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El Chapulim

Main Street 123, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
+52 984 137 6069
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (73 reviews)
“steak” (40 reviews)
“fish” (84 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Main Street 123, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 455 reviews

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Loved our meal. We both had fish and loved it. Had to ask for extra sauce so I can dip my potatoes in it. Would have licked the plate if I could. Would eat here again easily.

Thank Tina K
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

I’m not usually one to give bad reviews. But this place was suggested by others and our hotel. And it failed to deliver. At least this day. I understand the ‘no menu’ concept and am usually excited for what will happen. We had one of...More

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

The restaurant has a simple but fine outlook, there is no menu and only few choices proposed by the chef directly. Prices are therefore hidden till the bill. We waited 1 heure before having the possibility to order to the chef. The waiters are very...More

3  Thank Silvia H
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Nice staff, innovative and exceptional chef, good location, great desserts, new receipts every day ll

Thank Francesca P
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Chef met us at the table to discuss the nights menu, changes every night. We shared to get a variety, good choice. Yum.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

The lobster was really amazing! Definitely worth visiting. They have some great cocktails too. We loved it.

Thank MaartenV1392
Reviewed 17 July 2018

The ambiance, the food, the staff all make El Chapulim our very favorite restaurant on Holbox Island. We have always been served by Carlos and he no longer works there but the new staff took great care of us. In the past they offered three...More

Thank wkotch
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Service was great and really personal. The chef came over and talked us through the dishes. I had the shrimp and my partner had the white fish. Full of flavour and presented really well. Great atmosphere, best meal on the island.

Thank lewiv84
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

My favorite food on the island! I had a shrimp and watermelon dish that had a kick of spice. Unique and delicious!! You'll don't want to miss this one!

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing! We got the lobster and the filet, both of which were as good or better than anything I have had in New Orleans or New York, and paid about $75usd. Highly recommended for dinner.

Thank Mackin J
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Questions & Answers
19 January 2018|
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Response from Ben S | Reviewed this property |
No. They do not.
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street 123, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island
  • Phone Number: +52 984 137 6069
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