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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
Dallas, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Had the Rib Eye. After a full day of hiking, with aching muscles, and a growling hunger, it was pretty good, matched with a decent wine. The Pecan Pie was the best I've had in recent memory. The waitress was delightfully charming and attentive.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Limited menu, uninspired options. At least what they offer they cook well. The mashed potatoes were good and the lemon pepper chicken was cooked nicely. The lady enjoyed her shrimp rigatoni. Service left a lot to be desired. Our waitress was nowhere to found most of the evening; simply getting the check took 15 minutes after we had finished. The... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The continental breakfast has about everything you could want. Dinner prices are in the upper teens. Hamburger and fries a little pricey at $14 but very good.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We only had dinner and drinks in the bar area. I cannot say anything about the hotel. The food was good for a small town.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Outstanding dinner. Wife had days special top sirloin came with loaded baked potato, green beans, and salad. She chose the Greek salad. I had the chicken fried steak called pistachio fried or something like that. Veg. And salad. Both were outstanding . Had a bottle of wine with dinner also that was from a good selection of wine. I WILL... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

High end food and a superb server in blue jeans. The food was outstanding. Our server, Debbie, was so friendly! She provided us with some history of the city. The food was fresh and delicious. The chicken Florentine was awesome!

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San Diego
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Road trip! Usually means drive thru's & a roll of the dice in a new town come dinner time. Luckily my wife is a Trip Advisor and Yelp die-hard..... Van Horn TX, a little dusty and rough around the edges. The El Capitan will make you forget all about it for an hour or two. Beautifully re-done old hotel. "Charming"... More

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Weatherford, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Hamburgers are great and the pistachio crusted chicken is wonderful. I ate in the dining room once and the service was fine and the other time I ordered something to take to the room and they offered to help me carry it.

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Cypress, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I stayed here overnight and decided to just stay at the hotel and enjoy some wine and dinner. I was by myself so I sat at the bar and I had very good service from Elena! The house wine wasn't the best I ever had but I didn't realize at the time that this place was more upscale than I... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The restaurant was apart of the hotel and was very convenient for access. The menu was good. Our server was friendly and attentive. The food was excellent and served hot. There is a $2.00 charge for split service. The free breakfast was excellent and several items were offered for selection. The restaurant had a bar with a TV. We noticed... More

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