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El Capitan

Mexican, Greek
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Tulum Avenue between Alpha and Jupiter Street, Tulum, Mexico
Today
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 110
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  • 77
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Went here specifically for fish tacos and they were ok

We'd read that El Capitan had the best fish tacos in Tulum so went here specially to get some takeout fish tacos. And they were pretty good, although not on the same level as the exceptional fish tacos we'd had a couple of days earlier at Turtle Bay Cafe in Akumal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
nrsp80
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Auckland, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We'd read that El Capitan had the best fish tacos in Tulum so went here specially to get some takeout fish tacos. And they were pretty good, although not on the same level as the exceptional fish tacos we'd had a couple of days earlier at Turtle Bay Cafe in Akumal.

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Mumbai
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I was very impressed with the service we received here. I am coeliac and explained my allergy to the waiter before I ordered chicken tacos with corn tortillas. The chef came out to advise unfortunately the tortillas they use contain a mix of harina or trigo and maíz, and that they would not be a suitable option for me. He... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Good prices, nice service and a lot of food. I have to say it is one of my favorite restaurants in Tulum. I just feel super full every time I have a meal dear. They give you that much food. 👍👍👍

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New Haven, Connecticut
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

healthy portion size. enjoyed the shrimp tacos more than the captain's ceviche (a medium is enough for 4), but they were both delicious.

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London
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7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Visited today for fish tacos and lobster soup. All were excellent (we are very fussy about quality food and this was really faultless for taste.) The chips and salsa they give you as complimentary were also delicious, up there with the best we've had. As soon as we arrived we got a warm welcome from Denis the waiter and they... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We went here on recommendation from the local fishing place in Tulum, says they do the second best ceviche in all of Tulum. I actually think it was the best I had. Mixed ceviche 👌🏼 Fish tacos 👌🏼 So good we went back the next day. Great for lunch Chaz and Lucy Australia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Read a blog that recommended this restaurant for the best fish tacos in Tulum...did not disappoint! Went for lunch..short cab ride from Grand Cenote. Ordered fish tacos and shrimp tacos-both were amazing!Loved the salsas and smokey BBQ style sauce served on the side. Great guacamole and chips. Recommend trying a refreshing chelada style beer( poured into lime juice and ice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Best tacos of the trip! Lovely welcoming server. Very basic but felt very real. Saw locals eating there.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went for breakfast with our family. Quick service, good prices, delicious good. We had traditional Mexican breakfast as well as the pancake breakfast and yogurt breakfast. Everything was fresh.

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Awesome food!!! Seafood was amazing and so are their burgers and fries!!! Had the ceviche first night and loved it. Then headed back for take a few days later for their burger and fries and my tummy was very happy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tulum Avenue between Alpha and Jupiter Street, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?