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The Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
+52 983 112 1284
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect day at the beach!

We enjoyed our time in Costa Maya, not sure where to stop we walked along the beach and found Jose at El Capitan to be most accommodating. Most places do chase you down offering free chairs, etc but we were charged $3 per person. It was worth it for the service we received. There is truly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
phmargaret77
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richmond, VA
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richmond, VA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We enjoyed our time in Costa Maya, not sure where to stop we walked along the beach and found Jose at El Capitan to be most accommodating. Most places do chase you down offering free chairs, etc but we were charged $3 per person. It was worth it for the service we received. There is truly something about the outstanding... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Exactly what can you expect when you go to a local restaurant in a fishermen village: fresh products, personal service and good portions and a very cold beer.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great people, yummy shimp cocktail and the guys even climbed a coconut tree to make us great Coco Loco. While we were on the beach the staff was eating a giant bowl of Ceviche, when they saw us looking over they brought us a nice plate full "on the house" it was to die for.

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Acworth, Georgia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We had lunch on the beach after talking with Cane our server on the malecon. He had the manager get us some free welcome margaritas and we ordered fish fajitas and a special steak dish. The fish was great, the steak dish was not as good as the fish, but not bad. I think staying with the local seafood and... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

While in Costa Maya during a cruise, we headed over to Mahahual for the day rather than sitting at the cruise tourist village. In Mahahual, the wonderful beach is lined with bar after bar, all offering the same thing - free lounge chairs, wifi, and shade on the beach - with the expectation that you will order drinks and lunch.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

“The BEST food & service in Mahahual!!!” We were hooked! They have the best beach, friendly staff, excellent food & drinks, and great prices!!! My WIFE loves THE MAYA STYLE FISH, and the MARGARITAS was her favorite..

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Alton, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Nice place, can either sit inside the place or on the beach. Staff very professional and food was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012 via mobile

We spent 5 days Mahahual during Holy Week, and discovered El Capitan Mono... We were hooked! They have the best beach, friendly staff, excellent food & drinks, and great prices!!! My husband loves shrimp, and the shrimp gratinados was his favorite... Who couldn't love fresh shrimp right from the sea, wrapped in bacon & smothered with melted cheese??? The serving... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Got back to the ship after an excursion and had several hours before we sailed so we put on our swim suits and headed for the cab stand. $2 per person for the short ride to town and the beach...great. Well the driver took us to an alley where we were promptly greeted by someone connected to one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

We were visiting my parents who live in the region. We had decided to go to Majahual on a Sunday. Every time we go to Mexico were there is a beach my wife and the rest of my family always wants to eat fresh fried fish. This was the exception; when we arrived we first cruised the town to see... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Costa Maya  >  Mahahual
  • Phone Number: +52 983 112 1284

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  • Cuisine: Greek

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