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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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SF, California
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1,575 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 682 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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kansas city
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20 reviews
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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only reason this place has such a high rating is because it's visible and associated with the Royal Resorts chain, making it convenient. The service was excellent and the view lovely, but the food was average. The coconut shrimp was thickly battered with only a mild coconut flavor. The crab cakes were small and thin and while tasty, unremarkable.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant provides dinner for the all inclusive guests at the hotels across the road as well as other diners. When we arrived there were large tables of families eating. We arrived later in the evening so the guests from the hotels were leaving but it may be busy if you went to watch the sunset around 6-7pm. We usually... More 

Thank jonpiper
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the calamari, ceviche, and other seafood dishes at this restaurant. The chocolate cake dessert was also incredible. In addition, the food was delivered in a timely manner and the service was great. We did also have an uninvited guest during dinner: a crocodile, which people were throwing calamari to and spitting at. The restaurant should really restrict... More 

Thank Laura M
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I try to come here every time we visit. A few years back we stayed across the street and went everyday. It is as good now as it was then. Service is outstanding! Our favorite waiter is Celerino. He is a great person and a great waiter. Speaks English perfectly. We have never had a bad experience... More 

Thank Canauk
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little worried by the exterior, but once you're inside, the decor is tasteful. The restaurant is wide and spacious with plenty of waterside seating. The food is delicious as well! Solid seafood joint

Thank Lindsay S
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let the street exterior of this restaurant fool you (there's a convenience store and souvenir shop connected), inside you dine next to the water, with white tablecloths and great seafood.

Thank Robin S

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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, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?