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El Capitan

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Latin, Seafood, 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: Reservations
Description: Phone 787-278-0011 Great food!!! Great people!!!

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    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
Their mofongo was the best I had in PR!

The food at El Capitan was really delicious, the atmosphere enjoyable and the staff very helpful. I had the skirt steak mofongo and it was the best I had during my 2 weeks in PR. The only reason I didn't rate it 5 stars is due to price, but overall the restaurants in the area are expensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Judy R
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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Puerto Rico
1 review
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food at El Capitan was really delicious, the atmosphere enjoyable and the staff very helpful. I had the skirt steak mofongo and it was the best I had during my 2 weeks in PR. The only reason I didn't rate it 5 stars is due to price, but overall the restaurants in the area are expensive.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This restaurant had a great service and food, we order a sample and two "cartucho" fish and was delicious the price was not bad. But if I had a chance I return!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Set in a neighborhood, so a little hard to find. Food was very fresh and delicious. Staff was friendly and helpful. Seafood was excellent. So was coconut flan.

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were told about this place and decided to try it. I'm sad to say, Darn it why did we wait so long. The place was clean and bright. We ordered sangria to start. Spot on. Next was the main dish and the special for the crab legs a pound and a half. It came with a side. We ordered... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My husband loved this place. My parents and I thought it was fair to good the first time we went. The 2nd time we went (on Thursday's Lobester Night), the food was not good. Tasteless and rubbery. Could have been that they are busier on that night, but very dissatisfied.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Had the two pound lobster special with shrimp, octopus, clams. It was great! My wife had the skirt steak over pasta and that too was wonderful. Nice atmosphere and reasonably priced.

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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Is a place were you can find a really quite environment and good food. The lobsters are grea, the paella terrific and the care of their staff great. Is not a hugh restaurant but is what everybody will look for good food and good attention.

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