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El Chapulim

Main Street 123, Holbox Island, Mexico
+52 984 137 6069
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (60 reviews)
“steak” (33 reviews)
“fruit salad” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
££ - £££
Main Street 123, Holbox Island, Mexico
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Tasty steak and a wonderful shrimp dish. The latter with three types of chilli in a complex but not hot sauce. Let's call the service and facilities 'relaxed' . We enjoyed talking to the chef. This meal we will remember.

Thank mizzaz-i
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have traveled to many places around the world and have not tried better! From the service to the food! Way beyond anything you can imagine. It's a must try when in Holbox!

Thank Vasi G
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Atmosphere is romantic with white tablecloth and real napkins. Nice table lighting too. We had good service and received our drinks promptly. The shocking part is when the chef came out to give us our four food options. He seemed curt, blunt and grumpy. Our...More

Thank carolfox0507
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I really liked the concept of having the chef coming to explain the menu. Food was good but short from what I expected considering the price. After dinner we waited for a long time before getting our dessert and finally we waited another eternity to...More

1  Thank Francisco S
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Well we heard from many travelers from our tribe of travel acquaintances at our hotel that this was a amazing dining experience and the Master Chef came from CanCun and he chooses a special "FRESH FOOD" menu every night. So we decided to go, the...More

2  Thank MissTravel007
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We heard incredible things about this restaurant and left disappointed. While the food was amazing, some of the best on the island, the overall experience was underwhelming. Although it attempts to provide a unique experience, with a daily rotating menu, we were required to order...More

1  Thank Sam L
Reviewed 16 December 2016

I rarely write reviews. I save my input for the best restaurants. I am writing this review because El Chapulim is way over rated. This was not the worst dinner we had, but the second worst. I am not reviewing the worst as they do...More

1  Thank Jim K
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Its true! When the food runs out for the evening you'll just have to try tomorrow. We didn't think other reviewers could be correct on this point, but just in case we came at 7:30 and boy so glad we did two parties after us...More

Thank cmarshgor
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Chef comes to table and describes four meals for the evening. I had fish, my husband had shrimp .. both first rate fare! Unique experience, on a unique street, in a unique little town!

Thank delagene
Reviewed 2 December 2016

There is no menu posted here, but don't let that intimidate you! The chef offers 4 choices each night, usually a lobster, a fish, a shrimp or chicken and a steak dish. He comes to the table to explain the preparation and take your orders....More

Thank coladakitty
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22 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Morten I | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your taste of wine. The food bill can be between 30 and 40 USD and the wine can be the expensive part.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street 123, Holbox Island, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island
  • Phone Number: +52 984 137 6069
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