Riviera Maya-Tulum and Yucatan Peninsula Gastronomy & Restaurant Guides

Fragrant and tangy, Yucatecan cuisine delights the palate with flavors unique to the region. The distinct regional cuisine of Yucatan state incorporates many of the ingredients traditionally used in Mayan cooking including corn, chocolate, wild turkey, squash, chiles and tomatoes, with European ingredients such as pork and oranges from the Spanish and Edam cheese from the Dutch. Yucatecan cuisine differs from traditional Mexican cuisine in part due to the Yucatan region’s geographic isolation from other parts of Mexico and its European, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and indigenous influences. Many of the delectable dishes that you’ll find on the menus at restaurants in the Yucatan Peninsula are not traditionally prepared in other parts of the country.

Two seasonings that are frequently used in Mayan cooking include achiote (sauce made from ground annatto seeds) and pipian (sauce made from ground pumpkin or squash seeds). Regional dishes such as cochinita pibil (roasted suckling pig) and pollo pibil (chicken) are prepared by marinating the meats in achiote sauce, and papadzules (tacos filled with hard boiled eggs) are served with pipian sauce. Other traditional Yucatecan dishes that you’ll find include: sopa de lima (chicken and tortilla soup with lime), poc chuc (pork marinated in sour orange juice), pollo ticuleño (chicken baked in banana leaves), pavo en relleno negro (turkey in a black chile paste), pavo en escabeche (spice rubbed turkey with cloves and black peppercorn), pork trancas (pulled pork sandwiches), and panuchos and salbutes (fried tortillas with cochinita).  Deer, armadillo, and caiman meats are also found in the region. / visitmexico.com

Campeche Restaurants

CASA VIEJA DEL RIO

Location: Calle 10 No 319, Centro Mexican Traditional
Reservations: Not Necessary Hours: Daily 8:00am-11:00pm
Phone: 981 811 8016 Credit Cards Accepted

Casa Vieja del Rio is an emblematic restaurant located in the Historic Center of Campeche City. The restaurant has excellent cuisine and the
decoration is a tribute to Campeche’s traditions and colors. The decor features classical paintings and antique objects which create a magical atmosphere and at night from the terrace you can enjoy fantastic views. The culinary team in the kitchen strives for constant gastronomic evolution and explores mixing modern trends with traditional ingredients.

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CASA DON GUSTAVO

Location: Calle 59 No 4, Centro Historico Mexican Traditional
Reservations: Not Necessary Hours: Daily 8:00am-10:00pm
Phone: 981 816 8090 Credit Cards Accepted

This restaurant is a renovated eighteenth century mansion that has manifested into a unique blend of class and luxury. The menu offers traditional and regional choices along with international alternatives such as meat, pasta, and seafood accompanied by a selection of domestic and foreign wines. Located in the heart of the Campeche City, the service is offered in the central courtyard surrounded by the imposing arches of the house.

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LA  PIGUA

Location: Malecón Miguel Alemán 179A, Centro Mexican Traditional
Reservations: Not Necessary Hours: Daily 1:00pm–9:00 pm
Phone: 981 811 3365 Credit Cards Accepted

It started as a small cocktail bar and restaurant but thanks to the exquisite cuisine and the quality of the products it has become in a favorite. The chef Francisco Romero Hernández has inherited the love for the kitchen of his grandfather and his parents. His mother is the creator of the signature dessert: coconut cake. Besides the delicious seafood dishes, the quiet atmosphere and the excellent service make La Pigua a well-known spot in all the state. Restaurant La Pigua maintains a constant commitment to the quality of their dishes and personalized attention; providing a warm  welcome where guests feel pampered.

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LA RECOVA

Location: Av. Resurgimiento 269, Buenavista  Argentinan
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Daily 1:00pm‐2:00am
Phone: 981 811 3050 Credit Cards Accepted

The best place to taste Argentinian Contemporary cuisine, La Recova offers dishes such as tuna carnitas, chicken breast with cheese and chaya in a chile poblano sauce, grilled octopus, and traditional Argentinian empanadas. At La Recova, the chef regularly creates new dining options that will surprise you so be sure to ask for the specialty of the day. In addition to their Signature dishes, the menu offers a variety of specialties including steaks, seafood, pastas, salads and desserts.

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MARGANZO

Location: Calle 8 No 267, Centro Mexican Traditional
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Daily 7:00am–11:00 pm
Phone: 981 811 3898 Credit Cards Accepted

Marganzo is without a doubt the restaurant in the Walled City of Campeche with much international prestige. The restaurant offers traditional Campeche cuisine, an exquisite international menu featuring fish and sea food, a marvelous ambiance full of music, and an unforgettable location in the heart of the Historic Centre beside the Sea Door.

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Cancun Restaurants

LA HABICHUELA

Location: Margaritas 25, Las Palapas Mexican Traditional
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Daily 1:00pm-12:00am
Phone: 998 884 3158 Credit Cards Accepted

The fame acquired by this restaurant has not solely been for its atmosphere. The superb cuisine and service, the menu composed of original and personal creations, emphasizing on Caribbean seafood, Mexican cuisine and excellent top choice cuts of beef are part of La Habichuela’s success. All of this, along with the courteous and professional service where every detail is taken care of, are the reasons, why, not having visited La Habichuela is like never having been in Cancun.

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Peter’s

Location: Bonampak 71, Zona Hotelera Mexican Contemporary
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 6:00pm-10:00pm
Phone: 998 251 9310 Credit Cards Accepted

Peter’s is a small, cozy restaurant where one feels at home while enjoying an excellent lunch or dinner. It is a place where flavors & feelings meet. The personal service by Chef Peter, his wife Claudia, and son Eder make the experience truly authentic. Chef Peter Houben, originally Dutch traveled through several countries before he settled down 22 years ago in Mexico. The menu is very interesting with a different flair in dishes and preparations that make hard to make your choice as all looks great. Peter’s has an exclusive wine list too.

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FANTINO

Location: Retorno del Rey 36 (Ritz-Carlton Cancun) Mediterranean
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Daily 6:30pm-12:00am
Phone: 998 881 0808 Credit Cards Accepted

The earthy, rich-in-flavor ingredients of the Mediterranean Coast are masterfully presented with a contemporary touch, in Fantino. La Carte proposes an exquisite epicurean journey that’s evocative to the fascinating regions of the oldcountry. In Fantino, every dish is beautifully-executed, almost artistically, and when one dines at this romantic venue, culinary excellence is attained with each and every bite.The praised menu features exhilarating food, such as: Agnolotti stuffed with handcrafted Ricotta and presented with local heirloom carrots, and Short Rib with squash Gnocchi and violet mustard- that adds allure to the tantalizing gourmet-affair.

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Les Cepages

Location: Nichupte 15, Super Manzana 16 French
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Monday through Saturday 2:00pm-10:00pm
Phone: 998 802 1093 Credit Cards Accepted

The philosophy of Les Cépages is to offer a vast culinary experience through dishes prepared with care and imagination and, above all, made from fresh ingredients of the highest quality, resulting in a broad and subtle range of flavors and textures. They are always looking for that your visit to Les Cépages is a complete and pleasant gastronomic moment. Les Cépages, diversity of grapes as there is in taste. Variety of clusters as there is in flavors. Constellation regions as there is in textures. Countless wines as there is in emotions. To you to enjoy with all your senses. Fall in love with this amazing offering of French contemporary cuisine.

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Porfirios

Location: Kukulcan KM 14.2, Zona Hotelera Mexican Contemporary
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Sunday through Friday 7:00am-7:00pm; Saturday 7am-11:30 pm
Phone: 998 840 6040 Credit Cards Accepted

It is the contemporary Mexican restaurant that originally took Mexico City by storm since it opened its doors in 2012. They’ve perfected the iconic Mexican cuisine with an exquisite, contemporary and inspirational touch that coupled with the amazing presentations and tasteful, distinguished service will redefine everything you knew about high end Mexican cuisine. They also offer over 100 different labels of Tequilas and Mezcales. Porfirio’s complete dedication to true Mexican ingredients and tireless exploration for re-imagined flavors have resulted, in an extraordinary dining experience
and a sensorial exhilarating adventure.

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Du Mexique

Location: Av. Bonampak 109, Sm. 3, Mz. 17, Centro French – Maya Fusion
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Daily 7:00pm-11:00pm
Phone: 998 884 5919 Credit Cards Accepted

Located in what used to be a house, the divine ambiance, service and food make this restaurant stand out on the endless list of Cancun restaurants. Chef Alain Grimond and his wife Sonya prepare and serve the food themselves. The cuisine is an interesting combination of Mayan and French. Have an appetizer in the lounge or “sala”, move to the 20-seat dining room for dinner, and have dessert on the patio. If you would like something special that you don’t see on the menu, ask and if it’s possible, they will prepare it for you.

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Merida Restaurants & Nightlife

Casa Piedra

Location: Carr.Merida, km 12 (Hacienda Xcanatun) Mexcian Yucatecan
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Monday through Saturday 7:30am-11:00pm;  Sunday 7:30am-9:00pm
Phone:999 930 2140 Credit Cards Accepted

Hacienda Xcanatún’s Casa de Piedra restaurant opened its doors over 15 years ago and is located in what used to be the threshing room of the splendid 18th century sisal hacienda just 15 minutes from Mérida’s historic center. The unique and exclusive surroundings are the ideal venue for the restaurant’s excellent cuisine based on French techniques and showing off fresh regional and Caribbean ingredients. The menu is menu creative and different while respectful of the past. The restaurant has one of the most extensive wine lists in the region, and an excellent assortment of tequilas and mezcales.

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La Chaya Maya

Location: Calle 55 #510, Centro Mexican Yucatecan
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Sunday through Saturday 7:00am-8:00pm
Phone: 999 928 4780 Credit Cards Accepted

Among the indigenous elements of the Mayab region, the humble chaya leaf stands out. In addition to its excellent flavor, it is of such great medicinal and curative properties that old cooks who know the ancient ways say that to harvest a chaya leaf you must first ask for its permission. With a familiar and traditional style it is a great option for tasting the authentic Yucatecan cuisine. The chaya was chosen as the theme for this restaurant, because of its importance in the Yucatecan cuisine and its meaning for the Mayan people. With this inspiration, Chaya Maya chefs have included the leaf in several of their recipes. And they have only the freshest ingredients in the kitchen.

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Hacienda Teya

Location: Carr. Merida-Cancun KM 12.5 Mexican Yucatecan
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Daily 12:00pm-6:00pm
Phone: 999 988 0800 Credit Cards Accepted

Built during colonial times, the first two centuries of prosperity of this estate were due to livestock, the cultivation of corn and other agricultural activities; in the nineteenth century it became a henequen hacienda for a few years after being destroyed and abandoned with the changing times. It is one of thefavorite places for many visitors and locals. Now it offers exquisite Yucatecan food that has received two national awards. This restaurant is located on the ground floor of the main house of Hacienda Teya, built in 1683. It has a classic colonial style that transports every visitor
to the past.

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Rosas y Xocolate

Location: Paseo Montejo 480, Centro Mexican Contemporary
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Daily 7:30am-12:00am
Phone: 999 924 2992 Credit Cards Accepted

The atmosphere of Rosas y Xocolate’s restaurant is imbued with the predominant style that identifies the boutique hotel. Guests can enjoy the gastronomic fusion dishes in the space of their selection, either in the open sky Moon Lounge, in the exterior or interior terraces with water gardens, in the contemporary bistro with its play of light and shadows, or the tequila-bar and specialized cava.

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NECTAR

Location: Andres Garcia Lavin 32, San Antonio Cucul Mexican Avant-garde
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 1:30pm-12:00am
Phone: 999 938 0838 Credit Cards Accepted

Owner Roberto’s philosophy of the restaurant is based on harmony with nature and creating what is known today as ‘The New Yucatecan Cuisine”. The fundamentals of this cuisine include using ingredients of the region and adding details to traditional Yucatecan plates such as incorporating flowers, herbs, and local specialties such as deer and pig. It also involves creating a perfect balance to invoke the pallet so guests can obtain an experience that exceeds expectations. All of this is possible thanks to the avant-garde techniques used in every plate.

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Apoala

Location: Calle 60 #471 x 55 Local 2, Parque Santa Lucía Mexican Contemporary
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Daily 1:00pm-12:00pm
Phone: 999 923 1979 Credit Cards Accepted

On August 18, 2013,  siblings Sara Maria and Carlos Arnaud Gomez decided to fulfill a life-long dream of opening a restaurant that offered Mexican cuisine in order to rescue flavors oftheir grandmother’s old recipes from their home state of Oaxaca. The Arnaud siblings looked for a different way of incorporating modern standards into their strong passion for cooking and how to bring a touch of their native Oaxaca to Merida.  Apoala offers a comfortable atmosphere for lunch or to spend a pleasant evening with cocktails, located in the best place in the city center of Merida, the Santa Lucia Park.

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La Recova

Location: Paseo de Montejo #382, Emiliano Zapata Norte Contemporary Argentinian
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Monday through Saturday 1:00pm-2:00am; Sunday 1:00pm-12:00am
Phone: 999 944 0215 Credit Cards Accepted

In 2008 La Recova Montejo opened for the first time, being the pioneer in their restaurant concept and since then, has positioned itself as one of the best restaurants. Now La Recova is the best place to taste Argentinian contemporary cuisine in Merida. They offer dishes such as tuna carnitas, chicken breast with cheese and chaya in a chile poblano sauce, grilled octopus, and traditional Argentinian empanadas. The chef regularly creates new menu options so you will always be suprised with delicious dishes such as tuna fire. The terrace is an ideal spot for a relaxing afternoon enjoying a wine glass.

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KII’WIK

Location: Calle 30 #313, San Ramon Mexican Traditional
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 7:30am-11:30pm
Phone: 999 944 0522 Credit Cards Accepted

Specialized in casual cuisine this restaurant is perfect for a relaxed breakfast. Eduardo and Pedro are the minds and souls of Kii’wik. Eduardo with the knowledge in cutting edge technologies, service and research,
and Pedro, as Chef, leading the kitchen with amazing flavors and techniques. They have a traditional bakery with regional recipes as well as an excellent coffee selection. It’s menu is great for lunch as well. With
an international variety of dishes this place puts the Yucatecan style in a very subtle but harmonic way. A traditional Yucatecan soul with a mix of the modern kitchen, is reflected in its menu.

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Nightlife


MÁS DE 30

Location: Paseo de Montejo 49, Benito Juárez N Night Club and Live Music
Reservations: Not Necessary Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10:00pm-3:30am
Phone: 999 322 3703 Credit Cards Accepted

Tequila

Location: Lateral, Centro Night Club
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10:00pm-3:30am
Phone: 999 968 3223 Credit Cards Accepted

El Barezzito

Location: Calle 43, San Antonio Cucul Bar
Reservations: Not Necessary Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 9:00pm-3:00am
Phone: 999 944 5394 Credit Cards Accepted

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Riviera Maya - Playa del Carmen Restaurants

Playa del Carmen is one of the most important culinary destinations in the Riviera Maya. On the menu you will find from simple tacos and Yucatan specialties, to sophisticated lobster dinners and good vintage wines. The cuisine in the Riviera Maya is based on fish and seafood, freshly caught in the Caribbean Sea. These marine-type dishes are prepared with Mayan ingredients and techniques, giving them a unique flavor. What’s more, this region is going through a culinary boom thanks to renowned chefs who reinterpret regional dishes with a gourmet touch.

Aldea Corazon

Location: Avenida 5, between 14 & 16 Mexican Contemporary
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Daily 8:00am-10:00pm
Phone: 984 803 1942 Credit Cards Accepted

This magical scenery of Mayan culture sets itself in a sacred garden located right on 5th avenue. Choose to enjoy the view of 5th avenue while savoring a frozen cocktail, be delighted by the greenery and hearts or find yourself in a magical environment surrounded by dream catchers, tropical greenery, old leaf trees and underground cenotes. Pamper the most discerning palate by enjoying mouth-watering dishes as fresh local fish with hibiscus flower sauce or a tender beef fillet, filled with huitlacoche (Mexican corn fungus) covered with spicy poblano chile sauce. Aldea Corazon serves a fusion of Mexican cuisine with a Mayan twist.

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Almirante Pech

Location: Avenida 5 & Calle 30 Mexican Seafood
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Sunday through Thursday 6:00pm-1:00am; Friday and Saturday closes at 2:00am
Phone: 984 803 2912 Credit Card Accepted

Mexican Tropical Tavern, Almirante Pech, serves sophisticated and contemporary food imbued with Yucatecan influences. The specialty is Mexican seafood but they also serve regional dishes and international flavors to appeal to all palates. Although Almirante Pech may come off as a bar, its style is more elegant and with its long exterior facing the main avenue, it makes this place popular for delicious drinks.

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Casa del Agua

Location: Avenida 5 & Calle 2 International
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Daily 4:00pm-11:00pm
Phone: 984 803 0232 Credit Cards Accepted

La Casa del Agua is a unique casual fine dining restaurant in the heart of Playa del Carmen, just a few steps from the crystal waters of the Mexican Caribbean Sea. Since opening its doors in 2001, the Spath family has created a dining atmosphere with a versatile menu of international cuisine, also offering an impressive wine collection with more than 300 labels. Casa del Agua is a favorite among many and used often  to celebrate special events.

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EL Muelle

Location: Avenida 5 & Calle 32 Seafood
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Monday  through Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm; Closed Wednesday; Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm
Phone: 984 803 0073 Credit Cards Accepted

El Muelle is a small and cozy restaurant built on the values of freshness and to provide honesty and simplicity in every dish, using only the highest quality products, culinary ethics, and fair prices. In upholding their values, local fisherman visit El Muelle daily to supply the catch of the day where Chef Charly Parks selects only the best for his costumers. El Muelle’s concept is to preserve and build upon Playa del Carmen’s essence.

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Imprevist

Location: Avenida 1, beweteen 14 & 16 International & Asian Fusion
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Monday through Saturday 7:00am-2:00pm & 6:00pm-11:00pm
Phone: 984 168 7025 Credit Cards Accepted

Imprevist, a Catalan word meaning “the unexpected” is a place where creativity and love combine to bring you something truly amazing to your table. Imprevist features an International and Asian Fusion gourmet menu with a sweet twist. They serve a causal Sunday-style breakfast and brunch daily in their comfy home-style setting with a choice of seating in the
lovely air-conditioned dining room or out on our open-air patio,  overlooking a quaint and quiet cobblestone street. Then at night they turn down the lights and set the scene for a cozy and intimate dinning  experience. Enjoy a relaxing evening out with friends, an elegant family dinner or a romantic night out as a couple.

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La Cueva del Chango

Location: Calle Norte 38, between 5th & beach Mexican Traditional
Reservations: Not Necessary Hours: Monday through Saturday 8:00am-11:00pm; Sunday 8:00am-2:00pm
Phone: 984 147 0271 Credit Cards Accepted

La Cueva del Chango is a trylu unique restaurant-bar, not only in the concept but also for the natural setting amongst abundant and wonderful vegetation and trees. The culinary concept is natural Mexican food, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the juices are made with only fresh fruit and they also have an awesome bar with an ample assortment of premium brands. The wines they serve are mexican, thus offering and ample selection. In La Cueva del Chango they believe in the Mexican cuisine and offer a high quality product at a reasonable price. This is the best place to enjoy a relaxed casual environment.

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Oh La La

Location: Calle 14, between 10 & 5 International
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Monday through Saturday 6:30pm-11:30pm
Phone: 984 127 4844 Credit Cards Accepted

The cuisine at Oh Lala! is a refreshing change from that of other, more conventional restaurants. Guests are treated like good old friends in a relaxing atmosphere coupled with personalized service and good food. Opened in January, 2011, by co-owners George and Mikaela, Oh Lala! offers personalized experiences for its guests, ranging from a laidback sampling
of hors d’oeuvres and wines, to a leisurely look at the full menu. With a total of 9 tables divided between the indoor and outdoors seating, and an open kitchen, Chef George, Mikaela, and their staff, make sure that every visit to Oh Lala, International Cuisine by George, Is a unique and a delicious one.

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Plank

Location: Calle 16, between 1 & 5 Interntional
Reservations: Mandatory, one month prior Hours: Daily 6:00pm-11:00pm; Saturday & Sunday 9:00am-2:00pm
Phone: 984 803 0108 Credit Cards Accepted

By the hand and creativity of Plank partner and renowned gourmet, Chef Juan Diego Solombrino, the most excellent fine dining experience is presented. Traditional plank and smoked cooking meet the Chef’s gourmet style, creating a delightful gastronomic experience never seen before in the Riviera Maya. Using the highest quality of meats, prime seafood, fresh
vegetables and herbs, a special twist is given by cooking and serving every dish on Himalayan Salt Blocks, Cedar, Maple, Hickory and Mesquite wood planks to infuse each meal with its intricate flavors. After a day of exploring, head over to the bar and enjoy unique drinks the Mixologist has created to quench your thirst and delight your senses.

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Tulum Restaurants

In Tulum, the cuisine is based on fish and seafood, freshly caught in the Caribbean Ocean. These marine dishes are prepared with Mayan ingredients and techniques, giving them a unique flavor. What’s more, this place is going through a culinary boom thanks to renowned chefs who reinterpret regional dishes with a gourmet touch.

hartwood

Location: Carretera Tulum km 7.6 Seafood
Reservations: First come, first serve Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 10:00am-­11:00pm
Phone: n/a Cash Only

By necessity, Hartwood considers sustainability first and foremost in all their work and in every decision at the restaurant.  Solar panels power the lights and music and every other little thing that keeps the restaurant running. They have broken down their waste with zero carbon footprints, creating 100% organic compost that is used in regenerating the mangrove environment and interior farming. All cooking is done by open fire within their hand made wood burning over and grill. Every ingredient that they use is deeply rooted within Mundo Maya. All fish are properly hunted and spear caught within the Caribbean and the Lagoons of Boca Paila. Hartwood harvests colorful, exotic produce from communal Mayan farms called milpas where they work with the Maya community in all aspects of their education of organic polifarming. Hartwood’s menu changes daily based on the sea and land that offers new harvest each day.

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Casa Banana

Location: Carretera Tulum km 8.5 Argentinian
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Daily 7:30am-109:30pm
Phone: 984 877 8512 Cash Only

Casa Banana is home to an exotic dining and craft bar experience created by incorporating the culinary techniques of Argentina with Mexico’s abundant resources. The restaurant invites you to have a drink and experience the flavors of Argentina’s heritage. The urban rustic menu features grilled items from our wood-fired oven like steak and fish caught fresh daily. Their mixologists know how to please any taste – especially when it comes to exotic mezcal and tequila cocktails. With exceptional food, great company, and a warm atmosphere, Casa Banana is all about enjoying yourself.
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Casa Jaguar

Location: Carretera Tulum km 7.5 Seafood
Reservations: First come, first serve Hours: Daily 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Phone: n/a Credit Cards Accepted

Opened in 2012,  Casa Jaguar is an open space where the decor and atmosphere awaken your senses. The food, location and concept is influenced by travel, stories and family memories made by Asia, Europe and Mexico, gathering each of the details that you find inside. Music is very important here, becoming a key element from the moment you walk in. It is a tranquil place surrounded by nature where you can  also taste and enjoy an exquisite international menu. The bar Todos Santos is a great place for drinking a cocktail and relax while listening the perfect music selection.

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Ahau

Location: Latin American Organic
Reservations: Recommended Hours: Daily 5:00pm-11:00pm
Phone: 984 877 8513 Credit Cards Accepted

Enjoy Ahau’s fresh and authentic Latin American cuisine on the beach, in a garden setting with a beautiful ocean view. With respect for all life, the restaurant prepares all dishes with natural local ingredients and serves them with lots of love. They believe a great amount of our diet should come from fresh foods to feel truly vibrant. Ahau is inspired to vitalize and hydrate their guests with fresh juices while bringing deliciousness of taste to every dish. In this way, the believe, we allow the body’s flourishing wisdom to return.

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Mateo’s Mexican Grill

Location: Carretera Tulum km 5.2 Mexican
Reservations: Not necessary Hours: Monday through Saturday 8:00am-11:00pm
Phone: n/a Cash Only

In this restaurant you can enjoy a fun atmosphere with a refreshing margarita in hand and to replenish your strength, a yummy burrito. Mateo’s is also a popular place to share special moments over a romantic dinner. Whether catching the game or just chilling out after a long day at the beach makes Mateo’s bar the perfect place to be anytime. In addition to serving premium top-shelf liquors,  some of the finest food, including their fish tacos, can also be found at Mateo’s.

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Kitchen Table

Location: Carretera Tulum km 1.5 International
Reservations: Recommended one week in advance Hours: Daily 6:00pm-10:00pm
Phone: 984 188 4924 Cash Only

Kitchen Table is a restaurant located on the jungle side of the beach road at the Tulum National Park. Built using only reused and natural materials native from the region and designed to have minimal ecological impact. The energy that the restaurant uses is produced by solar panels.  A wooden grill, a bar and ice boxes full of local fresh produce are the only ingredients Kitchen Table needs to create delicious food and cocktails.

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