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“A real and good restaurant in Holbox!”
Review of El Chapulim

El Chapulim
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Delicious meals, original and cooked with talent. Certainly one of the best restaurants of Holbox.
And price is very reasonable.
If you like seafood go for it!!!

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    • Food
Thank Gaël O
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Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

Excellent meal. Really tasty. Nice and friendly service but most of all, It is the meal that is outstanding. What i did not like so much is that the welcome drink came out as pretty expensive ! Also vs the quality Of the food, the suggested wines are pretty average while there are excellent wines in Mexico. Last, as there is no menu, you do not know the price until the end.. And It comes out pretty expensive in the end.

1  Thank stephane75009
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Great food and great service. Having Chef Eric present the menu is unique and fun. The service was great.

Thank salridge M
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

No menu, something fresh! Choose what the chef cooked for you today and you'll be surprise! Good drinks and amazing service from our waiter and pretty outdoor seating as well. Thanks for everything!

Thank Jazz009_87
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear about a restaurant that does not offer any menu, but daily has fresh dishes and looks like one of the most cosiest places on earth? A renewing experience?

Well...this restaurant, the very personal service and most of all the food is so much better than what you imagined when asking you this question!

When taking a seat in one of the small number of chairs, you will immediately get all the attention needed by the owner of the restaurant. He will, most certainly offer you the cocktail of the house called "el Chapulim", a refreshing drink with dark rum, fresh mango (yes, small pieces of mango) and mineral water. You should order one of these, it will not only refresh your body, but also yur mind and the way of looking at things during the evening!

After a few minutes, the chef, Erik, will introduce you the dishes of the day, made with fresh ingredients, that were trapped, slaughtered or harvested during the day. You will choose between four very different options (during both of my visits the options existed of shrimp, fish (2 options) and meat). They will all seem like your favourite dishes and I can assure you will not be easy at all to choose one of them!

When bringing the dishes to your table, you will see that they will be accompanied by a fresh fruit salad and rice or patatoes, both seasoned with a variety of herbs.

The food is more than delicious, it is exquisite! And it is even more amazing that Erik prepares it all on a stove that each one of us has at home, no super automatic household appliances are used!

We went to El Chapulim two consecuent days and both experiences were exceptional. On the second evening chef Erik just asked us what type of protein we wanted, the rest would be a surprise as we already were familiarized with his cuisine.

To resume the experience...just go there and find out! At the end that is the idea of the concept! Just take my recommendation and go and see! You will have a great time, an amazing dinner and a personal service!

Enjoy!!

Thank Loooovestravelling
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