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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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Reviewed 4 February 2018

They have a different fixed menu of four items every night. I got the shrimp with creme sauce one night. It was good but not worth the price.

Thank bokashi
Reviewed 30 January 2018

This is undoubtedly the best restaurant in Holbox. On our 12 day trip, we ate there three times. The prices may be on the high side for Holbox but when compared to home, the prices are a bargain considering the high quality. Worth every penny....More

2  Thank JLago
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I’ve eaten street food in Vietnam, Brazil, China, and India. I had food poisoning in India once 20 years ago, but nothing compared to the night that followed my eating fish at this fairly expensive restaurant. Thank heavens I brought some Cipro or I would...More

Thank jo ellen j
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

This place had delicious seafood. My green mole sauce was very good. We each had a drink( house specials one with rum one with mescal, neither that great). Entree each. Bill was 1100 pesos. While I don’t mind paying for good food, having to watch...More

Thank Beachordie
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We loved it. Four choices, three were sea-based. Went twice. Menu doesn't change much: sea bass, shrimp, lobster, and tuna, plus steak both option both nights. No appetizers, just cocktails and main course. very quick service, and chef is very pleasant, very direct. Cocktails were...More

Thank chicomac
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We had one of our best meals here while on our three weeks hunt for different styles of Mexican food in the peninsula and Chiapas, and really appreciated that the staff was willing to make a vegetarian meal for one of us (on appointment made...More

Thank aai2
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to this restaurant on a whim one evening, we were lucky to get a seat as the restaurant was very busy... I was also probably a terrible customer as I was having some sort of hot flush/sun stroke episode inside...More

Thank Aimée-lou N
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The food and atmosphere were wonderful. It was our favorite restaurant in Holbox island and we ate there twice. The menu is limited, 3 seafood dishes and 1 meat dish, but all the meals were incredibly fresh and delicious. By far, the best food we...More

Thank purpleleaf
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We just spend 5 nights at holbox and tried to eat and drink at as many esablisments as possible. Always relay on trip advisors reviews and always like to give back. So here's the skinny on this one! Ate at mandarina , peleones, viva Zapata...More

Thank c2bella
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I so, so wanted to love this place after having read all the wonderful reviews in guide books and here on Trip Advisor; however, rather than a meal lovingly prepared by a chef, we got gummy shrimp, an excessively long wait, a...More

Thank Lauren D
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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