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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
    Parole Tulum
    #1 of 569 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 163 reviewsTripAdvisor (163)
    $ - $$ | Italian, International
    Hotel Zone Km 6.5, Tulum 77503 Mexico
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  • #2
    Saikuk
    #2 of 569 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 86 reviewsTripAdvisor (86)
    $$ | Moroccan, Mediterranean, African
    Boca Paila 8,5km, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #3
    Tora Tulum
    #3 of 569 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 190 reviewsTripAdvisor (190)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Seafood, International, Sushi, Japanese Fusion
    Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila KM 7.5 Tulum Beach, Zona Hotelera, 77503 Tulum, Q.R., Tulum 77503 Mexico
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  • #4
    PaQuino Coffee Shop
    #4 of 569 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 177 reviewsTripAdvisor (177)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Cafe, Deli
    Avenida Tulum en frente de Piola, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #5
    Mexican Experience Tulum
    #5 of 569 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 270 reviewsTripAdvisor (270)
    $$ | Mexican, Latin
    Carretera Tulum _ Boca Paila Kilometro 10,5 Hotel Manglex, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #6
    Cafe Hunab Ku
    #6 of 569 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 125 reviewsTripAdvisor (125)
    $ | Mexican
    Calle Kukulcan Mz 40 Lt 5 Local 4, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #7
    Nao
    #7 of 569 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 460 reviewsTripAdvisor (460)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
    Avenida Tulum Entre Calle Acuario S Y Calle Jupiter, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #8
    Loco Tulum
    #8 of 569 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 303 reviewsTripAdvisor (303)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, Mexican, Pizza, Grill, Middle Eastern
    Carretera Boca Paila KM 9.3, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #9
    BAL NAK'
    #9 of 569 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 215 reviewsTripAdvisor (215)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Contemporary
    Av. Boca Paila KM 7.5, Tulum 77766 Mexico
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  • #10
    Taboo Tulum
    #10 of 569 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 911 reviewsTripAdvisor (911)
    $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean
    Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Punta Piedra Zona Hotelera KM 7, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #11
    La Malinche Art And Food
    #11 of 569 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 144 reviewsTripAdvisor (144)
    $ | Mexican, Latin
    Carretera Tulum Boca Paila km 7.5 Local 6, Tulum 77580 Mexico
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  • #12
    Mulberry Project Tulum
    #12 of 569 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 256 reviewsTripAdvisor (256)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mexican, Bar
    Carretera Tulum A Boca Paila La Zebra Hotel, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #13
    Horno Gourmet
    #13 of 569 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 160 reviewsTripAdvisor (160)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, International, Healthy
    Polar Poniente S/N, Tulum Centro Ente Orion Nte y Centauro Nte, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #14
    Taqueria Honorio
    #14 of 569 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 605 reviewsTripAdvisor (605)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Fast Food
    Mza 10 Av. Satelite Sur / Andomeda Y Sol Ote Lt 13, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #15
    Uno Japanese Noodles
    #15 of 569 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 423 reviewsTripAdvisor (423)
    $ | Japanese, Sushi, Soups, Asian
    Calle Jupiter S Entre calle Sol Oriente y Av. Tulum, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #16
    BAK’ by Harry's Prime Steakhouse & Raw Bar
    #16 of 569 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 278 reviewsTripAdvisor (278)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Seafood
    Carretera Federal Tulum a Boca Paila Km. 8.5, Tulum 77789 Mexico
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  • #17
    Fresco's
    #17 of 569 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 175 reviewsTripAdvisor (175)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Healthy
    Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila km 7 Zona Hotelera, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #18
    Sabor De Mar
    #18 of 569 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 496 reviewsTripAdvisor (496)
    $ | Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
    Calle Jupiter Mz 05 Lote 17 Local 4, Colonia Centro, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #19
    Rosa Negra
    #19 of 569 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1983 reviewsTripAdvisor (1983)
    $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood, International
    Carretera Tulum-Punta Allen Km 7.5, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #20
    El Pez Nativo
    #20 of 569 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 172 reviewsTripAdvisor (172)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy
    Avenida Tulum Entre Jupiter Norte y Acuario Norte, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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