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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
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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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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Walden, Tenn
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183 reviews 183 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The El Capitan, like the Gage in Marathon and the Paisano in Marfa, is a Trost hotel from the 1920s and has been renovated and reopened. The building is beautiful and the restaurant is quite good. Lovely atmosphere, friendly service, good food and a value. There are a couple of other eateries in dusty Van Horn but this is the... More

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Hemet, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Upscale restaurant in this funky town....One of the best meals I'v had on this vacation. Met the Chef...He should go far in the biz.

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HOUSTON,TEXAS
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Pros: This place is a shocker. Located in the first floor of a very nice hotel (El Capitan) with a large patio and fountain. The two women working were friendly and made great martinis and did a good pour of wine. Greek salad and pistachio crusted chicken fried steak outstanding. The desserts looked wonderful. Cons: None. If I lived near... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The dining room was lovely and the service excellent! We shared the shrimp appetizer..which was spicy,delicious and different. Each of us had a pasta dish and thought the sauce could have been thinned a bit as it was very thick but it was very good. My husband called this an "oasis in the middle of no where"!

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Payson, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I already posted a review of this restaurant under the heading of the hotel. We loved the atmosphere, the food, and the service.

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Tucson
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The restaurant is in the historic El Capitan Hotel, which has been beautifully restored. White tablecloths, real flatware and glasses, ambiance and decor

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Anchorage, Alaska
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122 reviews 122 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stopped here for dinner. Unfortunately the power was off in the town and the kitchen was down. No problem! Margaritas until the power came back. I had their ribeye which was one of the best I've had. Nice decor in the restaurant and lounge, and the hotel in general. A restored hotel from 1930. Lobby, restaurant, and lounge were... More

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Kingston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We were traveling on Easter Sunday and arrived around 9:30 p.m. We called in our order for takeout. The chicken fried steak was very tough. Ordered green beans and got asparagus.

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Mcmechen, wv
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Like I said great. Staff friendly food very tasteful and very easy parking. All motels in Van Horn are close by.

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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This place was recommended by friends who stopped by before. We sat outside in the patio area overlooking the water fountain. I was looking for something light and ordered a Turkey Club. Excellent sandwich and apparently was something new on the menu. My 2 friends that joined me ordered a Spinach and Berry Salad and Lemon Pepper Chicken. The salad... More

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