We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Capitan

Certificate of Excellence
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Greek, Cuban
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Ext. Sur #511, Dorado, Puerto Rico
787-278-0011
Improve this listing
Today
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Phone 787-278-0011 Great food!!! Great people!!!

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 93 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Thursday 1/2 Lobster Night - go but make a reservation

My boyfriend and bff loved the lobster. Problem, we came on a super popular night and the restaurant ran out of lobster. They did get more but we were in the restaurant for a long time. The boys are still talking about their lobster. I am not mad at the restaurant, they still worked to fill the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rachel L
,
San Francisco, California
Add Photo Write a Review

93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First and last visit! Parking: in the street. Food amount: Average. Food quality: The mofongo was too salty, without any taste. Drinks: I asked for an ice tea and was extremely sweet. Service: I had to ask for a glass of water on two times, waitress need more customer service skills! Price vs value: Spend $140, for a party of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Naidafer
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and bff loved the lobster. Problem, we came on a super popular night and the restaurant ran out of lobster. They did get more but we were in the restaurant for a long time. The boys are still talking about their lobster. I am not mad at the restaurant, they still worked to fill the order and when... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rachel L
Elkridge, Maryland
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lobster deal on Thursday is incredible...make a reservation or wait 2hrs for food. Anything other than lobster or the conch salad was meh.

Helpful?
1 Thank Sara M
Florida
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

This place is good anytime im in Puerto Rico i have to eat here. I highly recommend i always see celebrities here from baseball players to pr politians. You name it. I understand why. The best day to go is Thursday special 15.00 lb for lobster add conch..shrimp..octopus filling for like 10.00 Go with an appetite its alot. The service... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank LaDuquesa
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
106 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

El Capitan is a simple establishment that serves seafood along with some pasta and non-fish dishes. I had the Thursday lobster special ($15 per pound) and my wife had Mahi-Mahi; both were well presented and delicious. There is a good selection of typical Puerto Rican side dishes on the menu, along with some wine and beer. Prices are reasonable and... More 

Helpful?
Thank MN_Walkers
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Awesome Lobster (really fresh and tasty) and Excellent Prices on Thursday nights $15.00 per pound. Love it

Helpful?
1 Thank lymco
Dorado, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I go on thursdays to eat lobster at $15/lb., it comes with one complement. The food is very good and prices ar mid-range.

Helpful?
Thank walnutlobe
Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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.

Helpful?
Thank Leon005
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

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 

Helpful?
2 Thank Sharon O
Moultrie, Georgia
Level Contributor
77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank sogalaw

Travelers who viewed El Capitan also viewed

Dorado, Puerto Rico
Dorado, Puerto Rico
 

Been to El Capitan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of El Capitan and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
North Fort Myers, Florida

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from El Capitan staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?