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Captain's Cove

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Blvd Kukulkan Km 16. 5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
+52 998 885 0016
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is on the lagoon, owned by the Royal resorts. Very large terrace, excellent food and fast efficient service. an added attraction is the local crocodile coming close to the terrace, begging for food, children love it. Sunset is awesome, Royal members have a free transportation from the resort, also significant discount. Most large resorts also have a discount.... More 

Thank andrewf764
Houston, Texas
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had dinner here on Monday 11/28/16. At first,since we did not have reservations, they were reluctance to seat us. But they accommodated us. We ended up sitting outside right next to the water. The view was beautiful. The service and the food were excellent. We ordered the special that included 4 different seafood (lobster, shrimp, fish & scallops). There... More 

Thank Renu B
Nutley, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is right on the bay, which makes it a great spot for a nice view while your eating, but the food is a 3.5/5

Thank jcaiazza
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good was absolutely fantastic. The up-charges for Royal Resorts members were reasonable. The service was also good.

Thank Aaron A
Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I ate here with two friends last week. The service as always was excellent but the seafood was not as good as usual.

Thank Terry0106
Enterprise, Oregon, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After visiting the Museo de Maya I had a nice fish lunch at the Captain's Cove, enjoying a seat on the deck by the water. The wait staff were all very cheerful and, while the food was nothing special and there were tour groups everywhere, I enjoyed my meal.

Thank PanZora
SF, California
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1,577 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 682 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed lunch on their expansive terrace overlooking the lagoon. The service excellent and the seafood was just average. That is to say it was okay but not great. The pan of bread that they pride themselves on serving with the meal tastes as though it has been soaked in a light oil and butter which did not suit our... More 

Thank seafare74
Denton, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner and staff was very accommodating along with food was excellent. Enjoyed the water view and crocodile preying on a few scraps thrown into the water.

Thank Howard R
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us recently dined waterfront at Captains Cove during a vacation in Cancun. I have to say, the waitstaff were absolutely exceptional and couldn't do enough for us! Orders for drinks were taken promptly and delivered swiftly. They were sure to check-in on refills often, but not so often as to be intrusive. The outdoor waterside location is simply... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here every year for over 20 years. The food and view are very good. Get a reservation to be outside on the lagoon. We always go in the evening when it is cooler. There is a good chance that you will see the resident croc. The food and service are great, we have never been disappointed.

Thank cancngw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blvd Kukulkan Km 16. 5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: +52 998 885 0016
Restaurant owned by Royal Resorts Group , which specializes is the fresh fish and seafood in addition to a wide variety of choices for all tastes. We have a privileged view of the Nichupte Lagoon and every afternoon we can watch the awesome sunset of the Mexican Caribbean with the crocodiles who visit us each evening.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?