday
Closed
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Phone 787-278-0011 Great food!!! Great people!!!

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Local Seafood

Our family ate here in June 2015. The hotel called in advance and booked a large table for us. The restaurant is located on a side street in Dorado. The neighborhood, while appearing run down, did not present any problems for us while we were there --- although we left immediately after the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Puerto Rico
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Fresh seafood but I dont like the smell inside restaurant...You can choose lobster. Thevservice is ok and in general the food is ok.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

So after a trip of Old San Juan on Thursday we drove all the way to El Capitan since a friend back home told us about it. We got there. Ordered Carucho and another appetizer. We immediately put in our meal order since we were starving after walking tours all day. Carrucho was Delicious!! I was now excited fir dinner.... More 

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Moultrie, Georgia
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I had great hopes for this place after seeing the fresh lobster as we entered. This is the local seafood spot. The fish, lobster and shrimp were fresh but prepared without imagination. I tried the Lobster del Capitan and I wish I had just stuck with the lobster. My lobster was topped with cooked fish and shrimp with no sauce.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Our family ate here in June 2015. The hotel called in advance and booked a large table for us. The restaurant is located on a side street in Dorado. The neighborhood, while appearing run down, did not present any problems for us while we were there --- although we left immediately after the dinner was complete. The seafood was very... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I chose this restaurant on May 2, 2015 based on other reviews. The mofongo was average, the fish was under seasoned, and the rice was hard as if it had been reheated. Either we went on their off night or other reviewers are unfamiliar with that good Puerto Rican food is supposed be. I would not recommend this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Our first night in Dorado eating out and one of the locals suggested El Capitan. Both of our meals(fish dishes) were very good. The service was excellent and we got out of the place at about 40 bucks.

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Belvidere, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We dined here April 12th and had a wonderful dinner. We had made a reservation, but we did not need it as the restaurant was pretty quiet at 7:30. We were seated promptly and did not have to wait to give our drink order. Our waiter was very helpful in giving us recommendations and helping communicate to the chef that... More 

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Puerto Rico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

When we got to the restaurant we noticed it was very full and knew we might have to wait a while to be assisted although we were not warned by the waitress or host. We decided to wait patiently to be seated. While we were waiting a couple came in after us that apparently knew the waitress and they were... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My husband and I went to El Capitan on our last night in Puerto Rico. There was a small wait for a table, but no more than 10 minutes and the staff were very accommodating. Once we were seated we were greeted by the bar maid who got us our drinks. Our waiter to our orders quickly. We received our... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had a little trouble finding this place but it was not a mistake to go there. Food was great - it was noisy but we ended up there right after a street and parade so that was not a surprise. Family atmosphere ok but great "grown-up" place. i would go here again as the food was excellent just be... More 

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Additional Information about El Capitan

Address: Ext. Sur #511, Dorado, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-278-0011
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Dorado
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Greek, Cuban

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ext. Sur #511, Dorado, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Dorado
  • Phone Number: 787-278-0011

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Greek, Cuban

Description

Phone 787-278-0011 Great food!!! Great people!!!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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