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    Maya Salvaje: Satisfying Tacos

    by blueskyjohn Updated Apr 21, 2014

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    This restaurant is located just past the parking area and gate blocking the road. It is in the area where the shuttle drops off people. It is a large place with a full bar, tables and souvenir shop. The food came out fairly fast but it took considerable time to get the bill. So plan ahead for that. If you don't plan on eat more when your meal comes, ask for the bill at that time instead after you finish your meal.

    I ordered the Guacamole to start. It was average and the portion was small. I then had the chicken tacos. You get 4 tacos and what I liked was the sliver of Avocado. Not a bad value and decent food.

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    N/A: Delicious Fish Tacos!

    by meteorologist1 Written Feb 22, 2014

    Near the entrance to the Tulum Ruins, you will find lots of gift shops as well as restaurants. We found this nice little friendly and bustling place serving authentic fish tacos for a reasonably cheap price.

    Favorite Dish: The fish tacos were absolutely delicious. Be careful with the salsa as it is very hot.

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    Lol-Ha: Chilling on Akumal beach

    by toontown Written Jul 2, 2012

    We stopped at Lol-Ha on Akumal beach for lunch on the way to Tulum, which is very close. It is a big palapa restaurant on stilts right on the beach. Fantasic menu, decent food.

    Favorite Dish: The scallop po' boy sandwhich was great. Other offerings included soups, salads, Mexican specialties, sandwhiches, burgers, hotdogs, chicken, and seafood dishes.

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    El Tabano: ANIMAL CRUELTY - DO NOT PATRONISE THIS RESTAURANT

    by ciaobella55 Written Apr 28, 2012

    PLEASE do not go here. These people tried to drown a kitten in a bucket of bleach, while suffocating the mother and other kittens in a plastic bag!
    Fortunately some passers by saved the animals and took them to a shelter where the bleach kitten is being treated for burns and eye injuries.
    People like this DO NOT DESERVE our custom, no matter what their food is like.

    Favorite Dish: NOTHING

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  • The Cottage: Don't miss the catch of the day !!!!

    by parkins0n Written Jul 31, 2011

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    Is on the main avenue of Tulum Downtown, a small place, but very nice decor, clean and a beutiful terrace where you can sit and chat with you friends for hours !!!!

    Favorite Dish: I had lunch with a friend at the Cottage on 04/07/11 and it was simply amazing. I loved everything about the restaurant from the moment I walked in. Crisp, clean, well appointed. The service was very good. Our waiter suggested the catch of the day which I immediately decided to go for because it sounded fantastic - I was not disappointed when it arrived, it was excellent! My friend had a nice salad and was a big hit as well. Try it and I promise you will not be disappointed!

    THE TERRACE !!!!
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  • The Cottage: Clean, presentation,taste & price !!!!

    by Chobis Updated Jun 24, 2011

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    Is a new restaurant in Tulum, but I have to tell you Is REALLY good!!! I had for dinner "Fish fillet garlic style" and my friend had "Stuffed chicken breast with spinach" The fish came as a rolled fillet, piled high with roasted garlic and served with bell peppers on a bed of rice, garnished with a curled stick of spaghetti. If you've ever roasted garlic, you know the garlic flavor eventually gives way to a sweetness and slight bitterness that goes well with the tender, sweet white fish. The flavor is matched by the peppers, and completed with the rice. The chicken breast was fork tender, and the spinach cream sauce tasted rich without being too heavy or cloying, kept just the right hint of spinach. The chef is a young guy, the presentation and flavors lead me to think he must have gone to culinary school in France: the dishes were far more complex and impressive than anything I expected to find in Tulum.

    Favorite Dish: "Stuffed chicken breast with spinach"
    "Fish fillet garlic style"

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    El Crucero Restaurant: Not a bad place to stop after the Ruins

    by SJTravel Written Aug 10, 2010

    El Crucero is a hotel on the street leading up the Ruins. As you are leaving the ruins and going to catch a taxi or a bus back to town, you can stop at the El Crucero Restaurant before leaving. They usually have a daily deal that is a pretty good price. The rest of the menu items are only OK, you can probably get something cheaper in town if you went looking. But the daily deal is a great deal and the food is pretty tasty. The best part about this restaurant is the guy who works there, Gregorio. He is such a nice guy with a great personality and a generosity of spirit.

    Favorite Dish: I had the daily deal a burrito and a soda. The Yucatan burrito was interesting. It had this cream on it that was different on top. If you don't want the cream, you should let them know before hand.

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    La Flor de Michoacan: Fruit and Fruit juices

    by dila Written Aug 5, 2008

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    It is across the busstation.
    i had some delicious fresh juice. different kind of juice mixed

    Av. Tulum Jupiter y Alfa Paleteria y neveria?
    open 7.00 - 22.30

    Favorite Dish: Big Juice with naranja, pina, platana 18 pesos (orange, pineapple, banana)
    Big muffin (half in a bag to take with me) 15 pesos

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    No name: Gallery/restaurant

    by leffe3 Updated Mar 30, 2006

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    can't remember the name of this place, but its in Tulum Crucero (junction to Cancun). Heading from the north and Cancun its on the righthand side two-thirds of the way down the block of shops and restaurants. Doubles as a cafe/gallery,with lots of interesting day of the dead goodies on sale. Lots of whicker chairs, tinkling fountain and pleasant environment.

    Favorite Dish: Standard Mexican fare which was good and cheap.

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    Pequeno Buenos Aires: Meat And Lots Of It

    by bdwoot Written Jan 29, 2006

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    On the east side of the main street north of the center of town is a restaurant under a thatched roof that specialized in Argentinian food. The service was good but slow, and we were served gigantic slabs of steer meat. Mine came rare, a cut that was difficult to identify but still with pretty good flavor. One problem: if you are from the US, this is one of the few things that I am chauvanistic about. The meat was stringy and chewy, and nothing beats a steak from the USA.

    Other than that, a pleasant experience.

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    La Floresta: Lonely Planet was Right

    by Curlygirl Updated Dec 22, 2005

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    Just a no-frills open air taqueria on the side of the road as you drive by Playa del Carmen on the highway (opposite Calle 8), but Loney Planet said the shrimp tacos were to die for and they were SO RIGHT. I wish we'd been hungrier because the ceviche cocktails (in big parfait glasses) looked excellent as well. Very cheap...a great bargain.

    Favorite Dish: We only had the shrimp tacos, but the shrimp was so delicately fried, not greasy at all.
    It's a simple dish, but often those are the best. The salsa that came with chips was very simple and tasty as well.

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    San Francisco de Asis: Eating on the cheap

    by noah_pedrini Written May 10, 2005

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    If you're short on cash or looking for a cheap alternative to eating out, don't overlook getting some groceries at this supermarket. Danishes, pastries and bread abound (put your selections on a pizza tray with tongs and give to attendant to bag), and other common items can be purchased quite inexpensively. Also a good place for local cervezas and vino. Everytime we were there we had our car "washed" while inside and gave a 10-20 peso tip (you'll know if your wiper blades are up or not). There are also bathrooms inside.

    Favorite Dish: For lunch on a few days of our trip, we bought a package of tortillas and a self-opening can of black refried beans to spread on top. Make sure you have a knife on hand, unless you're feeling utilitarian and don't mind using a credit card to slap 'em on.

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    the restaurant at copal: Fan of Octopus?

    by whitneyone Written Feb 6, 2005

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    First night on vacation so lets do something special, like get the seafood fiesta for two. It was VERY good. The best octopus either of us had ever had. But be forewarned, it looks like the real thing. This is not breaded and fried. The fish, the shrimp and mussles were also good, the squid a little boring. We did think it was overpriced at 39 dollars USD for two, but what the heck, it was a big night.

    Favorite Dish: I don't know if you can get the Octopus alacarte, but it's worth a try. the marinade is very good.
    But we came to find out they use that marinade on a lot of seafood there, so we are glad we had it on the first night before we got tired of it.

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