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El Camello

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Fast food, Soups, Central American
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Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
+52 984 871 2036
10:30 - 21:00
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Thu - Tue 10:30 - 21:00
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is a gem!!! Fresh seafood, cold beers, free chips and dip and attentive staff...all for a great price!! I have been to El Camello three times now and every time I came away very happy! Amazing ceviche! Huge portions stuffed full of the freshest fish and seafood! Delicious fresh fish, we had their Mayan recipe .....Tikixic(or something like... More 

Thank Galwaydee75
Calgary, Canada
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another place you don't want to miss out on, but we went on a Sunday and it was super busy. There was a lineup of people outside waiting to be seated. It gets crazy busy when the restaurant is packed with all the servers trying to navigate between all the squished together tables. The service was also a little lacking,... More 

Thank ToyotaAdventureros
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in Tulum 3 nights and ate at El Camello twice for dinner. Right on the main strip (Hwy 307) in downtown Tulum. Open air patio and indoor tables. Out waiters spoke English good enough for us to communicate effectively. Pleasant staff. Great seafood! Chips pico de gallo and Guacamole were awesome too. Full bar. However the Limonada was... More 

Thank lynsadler
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263 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is casual place but super popular with both locals and tourists. So don't be surprised if you have to wait for a table. We went there twice during a recent visit as the food was so good. I tried a few different dishes - the shrimp with garlic was excellent but a bit salty for my taste. Their seafood... More 

Thank PicMorDaisies
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

El Camello serves a variety of dishes and yet what you will see in front of every second person is the cevice camaron - shrimp cevice. Small shrimp make up the bulk of the serving that comes in small, medium, or large size. The medium big enough for 2. All the food is basic and perfectly cooked.

Thank Magda W
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here twice within a couple of days. The grilled prawns in hot sauce where very good also the mixed ceviche was the best I've tasted in Mexico, so much fish and really fresh. My friends had the grilled fish and mixed kabab and everyone was very happy with there meals.

Thank Nickindia_90
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recommended to us by our guide at Sian Ka'an. It's right on the left side when you enter Tulum Pueblo coming back from the biosphere. (by the way, stop at the honey place on the left side after you leave the biosphere...it's like halfway back to Tulum...but the honey is incredible!) Anyway, eat at El Camello. It's a locals and... More 

Thank beachysam
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although there was an even split of both tourists and local Mexicans eating here, I would lean towards this place being a "locals" joint. This is the classic atmosphere you get in many open air Mexican and Central American eateries. Basic plates include a protein (Fish, Chicken, etc.), rice, beans and veg. Everything was tasty and reasonably priced. Nothing super... More 

Thank B N
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After waiting in line and getting your food you know why there are so many people waiting. 😊 good seafood and great service.

Thank Sven G
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Local. Cheap. Authentic Mexican. Delicious food and buzzing atmosphere. We ate here 4 times as not much else good and cheap in town.

Thank Alex L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Fast food, Soups, Central American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 984 871 2036

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?