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El Chapulim

Main Street 123, Holbox Island, Mexico
+52 984 137 6069
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (61 reviews)
“steak” (34 reviews)
“fruit salad” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Main Street 123, Holbox Island, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 383 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great food, the best i've had on the island! Quite pricey, but worth it :) Interesting concept - no menu, just 4 dishes to choose from.

Thank Karolina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lured in by the interesting concept of fresh fare every day and no written menu, we found ourselves utterly disappointed. Getting in, we were promptly seated at one of the many empty tables. After having ordered and received our aperitif, the eccentric chef came out,...More

1  Thank ManuElAleman
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter, grandson and I went for dinner at El Chapulim. We shared two entrees and had drinks. (With no menu it is hard to keep track of expenses and I am always on a budget.) The food was amazing .We really did enjoy ourselves,...More

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We waited 10 minutes to be seated and 15 before they came to take the orders for drinks and than another 10 before the order for food. Luckily, the food was very tasty, so at least we didn't wait in vain. What bothered us most...More

1  Thank Ruxandra_MI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best restaurant in all the peninsula not just Holbox, a must to go. Chef is out there explaining his dishes, no menu. Congratulations!

Thank luisoliveh
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Chapulim is unique in that it does not have a menu and different dishes are created each day , so no two days are the same! We loved this idea and ate some amazing tuna steak, complemented with some delicious cocktails as well, which...More

Thank Emma J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended! Delicious food cooked with the freshest ingredients and a sophisticated touch. Excellent service.

Thank Tfreiman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I asked to see the menu at the entrance and the guy looked surprised that I even asked this question. The answer was "I work with no menu. I have tuna, fish, shrimps and meat". That's it! Really? The prices I should ask one by...More

1  Thank Nik M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant! Pricey but you get what you pay for. The food is amazing and service was excellent. Compliments to the chef.

Thank Danielle P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really great experience in Holbox! Food was fantastic - fresh and special for every table (we asked for more potatoes because we couldn't walk away without a tiny extra taste!) Staff was great and helpful - suggestion - go early because if they get busy...More

Thank Kathryn B
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22 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street 123, Holbox Island, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island
  • Phone Number: +52 984 137 6069
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