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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
Escape from Tulum Beach

Great antidote to the land of the beautiful people on Tulum Beach. This place has a much more diverse clientele, mix of locals and tourists, happy vibe, low prices, and great for people watching in a laid back setting. The food was a bit disappointing -- I got the whole fried fish and found it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great antidote to the land of the beautiful people on Tulum Beach. This place has a much more diverse clientele, mix of locals and tourists, happy vibe, low prices, and great for people watching in a laid back setting. The food was a bit disappointing -- I got the whole fried fish and found it bland and boring, as were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

The line to eat on this place might intimidate you but is so worth it!! Everything is fresh, delicious and the best part is.... Cheap!! The ambience is not like the nice places around Tulum beach but the food .. Oh yeah! Mmm! A M A I Z I N G! It's a most! We bought food to go and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have travel to Mexico last October and it was amazing vacation. We have visited El Camello Jr. twice during one week stay, the food is outstanding, fresh, authentic seafood dishes are beautiful , great people and same prices for tourists and locals. You have to visit the place while in Riviera Maya

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great food at very reasonable price. The ceviche and fried snapper plate are amazing. If you crave for seafood, this is the place to go.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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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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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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