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El Capitan Restaurant

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100 E. Broadway, Van Horn, TX 79855
+1 432-283-1220
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lompoc, California
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank rannejohnson
Borrego Springs, California
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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 

Thank Wahzah
Van Horn Tx
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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.

Thank Archie W
El Paso, Texas
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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.

Thank Alex A
Silver Spring, Maryland
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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 

1 Thank melmagnus
Marshall, Texas
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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 

Thank keepmovin63
Highland, California, Usa
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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.

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.

1 Thank Tamara O
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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 

Thank Gail F
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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.

Thank Allen G

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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
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 432-283-1220
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?