Restaurant El Capitán

Spectacular Ocean View, Outdoor seating, Private Parking, Beachfront Location
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  • Sea View
  • Take Away
  • Terrace

Restaurant El Capitán is located at the beach in San Agustin. Its enviable location, literally right on the beach walk, affords its patrons breathtaking views from almost every table. El Capitán is an established eatery, having first opened its doors over twenty years ago. They serve a huge selection of dishes. Ranging from simple snacks to a la carte. There really is something for everyone, and the owners pride themselves on this.

Restaurant El Capitán - Gran Canaria

The Best Food and Cocktails at Restaurant El Capitán

Great food and cocktails are always available at this restaurant. Open from early morning, the restaurant offers diners a wide choice of options. Breakfast, snack and daily special menus run alongside the a la carte menu. So whether you are looking for a take-away pizza or a long lazy lunch or dinner, this is the place to head.  In addition, the restaurant also has an adjacent snack kiosk. This serves customers directly from the beach. Here you can find pizzas, sandwiches and baguettes, burgers, cold and hot drinks and ice-cream.

The main restaurant of El Capitán is divided into three sections. Meaning you can choose from the outside area, which is light and spacious and decorated in a nautical style. It has fantastic views, plenty of shade and comfortable seating, plus a great safe children’s play area! The indoor section of El Capitán is in two parts.

The main restaurant is a bright space. You’ll find lush green hanging plants overhead and rustic wooden tables with benches. There is also a huge TV screen, where you can catch up on your favourite sports with an ice cold beer! The third dining area is slightly more formal, with crisp tablecloths and a tasteful decor. The ideal choice for a special celebration or an elegant Sunday lunch.

A Tempting Display of Fresh Fish and Meat

We loved the tempting display of fresh meat and seafood on display at the entrance to the restaurant. With such a wide selection of dishes on offer, it was a welcome relief to have our friendly waiter lead us to the chiller cabinet, where he talked us through the menu. We ate a small selection of Canarian tapas and the fresh fish of the day which was excellent.

The fish was cooked in the Canarian way and served with traditional Canarian potatoes or  papas arrugadas and spicy mojo sauce and salad. We accepted the waiters wine selection and loved the crisp white he brought us from Lanzarote. Dessert was mango ice-cream and a delicious chocolate mouse, served alongside a rich Spanish coffee.

Restaurant El Capitán - Ocean View Restaurant

A Prime Location Overlooking the Beach

In addition to the amazing location, Restaurant El Capitán now has a complimentary cocktail bar in the outdoor section. We loved being able to sit at the bar, overlooking the beach with our delicious drinks. This busy restaurant also has occasional live music, mainly over the weekends and public holidays. We visited during the weekend and it was very busy, so it is advisable to make a reservation in advance if possible.

The restaurant is open 7-days a week, has ample adjacent parking, friendly efficient staff and a relaxed ambience, so it ticks all of our boxes on those practical issues. Take our advise, pop along to Restaurant El Capitán, soak up the view and enjoy a great meal as the Ocean glistens before you!

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What People Say

 

Restaurante el Capitán
3.6
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Ben Martin
Ben Martin
14:24 31 Oct 21
Octopus was great but the spaghetti was so so. They were busy so I can excuse the slightly off service. Great spot!
Radka Jahnová
Radka Jahnová
18:53 07 Oct 21
There are not much posibilities to buy a proper meal near to our accomodation. However, we do not recommend this... restaurant for sure. They brought firstly meal and cutlery after. 5 min later They brought side dish.Tuna was not medium at all,it was well Done.The price is too high, food and service is too poor.read more
Luke Day
Luke Day
17:23 11 Sep 21
Great location and views. Decent food and portion sizes are on the generous side. Better than average tourist type of... place.read more
Lisa Dimaria-Davies
Lisa Dimaria-Davies
13:50 14 Aug 21
Excellent food quality and good portion sizes. Lovely view of beach.
Beatrice Mamberto Mull
Beatrice Mamberto Mull
13:17 02 Aug 21
Good food but prizes have gone up exponentially in the last couple of years and the waiters, who used to be very... attentive and friendly have changed for the worse.read more
David Berry
David Berry
12:26 03 Jul 21
Ideal venue with free parking and terraced sea views with comprehensive menu.We chose indoor option with fully... air-conditioned restaurant with A la Carte choice.Reasonably priced.read more
Otylia St
Otylia St
19:41 24 Jun 21
Cozy, friendly atmosphere with stunning ocean's view. Lovely bartender lady!
Mario
Mario
00:00 08 Jun 21
A little bit expensive but delicios all the food.Nice atmosphere next to the beach where you can breathe peace at... night and listen the sea.read more
Dmitry Tarantin
Dmitry Tarantin
16:46 30 Mar 21
Tasty enough, absolutely amazing view and nice staff
Barrie Simpson
Barrie Simpson
18:28 25 Feb 21
Wonderful terrace, good food, reasonable prices and good service. Large parking area too if you go by car.
Lynne Willatt
Lynne Willatt
12:23 08 Feb 21
Been a few times but last time was not a good experience. Restaurant was not full but service poor. Ordered prawns... in garlic and potatoes. Potatoes came first t and cold asked to reheat . Asked for salt and fitk waistrr took a desert order before going to get salt and fork. Never checked to see if all was ok or if wanted another drink.read more
Marion Ekberger
Marion Ekberger
18:16 02 Feb 21
Excellent lunch.Best Mojo sauce I ever had.
TUTORIALES PASO A PASO
TUTORIALES PASO A PASO
18:11 15 Jan 21
TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE THE 2 TIME WE WERE THERE.First time we were there with few friends and had a pizza. Pizza was SO... BAD.The second time, it was only me and my boyfriend and they forgot about our drinks, they brought us some bread since they said that food would take 35 minutes. When the bill came they charged us 2.60 euros for a bread and dip we didn’t ask for. Then they charged us for 5 beers we didn’t have. UNBELIEVABLE. Extra drinks in the bill, but they won’t bring us the only one we ordered. (Restaurant was empty so being crowded was not an excuse)We had a vegetarian paella and we had to leave without eating it. Very bad. Mercadona microwave version was def betterread more
Choke Andersson
Choke Andersson
19:33 01 Jan 21
Food is good, fried Babysquid can be recommended. Service is poor. Maybe because of Crona, but we have been here two... times in a week and the main waiter is just slow and chittchatting with local customers. Once the food is ordered it is served quickly. Paying takes a lot of time again. So just three stars because of the service. If you don't mind, food is four stars.read more
Martin Hartley
Martin Hartley
13:59 17 Dec 20
Very good ice cold beer.Amazing mochito and ice tea cocktails👍👍👍👍👍👍&#... x1f44d;read more
Nicholai Martin
Nicholai Martin
12:41 12 Nov 20
Unfortunately me and my partner have had a poor experience at this place due to the waiters. We were constantly ignored... and couldn't get their attention. They gave us the wrong bill and when we told them so (after waiting minimum 7 minutes) on them to come to our table, we got a snarky comment.The hamburger was OK but looks so sad and unappetising.The white sausage curry was alright, nothing spectacular and underwhelming for the price.I would come back for the view through that was the only highlightread more
Aleksandrs Bekiss
Aleksandrs Bekiss
16:56 24 Oct 20
I had a great time eating delicious food at your restaurant. The waiters and waitresses were committed to great service... and were very friendly. The atmosphere was awesome and I definitely liked that you have a very modern style. Most importantly, every food and drink on your menu tasted great!read more
Robin Hasperger
Robin Hasperger
16:51 08 Sep 20
Perfecto. Original Spanish food in nice atmosphere.
The Romlins
The Romlins
08:40 09 Aug 20
Good food and nice interior.
A Google User
A Google User
23:21 19 Jul 20
Food was brilliant, big and tasty portions, the prices are good in comparison with what you get, a little understaffed... buy they did they best!read more
Noz Urbina
Noz Urbina
15:33 14 Jul 20
Great people and fantastic food. Quite touristy but the quality is excellent. We went with locals and they said it's... definitely great even by local standards.read more
Juwelier ÉtoileMaastricht
Juwelier ÉtoileMaastricht
08:35 23 Feb 20
Deliciously fresh fish an salad. Tipical touristic 'food-barn' but a good place to enjoy your lunch or dinner with... seasight!read more
maggie simkins
maggie simkins
21:00 19 Feb 20
I ate the El Capitan salad tonight which was supposed to have prawns & was disgusted to only receive 1 prawn. When... waiter was asked he said that was correct, I suggest they then change the menu to say ONLY 1 PRAWN in salad. Shame because the night before was excellent but NOT tonight.read more
Chairman AL
Chairman AL
16:51 07 Jan 20
Great place to eat and drink right on the beach. Friendly staff, massive delicious portions and catering for all... tastes. You have to visit El Capitan. You won't regret it.read more
SAKIDA SNOWING
SAKIDA SNOWING
08:10 29 Dec 19
I went to dinner there with my husband. And we ordered a seafood set for two people. We sat drinking beer while... waiting for the food. Nearly 40 minutes passed. As soon as the food came, I was shocked. The big plate and the dish was filled with a large vegetable salad and about a dozen potatoes.The main seafood menu was less than the salad and potatoes.I paid 77 € which was not worth it and was a terrible memory for our first time.read more
Ted Warner
Ted Warner
18:45 06 Dec 19
We strolled to St Augustine from Playa ingles, on a nice sunny morning. Having arrived after several pauses, we came... upon this restaurant.Having been well fed at breakfast,we didn’t eat.Our first impressions were,good clean, fresh, airy and looking out on the beach.Lovely clean washrooms.I had a large Spanish beer and my wife had a nice Kiwi cooler smoothie. Both arrived after a short while, freshly made smoothie?.The staff where courteous and efficient and spoke English. The kitchens are open to customers viewing.The menu appeared to cater for most tastes at fair prices.What was nice was that one could view fish and live shellfish and select to order.probably better than most restaurants that we have seen locally.read more
Mark Middleton-Smith
Mark Middleton-Smith
21:34 05 Dec 19
Great food, wonderful service but full of opera fans, if you love nonstop vocals throughout your meal
Gustav Runemo
Gustav Runemo
17:01 03 Dec 19
The food came remarkably fast, and the natural salad surprisingly had no salad, but consisted of tomatoes with large... chunks of canned tuna on it. The pasta napoletana tasted curiously similar to the canned napoletana sauce sold in supermarkets. Still, the view was nice and it didn't cost us a fortune either.read more
Marco Pegoraro
Marco Pegoraro
23:37 21 Nov 19
A very pleasant surprise. A simple, down to earth place, with one of the best quality/price ratios we've found in Gran... Canaria.The portions are very generous so for example you can get the paella for one and happily share it between two people. The staff is very easy going and helpful (they were the first to suggest to share the single portions).My girlfriend and I got a starter of tiny fried calamari, a single portion of paella, a bottle of wine for little above 32 euros. Combined with the freshness of the fish, it makes Las Salinas a place definitely worth visiting.read more
Kevin Williams
Kevin Williams
22:07 19 Nov 19
One of the few places open on Sunday afternoon. Decent enough food and friendly staff.
Anne O'connell
Anne O'connell
21:25 13 Nov 19
Stopped off for a cafe latte.Lovely staff. No delay.Very pleased.
Adrian Ponoran
Adrian Ponoran
18:31 09 Jan 19
Very good food, large portions and affordable prices. The menu has a decent selection of fish and sea food. Been twice,... both times the food was very tasty and the staff friendly. Large parking for customers available on site.read more
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