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Captain's Cove

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Blvd Kukulkan Km 16. 5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
+52 998 885 0016
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Restaurant owned by Royal Resorts Group , which specializes is the fresh...
Restaurant owned by Royal Resorts Group , which specializes is the fresh fish and seafood in addition to a wide variety of choices for all tastes. We have a privileged view of the Nichupte Lagoon and every afternoon we can watch the awesome sunset of the Mexican Caribbean with the crocodiles who visit us each evening.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Eating with a view

One of my favourite restaurants in Cancun. If you go here, you should definitely sit outside so you can admire the view of the lagoon and watch out for the crocodiles! I saw crocodiles both times I visited and one stayed for almost the whole meal! The food here is also great, especially if you're... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

One of my favourite restaurants in Cancun. If you go here, you should definitely sit outside so you can admire the view of the lagoon and watch out for the crocodiles! I saw crocodiles both times I visited and one stayed for almost the whole meal! The food here is also great, especially if you're looking for seafood. But the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here the food was excellent. Party of 4, 3 had steaks and one had Salmon. Everything was excellent

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We came to Captains Cove two years ago and had a great time. Good music, food, pitchers of margaritas and buckets of beer while karaoke singers gave it their best. This time, we arrived and were informed by a curt hostess that the restaurant was full even though I could clearly see over a third of the tables empty. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent food!! waiters were nice and friendly and treated you like royalty. We even had a crocodile swim up to visit us during our dinner, the waiter made a calling sound and sure enough he came right up to the dock-no worries he couldn't get to you. The waiter then said that was Poncho or Willy. hee hee. Captain's Cove... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Fun place to eat, get a table outside by the water (wear bug screen!). The alligators wait for customers that throw food to them. The food was good, nothing to write home about.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The food and service are consistently good. Not excellent but a very reasonably priced restaurant with a nice setting on the lagoon. There are other restaurants on Cancun that offer much better quality of food, but Captain's cove is an old time family favorite (we have been going there for over 25 years) and is still worth the visit. Stay... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had the shrimp cocktail which was good for appetizer. For the main course I had the Filet Mignon which was good. My wife had the Frutta de Mar which was below average in her estimation she was wondering where the scampi was until she realize she had them in her dish but they were miniscule. The service was so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Lovely views and awesome food. Loved the bread and the risotto! The desserts were excellent! The alligators came the first visit but not the second... People acted so stupidly- throwing food at them. I wanted to push them over!! Overall extremely enjoyable!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Service was excellent. Our concierge failed to reserve our table but when we arrived the staff was able to quickly find a table big enough for our large party. Server was friendly, gave wonderful recommendations, and the food was served in a timely fashion. The food was the star of the night. I shared a seafood platter with my wife... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Of course the first thing you notice is the view of the water. That sets the mood for the evening. Kids are enthralled by the many fish swimming beneath the deck. The seafood is excellent. Most highly recommended is the shrimp cocktail for an appetizer.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Blvd Kukulkan Km 16. 5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: +52 998 885 0016

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic

Description

Restaurant owned by Royal Resorts Group , which specializes is the fresh fish and seafood in addition to a wide variety of choices for all tastes. We have a privileged view of the Nichupte Lagoon and every afternoon we can watch the awesome sunset of the Mexican Caribbean with the crocodiles who visit us each evening.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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