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El Camello

Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
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Ranked #32 of 205 Restaurants in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Description: local fish market at south end of town. Market open in the morning, restaurant open til the days catch is all gone.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We actually ate here twice because it was so good. The line of people waiti g to get in was out the door. We ate seafood which was fresh with large portions. We had Grouper which was delicious. We did not leave hungry. They give you salsa and chips plus a choice of sauces...from mild to hot, hot, hot. We... More

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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had lunch here on our day trip to Tulum. The staff was incredible and the food was very fresh, good & inexpensive. We didn't have the ceviche, but several around us did and it looked amazing. We'll have to try that next time. Overall great place.

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La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

grate food , and abundant , fresh fish!!!We enjoy the ceviche, but too much noice and TV around !!!!

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Raleigh, NC
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Wife and I had seafood at El Camello Jr. I had the octopus which was perfectly prepared and not chewy like I have had in the past. It was super! Wife had the mixinxic fish dish which was good but not like mine. Highly recommended!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Remember to be there early as the kitchen shuts down at 9pm. Apart for that, the restaurant is strongly suggested: the fish is fresh and tasty, the atmosphere is everything you can expect from a true Mexican restaurant, the prices are overall cheap.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Loved the food! I got the fish filet with garlic. It was the most delicious fish and the veggies that came on the plate were amazing! My fiancé got the whole fried fish and that was also so flavorful. Word of caution - they stop serving tacos at 5pm so if you come after then there is nothing but seafood... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the place to go to in Tulum. Good seafood that is reasonably priced. The only drawback is you need to get there early as it is very popular and there seems to always be tons of people waiting. I got the seafood soup that was DIVINE. highly recommend! !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our amazing Taxi driver Martin recommended this place when we told him we wanted lobster without paying through the nose! We had the shrimp tacos (eh..they were ok) and the lobster which was great! The place was totally packed at 2pm, and I can understand why. Locals and tourists alike love this place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

AMAZING ceviche! My son and I ordered the small ceviche and a plate of fried fish to share. We ended up asking to have our fish packaged to go since we were so full from just eating the ceviche and chips! He had a yummy horchata and I had a real Mexican Coca Cola. Highly recommend!

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Santa Barbara, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our hotel (Nueva Vida de Ramiro in Tulum) recommended this place to us, and it was worth the wait for some great fish tacos.. yum!

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