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El Capitan

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Caribbean, South American, Central American
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Tulum Avenue between Alpha and Jupiter Street, Tulum, Mexico
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our group of 24 visited this location after it was recommended by a friend in the area. We were told it was a restaurant that had decent food and could accommodate our large group of 24 plus an additional 10-12 people. It really was an understatement. We called beforehand and they set up a whole section of the restaurant for... More 

Thank Rashida S
Los Angeles
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes garlic shrimp, cebiche, fish Tacos! Along came cerveza and lime Margaritas! What a great way to finish our day.

Thank PERU50
Esher, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for our last night in Tulum and it didn't disappoint. The prawn dishes are very good - just be warned that the picante sauce was the most picante we had in two and a half weeks of holiday.

Thank DinoC61
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397 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Margaritas were weak & they wouldn't take plastic Seems this trip no one is taking credit cards Mostly locals , we didn't eat

Thank skgcdl
Akron, Ohio
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134 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after a hot day at the ruins. So friendly and the food was great. Drinks were also BOGO. Don't miss it.

Thank Ken D
San Antonio, Texas
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125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

El Capitan was a great experience, the people were nice, service was great, they had the Olympics on and good music! The food was delicious! We tried the shrimp ceviche and a shrimp quesadilla!! Very generous portions for a great price!!! This place is a must!

Thank Vicki M
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Great Service and delicious, reasonably priced food! It's not on the beach, so the location isn't perfect but it's comfortable and the staff are really friendly. I had a whole grilled fish and it was perfect! Got guacamole as well and slapped some on top of the fish, and wow!

Thank dragonpenchant
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Dennis is your main man at El Capitan. This great little restaurant is cheap, cheerful and fun. From memory our group of ten sat on plastic chairs at a big plastic table out the back with a couple of the owners cats (who didn't bother us at all). We feasted on fresh guacamole and home made corn chips, ceviche, super... More 

Thank Cratebot
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite seafood place in Tulum. i would even drive from playa del carmen just to eat here The mariscada or seafood platter is just amazing, it says for 2 but easy 3 can eat! Has a everything on it! Great portions, great taste great price This really cant be beaten!

Thank Jcquan
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Go for the fish tacos!! The food at this restaurant is absolutely incredible. We ordered ceviche, nachos and fish tacos and they were so delicious, fresh and really generous serves - we couldn't eat it all. Denis was our waiter and was an absolute delight - he was funny and cheeky and made the whole night a night to remember.

Thank Nat L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Caribbean, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?