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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
    La Malinche Art And Food
    #1 of 628 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 100 reviewsTripAdvisor (100)
    $ | Mexican, Spanish
    Carretera Tulum Boca Paila km 7.5 Local 6, Tulum 77580 Mexico
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  • #2
    Cafe Hunab Ku
    #2 of 628 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 98 reviewsTripAdvisor (98)
    $ | Cafe, Mexican
    Calle Kukulcan Corner with Calle Mercurio West, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #3
    PaQuino Coffee Shop
    #3 of 628 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 167 reviewsTripAdvisor (167)
    $ | Italian, Mediterranean, Deli, Cafe
    Avenida Tulum en frente de Piola, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #4
    BAL NAK'
    #4 of 628 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 171 reviewsTripAdvisor (171)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Contemporary
    Av. Boca Paila KM 7.5, Tulum 77766 Mexico
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  • #5
    Uno Japanese Noodles
    #5 of 628 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 395 reviewsTripAdvisor (395)
    $ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    Calle Jupiter S Entre calle Sol Oriente y Av. Tulum, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #6
    Taboo Tulum
    #6 of 628 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 760 reviewsTripAdvisor (760)
    $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean
    Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Punta Piedra Zona Hotelera KM 7, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #7
    Mexican Experience Tulum
    #7 of 628 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 262 reviewsTripAdvisor (262)
    $$ | Mexican, Latin, Caribbean, Bar, Pub
    Carretera Tulum _ Boca Paila Kilometro 10,5 Hotel Manglex, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #8
    Taqueria Honorio
    #8 of 628 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 588 reviewsTripAdvisor (588)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Fast Food, Central American
    Mza 10 Av. Satelite Sur / Andomeda Y Sol Ote Lt 13, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #9
    Mulberry Project Tulum
    #9 of 628 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 241 reviewsTripAdvisor (241)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mexican, Bar
    Carretera Tulum A Boca Paila La Zebra Hotel, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #10
    Horno Gourmet
    #10 of 628 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 141 reviewsTripAdvisor (141)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, International, Healthy
    Polar Poniente S/N, Tulum Centro Ente Orion Nte y Centauro Nte, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #11
    Fresco's
    #11 of 628 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 170 reviewsTripAdvisor (170)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Healthy, Seafood
    Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila km 7 Zona Hotelera, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #12
    Loco Tulum
    #12 of 628 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 241 reviewsTripAdvisor (241)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, Pizza, Grill, Middle Eastern
    Carretera Boca Paila KM 9.3, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #13
    Rosa Negra
    #13 of 628 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1877 reviewsTripAdvisor (1877)
    $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood, International
    Carretera Tulum-Punta Allen Km 7.5, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #14
    Sabor De Mar
    #14 of 628 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 467 reviewsTripAdvisor (467)
    $ | Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
    Calle Jupiter Mz 05 Lote 17 Local 4, Colonia Centro, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #15
    NAO
    #15 of 628 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 324 reviewsTripAdvisor (324)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Seafood
    Avenida Tulum Entre Calle Acuario S Y Calle Jupiter, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #16
    Pasha Tulum Down Town
    #16 of 628 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 233 reviewsTripAdvisor (233)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, International, Healthy
    Calle Saturno Norte Corner Av Tulum, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #17
    El Pez Nativo
    #17 of 628 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 167 reviewsTripAdvisor (167)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy
    Avenida Tulum Entre Jupiter Norte y Acuario Norte, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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  • #18
    Beso Tulum
    #18 of 628 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 276 reviewsTripAdvisor (276)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Mediterranean, Spanish
    Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila km 6, Tulum 77766 Mexico
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  • #19
    La Zebra Beach Restaurant and Bar
    #19 of 628 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2038 reviewsTripAdvisor (2038)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Caribbean, Bar
    Carretera Tulum a Boca Paila Km 8.2, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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  • #20
    Mi Amor Restaurant
    #20 of 628 Places to Eat in Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 311 reviewsTripAdvisor (311)
    $$ | Contemporary, International
    Boca Paila, km 4.1, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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