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El Camello

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Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
+52 984 871 2036
10:30 - 21:00
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Mobile, Alabama
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely lunch. We could see the kitchen where they prepared the fresh fish. Two guys with conga and bongo drums provided music. As usual, 4 year old grandson made a friend. They played with a wooden car on the sidewalk. Delicious, fresh food. Served tortilla chips, with bean and hot sauce dips.

Thank AnconAnne
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trust the reviews, the ceviche here is great. They load it with black pepper which is unexpected but works great.

Thank ericlitman
Boone, North Carolina
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a late lunch at El Camello. At first I was honestly a bit skeptical about the seafood because the prices were so low. But, the place was packed with locals so I figured it was worth a try. IT WAS! Good seafood (ceviche, shrimp, fish tacos, etc.). My family tried a variety of dishes and enjoyed them all.... More 

Thank prof3
New York City, New York
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68 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is out of control. The value is incredible. The seafood is super fresh. The service is efficient and attentive. They seem to have a take out counter and delivery, but eating there was also great - we didn't have to wait that long when we went - BOTH times. Must gets: 1) ceviche!!!! The small is a hearty... More 

Thank WWanderlingBetsy
Kaunas, Lithuania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We taste best seafood in Mexico.Seafood soup was incredible! Very nice place, every time is full and with good atmosphere.Thank you!

Thank Zabas72
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The food was excellent and the portions extremely generous. I would highly recommend the fish ceviche!

Thank lolo0099
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful fresh fish, lovely staff. Very basic but basic done exceptionally well. Portions are huge, fish very fresh.

Thank NomNomNomBrighton
Tulum, Mexico
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

It's really nice place to eat, every time we pass near Tulum we go to eat here. Fresh fish, with garlis, one of the most fresh fish you can eat in restaurants. You can go in the kitchen to choose one, they serve thousands of fishes every day. Complete fish is really fresh, filets too, i just notice for the... More 

Thank Lucafio666
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267 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

After eating here multiple times because of the fried fish, I would not recommend it for people who do not eat fish. I was told (by those eating it) that the fried fish and ceviche was amazing. I however only ate the chicken dish, which was comparable to cafeteria food. This place only has a few options for those who... More 

Thank Bryan M
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We had our best meal in Mexico at EL Camello. Mostly fish, deliciously prepared and inexpensive. A nice change from the Riviera Tulum where every place is overpriced and not that great (London prices, actually, in some cases higher). EL Camello is also very authentic, with live music and Mexican patrons singing along, a huge treat to witness! Highly recommended!

Thank Francesca383

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 984 871 2036

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?