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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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11 - 20 of 456 reviews

Reviewed 26 June 2018

I felt compelled to write my first ever trip advisor review of this place after my partner and I ate here because of how falsely represented it has previously been. We followed the glowing reviews of Lonely Planet to the door, and it appeared inviting...More

3  Thank julieeats387
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Found the place by an accident. Never had this good food. I might say best ever. Didin't know the prices forehand and the total as a huge surprise.

Thank hq1378
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Nice location, but with only fans it can get unconfortably warm, the food great, no menu it really is a catch of the day place, only three or four main dishes, no apetizers, the ones we tried were excellent, desserts remarkable, good wines at reasonable...More

Thank Spanishflier
Reviewed 10 June 2018

"no menu always fresh" says the sign, and that was our experience. We loved everything about this place, but the food was superb. Although there's no menu, the waiters ask what entrées we wanted (Lisa opted for mahi and I for the lobster). The service...More

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 10 June 2018

This was one of our 2 favorite restaurants on Holbox. The menu is limited, and changes depending on what's fresh, but the food is outstanding. The prices were also very reasonable for the quality of the food. Service was excellent. We very much enjoyed our...More

Thank terrabuona
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We were so pleased to have had this restaurant suggested to us. We came twice during our stay in Holbox. No menu, whatever the owner has got in that day and a nice surprise. They were also able to cater for my gluten allergy with...More

Thank bellabradley
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was our best meal on Holbox! Make sure you plan one meal here. No menu; only 4 options. 1 fish, 1 shrimp, 1 meat and 1 lobster. The chef will come out and explain what each dish is.... nice touch. You sit inside...More

1  Thank SebVancouver D
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The food is fresh and exciting every single day. There is no menu, just a handful of delicious dishes the chef will describe to your table upon arrival. Drinks are fabulous- I personally love the "Chapulim" signature cocktail. It's so refreshing- perfect after a long...More

Thank Renee B
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Stumbled into this little place by surprise, but had read about it on TA. Was charmed by the owner that told us to go enjoy the sunset before telling us the menu. We sat down...no menu...4 choices... lobster tail DEFINITELY a must! The shrimp definitely...More

Thank sun4life81
Reviewed 7 May 2018

I've eaten here 2 times now and found it to be just fine. The second time we ate there was due to the other places we wanted to try were closed... I did not find the food to be very special - adequate. The price...More

Thank rizan22
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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