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. When deciding how to dress for this restaurant, consider that the style of the food and service is very casual. When is this restaurant option on the table? They're open during dinner only, so be sure not to miss their open hours.


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.


El Chapulim is located in the heart of Downtown Holbox.

There are a some attractions within a short distance of the restaurant, permitting vacationers to keep busy during their visits. The nearest visitor favorites from their location include Whale Shark Habitats and Central Plaza, both of which are just a quick trip away.

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

Nearby Restaurants

If you are hoping to find another local restaurant that has some similar menu items and/or a similar ambiance, there are several nearby options to pick from, including Viva Zapata. It is located less than a hundred yards to the south of this restaurant.

Of course, if you're looking for something different, this section of Holbox provides an excellent list of food and beverage venues that will be sure to suit the tastes of all types of diners. For instance, you can also try Mexican eats at Buena Vista Grill, which is a short distance away.

Hours and Cost

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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