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Tulum is a great part of the Riviera Maya, where you can find the most delicious gastronomical options; a dream come true for every food critic, or anyone who loves a great culinary experience. Come to Tulum and enjoy all the delicious surprises that its cuisine has in store for you!

Good for
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

10 Places

5 City Tips

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10 Places

Ziggy's

Restaurants

Chamico's

Restaurants

La Barracuda

Restaurants

Restaurant Don Cafeto

Restaurants

Mezzanine Thai Restaurant & Bar

Restaurants

Posada Margherita

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El Gourmet

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Co.ConAmor Restaurante

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Cenzontle

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Tulum Trattoria Romana

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Ivette C's City Tips

  • If you are thinking of taking taxi to get here, be sure to establish a rate for the day with your driver.
  • Colectivos (vans) are quite cheap and are easy to find at their official spots in either Cancun or Playa del Carmen. You can also hail them on the highway.
  • The most typical cuisine centers around seafood.
  • Tulum a smallish town, and you can easily enjoy it by renting a bike to cycle around, or by taking public transportation. You can also rent a car, depending on your budget.
  • Tulum is only 64km from Playa del Carmen.
  • Ziggy's
    Restaurants (Mexican, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood)
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    Ivette C Says:

    One of the best restaurants in Tulúm, with excellent food served on tables by the beach or even on sunbeds - you'll be located front row with a perfect sea view as you dine here. A perfect spot to sunbathe and relax while enjoying a cocktail.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • They serve the best Mojitos in Tulúm.
    • I really recommend you try the Mango Caribbean Ceviche.
    • Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #48 of 393 restaurants in Tulum
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Relaxing beach with Blue Water 12/11/2018
    • Our go to place for beach sitting and dining 11/11/2018
    • Ziggy's
    Address:
    Carretera Tulum - Boca Paila
    Zona Hotelera
    Tulum 77760
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 871 1145
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$35
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Chamico's
    Restaurants (Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood)
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    Ivette C Says:

    The best and most well hidden gem in Tulúm lies in Soliman Bay, surrounded by a lush jungle with a perfect sea view, and lots of luxury haciendas and villas. Right at the end of a sandy narrow street, Chamico's prepares one of the best ceviches with fresh lobster.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Besides a delicious ceviche, you can have one of the most private and gorgeous beaches to yourself.
    • I recommend that you bring your snorkeling equipment, as there are no places to rent it.
    • After a nice ceviche, have a nap in a hammock while listening to the waves.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #67 of 393 restaurants in Tulum
    • Amazing food 11/10/2018
    • Best fried fish and ceviche in all of the Yucatan 05/09/2018
    • Chamico's
    Address:
    Soliman Bay Road
    Tulum
    Mexico
  • La Barracuda
    Restaurants
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    Ivette C Says:

    Located right in the center of Tulúm, you'll enjoy nothing but perfect service, and high quality, well presented seafood dishes here at La Barracuda.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The mix ceviche is delicious.
    • Shrimp empanadas are a great way to start your meal.
    • If you are fond of crispy fish, this is the place to have it.
    • Closed on Mondays; open from noon the rest of the week.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #70 of 393 restaurants in Tulum
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Skip this one 30/10/2018
    • Really good, but really not 17/09/2018
    • La Barracuda
    Address:
    Av. Tulum
    Mza. 2 Lote 3
    Tulum 77760
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 160 0325
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Restaurant Don Cafeto
    Restaurants (Mexican, Latin, Central American)
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    Ivette C Says:

    Don Cafeto is well known for being one of the oldest restaurants in Tulúm, and also known for its great service and delicious cuisine. Popular with locals and tourists alike, you can find it right at the main avenue in Tulúm.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Breakfast is only served until noon.
    • Don't miss the vinaigrette with chili and veggies, but be careful if you're not used to eating spicy things.
    • One of the typical regional dishes is Huevos Motuleños; it is exquisite here.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #69 of 393 restaurants in Tulum
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great place off the main drag 07/11/2018
    • Excellent Breakfast 31/10/2018
    • Restaurant Don Cafeto
    Address:
    Av. Tulum No. 64 Lote 12
    Tulum 77780
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 800 505 1713
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Mezzanine Thai Restaurant & Bar
    Restaurants (Asian, Thai)
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    Ivette C Says:

    Mezzanine is the place to go if you are looking for Asian cuisine. With a menu filled with Thai specialties, served up in a romantic, beautiful environment — a taste of Thai heaven awaits in every bite!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Vegan options are available.
    • It’s open from 8am until 10pm, daily.
    • You cannot visit Mezzanine without trying the Golden Triangles, Classic Chicken Satay, Massaman Curry, and the Pineapple & Mango Curry.
    • It goes without saying, you have to try the Mojito Revolucionario and the Queeni Bellini!
    • Located in the Hotel Zone of Tulúm.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 393 restaurants in Tulum
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Always amazing! 06/11/2018
    • Came for the view...Stayed for the food 02/11/2018
    • Mezzanine Thai Restaurant & Bar
    Address:
    Carretera Tulum a Boca Paila
    Km 1.5
    Tulum 77780
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 131 1596
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Posada Margherita
    Restaurants (Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European)
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    Ivette C Says:

    A little piece of Italy, right in the Mexican Caribbean. Posada Margherita serves delicious food in a perfectly decorated setting, complete with beautiful antiques, boho-chic furnishings, and Javanese items everywhere - all of which combine to make your time here very pleasant.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Their specialties are absolutely authentic Italian, and the pastas and ingredients are all very fresh.
    • The appetizer with cauliflower, tomatoes, olive oil, and cheese is a must.
    • To end such an incredible meal, indulge in a coffee and a dessert while enjoying the sea view.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #91 of 393 restaurants in Tulum
    • Family Dinner 09/11/2018
    • AMAZING FOOD and GREAT STAFF 07/11/2018
    • Posada Margherita
    Address:
    Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 4,5
    Tulum
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 801 8493
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
    Other:
  • El Gourmet
    Restaurants (Italian, Cafe, International, Healthy)
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    Ivette C Says:

    A great option for a delicious breakfast or a light lunch of gourmet quality — the name says it all really! With a great variety of paninis, fresh juices, desserts, tea, and coffee, I assure you that your day will get off to a fantastic start here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Located in downtown Tulúm.
    • Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
    • Very attentive service from the owners.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 393 restaurants in Tulum
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic lunch 22/10/2018
    • Amazing sandwiches! 16/09/2018
    • El Gourmet
    Address:
    Calle Centauro
    Between Andromeda & Sol Oriente
    Tulum 77780
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 133 6407
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$10
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Co.ConAmor Restaurante
    Restaurants (Mexican, International, Healthy)
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    Ivette C Says:

    If you are looking for something totally different, I recommend you visit this vegan restaurant. With fresh and healthy options, Co.ConAmor also gives you the chance to shop from their selection of organic products.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Open from 10am to 7pm, Tuesday to Sunday.
    • It is pet friendly.
    • They have live music presentations.
    • Definitely try the falafel burger and some of their medicinal shots.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 393 restaurants in Tulum
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Mistake 19/10/2018
    • Very disappointing! 06/08/2018
    • Co.ConAmor Restaurante
    Address:
    Av. Coba Sur
    In Front of Chedraui Supermarket Behind Arena Real Estate. Road to the Beach
    Tulum 77760
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 871 2600
    Price range:
    US$6 - US$15
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Cenzontle
    Restaurants (Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Fusion)
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    Ivette C Says:

    Cenzontle is a vintage dining spot, with a beautiful ambiance and very professional staff who always remember you. They serve Mexican cuisine with elaborate gourmet twists, making this restaurant pretty close to perfection!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Open from 6pm to 11pm Monday through Saturday; closed on Sundays.
    • Located right in the Hotel Zone of Tulúm.
    • I really recommend the pork ribs, deconstructed nogada chile, and the Jamaica flower empanadas.
    • It is best that you book your table in advance.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #38 of 393 restaurants in Tulum
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • 200 peso for extra portion of vegetables 12/11/2018
    • Just Ok 08/11/2018
    • Cenzontle
    Address:
    Carretera Boca Paila km 7.3
    Tulum 77780
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 204 8628
    Price range:
    US$7 - US$15
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Tulum Trattoria Romana
    Restaurants (Italian)
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    Ivette C Says:

    If you are on the look out for classic, homemade Italian cuisine, Tulum Trattoria has just that, plus excellent service and top quality ingredients. Nothing but the authentic taste of Italy in Tulúm.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Located right in downtown Tulúm.
    • You'll get to experience customized attention from the owners.
    • I totally recommend the pasta with alfredo shrimps and seafood risotto, all topped off with homemade bread.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Family dinner 21/10/2017
    • Authentic! 10/07/2017
    • Tulum Trattoria Romana
    Address:
    Av. Tulum s/n
    Tulum 77760
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 119 1414
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
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