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El Capitan

££ - £££
Caribbean, Seafood, Puerto Rican, Latin, Spanish
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Ext. Sur #511, Dorado, Puerto Rico
+1 787-278-0011
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 21:30
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Fallbrook, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Upon our arrival at the Hyatt Hacienda Del Mar we asked for a recommendation for a nice lunch and James who helped us with check-in recommended El Capitan in downtown Dorado. I ordered a house salad, grilled chicken with a side of Mufongo - a Puerto Rican specialty made with mashed plantains - their version pretty heavy with garlic, but... More 

Thank 2Dodds
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

best lobster ever they fish for fresh food themseives in their own boat had a birthday with my family 16 totai and small children the service the food I will always remember this date the lobster was huge

Thank Jose C
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

It was a surprise to find a really nice place that served fresh seafood and that would not break my budget. Found it on trip advisor and were surprised on how good it was. The service and the prices were just good enough for my family of five. My husband and I had lobster, the oldest of my daughters had... More 

Thank Tania M
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

There are not that many restaurants in Dorado, but if you are there and want to try the local food this is a good place to go. It is not a fancy place but you are there for the food which is very good. Plates are of considerable size so you might want to share. I had the mofongo with... More 

Thank Margherite M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

I went with my grandma to have late lunch, and that they was the lobster offer, the service was perfect, it has access for wheelchairs, the food was good, and the personal attend us so kindly. I reccomend it

Thank Fatima F
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

We visited El Capitan last weekend for dinner and were very happy with our meal. I had the seafood and rice bowl and my friend had the steak and both were delicious. We had a hard time finding the restaurant as the GPS did not recognize the address on the internet but once we go there were very happy with... More 

1 Thank AMSC70
Puerto Rico
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Dorado area! I could away count on an excellent meal at this place. They always have a fresh fish catch of the day and their lobster is awesome. It is a small family owned restaurant off the main drag of Dorado behind the Banco Popular but a very popular locals place.... More 

Thank Robuscg
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The treatment by the employees was excellent and the Lobster fill with seafood was super delicious. I will recommend this restaurant anytime

Thank Enid D
Dorado, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is a simple and small family runned resturant. Opens from Thurday to Sundays. Delicious fresh fish and fresh lobster. Excellent ceviche!

1 Thank CristinaStubbe1
Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Had reservations, staff very friendly and helpful. We both had lobster special. Mine included shrimp, octopus and two kinds of conch. Not as good as east coast lobster in the US, but fresh and filling. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for fresh lobster

1 Thank Larry H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, Puerto Rican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ext. Sur #511, Dorado, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Dorado
  • Phone Number: +1 787-278-0011
Phone 787-278-0011 Great food!!! Great people!!!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?