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El Capitan

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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Terrible meal, inadequate service

In 2 weeks in Mexico, this was the worst meal we had. We ordered the garlic shrimp and it was too salty. All 4 of us were disappointed with our meal. Service was not great either.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Morrison80
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Morrison, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Morrison, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

In 2 weeks in Mexico, this was the worst meal we had. We ordered the garlic shrimp and it was too salty. All 4 of us were disappointed with our meal. Service was not great either.

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Newington, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The fish tacos were very tasty. The bathrooms were a little rough. We has two friendly cats who joined us with dinner! They enjoyed shrimp with us!

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Cancun, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Just three weeks ago, the El Capitan in town opened a new location at the Villa Tulum Hotel. We stayed at the Villa Tulum. I had read that the resturant was not good. However, this NEW location is great. The service was excellent and meals also very good. Price was probably normal for Tulum. I understand there are few places... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I'm a chef, I travel a lot, and I know food. The jumbo garlic shrimp were the most succulent mind blowing shrimp I've ever had. The quesadilla was of very generous size and delicious. The sides of pico de gallo, bean paste, chips, and guacamole were perfectly prepared. The staff and owners were very friendly and very attentive. A wonderful... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Food was good and plentiful, and the service was quick. Fairly typical menu, with enough variety to please most anyone. They accept credit cards, which is an added bonus.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Ice cold beer! Great cold coconuts that are huge! Really good seafood to choose from. Priced very reasonably.

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Los Angeles and Zacatecas, Mx
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The food and service was outstanding. Cold beers served right away and the food was yummy!!!!! You gotta go here.

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Buckinghamshire, England
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I loved the spaghetti with lobster - my husband found his qessadilla a bit to heavy on the cheese. Great menu with lots of lovely Mexican fish featuring heavily. This place may be a bit rough and ready for some people - especially if you prefer a modern looking ambiance.

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london
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Visited 5th jan 2015 ....standards of cleanliness in certain locations around the world are not as high as Western Europe, however this place really could do with a deep clean. That apart the food was good, the prices pretty cheap & the service friendly & efficient

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

we tried a few other restaurants in Tulsa but we really enjoy the taste and ambience at el capitan, price is reasonable for the quality of the food! Their staff is very friendly and they also have a place for breakfast around the corner and it is as good as the seafood ! The have nice juices and shakes!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?