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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped in a trip between San Antonio & El Paso. so glad we stopped. We both had the lemon pepper chicken. The good was delicious and the setting in the courtyard was pleasant and relaxing. Our server was very nice, but a bit slow in seeing to our needs. overall a very nice experience.

Thank Debbie J
Van Horn, Texas
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the best dinning experiences in town, the food is delicious, the service is good and has a friendly atmosphere, I would highly recommend eating here on your way through Van Horn

Thank Dennis M
Durham, North Carolina
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40 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel itself is lovely, the restaurant not so much. I had two meals here: one was a salmon filet that I'm pretty sure was just canned salmon that had been formed into a filet shape. The second meal I had here was a ($33!) ribeye that was grossly underdone, full of gristle, and very chewy - just not a... More 

Thank JimChee
Santa Fe, Texas
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful 1930 Hotel/Restaurant. I had berry and spinach salad, with chicken. My husband had chicken florentine and for dessert we had pecan with ice cream. Delicious ❤️

Thank diannastiles
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband thinks the chicken fried steak is the best he has ever had! We stopped for gas and the station attendant told us about El Capitan. We gave it a try and were glad we did. We ordered the chicken fried steak. It is an 8 oz. piece of meat with pistachio crust. I asked if it was frozen... More 

Thank Ann C
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Great food ! Only place to get a good meal in this very very small town, had the pistachio fried steak, was delicious

Thank Daniel R
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Worst dinner ever, the pistachio crusted sermon was deep fried to the color of coffee and had as a brick. Broke thru the crust, meat was gray and stringy. Went there due to reviews but our experance was very poor.

Thank Mary C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Van Horns most prized possession! We were not looking forward to sleeping in Van Horn but then found this beautiful hotel, and had some great food! If your struggling to find something to do, this hotel/ restaurant is worth your time. Delicious shrimp rigatoni and turkey club, and great beer! Interesting history as well. If your driving cross country and... More 

Thank Destiny H
nashville, tn., United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

A very well kept treasure in the desert. Old time charm and good food. Service was very good and friendly.

Thank Bob A
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

This place is great, loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious! Would definitely recommend for anyone in town or passing through!

Thank allydan08

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
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
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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?