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El Capitan Restaurant

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100 E. Broadway, Van Horn, TX
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Dining options: Dinner
Description: The hotel has recently opened the only upscale restaurant in the Van Horn...
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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  • 85
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
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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
Great Choice for the Location

We had dinner in the bar/restaurant, and it was surprisingly good. We tried two salads (one “Greek”), and at seven dollars each, we thought they were very good. The pistachio chicken fried steak main course was very good (and included “real” potatoes and good gravy). The chicken florentine main... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Baltimore, MD
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217 reviews 217 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We had dinner in the bar/restaurant, and it was surprisingly good. We tried two salads (one “Greek”), and at seven dollars each, we thought they were very good. The pistachio chicken fried steak main course was very good (and included “real” potatoes and good gravy). The chicken florentine main course was also good, with a creamy flavorful sauce. The drinks... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Don't come here if you want spinach artichoke dip before 45 mins or so still waiting for food. Who would have thought it would be that difficult to make fries and turkey club.

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208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Enjoyed dinner enroute from El Paso to Big Bend; so this review results from only one visit. Food: Choices were wide, healthy and available. Preparation and presentation were both very good. Service: Slow as the restaruant was very crowded while we were there on weekend night. Friendly, helpful and did well considering the business at the time. Atmosphere: The historic... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The food was very good, if not memorable. Service was attentive and prompt. Atmosphere is a little loud and bright, not cozy.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We did not stay at the hotel, but our hotel clerk said this was the best restaurant in Van Horn, and after eating there, I believe her. This is a very old hotel that has been renovated, and is very pretty. The portions in the restaurant are huge, but they will split them for a nominal fee. We had their... More 

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Titusville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We also stayed at the El Capitan Hotel. We were exhausted from our awesome tour with Red Rock Tours so we ordered our food from the restaurant and ate it in our room. The food was fresh and delicious. Nicely presented and large servings! We ate at the continental breakfast each morning and very much enjoyed their selections. The kid's... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Food was good, rolls were dangerous (so yummy) and our meals were nicely presented. We would definitely eat here again.

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Houston
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230 reviews 230 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Stopped in Van Horn. Had heard about this place on prior visits. Very friendly employees. Husband had the lemon pepper chicken with green beans. I had the strawberry spinach salad. Both good. Generous pour on my gin and tonic.

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houston, tx
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We spent one night in Van Horn after a visit to Guadalupe Mountains National Park. We were impressed by the outside of the El Capitan Hotel and enjoyed reading the history of the building and its renovations. But what we were really surprised by was the quality of the meal we enjoyed at the hotel restaurant. We split the spinach,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband thought it was expensive, but he thinks everything is expensive. It was good quality. I just love the staff, they are always very friendly and fun.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Greek

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?