We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Bastion

$
Seafood, International, Dessert
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
calle 57 , entre 8 y 10 centro historico | Frente a la catedral, Campeche 24000, Mexico
529818162128
Website
Today
6:30 am - 12:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 96 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Seafood on the Square

Great service and seafood at good prices right on the main square. Full menu of regional dishes and seafood.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
dbabz
,
San Francisco
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
Add Photo Write a Review

96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The guide book recommended Pan de Cazon (kind of lasagna made of layered tortillas and shredded shark meat with a tomato sauce), which we reluctantly did. It was really tasty and presented with sliced avocado on the top - perfect! The botanas were Silik Pak (roasted pumpkin seed spread) served tortia chips and shredded pickled cabbage - just the right... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great service and seafood at good prices right on the main square. Full menu of regional dishes and seafood.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

They served botanas before my main course. Botanas are tapas. This one was dense corn meal with ham inside and a mild tomato sauce on top and shredded cabbage with mildly hot peppers marinated in lime and salt (both were salty but tasty). I ate all of what was served even though salt effects my body. Then I had more... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brooklyn, New York
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We had high hopes for this restaurant and the appetizer was OK, if not fantastic, But things fell apart with the second course of coconut shrimp, a Campeche classic. Maybe I wouldn't like this dish wherever I had it but it was dismal here -- heavy breading that did not adhere to the shrimp, dry overcooked shellfish. Although mid evening... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Excellent food, traditional decor. Old-style waiter, very competent. And located in the main square.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canton, New York
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I ordered the chicken cordon bleu, (I had been in Mexico for almost 2 weeks, I wanted something different). The waiter was excellent and offered insight into dishes we had questions about. The place is air conditioned and had a nice atmosphere. The menu was extensive and the food was perfectly prepared and plated like a gourmet restaurant. Best part... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Orleans, Louisiana
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It was great service, good food, and reasonable prices. This is a basic restaurant with good traditional food. The portion were filling and food tasted pretty good. We got there early to beat the evening rush. I think this made a difference with the service in particular. The restaurant is located next to the town square and was a great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eagle, Colorado
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This restaurant is the pits. We made the unfortunate decision of choosing this restaurant for Christmas eve dinner. We arrived at 8:50 pm for our 9 pm reservation. The first food we saw was at 10 pm and it was ritz crackers and cheese. We ordered a beer and a rum and tonic and despite trying to reorder we could... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cancun, Mexico
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We decided to end up our visit to Campeche by visiting a traditional restaurant and it was really good. Authentic meal options from this part of Mexico and delicious coffee. We had a big breakfast before hitting the road again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paris - France
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We ate there one night, and had one issue with the service : we ordered beer, appetizers, and entrees, and after more than one hour of waiting, we still had not our appetizers !! For usn this is totally unacceptable. There were 2 big tables in the restaurant, and they were served during all that time, but for us, nothing.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed El Bastion also viewed

Campeche, Campeche
Campeche, Campeche
 
Campeche, Campeche
Campeche, Campeche
 

Been to El Bastion? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: calle 57 , entre 8 y 10 centro historico | Frente a la catedral, Campeche 24000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Campeche  >  Campeche
  • Phone Number: 529818162128

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 14
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Dessert

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
6:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
6:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Bastion staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?