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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 23
    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
Very good ceviche

The ceviche was very good...we tried both types of mixto on two stops and the El capitan version (with grilled onions) was our preferred. The portion was huge and the price was good. The pirate tacos were very good as well. The grilled octopus with chilis and garlic was a bit over done and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Eric P
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Fort Worth, TX
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great food and a lot of it. Beer is reasonable. Exchange rate was a bit low, 12p/1USD. Best to have pesos before you go.

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Fort Worth, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The ceviche was very good...we tried both types of mixto on two stops and the El capitan version (with grilled onions) was our preferred. The portion was huge and the price was good. The pirate tacos were very good as well. The grilled octopus with chilis and garlic was a bit over done and chewy. Definitely worth another stop.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I stopped here for lunch while visiting the Maya ruins at Tulum. Since I was uncertain about the restaurant and the quality of their food, I ordered shrimp tacos and a lemonade. The restaurant was almost empty so the service was good and the food arrived in a short time. The tacos were Ok but nothing to rave about. The... More 

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Mason City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This winter they opened another restaurant on the beach road. Same great food, service and friendly atmosphere. All the prices are fair for Tulum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Stopped here for lunch after a long bike ride exploring the area. Exactly what we were looking for... Great Mexican food, great portions at a great price!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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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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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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Additional Information about El Capitan

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

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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, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?