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Xcalak Caribe

On the beach street, Xcalak, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 5 restaurants in Xcalak
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Watsonville, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Located just to the left of the middle of no where is Xcalak. The only way you're ever going to be there is if you make an effort to get way off the beaten path. Since I seem to suffer from some affliction which drives me to do this, I end up at least yearly in xcalk. These days the... More

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Alamosa, CO
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

So we arrive in Xcalak, dusty after the drive, and hungry after turning into the cruise ship dock rather than the town strip when we said, on the drive, "We're hungry, let's eat in Mahaul." The Caribe is open, looking deserted at 4 in the afternoon, but another family was just finishing up. We trooped up, ordered variously the shrimp... More

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underhill
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Freddie, the owner and chef, was charming and gracious. The food was fabulous! We heard about the paella from the local dive shop, so we stopped by and asked if he would have any that evening. No problem. When we arrived he had our table set and we sat and drank a beer while he prepared the paella. He brought... More

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Freddy, Evelyne and Isabell are great people the upstairs bar setting is the best on the coast. great food. Place to go back time and time again. Mike

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Geneva
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We ate twice at Xcalak Caribe in January 2013 and were delighted each time. Freddy from Spain and Belgium and his wife from Bolivia are amazing cooks (we first had squids and then paella) and they manage to give their food a taste of the best from everywhere. The place is very pleasant, overlooking the beach, it feels like time... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed 3 nights at this restaurant/lodge. Very relaxing despite being with a friend with some emotional/mental distress. Despite that, Freddie makes a paella like none other (well, I've never had it elsewhere but his was pretty awesome!). We didn't socialize with him that much but he seems a pretty cool fellow just doing his thing. The rooms are clean,... More

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San-Christobal
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I have stayed in the large and clean room at Xcalac Caribe, and tried practically all what is on the menu! I have to say Freddy is a wonderfull cook! This is a nice familly run restaurant/hotel, for everyone looking for relax time! Evelyne, Freddy, Isabella are realy helpfull and will know how to make comfortable away from home! Thank... More

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FREDDY SIRET S, Owner at Xcalak Caribe, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice comments. I wish next time you can also try our "wrinkled potatoes" the only dish you were missing. And for sure I will take you fishing!!!! We wish you a wonderfull time in the rest of your stay in Mexico. Merci beaucoup!!!! More

Dallas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Freddie is a great cook, best food I found in the area. Lobster tails to die for. Do not get to exotic or demanding, he is a retired expat and he may just take the next day off.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

We had dinner at the Caribe twice out of the 7 nites while in Xcalak. The first nite we had a huge plate of mixed ceviche (amazing) and snapper fillets also huge (perfectly cooked). Tasty mojitos. The new owners are really nice and quite apt at preparing food "cooked" right. 2nd nite we wanted paella ( one of their specialties),... More

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FREDDY SIRET S, Propietario at Xcalak Caribe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. Nice to see that we are doing well just starting the business. Next time you will get a paella even for one!!!! Hope to see you again. More

Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Apparently we ate at this restaurant the first week it was open. What luck! Great food, great views, really nice people.

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