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El Camello

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Chowder, Seafood
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Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 74
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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great sea food!

If you are in Tulum you are craving for sea food this is the place to go. The staff is always around in case you need anything. I ate there a couple of times and order 2 different dishes. The first time I had the grilled squid it was delicious and very well served with salad, beans and rice. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
neomi d
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Mexico City, Mexico
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are in Tulum you are craving for sea food this is the place to go. The staff is always around in case you need anything. I ate there a couple of times and order 2 different dishes. The first time I had the grilled squid it was delicious and very well served with salad, beans and rice. The... More 

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queretaro, mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A locals' place... Incredible ceviche, enormous portions. The kabobs were more than half vegetable than meat though...

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Honestly....we asked for the shrimp and they tasted like there were bath in consome. Terrible taste and it is a little bit expensive for only 6 small shrimps we had. I ate in another place bigger ones and better quality just for a few more pesos.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Go for Great Ceviche in El Camello in Tulum Town. Fresh, delicious. Order Chico (small) -its big enough for two! Skip the tacos - not their expertise.

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Mason City, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

5 years ago it was great. Success spoiled them with a large expansion, now it is just OK. The breaded shrimp tasted like a frozen box from WalMart

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Santa Cruz, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a authentic local eatery specializing in excellent seafood. Very plain inside restaurant , not a lot of ambiance but the food is really top notch and the portions are huge. Wait staff was friendly and gracious.

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Milan
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14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

El camello is a local family run restaurant just a little outside of the town of tulum. Every time I visit the Yucatan and I crave fresh fish for a great price I stop here. The servings are big therefore ok for sharing a plate. I recommend their fish ceviche. The place is simple with many plastic tables inside and... More 

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Alamosa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Good food, plenty of it. I had grilled shrimp that were pretty good size, my friend had coconut shrimp and my husband had the whole fried fish - the fish was the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We go often to Tulum and enjoy eating at El Camello (The Camel) since it's a seafood only restuaurant. We try to eat only seafood on our visits as it's always fresh at any of the seafood places here. Why not you're at the Caribbean, right?! It's at the end of Tulum before you head south out of town so... More 

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Tulum, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Not bad but not good... Just Heeee... the food its just ok, the service it s just ok. Not expensive, but not cheap as well. If you expect a great restaurant, evaluating by the crowd at the door, forget it! It s just what it is, a cheap plastic filled joint on the side of a messy road...Why!?

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Additional Information about El Camello

Address: Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
Cuisine: Mexican, Chowder, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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