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El Capitan Restaurant

100 E. Broadway, Van Horn, TX
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Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Van Horn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Description: The hotel has recently opened the only upscale restaurant in the Van Horn. It is open to the public and offers excellent food and service!
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We loved the atmosphere, friendly and capable staff, great food. The hotel is beautifully restored - at least the restaurant and lobby. We plan to stay there in the future.

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Madison, Wisconsin
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic chicken/artichoke pasta dish in a rosa sauce. Best I ever had. Good dinner rolls. Fresh and delicious berry salad. Good service.

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Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped here while traveling on I-10 and found the hotel by accident. We didn't stay in the hotel, but the food and locally brewed draught beer were awesome. Due to the poor weather it was not too busy and the service was good too.

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Carlsbad, California
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180 reviews 180 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We usually stop in Van Horn when driving across the country on I-10. There are very few places to eat in the town and we were lucky to discover The restored El Capitan Hotel and Restaurant. We didn't stay at the hotel but will consider it the next time. The restaurant and bar is not all that fancy but we... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Having driven thru Van Horn in the past, we expected to be limited in our dinner options to fast food, or 'greasy spoon' cafes. This time, we saw all the positive reviews for the restaurant at the newly restored El Capitan hotel, and thought we'd check it out,...and boy we were pleasantly surprised! the wait staff were incredibly helpful and... More 

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Annandale, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

You will enjoy dining at the hotel in a nice room served with friendly staff. Food is simple but good and they have a bar.

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Palm City, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Going cross country on I 10 and stop in Van Horn Texas? Don't miss thins well hidden hotel and restaurant. The food is very good and very reasonable. The hotel has a varied history and has been well renovated. We already had a room but would have like to stay here. It is well off the interstate but very easy... More 

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Bedford, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great food, service was a bit slow because they were very busy. Staff was nice, but not very fast. We split the pistachio fried steak dish (excellent spin on the usual TX chicken fry) and it was plenty for 2 older adults who weren't really that hungry. Good wine selection. We ate at the bar because the restaurant was very... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Sunday evening...spinach salad, gulf shrimp rigatoni... Excellent flavor. Superb service (Mae Mae). The place to dine ...nice combination of quiet, taste and service.

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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We wanted to be able to eat at our hotel and this restaurant was very nice. The food was great and so was the service. Our waitress, Debbie was very professional. Th menu has a nice variety for light or big meals.

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Address: 100 E. Broadway, Van Horn, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Van Horn
Cuisine: American

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