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Cafe Capistrano

523 Church St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1902
650-726-7699
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Central American
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Description: Established in 2001 Cafe Capistrano is a family owned restaurant specializing in Mayan cuisine. Using the freshest local fish, meats and produce infused with Mayan flavors results in light, savory combinations.Chef and owner Arturo Mul reigns from the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. When opening his restaurant, he wanted to introduce the flavors and food from his home town, Akil. Mul brought in family recipes to help create the menu and special items. Mayan cooking shows influences from Mediterranean Europe, the Middle East, and the rest of Mexico as well as North and South America.
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Another, very average place, is right next door!!!! I'm wondering if the lower ratings are from there by mistake??? Trip Advisor has not let's down on this vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Excellant food, Excellant service! 5 star quality! The authentic Mayan food tasted absolutely divine!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I stopped here for lunch and it was the best lunch we have had our entire trip. This is the most authentic food! Good price!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This place is a home built into a restaurant. We were helped and served really quickly. The food was good, and pricing was decent.

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Monterey, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

The owner Arturo served us and made us feel completely at home. The dining room is small, intimate and charming. The food is the best of all! Very good. Fresh, fresh fresh! Must check this place out. Best food in Half Moon Bay.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This place was a joke! Reviewers are seriously crazy. The food was not good and the atmosphere is not all that either. Ordered the "prawn" fajitas. Since when is shrimp a prawn? Maybe it translates differently in Mayan? It came with only 5 tiny shrimp which is ridiculous and this "mango salsa" was nothing more than some sliced up chunks... More

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Sacramento, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Gentleman that greeted us was very pleasant. I was very impressed by their vast selection of Mexican & Mayan food. We shared the fish tacos & a nacho plate.... yum!!!! Left with a bottle of their own brand of habanero salsa that they make here.

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Daly City, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We really enjoyed this place! It's not super cheap, but we felt it was a good value for what we paid. We started with the chips and pumpkin seed dip, which was ok - I've had better pumpkin seed dip elsewhere, and I found it to be a bit on the bland side here (and a bit pricey) but we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My girlfriend, who is very picky, and I loved this place. We both had the shrimp tacos. High recommend

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I took the scenic route from Monterey to San Francisco, and wanted to stop for lunch in Half Moon Bay. Cafe Capistrano fit the bill! Great food, fresh ingredients, and very authentic. Highly recommend this place.

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