Where to Eat in Tulum

Updated: Feb 8

Where should you eat in Tulum?  There is a flourishing culinary scene along the beach. With so many fresh ingredients and talented chefs, local restaurants are able to offer a variety of yummy foods and cocktails. There are many delicious options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner within a few minutes of the property. A couple of our favorites include:

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Hartwood: Hartwood is only a couple mins walk to the north along the beach road. Reservations recommended. They accept reservations through their website or in person starting at 3pm.

Posada Margherita: Posada Margherita is a classic on the beach. They have been serving their fresh Italian meals with the most romantic candlelight ambiance on the beach for years. It is still amazing.

Taqueria Eufemia: Euphemia is a hip, inexpensive taco bar right on the beach. It serves classic Mexican street taco, margaritas and cervezas in a relaxed beach environment. Open during the day and open late. Very close.

La Zebra: La Zebra is a hub on the beach for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They serve fresh Mexican cuisine emphasizing local ingredients. They serve fresh cocktails and often have live music. Sunday nights they host Salsa night, offering free salsa classes from 6-7 followed by a live Salsa Band from 8-10.

Casa Banana: Delicious food with a wood fired oven. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Arca: A new restaurant serving fresh locally inspired upscale cuisine and amazing handcrafted cocktails. The pisco sour is delicious. It is a few steps closer than Hartwood and the food is just as good (or better)!

Shiva: This indian restaurant is delicious and offers a variety of meat, vegetarian and vegan dishes in a beautiful ambient setting.

If you are feeling like venturing a little further.......

Charly's Vegan Tacos: If you head back towards town, you will see Charly's Vegan Tacos beside Papaya Playa Project.  It doesn't matter what your diet consists of - his tacos are amazing! This is a must during your time in Tulum.

Mezzanine: Incredible views and delicious Thai food. It is worth the bike/cab ride to check out the views and enjoy some yummy eats. Happy hour is 1pm - 4pm daily,  2x1 Margaritas... traditional, passionfruit, Thai basil....need we say more! Best to go during the day to see the beautiful beach.

Kitchen Table: Located on the jungle side across from Mezzanine, this new restaurant offers excellent flavors prepared in an open kitchen.  Excellent atmosphere with ambient lighting and tables tucked in amongst the mangrove. Great service.

Celti: A gracious, more formal, romantic restaurant run by chef Claudia Pérez Rívas a couple of blocks off the main drag in the town of Tulum. Incredible mole sauces and local cuisine. Vegetarian options. Cash only; closed Wednesdays. Excellent local flavors!

Ki'bok: This is where you will find the best cappuccino in Tulum, hands down. An excellent family run coffee shop located in the heart of Tulum town. Very positive place providing quality coffee and service!

There are many more great restaurants, please ask us for suggestions anytime! It is hard to keep up with the number of great places to eat.

Tulum is also host to talented musicians - Zamas, La Zebra + Batey (in town) are great places to hear live music. 

Mahayana Tulum Beach Homes is a collection of exclusive beachfront villas in Tulum, Mexico. For more information on our homes or to book your stay, please visit www.mahayanatulum.com