As there are a lot of options, we have prepared this post with 8 restaurants where to eat in Tulum. Bon appetit!
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If you travel to the Yucatan Peninsula, you will almost certainly pass through Tulum, a city famous for having the only Mayan ruins that stand beside the sea. Of course you have to visit them, as well as take a refreshing swim in the many cenotes that surround it. But after those dives you need to replenish your energy and there’s nothing better than trying some of the Mexican delights in the city’s many restaurants.
Antojitos La Chiapaneca
It has one of the cheapest places to eat in Tulum (tacos are $8!), but that is not the only reason to come here: the food is rich and tasty. It offers dishes like the aforementioned tacos, tortas, gringas, salbutes, empanadas and quesadillas.
Try the tacos al pastor and the cheese empanada. We ate here our first day and couldn’t wait to come back.
It will please all burger lovers (there are many types, from classic beef and chicken to vegetarian options). Prices range from $80 to $98.
We tried an Italian and a Venezuelan burger and both were very good. As a side dish you can order fries, homemade or yucca chips ($35). Drinks for $20
El Pollo Bronco
A whole, delicious, grilled chicken with tortillas, rice and salad for $140. We ate here after a morning of beach and cenote and it felt great.
ZINE Food & Films
It’s a restaurant-cinema where you can taste some delicious dishes while enjoying a movie. The menu includes several options (from $350 to $490) and all dishes come with drinks and popcorn.
It’s always the perfect time for some tasty tacos, and it seems that the best in Tulum are found in this small place, simple and unpretentious, but that absolutely knows how to captivate the palate of tourists and locals.
The tacos cost $16 and we recommend the pork ones! There are also tortas and quesadilla.
Sabor de Mar
An excellent option for all those who want to enjoy fish and seafood dishes. The products are fresh and of high quality. (burritos for 90$, tartare 165$, tacos 40$…).
If, like us, you arrive in Tulum after a few weeks of traveling around the Yucatan Peninsula, your palate might be in the mood for a good pizza. The truth is that there are quite a few Italian restaurants in Tulum, so if you are nostalgic, it won’t take long to take the craving away.
As they would say in Mexico it is a “very cool” place, where there is a good atmosphere and above all good food.
The prices are a bit higher than in the more local restaurants, but they are still totally affordable, you can eat and drink very well for less than 10 euros/person. Ceviche is recommended!