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El Capitan Restaurant

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100 E. Broadway, Van Horn, TX 79855
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I travel alot with my career and stay at alot of hotels in the states, but most are cookie cutter mirrored replicas of the same hotel with a different name. NOT AT THIS PLACE! I was completely caught off guard and couldn't believe how charming and please this hotel really is. The staff goes out of their way to make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our meal was wonderful. When there was a mixup mgmt resolved it immediately. You can enjoy a meal at a table or at a small bar that nicely accents one side of the restaurant. The wine selection was eclectic. Travelers and locals feasted together.

Thank CypressTX_Traveler
Bokeelia, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stumbled into this place as we were moving across country. We thought we would try it and the food was wonderful. Next time, we plan on staying at the hotel as well.

Thank bronwynkmason
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were surprised to find such a nice restaurant in this small town but were very pleased. We ate on the patio had a very nice pistachio encrusted steak and pecan pie a la mode. Great service.

Thank lannyr
San Saba, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered a pistachio-breaded steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus. It was absolutely superb. The steak was huge, tender and flavorful. The potatoes had a bit of cheese mixed in and the asparagus was cooked just right. I ordered iced tea and was amazed at how beautiful the color was....not cloudy like so many other restaurants serve. Got a slice of... More 

Thank Chuck M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Pistachio Fried steak was delicious and crunchy. Salad were made with a homemade light tasty vinaigrette also delicious. They even put out a little bowl for our puppy.

Thank cola79912
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Big city prices, well stocked bar, good food, nicest atmosphere in town, although the standard is set pretty low. If you are from out of town this is where you will be eating your evening meal!

Thank Todd T
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

They're perfect! Restaurant opens at five. White table clothes. The portions are generous. I had a spinach salad with strawberries (wonderfully sweet), blue cheese and walnuts. My husband had the El Capitan salad with mandarin oranges and feta cheese. We split the pistachio-encrusted steak and mashed potatoes. A perfect amount. A lovely breakfast (open at 6) with cereals, fruit, eggs... More 

Thank ScrappyTexan
League City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

While traveling thru west Texas my husband and I was looking for somewhere to eat and found this hidden treasure. What a lovely place. Dinner was exceptional, and we loved our waitress Deb. Highly recommend.

Thank mrsdkk
Venice, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

After a long day of traveling, we were pleased to check into the El Capitan and have a restaurant downstairs! We both ordered drinks...bourbon manhattan and a gin tonic. I asked if they had Tanqueray. Sally Jo said she'd check. She returned to get our order, and I asked if they had Tanqueray, and she said they did. We weren't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E. Broadway, Van Horn, TX 79855
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Van Horn
  • Phone Number: 14322831220
The hotel has recently opened the only upscale restaurant in the Van Horn. It is open to the public and offers excellent food and service!

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