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. One can expect the setting and food here to be very casual. The option to eat here is on the table during dinner only, so plan ahead to catch 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.


Located in the heart of Downtown Holbox, It is on Avenida Tiburon Ballena.

There are a handful of attractions near the restaurant, which truly helps vacationers to keep busy during their visits. Two of the closest visitor favorites from this establishment include Central Plaza and Whale Shark Habitats, both of which are just a short drive away.

One point of interest found this area is Holbox Beach, the closest beach, at which you can give your feet a well-deserved break.

Nearby Restaurants

If you and your party are looking to find another place to eat with some similar kinds of food and/or similar prices, there are quite a few nearby options to pick from, including Viva Zapata. Find it less than a hundred yards from El Chapulim.

Then of course, if you're looking for something a little different, this section of Holbox boasts an impressive range of food and drink locales, which serve cuisine styles ranging from the familiar to the exotic. For instance, you can try Mexican fare 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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