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El Camello

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Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
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Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly, reasonable, good food!! We had like much there , fresh ceviche, octopus, fried fish... The staff was knowledgeable and friendly!!

Thank Fabian C
San Diego, California
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We found the service prompt and the food fresh at El Camello, Jr. We ordered whole fish and shrimp kabobs, which came with rice and classic Yucatán black beans. The totopos and salsas were also fresh and unique, including the chile-lime salsa and the bbq bean sauce. A great lunch stop, recommended after a day at the beach.

Thank richardlh2016
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is very basic, plastic chairs and tables so if you are expecting a gourmet restaurant not for you. The seafood is excellent, specially the ceviche. Big portions and good price. Would recommended and come back for sure.

Thank Ezequiel B
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried this place after hearing about how amazing the seafood should be here. My expectations were very high but we're not being met. There are many many places in Tulum where you will get better seafood. Maybe this was a bad day for the kitchen and normally it is better. The food was ok but nothing special and I wouldn't... More 

Thank fredrik213
Stockton, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was purely amazing. Not complaints here. My husband wanted to eat there everyday. The service is good and the food. Our favorite in tulum! Cocktail shrimp and garlic lobster are must haves!

Thank Sothary C
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 1 week ago via mobile

This place left me missing their ceviche!! By far my favorite seafood place in Tulum! We were in Tulum for a week and ate at El Camello 3 times!! It would have been 4 but they were closed one day. We tried their shrimp ceviche (the best in Tulum!) fish tacos, shrimp cocktail, and fried fish. Everything we had was... More 

Thank Vicki M
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we eat twice at this restaurant the food is good ,fresh , and reasonable the restaurant is located in town away from the beach it is a local hang-out

Thank annaisa1
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and myself were traveling around Tulum looking for a sketchy place to eat. We came across this joint, and thought "What the hell!" It looked inviting. Had some nice folks sitting out drinking some beer & listening to a one man band. My kind of people. Immediately we were greeted. Holding up 2 fingers, for my friend and... More 

Thank Donna U
Brentwood, Tennessee
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We LOVED El Camello! We ate there 4 times and each time was just as fantastic. Fresh grilled shrimp, lobster, fish and ceviche. And we really liked the fact that it was popular with the local folks. You definitely need to eat here if you are in Tulum.

Thank LisaRicky
Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended by several. Food was ok, but seafood did not live up to what we had been told. Service was slow and sketchy.

Thank Lee M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: 529848712036

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