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El Capitan

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

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic seafood

good seafood, freshly prepared, I can recommend the gambas and ceviche. We enjoyed that night very much.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tom H
Bonn, Germany
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great, great food ! Loved the outdoor dining and the friendly staff. Good prices also, not fancy but would highly recommend.

Thank Sheila5920
Munich, Germany
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had the seafood plate for 2, which includes ceviches with seafood. Both portions are very, very big and We did not manage to eat it. Food was delicous and Service is friendly. If you are i tulum and fond of seafood, dont miss it!

Thank Sis14
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a great time here. It was 1 minute from our hostel and the staff were so friendly. Great Pirate tacos! There is a pool and lots of chill out areas! Service was good and quick. Highly recommend.

Thank KCmermaid
Bonn, Germany
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good seafood, freshly prepared, I can recommend the gambas and ceviche. We enjoyed that night very much.

Thank Tom H
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182 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is your typical seafood place with ok prices, on plastic plates.. nothing fancy. The fact that they used to have a pool was the only reason we would eat here. Our daughter would love using the pool while we waited for our meals and drinks. The location to the beach is convenient but its expensive compared to the town... More 

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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We are locals in Tulum and visit this restaurant quite often. We usually go to the one in the center of town. The ceviche is super tasty and the seafood an fish they use is very fresh. Cold beers and a nice little garden inside. Avoid sitting close to the toilet. We will definitely keep going here, it's for me... More 

Thank Carlotta A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Went here as recommended by a number of locals for the fresh fish! The fish tacos were great. They also have a a place that is on the beach road near the big supermarket. But we went into the one in the centre of the town.

Thank Dean L
Scotia, New York
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Stopped in for ceviche on a recommendation and loved the place! The staff are always fun and friendly - everyone seems to speak at least some English so it is easy to communicate. The drinks are great and we really like the ceviche (El Capitan style with cooked onions is excellent!) and beef fajitas. With the seaweed being such a... More 

Thank wheresarahwanders
Paris, France
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94 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had dinner at El Capitan three times in a row when staying in Tulum so that alone shows we liked the place. Service was really nice and friendly and although the place doesn't look fantastic, it's worth going there, unlike to many restaurants on the seaside (this one is in Tulum pueblo). We had ceviche three times and loved... More 

Thank Ayla S
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have eaten at the downtown location many times and were looking forward to the new location on Boca Paila next to Villas Sian Kaan(?). Much larger restaurant and with a sitdown bar area but the same food to enjoy. Ceviche, Tacos Pirata, grilled fish all good. I noticed a lot of families with kids in the back and was... More 

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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, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine


Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?