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Tulum Restaurant Guide

The Best Places To Eat At Any Budget

Updated October 2022

Tulum Restaurant Guide: The Best Restaurants In Tulum
Tulum Restaurant Guide: The Best Restaurants In Tulum

Welcome to Tulum

Tulum is a spectacular beach getaway on the Caribbean coast located in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. This historic port city has crystal-clear turquoise waters and a thriving gastronomic scene. Whether you’re looking to just grab a bite or go on a culinary adventure, Tulum has an amazing restaurant scene just waiting to be discovered.

Tulum is a spectacular beach getaway on the Caribbean coast located in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. This historic port city has crystal-clear turquoise waters and a thriving gastronomic scene. Whether you’re looking to just grab a bite or go on a culinary adventure, Tulum has an amazing restaurant scene just waiting to be discovered.

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Where to Eat

The Top Neighborhoods

  TULUM PUEBLO / CENTRO

Tulum Pueblo has restaurant options for all budgets and holds dozens of authentic restaurants, exciting nightclubs and bars, and often street festivals. On the edges of Centro are a few jungle areas that have some funkier, and more eclectic dining options. You’ll find ambiance, delicious food, and creativity at the eateries in Tulum Pueblo. 

  ZONA HOTELERA / ESMERELDA K

The Zona Hotelera has mostly upscale restaurants, many with private beach fronts and beautiful swimming pools. This area is roughly divided into three different sections. The North, located up near the ruins, is a quiet and romantic area. The chic Middle has beach clubs, restaurants, and nightlife. While the South area is very family-friendly and boasts wide sandy beaches.

Budget Options

Taqueria Don Beto. One of the best restaurants in Tulum
Taqueria Don Beto. One of the best restaurants in Tulum

Taqueria Don Beto

$, Mexican

If you’re looking for no-frills tasty tacos and tortas, this is your spot in Tulum Pueblo. You’ll notice open seating on the side of the road, and you’ll smell the freshly made corn tortillas. Taqueria Don Beto serves up succulent slow-roasted cochinita pibil (slow-roasted pork) dishes that will melt in your mouth. 

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Taqueria Honorio
Taqueria Honorio

Taqueria Honorio

$, Mexican, Latin, Fast Food

A favorite local breakfast taco spot in the area is Taqueria Honorio in Tulum Pueblo. This divey stand serves up Yucatán favorites such as cochinita pibil on fluffy handmade tortillas. Go early. This eatery closes by 1:30 pm.

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Antojitos la Chiapaneca. One of the best restaurants in Tulum
Antojitos la Chiapaneca. One of the best restaurants in Tulum

Antojitos la Chiapaneca

$, Mexican

For more of a local feel and some truly delicious eats, head to Antojitos la Chiapaneca in Tulum Pueblo. While they do have tacos, they also have mouthwatering Yucatecan snacks, including salbutes and panuchos. Try the tacos al pastor, horchata, and tostadas. Antojoitos is standing room and cash only.

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Campanella Cremerie. One of the best restaurants in Tulum
Campanella Cremerie. One of the best restaurants in Tulum

Campanella Cremerie

$, Italian, Mexican, Caribbean

Suppose you’re looking for great coffee, creamy gelato, scrumptious sundays, tasty waffles, and savory sandwiches in Tulum Pueblo. In that case, Campanella Cremerie is the perfect spot for you. No matter what your palate is, you’ll find something here. If you’re in the mood for ice cream try the banana crunch or the pistachio.

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Midrange Options

The Real Coconut at Sanará. Best Beach Restaurant in Tulum.
The Real Coconut at Sanará. Best Beach Restaurant in Tulum.

The Real Coconut at Sanará

$$ - $$$, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

This wellness-centered plant focused breakfast spot’s location is at the Sanará Hotel’s beach bungalow in Zona Hotelera. You’ll find nourishing bowls of coconut yogurt and world-famous coconut-cassava tortilla chips. The Real Coconut at Sanará serves all meals of the day but don’t skip the Myan Night dinner. Everything is gluten, dairy, and refined sugar-free. 

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Safari Comedor Zama. Best Beach Restaurant in Tulum.
Safari Comedor Zama. Best Beach Restaurant in Tulum.

Safari Comedor Zama

$$ - $$$, Mexican, Bar, Cafe

This Tulum staple is at the edge of the jungle just outside of Tulum Pueblo in Aldea Zama. Safari Comedor Zuma combines culture and flavor that you don’t want to miss. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at this eatery. Try their Mexican avocado toast with grilled avocados on tortillas and homemade salsa.

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Posada Margherita. Best Beach Restaurant in Tulum.
Posada Margherita. Best Beach Restaurant in Tulum.

Posada Margherita

$$$$, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean

Inside the Posada Margherita Hotel in the Zona Hotelera, this restaurant with the same name is Tulum’s most iconic Italian eatery. Features traditional Italian recipes from the owner’s mother and grandmother in Genoa you will love the relaxed and comforting atmosphere. Don’t miss the delicious focaccias and house-made pasta, and gelato with immaculate ocean views. Keep in mind it’s cash only.

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El Tábano. Where to eat in Tulum
El Tábano. Where to eat in Tulum

El Tábano

$$ - $$$, Mexican, Latin, Central American

You can seat yourself at any wooden table on this quaint eatery’s patio in Zona Hotelera. The dishes at El Tabono feature a twist on contemporary Mexican food, and the seasonal and local specials change frequently. The eclectic atmosphere will draw you in but the food will keep you coming back for more. Try the moles or the enchiladas.

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Loco Tulum
Loco Tulum

Loco Tulum

$$ - $$$, Seafood, Mediterranean, Grill

Visitors love stopping by this eatery when in Tulum’s Zona Hotelara as the food is excellent, and the setting is relaxing. This Mediterranean-style restaurant has seasonal tasting menus created by Chef Idan Lifshitz. The service and staff are famously wonderful as well.

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High-End Options

Arca. Best Beach Restaurant in Tulum.
Arca. Best Beach Restaurant in Tulum.

Arca

$$ - $$$, Vegetarian Friendly

This ultra-progressive restaurant led by former Noma chef, Jose Luis Hinostroza, has delicious wood-fired cooking in Zona Hotelera. At Arca, you’ll love the bold and exciting flavors of seasonal flora and fauna. Guests can try tamarind and pastilla marrow and stuffed cacao pod desserts at this elevated jungle eatery. 

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Gitano. A top restaurant in tulum
Gitano. A top restaurant in tulum

Gitano

$$ - $$$, Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly

If you want some inventive cocktails in a magical outdoor lounge, head to Gitanos in Zone Hotelera. The restaurant has a full menu of modern Mexican cuisine and a wide range of fruity mezcal-laced drinks. You’ll find the perfect combination of ambiance, bold flavors, and friendly staff here. Don’t miss the tuna tostada and the chorizo con queso

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Verdant. The best restaurants in Tulum
Verdant. The best restaurants in Tulum

Verdant

$$ - $$$, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

This sustainability-focused restaurant is located within its own herb and vegetable garden just outside of Tulum Pueblo. Verdant serves up modern Mexican food prepared with French techniques using only the freshest of local ingredients. You don’t want to miss their 4-course harvest menu. Currently Verdant is cash only. 

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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. I am so glad to see Gitano on this list! I went there recently and it was great. If anything, go for the cocktails!

  2. My friends and I found this page when looking for breakfast spots in Tulum. We checked out Safari Comedor Zama for their breakfast. It was amazing.

  3. The Real Coconut at Sanará was a very good restaurant. Right on the beach so very nice view. Enjoyed the food as well. We went later in the day and the food hit the spot.

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