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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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31 - 40 of 456 reviews

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We went here a night and got there juat in time before the cue started to grow. So make sure to be in time, otherwise you will have to wait for your turn. Also, this restaurant is more classy then others on the island. The...More

1  Thank Andreas S
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Meal was incredibly tasty, food was fresh. Service was attentive and helpful. I will definitely add this to my “must visit” when I return back to Holbox. Prices were quite reasonable for the quality of the food.

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Just what you always want to find...GREAT food, comfortable dining area, attentive staff (including the chef)! The menu is unique each day and there were four meals the night we were here. It was not easy to pick just one. My only regret is that...More

Thank LindaB6100
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Hands down best meal we had on Holbox Island. The service was brilliant and the food was delicious - I had the shrimps and my boyfriend had the fish and both were excellent. The wine (Fume Blanc) was really nice. The only thing I would...More

Thank laurenrdw
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Taste of the food was not bad, but nothing special. My opinion is overpriced, also it is a shame for the restaurant to inlcude service costs by default in the bill, because it is illegal in mexico.

Thank Linas V
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Was in Holbox 12 days in January and was pleasantly surprised to find really good food in restaurants. By far my favorite was El Chapulin, where I ate 3 times because the food and service were outstanding. No menu. They give you a choice of...More

Thank mrehrig11
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Totally charming and interesting. Wonderful food. My favorite. If there weren't so many restaurants to explore, I could have had dinner there every night!

Thank shellylross
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

We ate here twice in the last two days on the island. The food is great but adding a “propina” or “servicing” charge to the bill in Mexico is illegal. We were preparing to leave our normal 20% tip when I noticed there was already...More

Thank Pragerman
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

We went one night for dinner and the overall impression is that the chefs likes what he does. No menu but only a few different options every night trying to stay on local product. On the fancy side but still casual. We really enjoyed our...More

Thank Ricard M
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Near to the square in Holbox, sittning outside on the small street We had a delicious fish and brownie with icecream. Unfortunately we had to use the toilet which turnédatum put to be really discusting!!! A Pitt sinne the food is very fresh!!

Thank Anette H
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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