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El Camello

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Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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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 Ceviche

My wife and I tried this restaurant while on our honeymoon. It was so good we ended up going back multiple times. There are some reviews to the tune of "food is good, but service is slow". The first time we went there, my wife got the ceviche, and I got the fried fish. The ceviche was out within... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I tried this restaurant while on our honeymoon. It was so good we ended up going back multiple times. There are some reviews to the tune of "food is good, but service is slow". The first time we went there, my wife got the ceviche, and I got the fried fish. The ceviche was out within minutes.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Good price, friendly staff, great seafood! Only thing we disliked was the beggers running around the restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went with my friends for some food there. Incredible flavours of dishes. Seafood tasted amazing. service good and efficient. Would come back for sure.

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Took a while to find this place as it is quite far down the road, also we were walking and there is no pavement so better to get a cab there! Food was great but we were attacked by mosquitoes non-stop to start with so make sure you wear long trousers and bring bug spray!! We had fish ceviche and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This restaurant is owned by the fishing corporation, and it's always completely packed with locals. The Ceviche and the Lobster were amazing, and it was so incredibly cheap! Definitely worth checking out.

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A great local seafood diner in the centre of Tulum town. We ended up eating there twice as it was excellent food, it was cheap, and it was always possible to get a seat. (Turnover is quick.) This restaurant isn't much to look at but it was one of the best places we ate at in Tulum.

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Stillwater, Minnesota, United States
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We all (8) shared the cerviche as appetizer and there was some to take home afterwards. It was crazy good!! Even those of us who were not sure they would like it, loved it! Full of very fresh seafood and line - delicious. The service was good, beer was cold and other food items good. Our friends went back the... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

We had the fish of the day in a garlic sauce, it comes with rice, veggies and black bean purée. Very good. Also the fish soup is so full of different seafood that is almost impossible to finish it by yourself. Honest simple fresh seafood.

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Sayulita, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Whenever you come here it's always packed so you'll have to wait at least 10 minutes to sit down. My boyfriend and lots of locals love this place but I just didn't get the appeal. Didn't love it, didn't hate it. Unless you have a hankering for shark I would check out Aguachile down the street instead.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

If you want eat good and not expensive is the place El Camelo, very good for the price and fresh.......................................................................................

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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: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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