We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

El Capitan Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
100 E. Broadway, Van Horn, TX 79855
+1 432-283-1220
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

260 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 258: English reviews
Lompoc, California
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We just had the most wonderful treat! We had a delicious meal with great service in a 1930's atmosphere. The El Capitan is an old hotel that has been restored to its former glory. We walked in and were welcomed immediately. Our server worked in tandem with the other server so every need was taken care of in a timely... More 

Helpful?
Thank rannejohnson
Borrego Springs, California
Level Contributor
257 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our waiter Joel was fantastic. He offered suggestions, gave us plenty of time to decide, shared recipes from the kitchen, and kept our water and wine glasses full. Loved the old hotel character of the dining room with its white tablecloths, linen napkins,and high ceilings. It was happily busy on this Wednesday night and most tables and seats at the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Wahzah
Van Horn Tx
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very lovely dining room with a lot of atmosphere. Food is good and service is great. A little on the pricey side but worth a stop while in town.

Helpful?
Thank Archie W
El Paso, Texas
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The atmosphere of the dining area is elegance the food is well prepared and the staff is friendly and helpful. The lounge offers a taste for everyone.

Helpful?
Thank Alex A
Silver Spring, Maryland
Level Contributor
46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We all shared a large delicious Caesar with great croutons. My daughter and I split the pistachio crusted chicken fried steak and still couldn't finish it. Really good with a nice kick from jalapeño. Loved the mashed potatoes, asparagus was well cooked but a little too salty. Generous pour on the glass of wine. My son like the boneless barbecue... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank melmagnus
Marshall, Texas
Level Contributor
107 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were staying only one night in Van Horn and were so thrilled to find such a lovely place for dinner. We were two couples and had been traveling a long time in the car. (You have to travel a long time to get to Van Horn, which is not close to anything.) Our waitress was very friendly and fun,... More 

Helpful?
Thank keepmovin63
Highland, California, Usa
Level Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good but limited menu. All fresh , not fast food. Great ambience and attentive staff. Full bar service.

Helpful?
Thank Ross C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I arrived at almost nine o'clock PM. We were welcomed and enjoyed a very tasty meal. Breakfast the next morning was more than adequate, offering beautiful pastries, waffles, and the usual continental breakfast fare.

Helpful?
1 Thank Tamara O
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

We had read reviews so thought we would try the restaurant. The plus is the menu & quality food prep. I had salmon with a pecan breading & my partner had the steak with pistachio breading. The mashed potatoes & gravy was like grandma made. The asparagus was also tasty. The server was helpful & friendly which enhanced our evening.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gail F
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Best deep fried steak ever plus many more delicious choices. Stop there when RVing from San Antonio to Tucson. RV park is 3 blocks away. Stop for dinner and have never been disappointed. Try it and comment please.

Helpful?
Thank Allen G

Travelers who viewed El Capitan Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to El Capitan Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 432-283-1220
Description
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!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of El Capitan Restaurant and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
6 months ago
Houston, Texas
over a year ago
tucson
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from El Capitan Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?