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El Camello

Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
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Ranked #31 of 190 restaurants in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Savannah, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

While on a 9 day tip to Tulum in September 2013, I ate one of my first meals at El Camello....very bad mistake, or should I say very bad mistake for the other restaurants! No other place compared. Its not much to look at, but the food was superb. Fresh, tasty, good service, and friendly. When I saw that I... More

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Massapequa, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Excellent fresh seafood and authentic Mexican cuisine. It's exactly what you would expect from an established Tulum restaurant.

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Fort Lauderdale
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The restaurant is located right on the main road which is busy and dusty. There's not a lot of ambiance. The restaurant is open air and busy with locals as well as tourists. The food is fresh and tasty, great ceviche, whole fish, fish filete, shrimp, octopus. It's all really good. The past two days the entire restaurant has been... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

every local person recommends El Camello for fish and sea food. We arrived there on our 3rd day and kept coming back every day afterwards... make sure to try the octopus and ceviche but note the grande ceviche is good as a main meal for 4 people;) or an appetizer for at least 8 people;) the ambiance is very local... More

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New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I agree with everyone who loves this place. The restaurant is a bit unassuming and a little bit farther outside of the main drag of town. It is directly across from a hostel called "El Jardin De Frida". I'm sure at one point it was frequented ONLY by locals but as with everything in Tulum, it is now a mix... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Awesome ceviche and fish fillet. We split a garlic fillet and a large mixed ceviche between four girls. I almost wish we got 2 fillets and a smaller ceviche. They were both delicious, so we wanted more fish, and could not finish even half of the ceviche (it was huge!). The fresh juices were cheap a great too. I got... More

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Sausalito
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

It's true that the food is good and, for Tulum, inexpensive at El Camello. Just a warning though that my purse was stolen here by an obviously professional thief who waited until we all were focused on the bill having arrived to lift my purse off the back of my chair, put it around his neck, cover it with a... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We hired a driver for the day through our resort, and asked him to pick a restaurant he would eat at in Tulum, he brought us here. We had 7 people in our group, a couple of us, me included, thought we'd order chicken tacos. Well, they only have seafood, so no choice but to order fish and shrimp tacos.... More

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Chessington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

value for money the best ceviche ever!!! you have to try the place is very local and doesn't look very appealing, but you won't regret if you try

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Edmonton, Canada
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28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Food was fast, fresh, and amazingly delish! We ate here twice, once for dinner and our last place for lunch. Had the ceviche mixto - YUMM - but beware of the large serving. Also had the soap marisco - seafood soup - equally relish. Kevin had fish tacos which were great and for the dinner event, we shared camarones -... More

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