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What to Eat in Tulum

Over the years, Tulum has cultivated an impressive parade of local and international chefs who have opened trendy, yet rustic restaurants that put the spotlight on some of the region's most celebrated ingredients, including huitlacoche (Mexican truffle) and cochinita pibil (slow-roasted pork). These new eateries blend seamlessly with the casual dives locals love. Though traditional Mexican flavors are the focus of many of Tulum's menus, there are a variety of other cuisines represented here, including Italian at Posada Margherita and Casa Violeta, and Thai at Mezzanine. But if it's the traditional flavors of Mexico that your palette seeks, head to Safari (famous for its Airstream trailer turned kitchen), El Tábano or Antojitos La Chiapaneca (for its spit-roasted meat).

For more upscale meals, consider Kitchen Table, Gitano (well-known for its mezcal cocktails) and Hartwood (though you should be prepared for a wait at this extremely popular eatery).

True to Tulum's bohemian ethos, this beach town is also chock full of vegetarian- and vegan-friendly restaurants, including Arca, Ziggy's and Raw Love, which earns praise from guests for its collection of healthy smoothies and bowls.

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  • #1
    Ilios Greek Estiatorio
    #1 of 654 Places to Eat in Tulum
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 217 reviewsTripadvisor (217)
    Carretera Boca Paila, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #2
    Loco Tulum
    #2 of 654 Places to Eat in Tulum
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 489 reviewsTripadvisor (489)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, Mexican, Pizza, Grill, Healthy, Middle Eastern
    Carretera Boca Paila KM 9.3, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #3
    Tantra Tulum
    #3 of 654 Places to Eat in Tulum
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 243 reviewsTripadvisor (243)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, International, Contemporary
    Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila KM 7 Avenida Tulum Beach, Zona Hotelera, 77503, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #4
    Curry by Po Thai Restaurant
    #4 of 654 Places to Eat in Tulum
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 247 reviewsTripadvisor (247)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    Calle Palenque, 1 Poniente La Veleta, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #5
    La Zebra Beach Restaurant and Bar
    #5 of 654 Places to Eat in Tulum
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2606 reviewsTripadvisor (2606)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Caribbean, Bar
    Carretera Tulum a Boca Paila Km 8.2, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #6
    La Corriente
    #6 of 654 Places to Eat in Tulum
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 182 reviewsTripadvisor (182)
    $ - $$ | Seafood
    Costera Tulum - Boca Paila Km 8. 3, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #7
    Parole Tulum
    #7 of 654 Places to Eat in Tulum
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 543 reviewsTripadvisor (543)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian, Contemporary
    Hotel Zone Km 6.5, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #8
    Boccanera Pizzeria y Cerveceria
    #8 of 654 Places to Eat in Tulum
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 88 reviewsTripadvisor (88)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian, Brew Pub
    Carretera Tulum-Punta Allen, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #9
    Tora Tulum
    #9 of 654 Places to Eat in Tulum
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 384 reviewsTripadvisor (384)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Contemporary, Japanese Fusion
    Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila KM 7.5 Tulum Beach, Zona Hotelera, 77503 Tulum, Q.R., Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #10
    PaQuino Coffee Shop
    #10 of 654 Places to Eat in Tulum
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 193 reviewsTripadvisor (193)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Cafe, Deli
    Avenida Tulum en frente de Piola, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #11
    Funky Geisha Tulum
    #11 of 654 Places to Eat in Tulum
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 237 reviewsTripadvisor (237)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Chinese
    Carretera Km 8 Boca Paila - Punta Allen, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #12
    Chambao Tulum
    #12 of 654 Places to Eat in Tulum
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 141 reviewsTripadvisor (141)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Grill, Contemporary
    Carretera Tulum-boca Paila, Punta Piedra Zona Hotelera Km 7, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #13
    BAK’ by Harry's Prime Steakhouse & Raw Bar
    #13 of 654 Places to Eat in Tulum
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 660 reviewsTripadvisor (660)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Seafood
    Carretera Federal Tulum a Boca Paila Km. 8.5, Tulum 77789 Mexico
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  • #14
    Mezzanine Thai Restaurant & Bar
    #14 of 654 Places to Eat in Tulum
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1880 reviewsTripadvisor (1880)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai, Healthy
    Carretera Tulum a Boca Paila Km 1.5, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #15
    Mulberry Project Tulum
    #15 of 654 Places to Eat in Tulum
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 281 reviewsTripadvisor (281)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mexican, Bar
    Carretera Tulum A Boca Paila La Zebra Hotel, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #16
    El Pez Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
    #16 of 654 Places to Eat in Tulum
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 529 reviewsTripadvisor (529)
    $ - $$ | Seafood
    Carretera Tulum a Boca Paila Km 5.5 at Hotel Pez, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #17
    Mexican Experience Tulum
    #17 of 654 Places to Eat in Tulum
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 271 reviewsTripadvisor (271)
    $$ | Mexican, Latin
    Carretera Tulum _ Boca Paila Kilometro 10,5 Hotel Manglex, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #18
    Cafe Hunab Ku
    #18 of 654 Places to Eat in Tulum
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 135 reviewsTripadvisor (135)
    $ | Mexican
    Calle Kukulcan Mz 40 Lt 5 Local 4, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #19
    BAL NAK'
    #19 of 654 Places to Eat in Tulum
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 232 reviewsTripadvisor (232)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Contemporary
    Av. Boca Paila KM 7.5, Tulum 77766 Mexico
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  • #20
    Horno Gourmet
    #20 of 654 Places to Eat in Tulum
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 162 reviewsTripadvisor (162)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, International, Healthy
    Polar Poniente S/N, Tulum Centro Ente Orion Nte y Centauro Nte, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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