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Capitan Cook

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Gaviotas 490, Sayulita 63732, Mexico
+52 3292913985
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Vernon, Canada
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We were down on vacation for two weeks and visited this restaurant during a day trip to the area. Unfortunately this was not a good decision on our part. Please keep in mind that we are not fancy individuals and we love to adventure and try new things! We stopped here on our trek down the beach for some lunch... More 

Thank Carter_AC610
Salt Lake City, Utah
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

1. Ordered 2 margaritas and some ceviche for all day shade and people watching. If you purchase food chairs and shade are free. Food was great but id stick with a bucket of beers. Margs were average but as big as your head. 2. Free wifi inside 3. Great for couples i'd pass if you have kids 4. Compared to... More 

Thank lizkuz
Quantico, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

My husband and I fell in love with the beach town of Sayulita. A shopkeeper recommended Captain Cook. We shopped our way down the beach until we found it. Ernesto made sure we got a table with a great beach view and nice breeze. Alexander made the best margaritas in Mexico. This is a funky place on the beach good... More 

Thank NannaAnn1948
Mexico City, Mexico
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

We noticed they had 5 beers for 100 pesos (about 6 dollars) in the shade on the beach so we stopped by. Service was fairly fast, we got a big bucket of ice cold beers and free tortilla chips with salsa after spending some time swimming in the hot sun. Refreshing and a good deal!

Thank cgrimm21
Melbourne Australia
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563 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

Finding a place to sit and an umbrella for shade on the beach at Sayulita can be difficult and expensive. Captain Cook (how could an aussie fail to eat there!) provides seats, umbrellas and little tables for all of its customers (there are more traditional tables too) as long as you order food and drink. The menu isn't extensive but... More 

Thank MelbourneOztraveller
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Able to have a table, umbrella and chair all day for purchase of a bucket of beer and food. Slow service but no issue when just taking it easy watching the surfers and getting some sunshine. Food average, beer cold and I expensive.

Thank Richard K
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

My boyfriend saw good reviews on the trip advisor about this place but we were sadly disappointed. Friendly wait staff but the menus were old and didn't reflect what they actually served. Lot's of smokers too! It was not a pleasant experience. Don't waste your time or money.

Thank cckelly08
Wilmington, Delaware
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170 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

We stopped here during our driving tour of the coast villages of Nayarit. Food was quite good. The margarita was average. The prices were quite fair.

Thank James C
Prince Rupert, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

The staff were friendly and the food was resonably priced. The umbrellas and seats on the beach were a plus. You can sit there all day if you buy food and drinks . We ate there 3 times in our month long stay.

Thank Clk680
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016

They are right on the beach and the food was awesome and VERY reasonably priced. We were snubbed at some of the other food spots here and defiantly appreciated the staff here!

Thank KSWTravels

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $80
Mexican, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gaviotas 490, Sayulita 63732, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Sayulita
  • Phone Number: +52 3292913985
Change of owner and business style

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