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calle 57 , entre 8 y 10 centro historico | Frente a la catedral, Campeche 24000, Mexico
6:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 12:00 am
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Our visit here was a very mixed bag. The restaurant itself is in a great location on the main square. The waiter was extremely pleasant and helpful and our food was served in a timely fashion. We ordered Chimichangas filled with Cochinita Pibil (marinated shredded pork which is popular in the area) as a starter and they were excellent, as... More 

2 Thank MacDollar66
Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

This hotel is right in the heart of the historic city center. I had their house special fish fillet plate with cheese ball for dinner on a Saturday. Tip: If you eat here on a Saturday for dinner, grab the one table by the window and enjoy the complimentary family friendly show put on by the city that shows the... More 

Thank GeminiTraveler
Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

The best restaurant we went too in 3 weeks traveling across Mexico. Ok, the decoration is not amazing and the room does not have a view on the Zocalo. But the food is amazing. So everything is a matter of preferences :) We like to eat well and we were not disappointed at all! We had fishes that were so... More 

Thank Ramax19
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

The restaurant is located right in the zocalo, so its location is fantastic. The decor is a bit dated but the service was very attentive, and the cuisine was tasty. The menu had many regional dishes.

Thank TravelFoodGuy
Cozumel, Mexico
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

We found that the El Bastion was one of the better places on the plaza, with a large variety of seafood and regional dishes! A must place to eat for those who like Coconut Shrimp!

Thank DonBeto43
Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

Don't go here. It's a lovely situation in the edge of the main square. But the food we had was terrible, the 'Mexican salad' was just iceberg lettuce, tomato and cucumber slices into a bowl. That's it! No dressing. Nothing. My sister had a turkey dish and it not only looked like baby poo, it tasted awful and made her... More 

Thank Bozle
Tehachapi, California
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

We had dinner here and it was very good. The walls of the restaurant are covered with great black and white pictures of Campeche which puts you back in time. We had the cochinito pibil which was very tasty. The waiter was very nice and engaged in a talk when I asked him about the pictures. The fish dish Pan... More 

Thank Ehe20
Clovis, California, United States
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

We went into El Bastion because it is one of the few air conditioned restaurants on the main square. The margaritas were very good. We enjoyed our meal but felt that for the price it could have been better.

1 Thank Tina S
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124 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I ate here on a Sunday night. It has a great location on the main square, is breezy and has air con, has very good service and the food is amazing. I had the Pavo Relleno Blanco and my wife had the Cochinito Pibil. Both were fantastic. While it isn't cheap, it is certainly worth the price.... More 

2 Thank Peden13
Silver Spring, Maryland
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172 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is a very good restaurant for lunch in Campeche, however I don't think it has the calibre of the Casa Vieja! Nonetheless, it is still excellent. I had a dish (can't remember the name) that consisted of shredded shark meat in an adobo sauce in layered soft tacos. Was really delicious. However some of the other members of our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $14
Mexican, Seafood, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: calle 57 , entre 8 y 10 centro historico | Frente a la catedral, Campeche 24000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Campeche  >  Campeche
  • Phone Number: 529818162128

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