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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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84% Recommend
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HOUSTON,TEXAS
Senior Contributor
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Honey Grove, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The restaurant and bar are in one room which is pretty small. The food was very good and the server very attentive. The ribeye I had was done exactly like I ordered it and I saw cheese burgers served that were huge! Dinner here was by far the best part of my night at the el capitan.

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Houston, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This restaurant has good quality food and service. I have returned time and time again. The wait and management makes your dine in a pleasant experience. And for goodnight rest after the meal. I recommend you stay at the at the El Capitain motel. Thanks for the great service.

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