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Review of El Chapulim

El Chapulim
Ranked #17 of 120 Restaurants in Holbox Island
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

I’m not usually one to give bad reviews. But this place was suggested by others and our hotel. And it failed to deliver. At least this day. I understand the ‘no menu’ concept and am usually excited for what will happen. We had one of each of the three choices being offered. Each was as bad as the other. The steak was prepared with no flavor, the shrimp were probably frozen with what might have been some jarred sauce and a few vegetables. And the rice and mixed seafood was average at best. Limited wine selection and questionably average service. We were one of two tables seated.

I’m struggling for something nice to say.

Sorry folks.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

The restaurant has a simple but fine outlook, there is no menu and only few choices proposed by the chef directly. Prices are therefore hidden till the bill.

We waited 1 heure before having the possibility to order to the chef.
The waiters are very young and polite but a bit slow and they didn't explain anything about how the place worked.

We had fresh fish and shrimps, which were very simply cooked, in adequate quantity but clearly heated at microwave. Therefore the fish was a bit dry and the shrimps tasted a bitlike boiled.


Prices are not indicated and we were very surprised when the bill came up! 1,200 pesos meaning 50-60eur for two main courses, two beers and one dessert. This is by far the most expensive place we went in the region.

Definitely too expensive and not so special! In a nutshell they want to look like a fancy place but food is just ok and prices far too high.

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank Silvia H
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Nice staff, innovative and exceptional chef, good location, great desserts, new receipts every day ll

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank feancescap
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Chef met us at the table to discuss the nights menu, changes every night. We shared to get a variety, good choice. Yum.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

The lobster was really amazing! Definitely worth visiting. They have some great cocktails too. We loved it.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MaartenV1392
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