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Top Choice Tacos in Tulum

Taquería Honorio

It began as a street stall and became such a hit that it's now a taco joint with a proper roof overhead. Yucatecan classics like relleno negro (shredded turkey in dark sauce) and cochinita (pulled pork in annatto ma…
Archaeological Site in Tulum

Tulum Ruins

The ruins of Tulum preside over a rugged coastline, a strip of brilliant beach and green-and-turquoise waters that'll leave you floored. It’s true the extents and structures are of a modest scale and the late post-C…
Fusion in Tulum


Take a break from all the Italian food in the area at this sweet 'n' simple nouveau cuisine restaurant down on the beach road. Ingredients are fresh and local, flavors and techniques are international. The set menu …
Tacos in Tulum

Antojitos la Chiapaneca

A good, cheap option to get your late-night taco fix. You'll often have to wait for a table at this popular spot. In addition to al pastor (spit-roasted marinated pork) tacos, the Chiapaneca does tasty Yucatecan sna…
Breakfast in Tulum


A great little German-owned breakfast spot in a shady rear garden, the favorite dish is the 'hangover breakfast,' a hearty portion of homemade sausage, mashed potatoes, eggs, rye toast, bacon and you might even have…
Italian in Tulum

Posada Margherita

This hotel’s restaurant is candlelit at night, making it a beautiful, romantic place to dine. The fantastic food, including pasta, is made fresh daily and consists mostly of organic ingredients. The wines and house …
Seafood in Tulum

Los Aguachiles

If you skipped this place while in Playa del Carmen, here's another chance. Fish tacos and tuna tostadas go down oh-so-nicely with a michelada (beer, lime and Clamato juice) in this airy cantina-style restaurant at …
Bar in Tulum


This cool space fashioned almost entirely from recycled materials has bands playing several nights a week, as well as DJ sets and the occasional film screening. At last visit, electronica and afro-funk sounds were i…
Mexican in Tulum

Puro Corazón

Reasonably priced by Zona Hotelera standards, and with its nightly live music and excellent cocktails, Puro Corazón is an inviting spot to spend an evening. Everything on the menu is prepared with a gourmet twist.
Mexican in Tulum


If you're looking for traditional Mexican food such as mole (a chili sauce) dishes or chile en nogada (stuffed chilis in walnut sauce), hit this homey restaurant on a quiet Tulum backstreet.