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El Capitan

Rua Triunfo 5, 36202 Vigo, Spain
+34 986 22 09 40
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
4 weeks ago
“Visitors: keep an eye on the bill”
Jun 6, 2017
“Fest of sea food”
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Seafood, Spanish, European
$$ - $$$
Rua Triunfo 5, 36202 Vigo, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here with some visiting friends. The pulpo was the best we have had in Galicia. Everything was tops, including the staff. Unfortunately, they don't have a menu del dia, but for very good seafood...I recommend it. Also the rice dish was very good....More

Thank LittleVenitian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's the second time I have been to this restaurant. Very nice place and the food is excellent, no doubt. The waiters charming. But the bill was unusually high and I suspect we were overcharged on purpose, considered foreigners who would not notice. I enquired...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

We were recommended to try this restaurant as we were looking at various places out and about in Vigo . Taken by Alfonso ? who walking nearby and a regular customer . we were introduced to the owner , liked the look of the place...More

Thank Neil D
Reviewed June 6, 2017

Vigo is one of the center of sea food and this place is a really nice place where you can have different types of seafood from Galicia region. They are cooking in traditional style and serving in a nice atmosphere in the old town of...More

Thank sozbayrak
Reviewed December 7, 2015

I was looking forward to visiting this restaurant and enjoying their seafood. Their shellfish were fantastic but could have been a little warmer, the sole Meuniere was great. What I did not like was the very slow service; not that our waitress was not working...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed December 6, 2015

Great food, lovely surroundings but service was poor. Not the waitresses fault, she was trying to look after a lot of tables on her own. Food was faultless but ended up extremely expensive for Vigo at €50 a head. Be careful with the prices as...More

Thank sakigrant
Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Very close to downtown and many hotels in the neighbourhood. It offers the best local products from the Bay of Vigo. I suggest Empanada and monkfish (rape rebozado). Jaime is a great chef and the restaurant is well served however is not cheap, 30-40 euros...More

Thank alberto c
Reviewed January 24, 2015

Restaurant meson el capitan Vigo I went to this restaurant with a native from Vigo as a recommendation from him for good fish and it was quite good. I decided to leave the decision for the starter to him and we went for octopus a...More

Thank JohnnyTbravo
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Four of us ate dinner here. The food was ok, we had a seafood broth to start which was very good. One of our party ,facing the kitchen saw them taking fish from the freezer. The owner spent a great deal of time chatting and...More

Thank PMDSW13
Reviewed May 28, 2014

After being disappointed by the pulpo (octopus) at another restaurant, we decided to check out the octopus at El Capitan. We first ordered a plate of gambas al ajillo, which came out of the kitchen almost immediately and were delicious! The pulpo was also good....More

Thank elleenespana
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Triunfo 5, 36202 Vigo, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Galicia  >  Province of Pontevedra  >  Vigo
  • Phone Number: +34 986 22 09 40
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