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“Lovely fresh seafood” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Camello

El Camello
Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
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Ranked #31 of 190 restaurants in Tulum
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Description: local fish market at south end of town. Market open in the morning, restaurant open til the days catch is all gone.
New York City, New York
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“Lovely fresh seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I went here on the recommendation of the owners of the hotel I stayed at. I wanted real mexican seafood, and this place did not disappoint at all. The ceviche mixto was fresh and huge - I thought the waiter forgot I ordered the chico (small) and had got me a large by mistake! The fish tacos were good. Another highlight was the fish Tikinxic, white fish sealed in foil with a sauce with bitter orange and achiote peppers, tomatoes and onions. So delicious!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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South Jersey, NJ
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7 restaurant reviews
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“Great stop for fish tacos and ceviche”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Our driver stop here before taking us to our tulum cabana on the beach!! It was a great first meal in tulum. Cervesas, fish taco and mixed ceviche, order the small and this is plenty for two. We ate for less than $20

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“Both locals and tourists flock this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Freshest of the freshest seafod here. It's located towards the south part of Tulum Pueblo (past Subway if you're coming from the north). We traveled as a couple and ordered medium mixed seafood ceviche and octopus with rice/beans. The octopus is buttery good! The servers barely speak English though. The place is not airconditioned, restrooms are so modest they don't have a toilet seat. Soda is served straight from the bottle with straws. They give you free chips and salsa to start.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Winthrop, Washington
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“Good food at great prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Busy, popular spot with lots of locals. My boyfriend's favorite restaurant in Tulum. Lots of choices and friendly, quick service while we were there. Good prices too. Worth heading the little distance south of town.

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San Francisco, California
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21 restaurant reviews
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
“Best seafood in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

If you feeel like a nice casual seafood lunch, when you have to come here. Everything is great! And we ansolutely loved the fish dip with chips they serve before meals. Cheap beer, great food, friendly staff..glad we found that place by accident..! A nice break from overpriced mediocre beachfront " restaurants"!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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