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“Excellent food, amazing setting” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of JC Capitan

JC Capitan
Ranked #327 of 939 Restaurants in Cancun
Cuisines: Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Haskins, Ohio
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food, amazing setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Friends had told us about this place and I'm so glad that we had the opportunity to finally try it. The shrimp is amazing, service is excellent and the view can't be beat. Take the bus towards Club Med from the north and it is the 3rd stop past the public beach. Buffalo is their resident croc and he is enormous.

Visited December 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great setting, solid service, OK food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

The setting is impressive with the feeling of beeing remote from the world, beautiful views of the lagoon.

And the service was great: it started raining and 1 min later, our table was moved inside.

But the food was just OK :
- The ceviche, of fish as they were out of the scallops one, was too watery
- Tequila selection was super short, same for wine
- The main courses were good but not great
- And their dessert selection was so bad that 2 people with a sweet tooth decided to pass

If the service & location are neat, JC Capitan need to make an effort in term of menu - both food & drinks - ASAP.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food and service with a view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

Celebrated our wedding anniversary there. Flash storm while we dined, staff had to serve the two tables under canopies beyond the main one, always cheerful. Very good food, including Mexican dishes like black bean soup, fideos, and flan. Got free drinks because we had to wait for our table. Definitely worth the price.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not up to other ratings...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

We went to JC Capitan for Christmas dinner last night due to the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor, which are typically right on.

I ordered steak and lobster and my wife had lobster, as we both desired good seafood. Our lobster was good, but my steak and our veggies were cold out of the kitchen, and no one came to check if everything was ok and we were never asked if we wanted a refill on our beverages. Even when I asked for the bill and paid, we were not asked about our meal.

They spent their time on the many large parties and pretty much ignored us, which is too bad as we are staying for 12 days across the street at Bel Air.

Sorry, but we won't be back.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rog S
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Ottawa
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207 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Unexpected extras”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

Eat outside on the deck; seated along an outside wall. We were taking the bus back from town and to the Westin. I had read about it and knew we could easily walk back to hotel. Absolutely wonderful experience from the moment we walked in. It was a Thursday night and no reservation, but not a problem. had big shrimps and grouper. Staff brought us almond tequilas and they were very smooth and tasty. Husband's birthday had been day before, and they brought a big piece of cake and candle...with 4 forks. Staff were extremely friendly, pleasant. Would definitely return again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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