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El Capitan

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Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Caribbean, Spanish, Central American
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Tulum Avenue between Alpha and Jupiter Street, Tulum, Mexico
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in the town of Tulum close to the city hall. Couple of tables on the sidewalk and a few more in a little courtyard. Very friendly and pleasant waiter. Delicious ceviche! Plates are quite generous, order less than more. A killer habanero sauce!!!

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Toulon, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good octopus cerviche and cheap prices. But... I had a problem with the waiter who was nice all along our service but when I paid he wanted to keep all the change and then 50 pesos... I do not speak spanish and he did not speak english and I m sure he used that to try to cheat on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had read lots of good reviews of this restaurant but surprisingly on the night we went there is was quiet. There are lots of great taco places in Tulum but this was a great change with its focus on seafood. Food was very nice and staff really friendly.

Thank Nadina S
Somerville, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our dive instructor from Catalonia Riviera Maya/ProDive suggested this restaurant. Gotta be good if suggested by a dive master! And it was. Warning a medium plate if shrimp ceviche is a small mountain. Great seafood, cold beer, in a casual atmosphere. Buy a tshirt to support taking care of the dogs in Tulum. Enjoy.

Thank jmoeling
Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome delicious nacho's and cheviche! It's been a while since we have been here (june 2014) but i ran into it on TripAdvisor and it definitly is worth a positive comment.

Thank aniekenchris
Whistler, Canada
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

1st ceviche was amazing but second wasn't as good? Right 20min a part... Be careful all is fried even lobster ask if you don't like fried because they won't tell you. But fare they took the fried plate back and didn't charge us for it... Server tell us what was inside but not said all fried.

Thank brodeurvero
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

This Restaurnte gives you a feeling when you check prueva food at home is one of the best things I like in a restaurant and always had what we need the cusine a real treat . I highly recommend them .

Thank shieshap
Anoka, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

They are now on the beach road. Great food and service with a great location. Much better than their place in town. Can't go wrong here

Thank bigrog2016
Ruesselsheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Great ceviche. Be careful which size you choose: small is more than enough for main dish of an average person, medium should be shared by at least 2 persons, large is for a family ;-) Another tip: local stew dish with riced. I don’t remember the exact name but you can’t miss it on the menu.

Thank Victor_NLD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

We spent a very hot day wandering around tulum. My parents had heard from a local in cancun that this place was fantastic. We tried it and absolutely loved it! Prices were great. $700 pesos including tip for 4 meals and drinks!! That's $42 USD roughly. The burgers are made fresh in house, the seafood pasta was loaded with shrimp,... More 

Thank Sean B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Caribbean, Spanish, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tulum Avenue between Alpha and Jupiter Street, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?