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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 09/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
$4 - $18
CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Sponsored by: El Kapan

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Great location on the beach!
1. Great location on the beach!
"Will say it short - fantastic place on the first sea line."
Kamen B
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2. Cozy Caribbean vibes!
2. Cozy Caribbean vibes!
"The BEST CHOICE. Easy atmosphere, great Latin music"
jasmine1150
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3. Food made with love!
3. Food made with love!
"The food is excellent, both visually and culinary."
Popescu V
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You must be joking with the pricy food that taste terrible. You should not count on the seaside view only!!!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Vasilev, Owner at El Kapan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry but what exactly was terrible?

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Reviewed September 4, 2020

If you adore both El Caribe and Mediterranean but succeeded to be in Varna, Bulgaria, the magic EL KAPAN is opening its arms to hold you in an unforgettable hug. A large golden beach washed by the calm sea is smoothly passing to a vast...decking with numerous cosy tables under beads of countless light bulbs, offering enough place for eating and dancing. Parties may be on pause, but not in EL KAPAN! The menu is rich of tastes from both old and new worlds and features essential-feeling delicious dishes found across cultures, made with Mediterranean and Caribbean ingredients that El Kapan wanted to spotlight and demystify for a broad audience. You may taste local produce of finest quality, fresh mussels and fish brought directly from the sea just hours before being served to you. Traditional recipes are reimagined, imported delicacies live happily with local gems in large and nice looking dishes. Service is impeccable and consistent. Prices are pretty moderate for Bulgaria and much cheaper then in Europe. A reservation is advisable but the owners are so nice that no one will be left outside. It is the tastiest place in my home town and the unique COVID answer to my insatiable hunger for travelling offering the atmosphere and food from three worlds. Do not miss. Will heavily return!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Vasilev, Owner at El Kapan, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2020

Thank you for your very kind review Silvia! We are very happy that you enjoyed our restaurant. We try our best every day. We look forward to serve you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had lunch on the beach at El Kapan in a lovely sunny June middle of the week. their fusion cuisine offers dishes that are quite different (in a good way :-) )than what we experienced in the other restaurants. The waiter's recommendations were very...good. We had the fish soup, sea food saganaki, and sea food risotto. All of them were excellent. if i were to pick one that i liked most, i would say the risotto was top notch. of our 4 days stay in Balchik/Kavarna/Varna, El Kapan had by far the tastiest food. not to mention the view as well...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Vasilev, Owner at El Kapan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind review Mr. Florin! We are very happy that you enjoyed our restaurant. We try our best every day. We look forward to serve you again!

Reviewed May 6, 2021 via mobile

It starts to feel like summer...nice guys helping you out to choose the best from the best offers. Signature meals. Variety of cocktails. Absolutely great atmosphere🤩

Date of visit: May 2021
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Vasilev, Owner at El Kapan, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2021

Thank you for your very kind review Tsveti D! We are very happy that you enjoyed our restaurant. We try our best every day. We look forward to serve you again!

Reviewed April 27, 2021

One of the best restaurant in Varna.Good food...place and view. Service is a wonderful. Friendly ......SMILE waiter and Manager in blue.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Vasilev, Owner at El Kapan, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2021

Thank you for your very kind review! We are very happy that you enjoyed our restaurant. We try our best every day. We look forward to serve you again!

Reviewed November 15, 2020 via mobile

Extremely good place with premium drinks and food. the level of service is perfect and highly recommend. favorite place

Date of visit: November 2020
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Vasilev, Owner at El Kapan, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2020

Thank you for your very kind review Mr. Mitev! We are very happy that you enjoyed our restaurant. We try our best every day. We look forward to serve you again!

Reviewed October 22, 2020 via mobile

Despite the location right on the seafront this restaurant offers really good food and, thanks to Covid, was v quiet when we visited. Sea bass - fillet and roasted - served with roasted potatoes and ratatouille were so good we ordered a 2nd helping. Around...£10 for a main course, side and drink....considering the location, pretty good value. Only area for improvement?....waiting staff were not quite so friendly as other restaurants visited.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Vasilev, Owner at El Kapan, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2020

Thank you for your very kind review! We are very happy that you enjoyed our restaurant. We try our best every day but some times we fail. We look forward to serve you again!

Reviewed September 25, 2020 via mobile

Delicious food beautiful view Nice Atmosphere very good service. I will be back! Cool vivid Caribbean vibe interior - Nice Experience

Date of visit: September 2020
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Vasilev, Owner at El Kapan, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2020

Thank you for your very kind review! We are very happy that you enjoyed our restaurant. We try our best every day. We look forward to serve you again!

Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

I want to thank the restaurant for the amazing dinner we had. We went for just a snack but we are glad we stayed for dinner. Fantastic view by the see and it was spotless clean despite the fact the beach is in front of...you. The people there were very kind and helpful. The food turned out great, good portions and amazing quality for the price we paid. We will visit it again soon for sure. Big thanks to the hostess who found us a great table. If you are near Varna - visit the place!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Vasilev, Owner at El Kapan, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2020

Thank you for your very kind review Mr. Ivanov! We are very happy that you enjoyed our restaurant. We try our best every day. We look forward to serve you again!

Reviewed September 13, 2020

Nice place to eat and drink a wine. No bulgarian kitchen, but a lot of cozy dishes. Nice sea view, direct on the beach!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Vasilev, Owner at El Kapan, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2020

Thank you for your very kind review Svet! We are very happy that you enjoyed our restaurant. We try our best every day. We look forward to serve you again!

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El Kapan is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5