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El Bastion

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calle 57 , entre 8 y 10 centro historico | Frente a la catedral, Campeche 24000, Mexico
+52 981 816 2128
06:30 - 00:00
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I discovered El Bastion on my first night in Campeche, when a group of eight of us landed at the restaurant on the East side of the main square tired and hungry after being on flights all day from Texas. We celebrated our safe arrival with the sound of clinking glasses and well wishes of "salud." A couple members of... More 

Thank Craig T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The "Camarones al coco" tasted like soap. My gf couldn't eat all. My tacos weren't good at all either. Just avoid this place, the first time we were so disappointed in Yucatan !

Thank Tristan C
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103 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We ate only one meal (dinner mid-afternoon) but it was excellent It caters to tourists but no one but natives were there when we were.A house specialty pork dish with all sorts of garnishings. Exemplary service.

Thank rickywheels
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223 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a perfect place to sample "comida tipica" in Campeche. The food is authentic and well prepared. Our seafood was fresh. If you are in Campeche to experience the local culture and food, this is one of the best.

Thank troutbum2
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Our visit here was a very mixed bag. The restaurant itself is in a great location on the main square. The waiter was extremely pleasant and helpful and our food was served in a timely fashion. We ordered Chimichangas filled with Cochinita Pibil (marinated shredded pork which is popular in the area) as a starter and they were excellent, as... More 

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Houston, Texas
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58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This hotel is right in the heart of the historic city center. I had their house special fish fillet plate with cheese ball for dinner on a Saturday. Tip: If you eat here on a Saturday for dinner, grab the one table by the window and enjoy the complimentary family friendly show put on by the city that shows the... More 

Thank GeminiTraveler
Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

The best restaurant we went too in 3 weeks traveling across Mexico. Ok, the decoration is not amazing and the room does not have a view on the Zocalo. But the food is amazing. So everything is a matter of preferences :) We like to eat well and we were not disappointed at all! We had fishes that were so... More 

Thank Ramax19
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

The restaurant is located right in the zocalo, so its location is fantastic. The decor is a bit dated but the service was very attentive, and the cuisine was tasty. The menu had many regional dishes.

Thank TravelFoodGuy
Cozumel, Mexico
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We found that the El Bastion was one of the better places on the plaza, with a large variety of seafood and regional dishes! A must place to eat for those who like Coconut Shrimp!

Thank DonBeto43
Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Don't go here. It's a lovely situation in the edge of the main square. But the food we had was terrible, the 'Mexican salad' was just iceberg lettuce, tomato and cucumber slices into a bowl. That's it! No dressing. Nothing. My sister had a turkey dish and it not only looked like baby poo, it tasted awful and made her... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Mexican, Seafood, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: calle 57 , entre 8 y 10 centro historico | Frente a la catedral, Campeche 24000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Campeche  >  Campeche
  • Phone Number: +52 981 816 2128

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