The main street of Tulum is simply teeming with different Restaurants. Sadly many of them are overpriced and generic and seem to pander to tourist expectations of high prices. My expectations of... more
Cabanas Santa fe is cheaper for food and drinks but is less clean.
Cabanas Don Armando is lighty more upper class.
Tip: have a drink first and eat with Armando. Go quite early because from 9 pm... more
We drove south from a hotel closer to the Tulum ruins to have dinner at Ana y Jose's. The grounds are just beautiful and much fancier than the bungalows where we stayed.
The meal was excellent, but... more
There are MANY restaurants on Tulum Ave. Many of them are less than busy, all that is except for El Mariachi. This place always has at least a few tables full of people enjoying their food. They have... more
Que Fresco! at the Zamas Hotel is a very popular place in Zona Hotelera. It is perfectly situated on the beach as it curves out on a small point. You can sit at any of the tables and look out upon... more
The restaurant of the Hotel Piedra Escondida is good Caribbean-classy choice in on the beach. The restaurant has both indoor and outside seating that offers a pleasant atmosphere for a quiet candlelit... more
This is a great place to have a bite or even simly have a drink: Cabana el Paraiso. It's a casual restaurant and bar right on Paraiso beach. Food is simple but good - there's obviously not a wide... more
Excellent, authentic Mexican cuisine. We were the only touristas there, it appears to be a local joint. The place is painted a rather vibrant orange which sounds bad but it just makes it incredibly... more
El mirador is a small restaurant about 500 metres from the ruins of Tulum which also rents simple cabanas. The restaurant is located above the beach and, although simple (and admittedly apparently not... more
The grandmother Doña Tina still cooks in the kitchen. Everything is good but for a real Yucateco experience, try the sopa de limon. Amazing value for the money.
Ambience - palepa, just locals, truck... more
Beautiful setting, in the jungle in the Cabanas Copal complex. Waiters in white shirts bring concerned service to you while new age Putamayo music wafts overhead. The drinks arrive, you look across at... more
I love this place; the food is unique, exquisitely fresh, the atmosphere unusual. I've returned each time I've vacationed in Tulum and never been disappointed. Unfortunately, eating there just last... more
This place specializes in seafood. Really great ceviches, but also fresh fish. They also serve other dishes as well. Service fast and friendly, top value for money.
Ambience - you're in the wrong... more
This tiny little restaurant is clean, sparse and a refreshingly modern little spot run by a fantastic couple. The food was amazing and a value to boot. It's a great change from the (also stunning... more
Don Pablo was a beautiful restaurant. The host made it clear that there goal was to provide us exceptional service...the food was good, the ambiance was great but the wine, which as wine lovers know... more
If you are waiting for a bus or are in the downtown area, Dona Rosa is fantastic choice for inexpensive carnitas tacos. It is situated across the street from the bus station downtown in the row of... more
If Tulum, Mexico were a man, I'm pretty sure that I'd run off with him. Located 2 hours south of Cancun, Tulum is an almost perfect paradise. It is incredibly beautiful, so much so that it is hard to...
Monday, January 24, 2005.
Hans and I took local buses to TULUM. After making a stop in Play Del Carmen, it was another 39 miles, or 63 Km south.
Tulum is Mayan for "WALL" and dates to the period A.D....
Travel Dates: August 18-25 2002, February 2003, July 13 2004, March 15-16 2005, March 6 2007, February 20-21 2008, December 5 2011.
Tulum isn't just Mayan ruins with a small beach! It's 7 kilometres...