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El Capitan

) #65 of 318 Restaurants in Tulum ££ - £££ Mexican, Latin, Seafood
Tulum Avenue between Alpha and Jupiter Street, Tulum, Mexico
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“ceviche” (83 reviews)
“lobster” (16 reviews)
“quesadilla” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Central American
££ - £££
Tulum Avenue between Alpha and Jupiter Street, Tulum, Mexico
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11 - 20 of 261 reviews

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a late breakfast, but they only serve until 11:00. We ordered lunch instead, which was excellent and large portions. My husband had the shrimp quesadilla, excellent and large served with a side of guacamole and beans. I had the pasta carbonara, which...More

Thank Bernadettte
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Our party of 4 had a great lunch here. Beers were so cold and food was delicious. Ceviche is very good. Be careful of the spicy one! Grilled fish was cooked perfectly. Thanks to a recommendation from our taxi driver we had a wonderful lunch.

Thank CASoccerMom82
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Been visiting El Capitan several times and have always had their ceviche and have always been very happy with it. It's a good fresh classic ceviche and the servings are huge. I typically share a medium sized portion with a friend. Will keep coming back.

Thank fredrik213
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Inexpensive place for big eaters, not fussy about the quality of food. The dishes are huge, the ceviche is Ok but not the best I've ever had. The lima soup is outright terrible.

Thank ginsengNewYork
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Stopped at El Capitan for lunch while we were in Tulum for the day. Nice atmosphere and outside space to watch the world go by. Food and service good plus reasonably priced. Worth a visit.

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I had the tacos de pescado which were ok, I guess. The best plate that I enjoyed was the cocktail mixto. Oh my goodness was it delicious, and the serving was so big too. I recommend this dish if you get a chance to stop...More

Thank california9950
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Good beer and delicious tacos. Service was good and the place is comfortable to sit as a woman alone. Mayonnaise with garlic is my favorite! Will go there again when I am in the area

Thank Eva Z
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We found this place , the smaller El Capitan opposite the large supermarket, by chance. Good atmosphere, the staff were really friendly and helpful, with a good understanding of English. The food is your basic Mexican fare, and we enjoyed our tacos & fish ....More

Thank Melanie2109
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We loved the octopus ceviche so much that we had to come and eat again during our week in Tulum. Very reasonable price for the giant portions. The fish tacos and the lobster soup were also great!

Thank lightlotus
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I can't recommend El Capitan. I got sick from the tacos, and the rest of my family had a pretty meh experience. There are about a million better places to eat—and which won't make you sick.

Thank boringnobody
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Can we make reservations for dinner a group of 37 volunteers working in the Mayan villages outside Tulum? Are you closed any days of the week? Do you take credit cards? Can you provide a menu so we can figure prices as our team leader pays for the food, soda, water for the team and we need to get a handle on our expenses before the trip? thank you...
14 October 2016|
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Response from Jcquan | Reviewed this property |
They accept credit cards Prices are very good as it caters to locals
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tulum Avenue between Alpha and Jupiter Street, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
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