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El Chapulim

Main Street 123, Holbox Island, Mexico
+52 984 137 6069
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (64 reviews)
“fish” (76 reviews)
“steak” (34 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Main Street 123, Holbox Island, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 388 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Locals had told us about this restaurant that had no fixed menu and where you could eat what the chef had found in the market that day. How could two inveterate foodies resist? We were not disappointed. The chef came to talk to us and...More

Thank Pip1953
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Funny how people have different reactions to the same thing. I found a bit of truth in each of TripAdvisor's reviews. YES, the "chef" who verbally conveys the menu is not a "people person" and has a hateful expression on his face the whole time...More

Thank ssuga
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I was a bit skeptical - I'm a picky eater and not having a choice made me nervous. But the 4 meals were described and my husband and I decided to go for it. It also helped that 2 ladies were finishing their meal and...More

1  Thank stzi
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Interresting restaurant. The menu is described by the chef at the table each day. The food was good and the atmosphere beautiful.

Thank mch2409
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The chef personally comes out to tell you the four choices for dinner. There is no menu. (I really like this). He is impartial to all the choices as he cooks them all, so he will not give you suggestions either. The decor is intimate,...More

Thank SileneinSing
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Great food, the best i've had on the island! Quite pricey, but worth it :) Interesting concept - no menu, just 4 dishes to choose from.

Thank Karolina S
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Lured in by the interesting concept of fresh fare every day and no written menu, we found ourselves utterly disappointed. Getting in, we were promptly seated at one of the many empty tables. After having ordered and received our aperitif, the eccentric chef came out,...More

1  Thank ManuElAleman
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My daughter, grandson and I went for dinner at El Chapulim. We shared two entrees and had drinks. (With no menu it is hard to keep track of expenses and I am always on a budget.) The food was amazing .We really did enjoy ourselves,...More

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We waited 10 minutes to be seated and 15 before they came to take the orders for drinks and than another 10 before the order for food. Luckily, the food was very tasty, so at least we didn't wait in vain. What bothered us most...More

1  Thank Ruxandra_MI
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Best restaurant in all the peninsula not just Holbox, a must to go. Chef is out there explaining his dishes, no menu. Congratulations!

Thank luisoliveh
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22 February 2017|
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Response from Morten I | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your taste of wine. The food bill can be between 30 and 40 USD and the wine can be the expensive part.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street 123, Holbox Island, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island
  • Phone Number: +52 984 137 6069
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