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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
    Taboo Tulum
    #1 of 572 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 464 reviewsTripAdvisor (464)
    $$ | Mediterranean
    Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Punta Piedra Zona Hotelera KM 7, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #2
    PaQuino Coffee Shop
    #2 of 572 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 133 reviewsTripAdvisor (133)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Cafe, Deli
    Avenida Tulum en frente de Piola, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #3
    Horno 7 Tulum
    #3 of 572 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 101 reviewsTripAdvisor (101)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, International, Healthy
    Polar Poniente S/N, Tulum Centro Ente Orion Nte y Centauro Nte, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #4
    Mulberry Project Tulum
    #4 of 572 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 216 reviewsTripAdvisor (216)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mexican, Bar
    Carretera Tulum A Boca Paila La Zebra Hotel, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #5
    Taqueria Honorio
    #5 of 572 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 521 reviewsTripAdvisor (521)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Fast Food, Central American
    Mza 10 Av. Satelite Sur / Andomeda Y Sol Ote Lt 13, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #6
    BAL NAK'
    #6 of 572 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 75 reviewsTripAdvisor (75)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Contemporary
    Av. Boca Paila KM 7.5, Tulum 77766 Mexico
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  • #7
    The Mexican Experience Tulum
    #7 of 572 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 225 reviewsTripAdvisor (225)
    $$ | Mexican, Latin
    Carretera Tulum _ Boca Paila Kilometro 10,5 Hotel Manglex, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #8
    Fresco's
    #8 of 572 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 155 reviewsTripAdvisor (155)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Healthy, Seafood
    Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila km 7 Zona Hotelera, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #9
    ZINE Food & Films
    #9 of 572 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 310 reviewsTripAdvisor (310)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, International, Fusion
    Calle Palenque Lote 1, Región 15, colonia La Veleta, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #10
    Rosa Negra
    #10 of 572 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1627 reviewsTripAdvisor (1627)
    $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood, International
    Carretera Tulum-Punta Allen Km 7.5, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #11
    Pasha Tulum Down Town
    #11 of 572 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 200 reviewsTripAdvisor (200)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, International, Healthy
    Calle Saturno Norte Corner Av Tulum, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #12
    Sabor De Mar
    #12 of 572 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 394 reviewsTripAdvisor (394)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood
    Calle Jupiter Mz 05 Lote 17 Local 4, Colonia Centro, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #13
    El Pez Nativo
    #13 of 572 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 147 reviewsTripAdvisor (147)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy
    Avenida Tulum Entre Jupiter Norte y Acuario Norte, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #14
    Uno Japanese Noodles
    #14 of 572 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 153 reviewsTripAdvisor (153)
    $ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Soups
    Calle Jupiter S Entre calle Sol Oriente y Av. Tulum, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #15
    Loco Tulum
    #15 of 572 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 180 reviewsTripAdvisor (180)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, Mexican, Pizza, Grill, Middle Eastern
    Carretera Boca Paila KM 9.3, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #16
    NU Tulum
    #16 of 572 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 190 reviewsTripAdvisor (190)
    $$ | Mexican
    Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila km. 8.7, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #17
    Mi Amor Restaurant
    #17 of 572 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 282 reviewsTripAdvisor (282)
    $$ | Contemporary, International
    Boca Paila, km 4.1, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #18
    La Parrillada Tulum
    #18 of 572 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 340 reviewsTripAdvisor (340)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinean, Grill
    Calle Orion Sur Between Venus Street and Neptuno Street, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #19
    Mia Restaurant & Beach Club
    #19 of 572 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 239 reviewsTripAdvisor (239)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Seafood, Contemporary, Wine Bar
    Carretera Tulum - Boca Paila Km 7.5, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #20
    El Gourmet
    #20 of 572 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 343 reviewsTripAdvisor (343)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Cafe, International, Healthy
    Calle Centauro Between Andromeda & Sol Oriente, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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