Our Favorite Restaurants In Tulum
Whether you’ve come to dive in the cenotes, partake in world-class fly fishing, or attend a yoga retreat, you’ve gotta eat. From tacos to haute cuisine, Tulum offers a flurry of delicious options that you are sure to love. Here’s a list of our 10 best restaurants in Tulum.
For a real treat, head for the funky Posada Margherita. It’s an extremely popular spot, and for good reason. Tasty organic juices, homemade pasta, personal service all set on a gorgeous beach and served by an endearing and very qualified staff. I always order the same thing and every time it’s more delicious- fettucini with broccoli, porcini and pine nuts. For any special requests, speak to our concierge…Yum, my mouth is watering!
In the recent additions, two stand out: Rosa Negra with great food and an ambience to match, and Kin-Toh, which consistently tops all lists as the top avant-garde Mayan-Mexican cuisine.
Charly’s Vegan Tacos is organic, local, low-key, and delicious. Besides tacos, there are soups, salads and even a huarache plate in honor of grandma. My favorite meal is a coconut gazpacho and pastor style mushroom tacos. Charly has an amazing selection of artisanal beers - try their IPAs!
A relatively recent addition to the Tulum scene is the super cool Nomade hotel and it has two very tasty restaurants. La Popular has a fish-market menu and prides themselves on sustainable seafood. They offer lots of options on how to prepare the daily catch, I like the ‘spicy’ with coriander, paprika, cumin and celery salt. The Macondo takes a holistic approach and offers many options for vegans-vegetarians. The mushroom and berries preparation can be made with tempeh or duck.
The Real Coconut has been a long time favorite and especially perfect after your yoga class. Everything is gluten, grain and dairy free. Smoothies are the best and there are plenty of vegan and gluten free options. You can’t live another day without tasting their original coconut flour tortillas. On the beach, it’s part of the Sanara Hotel.
You go to Gitano for the beautiful people and the mezcal. If you’re looking for a night out with sexy cocktails and a New York vibe you’ve found the right spot. You’ll come here for the cocktails, but the food is interesting too, especially the truffle mushroom tacos. Try the house mojito, with mezcal, hibiscus, rum, and mint.
For some of the best tacos in Tulum, go to Safari. The setting is super cute- the kitchen is an air-stream and the cooking is done over an open pit fire. Everything that comes out of there is absolutely delicious. I thought I died and went to heaven when I tasted the braised pork rib tacos with a sweet potato tortilla- wow!
Simple is simply special. Coming from a 3-star Michelin in Spain, Richy the chef does simple in a completely new way. Best choice is the fresh catch of the day. Richy will discuss with you on how you want it prepared and then accompany it with the freshest localist veggies around. Simply delicious.
P.S. Even Noma, once known as the best restaurant in the world held a pop-up restaurant in Tulum in April and May, 2017. It was sold out in 4 hours! The rumor mill claims they will be back soon!