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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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31 - 40 of 458 reviews

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We went here due to good reviews and were not dissapointed! We went there at 8 pm and had to wait a little while for a table, which I take as a good sign :) The restaurant changes it's menu every day so the chef...More

Thank Sophie_Gram
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Four choices are offered each evening, one of which is meat - beef on the two nights we went - and the other three are sea food choices. We had superb sea bass and steak the first night, prawns and (caribbean) lobster the next. Everything...More

Thank RootlessCosmo
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We arrived here as it was one of the better ranked restaurants in Holbox, savoring some delicious Lobsters we had seen in the reviews. First off we were travelling with our one year old baby. The restaurant is not really kid friendly, mostly caters to...More

Thank anlof9
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
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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