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El Capitan Restaurant

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100 E. Broadway, Van Horn, TX
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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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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Nice but average

I was a little underwhelmed with this restaurant. The location next to the hotel and courtyard is nice. White tablecloths and plenty of room are nice. I ordered the El Capitan salad with chicken. What i got was a plate of spinach with dried cranberries, canned mandarin oranges and some pecans and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
TXFlowerLady
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Temple, Texas
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Temple, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I was a little underwhelmed with this restaurant. The location next to the hotel and courtyard is nice. White tablecloths and plenty of room are nice. I ordered the El Capitan salad with chicken. What i got was a plate of spinach with dried cranberries, canned mandarin oranges and some pecans and feta cheese sprinkled on top. The chicken consisted... More 

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texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Enjoyed a nice meal and friendly, prompt service. Pricing probably a little high but lack of real competition has a lot to do with that. Will be back here in a week so will try it again.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Buckeye, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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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