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El Capitan Mono

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The Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
+52 983 112 1284
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Mahahual, Mexico
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Capitan Mono has consistently good food and drinks on a beautiful stretch of beach. Nicely priced cold beer and good food on the beach. Need I say more?

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Thank jmizekc
New York City, New York
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256 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

As you step off the bus that brings to you to the beach you are immediately accosted by locals trying to get you to go to their restaurant. We ended up here were the food was just average, luckily for tourists the alcohol is inexpensive. Our table was 20 feet from the beach so we had a nice view. You... More 

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Thank amasnyc
Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Reading the other reviews for this place, I'm genuinely concerned about the level of service people are used to in their own countries. US$3 for a chair? You've just paid US$3 too much. US$80 for lobster?? That's about US$50 too much. This is Mexico everyone. We were hounded for tips before sitting down, while eating, and again before settling the... More 

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San Pedro, Belize
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We ate lunch and dinner here during our short stay in town. Service is friendly, food is good, price is low. Recommended.

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Thank GussieH1996
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

We were there the whole day. We had breakfast, a lot of beer, sandwhich, coffee, water and so on. Everything was delicious and the boss, Carlos, is really nice. Dont pay in Dollar! Ask for the Pesos-Menu and you will safe up to 100 % !

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Thank Raul P
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

We were two families visiting mahahual, the place was great, it had music. Our waitress was Arturo, who has so nice and cared so much. He told us to have the lobster, so we did and we did not regret it at all, its was sooo good. We also had a huge fish that was about $80usd and it was... More 

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Thank Cinthia C. D
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

This place is full of joy, the waiters are the best! You have service at the beach or in the restaurant. The ceviches are very good!

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Thank Alfonso E
Belize City, Belize
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

We were four families traveling together. The service was exceptional. ask for their specials before ordering. We definitely would go eat there again.

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1 Thank KingDavidBz
richmond, VA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

We enjoyed our time in Costa Maya, not sure where to stop we walked along the beach and found Jose at El Capitan to be most accommodating. Most places do chase you down offering free chairs, etc but we were charged $3 per person. It was worth it for the service we received. There is truly something about the outstanding... More 

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Thank phmargaret77
Mexico City, Mexico
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

Exactly what can you expect when you go to a local restaurant in a fishermen village: fresh products, personal service and good portions and a very cold beer.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Malecon, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Costa Maya  >  Mahahual
  • Phone Number: +52 983 112 1284

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