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El Camello

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Mexican, Seafood, Soups, Central American
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Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
529848712036
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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    Very good
  • 98
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  • 38
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Local excellence

Came here on advice of a shopkeeper. Filled with locals who were enjoying family meals. We got the medium plate of mixed ceviche which was huge. Way to much for two people, but tasted incredible. Fish tacos were outstanding. We ordered a side plate of guac which was way too salty but it was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
George M
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Sandy, Utah
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Sandy, Utah
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Came here on advice of a shopkeeper. Filled with locals who were enjoying family meals. We got the medium plate of mixed ceviche which was huge. Way to much for two people, but tasted incredible. Fish tacos were outstanding. We ordered a side plate of guac which was way too salty but it was the only off note to the... More 

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Thank George M
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a bit out of the way relative to most of downtown Tulum. Without TripAdvisor, we would not have found it and bothered to go. You go down the main road and think you've gone past everything, but keep going and there it is. The line of people waiting to be seated was confirmation that we had the... More 

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1 Thank John A
Mississauga, Canada
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food, very good value. Went twice in a week. Excellant gucamole. A must visit if you are in Tulum.

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1 Thank Xukmum
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a reason this place is always packed. Great seafood at modest prices. This is a hot spot for locals and tourists alike. It is very basic - not the most romantic setting. But the seafood is as good as you will find and quite a bit less than the hotel zone food.

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1 Thank Scott C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have come here a few times over a few trips- it's pretty good. You can get much better. The ceviches are their best dish, by far. The snails in the mixto turn me off a little bit, so I would be more apt to ordering the shrimp, fish, or octopus next time. My fault. The octopus tacos Mexican style... More 

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Thank AlliejKenyon
canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You almost hate to share this place..way out of town for most but close for condo dwellers on the south end of town. Don't let the bright lights and plastic chairs deter you. Best ceviche and grilled fish in tulum!

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Thank SagebrushCanada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at a resort and had lunch here after our trip to tulum ruins. It was by far the best meal of our trip. The service was perfect. Our meals and drinks delicious. Great place.

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Thank Lisa C
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to walk to the south end of town for this restaurant. Very popular, busy but not overly crowded. We ordered the mixed ceviche, which tastes mostly of lime juice, not seafood. I liked it a lot but my husband thought it was a bit boring. The chile shrimp was tasty but in an unfamiliar way - not sure... More 

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Thank ashleigh2016
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently went here with my partner for dinner. We were excited to go because we had seen how busy it was every time we walked past and took that as a great sign. Unfortunately I can't say I enjoyed it as much as I'd hoped. My meal was a four star but my partner's meal of Octopus was a... More 

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Thank Brendo H
Tulum, Mexico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate there a full fish ~500 mg was serviced with few cooked vegetables with the famous Mexican spicy salad in a small plate a big glass of natural orange juice and cheap price Next time I ordered shrimps and it was delicious the same price as in centrum of the downtown Tulum but double quantity at least.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: 529848712036

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood, Soups, Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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