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“Do Not Miss It !!!”
Review of El Chapulim

El Chapulim
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Behind the Pine Curtain
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Do Not Miss It !!!”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We might have missed this great meal if one of the two men who work there had not been handing out pamphlets on the town square. He and the chef do not have a fixed menu. Instead, they have a four or five item menu based on the local, daily catch or market. We had the mixed seafood pasta and fresh catch on an unbelievable avocado spicy sauce. The special drinks were tasty. The price was in line with other upper end places on the island. Make sure you save one night for this place. It was well worth the time and money.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank CJ236
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London
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“The Best food on the Island”
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Stopped off here for a drink before going back to our hotel for dinner but ended up eating here instead. And oh boy were we pleased that we did. There is no menu as the very talented chef cooks only what is fresh and available on that day. I had a mixed seafood dish cooked with amazing subtlety combining different spices and flavours. Marina had a chicken vegetable dish that was just sooo flavourful. The chicken itself would have graced any top restaurant. The staff, both of them, were attentive and informative and obviously love their jobs. It shows.

Their cocktails were great and just that little bit stronger than we were used to getting elsewhere.

On the downside this was also the most expensive place that we ate. I am not saying that it was not worth every Peso - because it was - and we made a point of eating here again before we left, but you could have eaten twice or even three times at other places for the same price. It was still excellent value though, just expensive for the island.

  • Visited June 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best food at holbox”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

We've been 4 time always great food
Great drinks we realy love it
Everyrhing is fresh everyday diffrent dish

  • Visited September 2013
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The best I've had in Mexico!”
Reviewed 31 August 2013


Excellent food and the service is amazing!
Wedon't often repeat restaurants, but this one was so good, we'll go back before we leave!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Evanovic
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food and great service!”
Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

Erick and Carlos are extremely nice, excellent food!
We got there by chance and kept coming back as it was realy great.
Definitely No. 1 in Holbox!

  • Visited August 2013
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