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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” (78 reviews)
“steak” (41 reviews)
“fruit salad” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Main Street 123, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
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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.

Date of visit: July 2018
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!

Date of visit: July 2018
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.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Mackin J
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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.

Date of visit: July 2017
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank SebVancouverD
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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 morteni286 | 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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