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 from al pastor, beef, or chicken, in either a taco or torta. The al pastor here is famous—it roasts on a spit all day and has a great char. There’s also a small menu of snacks, including delicious empanadas (make sure to order one with Oaxacan cheese). Once the food comes to your table, take it to the center of the restaurant, which has five large molcajete bowls filled to the brim with sauces and condiments: guacamole, a spicy red sauce, limes, onions, and lettuce. No matter what combination you use, you’re guaranteed a cheap, satisfying, and filling meal.