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El Capitan Restaurant

100 E. Broadway, Van Horn, TX 79855
+1 432-283-1220
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“fried steak” (47 reviews)
“salad” (45 reviews)
“rigatoni” (13 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
100 E. Broadway, Van Horn, TX 79855
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

First a shout out to Adrian. He tended to us wonderfully, explained items on the menu and kept us entertained with his wit and humor. We enjoyed meeting him. Onto the food and drinks, these were wonderful too and quite a super nice surprise in...More

Thank leonelh531
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Checked in hotel late so didn't want a lot to eat. So we each ordered the turkey club sandwich with fries. The sandwich was very good and we both loved the fries. Service was friendly and prompt.

Thank BigO857
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Was hesitant here due to the few reviews of late and am here to report they were all unfounded. Adrian was a five star waiter who efficiently kept us and several tables happy with drinks and recommendations. All the food ordered from the salmon to...More

1  Thank cokerbud
Reviewed April 18, 2018

In theory, this place should be an oasis. Nostalgic, well-done 1930s ambience in a town where there are no good places to eat (at least that I've found). Instead, very limited menu (if you don't eat red meat, watch out), the service was not good...More

Thank richiehook047
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

I had the signature fried steak with jalapeno gravy. The waiter warn me about the gravy being spicy. WRONG! The gravy was BLAND, NO flavor - I had to add lots of salt and pepper to try to improve the flavor. The mashed potatoes had...More

Thank Al S
Reviewed April 8, 2018

We stayed at the El Capitan hotel and based on the restaurant options available in Van Horn we chose to eat at the hotel. We enjoyed an outstanding Salmon dinner! The preparation of the meal was great and cooked to perfection. This meal was the...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Great drinks, food and service. Continental breakfast but no lunch. My husband’s steak was done perfectly and he is very particular about his steaks.

Thank Weimers
Reviewed April 4, 2018

opher Hole Restaurant Disapointment We love stopping in Van Horn on our cross country road trips to visit the historic El Capitan hotel and eat in the restaurant. This was our fourth visit and we had been anticipating it for the entire trip. Unfortunately the...More

Thank fnrtraveler
Reviewed April 3, 2018

the food was great! the pistachio fried steak was wonderful! potatoes were light and delicious! the service not only by the waiter but also the bar service was fast and polite! I was very impressed! will be recommending this place for sure!

Thank ortegafamily1416
Reviewed March 29, 2018

A traveler suggested this restaurant and we were very happy with the outcome. I had the pecan crusted salmon and it was excellent. We were on the road a month and get tired of the chain restaurants. Now I have seen the hotel attached to...More

Thank mccarthykris
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Questions & Answers
February 5, 2017|
Response from Ralph G | Property representative |
Yes. In the outdoor area only. Yes we are dog friendly
February 5, 2017|
Response from Ralph G | Property representative |
Yes we have multiple tables in our outdoor courtyard just outside the restaurant.
Terence Q
June 26, 2016|
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Response from ScrappyTexan | Reviewed this property |
They have a full menu for dinner. Steak, chicken shrimp. Delicious mashed potatoes. Everything is made in house. Breakfast is a buffet. They also have a full bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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