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Tulum restaurants

Unexpected delights /  the cave we discovered while swimming / the lizard in the patch of prickly pear / the ruins of millennia ago. 

– Lynn D. Troldahl Hershberger

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Ana y Jose

  • Zona Hotelera, Mexican, Seafood, $$$$ $$$
  • Carretera Tulum Boca Paila, Km 7
  • Tulum, Quintana Roo, 77780
  • +52-998-880-5629
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The hotel's beachfront restaurant is excellent for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The service is friendly and professional; the menu is primarily authentic Mexican fare with universal appeal.

Cetli

  • Zona Hotelera, Mexican, $$$$ $$$$
  • Polar Poniente St. corner Orion Norte St.
  • Tulum, Quintana Roo, 77780
  • +52-984-108-0681
  • Website

A gracious, more formal, romantic restaurant run by chef Claudia Pérez Rívas a couple of blocks off the main drag in town. Cash only; closed Wednesdays.

El Tábano

  • Zona Hotelera, Mexican, $$$$ $$$
  • Carretera Tulum Boca Paila, Km 5
  • Tulum, Quintana Roo, 77780
  • +52-984-134-8725
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A pretty, intimate restaurant that tends to rank as everyone's favorite along the beach. Reservations are a good idea. 

Hemingway

  • Zona Costera, Italian, $$$$ $$$
  • Carrettera Boca Pila, Km 5
  • Tulum, Quintana Roo, 77780
  • +52‎-866-539-0036‎
  • Website

There are only five super cozy and darling tables right on the beach within an eco lodge. No menu; you just tell them what you want.

La Zebra

  • Zona Hotelera, Mexican, $$$$ $$
  • Carretera Tulum a Boca Paila, Km 8.2
  • Tulum, Quintana Roo, 77780
  • +1-303-952-0595
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Located closer to the Si'an Kaan nature reserve, it has a lovely outdoor lounge area on the beach. A good spot for sunset.

Posada Margherita

  • Zona Hotelera, Italian, $$$$ $$$
  • Carretera Tulum Boca Paila, Km 4.5
  • Tulum, Quintana Roo, 77780
  • +52-984-801-8493
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Skip it. We put it on the list because everyone will recommend it. But you'll be the smarter for knowing it's overrated, over-priced, and not very tasty.

Que Fresco!

  • Zona Hotelera, Mexican, Seafood, $$$$ $$
  • Carretera Tulum Boca Paila, Km 5
  • Tulum, Quintana Roo, 77780
  • +52-415-387-9806
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An excellent fresh fish restaurant right on the beach at Zamas Hotel serving lunch and dinner. There's live music in the evening, everything from reggae to rock, which makes it a bit of a scene.

Sahara Café

  • Zona Federal Marítima y Tankah IV, Mediterranean, Italian, $$$$ $$$
  • Camino Tankah IV Lote 4 Fraccion 1
  • Tulum, Quintana Roo, 77780
  • +52-1-984-139-5131
  • Website | Email

The restaurant at Jashita Hotel serves an excellent mix of Italian and Mexican cuisines, relying on local ingredients.

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