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El Bull Pen Restaurant and Bar

Calle 19, Chelem 97326, Mexico
+52 999 363 4270
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (11 reviews)
“lobster” (6 reviews)
“meatloaf” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, International
$$ - $$$
Calle 19, Chelem 97326, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 86 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a terrific place for great food and a casual friendly atmosphere. The owners Jill and Martin are awesome hosts. Their lobster special is to die for! Don't miss it!

Thank redhead1955
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the people that own this restaurant are wonderful, the food is pretty good, i go there at least once a week. they futur a new artist very week on weds, and they have books to share

Thank ronW9174ZM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do your self a favor and stop in here we had a most enjoyable meal here the other night. Crab cakes were so delish!! cole slaw was also excellent creamy and cold.Fish sandwich I had was very good not greasy Service was good for a...More

Thank Aspargus
Reviewed 5 August 2017

menu is always good and varied. Service is great. Ambiance, mostly of local expats or snowbirds is very festive. any events during the year and also a weekly book club. Great place to dine with friends or just hang out..

Thank evelynec-611
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Each experience I've has with the Bull Pen has always been a great one. I always try something new when I go in, and the meal seems to be even better than before. Wether you are a new customer or a regular, the staff provides...More

Thank Riennehartman
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We've been to El Bull Pen on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The food is amazing! Especially the Friday night Lobster dinner! It is the most delicious I've ever had ... and we've traveled extensively. Highly recommended!

1  Thank Kay F
MexicoTraveller1, Owner at El Bull Pen Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you Kay for your review! So glad to hear Chef Martin's Lobster special was a hit. Glad to have you as customers and appreciate the kind feedback. Happy future travels. :)

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

What a great find for Thursday night comfort food!! Jill and her family roll out the red carpet for foreigners visiting that area of Mexico. Wednesday night art and wine was a total surprise and Thursday meat loaf and comfort food on the beach was...More

Thank Prince_CharmRTR
MexicoTraveller1, Owner at El Bull Pen Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Wonderful to hear! Thanks for taking the time to share...we love being part of the community and glad you enjoyed the art/wine and meatloaf. Happy future travels!

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

The bullpen was recommended To Us by our bed and breakfast. It was a great experience the food was delicious the fish and chips.. To Die For! If you visit have the Pina Colada you won't regret it!More

Thank TuereT
MexicoTraveller1, Owner at El Bull Pen Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Mil gracias! Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your enjoyment of our restaurant. The fish and chips, with homemade tarter sauce, is one of our most popular and requested dishes. Glad to hear you enjoyed it as well! Hopefully we...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Unlike many restaurants here, the Bull Pen offers consistently good food and service and the hosts are welcoming. Great atmosphere!More

Thank telchacsusan
MexicoTraveller1, Owner at El Bull Pen Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Thank you! Your review means alot. We have put in a lot of effort to ensuring that we have the tools to create a successful experience for our customers. There are a lot of variables to running a business and some real challenges in terms...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We had heard some mixed reviews but still went on some solid recommendations and we are so glad we did. Lots of tables were playing cards and having fun! We felt welcome right away. The owner pulled out a delish surprise of lobster for us...More

Thank Korlorr
MexicoTraveller1, Owner at El Bull Pen Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thank you! We appreciate you giving our restaurant a try, but more so, that it met and hopefully exceeded your expectations. Picking restaurants on vacation can be challenging but we are happy this experience was a good one AND that we could add lobster to...More

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Nancy S
13 February 2017|
Response from MexicoTraveller1 | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry. We are open Tuesday-Friday. Check our facebook page as we post everyday!
6 February 2015|
Response from MexicoTraveller1 | Property representative |
Hi! You can contact us at 999 114 9595. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 8
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 19, Chelem 97326, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Chelem
  • Phone Number: +52 999 363 4270
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