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El Capitan

Tulum Avenue between Alpha and Jupiter Street, Tulum, Mexico
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“ceviche” (85 reviews)
“fish” (33 reviews)
“quesadilla” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Tulum Avenue between Alpha and Jupiter Street, Tulum, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Huge portions, and great fresh seafood. My picture shows the medium size ceviche. The atmosphere and service were ok. Prices were ok; our meal for four was $100+. I would go back, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to go here.

Thank SKSFamilyman
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate at the location across the street and a few steps west of Chedraui. This was by far our best meal in Tulum. My hubby had fish filet, I had shrimp tacos and we shared guacamole. All ingredients tasted fresh, vegies were crisp, and...More

Thank MinnCindy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fabulous choice for seafood and ceviches. A nice break from a lot of the pricier Tulum and one of the best seafood restaurants in town. Excellent, friendly service, full bar, centrally located in town of Tulum on the way out of Boca Paila.

Thank shayshay321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for good lobster and found that El Capitan has one in menu. Unfortunatly that wasnt a good choice. Only one cook speek english. Every time when we wanted something stuff needed to call cook guy from kitchen. Lobster was probably frozen or...More

Thank noni21
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went here for our anniversary. We got the seafood platter which starts with a "small" (it's not small!) mixed ceviche, which was delicious. All the components complemented each other so well. Then the main...a huge platter with: Two delicious and flavourful...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was right by our hotel but I would cheerfully have eaten there all the time if I had been able to! Our tour leader chose it for lunch on arrival. Service was spot on even though we wrre a big and expanding group!...More

Thank ktrtontour
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We went to this restaurant to have lunch before a scuba dive expedition and we stopped here because it was close to the dive shop. We were so GLAD we did! We had Mexican cokes in the glass bottle and even got to look at...More

Thank MomDad2boys111
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great friendly service!! Excellent prices , and I'll say it again Ice Cold Beer!!! Don't go past this gem, very relaxed and cool place to beat the heat ! We will be back

Thank Shane M
Reviewed 28 August 2017

They have good service and everyone is super friendly! Good drink and selection of liquors here good food, and the best ceviche we found in Tulum!!!!

Thank jennyr552017
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We visited El Capitan mainly because it was local and seemed busy at most times. Food and service was good. We ate a mix of fish and meat dishes and everyone enjoyed their food. Teenagers had fish tacos and burger and were very happy. Adults...More

Thank Lindsay B
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Cameron V
10 November 2017|
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Response from ktrtontour | Reviewed this property |
I think yes you could park in front of restaurant and leave your car there. there is a bike hire shop that you could use too as that might make exploring Tulum easier as the things to see and do are spread out. Good cycle... More
15 October 2016|
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Response from Jcquan | Reviewed this property |
They accept credit cards Prices are very good as it caters to locals
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tulum Avenue between Alpha and Jupiter Street, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
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