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El Capitan

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican, Spanish
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Ext. Sur #511, Dorado, Puerto Rico
+1 787-278-0011
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12:00 - 21:30
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Thu - Sun 12:00 - 21:30
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Parker, Colorado
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At our hotel in Dorado, they recommended going to El Capitan for dinner. What a great choice. We went on a Thursday night...which is lobster night. The lobster as well as the red beans and rice were excellent. We had 1.5 pound lobsters for $22.50 each. Great deal, great food.

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am new to Dorado and am so excited to discover El Capitan. The seafood is so fresh, and the preparations are authentic PR-style. I visited with my husband on a Saturday night and it's a good thing we called ahead for a reservation. You may want to brush up a bit on your Spanish! Our waitress spoke a little... More 

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Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for local fish dishes. Thursday nights are Lobster nights. It is Caribbean lobster, but it is done very well. Pay the extra 10 dollars and get it stuffed with local seafood. The service is very good and the sangria is outstanding.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place for folks that want great local food and minimal tourist influence. It hac been a few years since last visited. Open from Thurs to Sun only. Thurs is still Losbter day, 1/2 price. Spiny lobster only. You will not see North American Lobster here. Ceviche is still as fresh and as good as before. Conch is... More 

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Thank Man Sing C
Fallbrook, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Upon our arrival at the Hyatt Hacienda Del Mar we asked for a recommendation for a nice lunch and James who helped us with check-in recommended El Capitan in downtown Dorado. I ordered a house salad, grilled chicken with a side of Mufongo - a Puerto Rican specialty made with mashed plantains - their version pretty heavy with garlic, but... More 

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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

best lobster ever they fish for fresh food themseives in their own boat had a birthday with my family 16 totai and small children the service the food I will always remember this date the lobster was huge

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Thank Jose C
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

It was a surprise to find a really nice place that served fresh seafood and that would not break my budget. Found it on trip advisor and were surprised on how good it was. The service and the prices were just good enough for my family of five. My husband and I had lobster, the oldest of my daughters had... More 

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

There are not that many restaurants in Dorado, but if you are there and want to try the local food this is a good place to go. It is not a fancy place but you are there for the food which is very good. Plates are of considerable size so you might want to share. I had the mofongo with... More 

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Thank Margherite M
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I went with my grandma to have late lunch, and that they was the lobster offer, the service was perfect, it has access for wheelchairs, the food was good, and the personal attend us so kindly. I reccomend it

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Thank Fatima F
Massachusetts
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

We visited El Capitan last weekend for dinner and were very happy with our meal. I had the seafood and rice bowl and my friend had the steak and both were delicious. We had a hard time finding the restaurant as the GPS did not recognize the address on the internet but once we go there were very happy with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ext. Sur #511, Dorado, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Dorado
  • Phone Number: +1 787-278-0011
Description
Phone 787-278-0011 Great food!!! Great people!!!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?