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El Bastion

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calle 57 , entre 8 y 10 centro historico | Frente a la catedral, Campeche 24000, Mexico
529818162128
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6:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    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
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San Francisco
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My wife and I ate here on a Sunday night. It has a great location on the main square, is breezy and has air con, has very good service and the food is amazing. I had the Pavo Relleno Blanco and my wife had the Cochinito Pibil. Both were fantastic. While it isn't cheap, it is certainly worth the price.... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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299 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is a very good restaurant for lunch in Campeche, however I don't think it has the calibre of the Casa Vieja! Nonetheless, it is still excellent. I had a dish (can't remember the name) that consisted of shredded shark meat in an adobo sauce in layered soft tacos. Was really delicious. However some of the other members of our... More 

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Ottawa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

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San Francisco
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

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Brooklyn, New York
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

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Canton, New York
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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106 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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 

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Eagle, Colorado
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3 reviews
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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 

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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 to 14
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?