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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 567 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 155 reviewsTripAdvisor (155)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, International
    Hotel Zone Km 6.5, Tulum 77503 Mexico
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  • #2
    Saikuk
    #2 of 567 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 85 reviewsTripAdvisor (85)
    Moroccan, Mediterranean
    Boca Paila 8,5km, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #3
    Tora Tulum
    #3 of 567 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 187 reviewsTripAdvisor (187)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, International, 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
    Cafe Hunab Ku
    #4 of 567 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 124 reviewsTripAdvisor (124)
    $ | Mexican
    Calle Kukulcan Corner with Calle Mercurio West, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #5
    PaQuino Coffee Shop
    #5 of 567 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 176 reviewsTripAdvisor (176)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Cafe, Deli
    Avenida Tulum en frente de Piola, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #6
    BAL NAK'
    #6 of 567 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 209 reviewsTripAdvisor (209)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Contemporary
    Av. Boca Paila KM 7.5, Tulum 77766 Mexico
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  • #7
    Taboo Tulum
    #7 of 567 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 907 reviewsTripAdvisor (907)
    $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean
    Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Punta Piedra Zona Hotelera KM 7, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #8
    Loco Tulum
    #8 of 567 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 288 reviewsTripAdvisor (288)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, Mexican, Pizza, Grill, Middle Eastern
    Carretera Boca Paila KM 9.3, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #9
    Nao
    #9 of 567 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 450 reviewsTripAdvisor (450)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
    Avenida Tulum Entre Calle Acuario S Y Calle Jupiter, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #10
    Mexican Experience Tulum
    #10 of 567 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 272 reviewsTripAdvisor (272)
    $$ | Mexican, Latin, Caribbean
    Carretera Tulum _ Boca Paila Kilometro 10,5 Hotel Manglex, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #11
    Mulberry Project Tulum
    #11 of 567 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 257 reviewsTripAdvisor (257)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mexican, Bar
    Carretera Tulum A Boca Paila La Zebra Hotel, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #12
    La Malinche Art And Food
    #12 of 567 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 140 reviewsTripAdvisor (140)
    $ | Mexican, Latin
    Carretera Tulum Boca Paila km 7.5 Local 6, Tulum 77580 Mexico
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  • #13
    Horno Gourmet
    #13 of 567 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 567 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 605 reviewsTripAdvisor (605)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Fast Food, Central American
    Mza 10 Av. Satelite Sur / Andomeda Y Sol Ote Lt 13, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #15
    Uno Japanese Noodles
    #15 of 567 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
    Fresco's
    #16 of 567 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 175 reviewsTripAdvisor (175)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Healthy
    Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila km 7 Zona Hotelera, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #17
    BAK’ by Harry's Prime Steakhouse & Raw Bar
    #17 of 567 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 257 reviewsTripAdvisor (257)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Seafood
    Carretera Federal Tulum a Boca Paila Km. 8.5, Tulum 77789 Mexico
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  • #18
    Sabor De Mar
    #18 of 567 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 567 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1977 reviewsTripAdvisor (1977)
    $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood, International
    Carretera Tulum-Punta Allen Km 7.5, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #20
    El Pez Nativo
    #20 of 567 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 172 reviewsTripAdvisor (172)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy
    Avenida Tulum Entre Jupiter Norte y Acuario Norte, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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