Restaurants in Tulum

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Tulum is one of those rare Caribbean destinations that actually has a developed culinary scene. The most famous restaurant is Hartwood, which perenni... Read More

Tulum is one of those rare Caribbean destinations that actually has a developed culinary scene. The most famous restaurant is Hartwood, which perennially has a line stretching out the door—even after it finally started taking reservations for its popular tables. And it’s packed every night, even in the low season, for good reason. The food, mostly cooked in a brick-oven grill, is prepared to perfection—tender meats, roasted vegetables, and addictive sauces. On the other end of the spectrum, downtown Tulum is full of budget-friendly, casual places to eat. Stop by Taqueria Honorio for the area’s best cochinita pibil, or El Camello Jr. for ultra-fresh ceviche.

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  • Antojitos La Chiapaneca Restaurant in Tulum

    Stephanie Wu

    Antojitos La Chiapaneca

    One of the best-loved taco places in downtown Tulum, Antojitos de Chiapaneca is only open for dinner and always full of locals. The menu is simple: pick... Read More

  • El Camello Jr. Restaurant in Tulum Ashley Ho
    El Camello Jr.

    Locals and visitors flock to this open-air restaurant for the ceviche. The marinated seafood options include shrimp, fish, octopus, and snail, and comes... Read More

  • Flor de Michoacan Popsicles in Tulum Ashley Ho
    Flor de Michoacan

    This café sells coffee, fresh juices, ice cream, and more, but what people come here for are the paletas. Stored in a cold case, they have every flavor... Read More

  • Hartwood Restaurant in Tulum

    Moses Berkson

    Hartwood

    Reservations at Tulum’s most famous restaurant are an absolute must. Even in low season, the restaurant is packed as soon as it opens, at 6 p.m. Start... Read More

  • Ki'Bok Coffee Shop in Tulum

    Kira Turnbull

    Ki'Bok Coffee Shop

    This family-run café is arguably the best place to get coffee in Tulum. Working with an Italian roaster, Ki’bok sources its coffee from two proprietary... Read More

  • La Popular Restaurant in Tulum Ashley Ho
    La Popular

    The beachside La Popular, one of two restaurants at the Nomade hotel, is known for its expertly prepared grilled seafood. This star attraction is served... Read More

  • Mur Mur Restaurant in Tulum Ashley Ho
    Mur Mur

    This new restaurant on Tulum’s jungle side opened in December 2015 under the guidance of one of Mexico’s top chefs, Diego Hernandez. (His restaurant in... Read More

  • Posada Margherita Restaurant in Tulum Courtesy of Posada Margherita
    Posada Margherita Restaurant

    This intimate, open-walled Italian restaurant forgoes menus and sticks with a consistent rotation of house-made pastas and two or three dishes built... Read More

  • Que Fresco Restaurant in Tulum Kira Turnbull
    Que Fresco

    This restaurant in the Zamas hotel overlooks a small peninsula and has a wood-burning oven and fully stocked mezcal bar. It’s best to visit Que Fresco... Read More

  • Tagueria Honorio Restaurant in Tulum Ashley Ho
    Taqueria Honorio

    This no-frills taco spot in downtown looks nondescript, but has a very good reason for its word-of-mouth reputation: its slow-roasted cochinita pibil.... Read More

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