El Chapulim

One of the most popular restaurants on the island, you never know what you're going to get at El Chapulim. The menu is forever changing, and in fact, a true menu doesn't exist because depending on which fresh ingredients are available and who the chef is, there are different offerings available every day.


There are typically four dishes offered per day, and guests can order that, or if there is a Mexican dish they have been craving ask the chef if he or she has the ingredients to make it.

El Chapulim is a bistro that offers contemporary and Mexican cuisines, as well as seafood. The style of the restaurant and its dishes is considered by most to be very casual. Diners are welcome to come by to enjoy dinner only, so don't miss their brief service.


Set inside a bright yellow building with a thatched roof, this unassuming spot features an eclectic decor in which every decoration is made out of recycled materials.


Positioned near the center of Downtown Holbox, It is on Avenida Tiburon Ballena.

There are a group of attractions near the restaurant, allowing travelers to get the most out of their vacations. The nearest visitor favorites from this establishment include Whale Shark Habitats and Central Plaza, both of which are just a short drive away.

One point of interest found the vicinity is Holbox Beach, a beach where you could either work up your appetite, or wind down after a meal.

Nearby Restaurants

For guests hoping to find another area restaurant that has similar types of food or similar prices, there are lots of nearby options to choose between, including Viva Zapata. Guests can find it less than a hundred yards to the south of this restaurant.

However, if you're looking for something a little different, this part of Holbox has an impressive range of food and drink venues, where you'll find cuisine styles ranging from the familiar to the exotic. For example, you might also enjoy Mexican eats at Buena Vista Grill, which is a short distance northwest.

Hours and Other Info

Guests spend anywhere from $10 to $30(USD) for a meal here.

Although they are closed on Sundays, you can stop in from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. throughout the rest of the week.

Contact Info

Location: Avenida Tiburon Ballena, Downtown Holbox, Holbox

Phone: (984) 137-6069


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