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“Awesome food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of El Capitano

El Capitano
Ranked #88 of 400 Restaurants in Mazatlan
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Awesome food and service”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

The food is amazing fresh seafood. You can sit at a table on the beach while you eat. Vendors do come and go. But while we were there maybe 3 came and left when we said no thanks. No hassle at all. It was an awesome experience.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Devin V
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Calgary
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527 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Terrific Tortilla Soup”
Reviewed 14 December 2013

Lovely location on the beach, viewing Isla Pajaro and Isla Venedo. Pleasant, efficient service. Scrumptious tortilla soup, tasty squid "chicharon". We visited El Capitano for lunch and were very satisfied.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Richard289
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Prepare to be accosted during your dinner”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Our taxi drivers recommended this place. Whether they really like it or have some other motivation, we'll never know for sure. The restaurant has an awesome beachfront view of the ocean and Deer Island. The food and service were average. Prices were average for the Golden Zone. What we'll remember most about our dinner was the thirty or so beach vendors that interrupted our dinner. We expect this on the beach, but not to such a degree while at the dinner table. The worst was a Mariachi band who came unsolicited to our table, and played 2 songs. We gave them 50 pesos (about $5) but they demanded 200 pesos. We said no, so there were some words, and they finally left. Meanwhile, the restaurant staff stood by and did nothing. Afterward we discussed this with our waiter who appeared to be the manager or owner and he said this was not the first time for this problem, but I wondered why the staff ignores it.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Mark R
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Winchester, Virginia
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Possibly Stopped By at the Wrong Time!”
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Prior to choosing "El Capitano" as one of our choice restaurants while in Mazatlan (about our 8th visit) I read the reviews on Tripadvisor (as I always do), unfortunately possibly we were just there on the wrong evening. It was a Saturday evening o/a six o'clock and we chose to sit in the area nearest the beach (mistake). Just over the wall on an outdoor patio there was a DJ waiting for a wedding party and he was playing the music so loud u literally could not talk. We did not want to be rude and leave so we decide to move up closer to the entrance of the restaurant which was not much better. In addition to that incident there was also a gentleman there trying to sell timeshares at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay (we own two and definitely don't want another one). I would not say the food was outstanding nor was the service and more than likely would not go back. The entire situation was unfortunate because the previous reivews were rated very highly.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank bern57
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Illinois
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1,036 reviews
518 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
“Why Not?”
Reviewed 21 April 2013

We walking down the street between Tony's On the Beach and El CID El Moro Tower and saw El Capitino's new location, so we decided to give it a try. There is a large area to eat "inside". "Inside" meaning under the roof and some nylon sides. We decided to go on out and eat on the beach area. The service was very quick and good. They kept coming by to make sure that everything was OK. My husband and I had grilled shrimp and they were very good. The couple we were with had steamed oysters and a grilled steak. Both said the they were very good. We will most likely come back and give it another try next year. The view of the ocean was really what made the evening.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank J-W
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