It’s no secret that Tulum is known for having some spectacular restaurants. From beach bars with outdoor seating to street vendors at local markets and high-end restaurants, there are plenty of options to choose from. If you are looking for the best places to experience delicious food in Tulum, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve created a guide detailing our favorite places to help you navigate Tulum’s top restaurants.
1. Casa Jaguar
Located on the main road of Tulum’s Hotel Zone, this jungle-themed restaurant is a great place to come for fresh seafood and specialty craft cocktails. Outdoor seating is available, and vegan options can be found on the menu.
2. Taqueria Honorio
Authentic Mexican cuisine made with local ingredients is what Taqueria Honorio does best. The restaurant is located in Tulum town and has a large indoor/outdoor dining area with plenty of seating. This place is known for its tacos and is the perfect addition to your foodie bucket list.
3. El Asadero
El Asadero is a Latin American steakhouse specializing in all things Mexican barbeque (I also highly recommend having a mezcal cocktail!). It’s located in the heart of Tulum Pueblo, just a short taxi ride away from Tulum’s Hotel Zone.
4. Funky Geisha
Located directly on the beach road of Tulum’s Hotel Zone, Funky Geisha is the perfect place to enjoy delicious Asian food in a unique, candlelit environment. The live music and wonderful staff will surely make your experience here wonderful.
5. Antojitos La Chiapaneca
Your tastebuds will thank you when you visit Antojitos La Chiapaneca for some of the best food in Tulum. Located in Tulum Centro, this is a great place for authentic Mexican food and tacos.
6. Posada Margherita
Posada Margherita is a small boutique hotel and Italian-inspired restaurant located near Tulum Beach. The food and ambiance are impeccable, and you can dine directly on the beach!
7. Casa Banana
This highly-rated Argentinian steakhouse is an excellent place to enjoy a romantic dinner or a drink with a group of friends. The unique, rustic vibe will certainly elevate your dining experience and make it one to remember.
8. Kitchen Table
Kitchen Table is one of the most widely known restaurants in the Tulum Beach Zone, and for a good reason. The restaurant is beautiful, and the food is delicious. Fresh seafood and many other Portuguese and Latin-inspired dishes are a specialty.
9. Matcha Mamma
Specializing in fresh juices, smoothie bowls, and matcha, this is the perfect place for a healthy breakfast or a mid-day pick-me-up. Matcha Mama has three convenient locations: Tulum Pueblo, Aldea Zama, and the Hotel Zone.
10. Sabor De Mar
Sabor De Mar is a great option for seafood lovers. This highly-rated Caribbean restaurant is conveniently located in Tulum Centro. This place is known for its fresh seafood, including delicious shrimp tacos, fresh fish, ceviche, and other tasty seafood dishes.
11. Raw Love
This plant-based cafe specializes in all things vegetarian (with vegan menu options as well!). Raw Love is located directly on the beach and is the perfect spot to grab a quick bite while enjoying the sand and the sun.
12. Gitano Jungle
Gitano is arguably one of the most beautifully unique restaurants in the Tulum Beach Zone. This modern Mexican spot offers an array of delicious dishes featuring local ingredients. With the best food and an unbeatable vibe, Gitano is a great spot for a casual dinner or a special occasion.
Specializing in delicious Latin-American cuisine, RosaNegra is undoubtedly one of the top restaurants in Tulum’s Hotel Zone. It is a somewhat upscale restaurant with a laid-back vibe, making it perfect for special events and casual dining. This is a highly-rated, popular spot, so make sure to plan your visit ahead of time!
14. Campanella Cremerie
When it comes to the best gelato in Tulum, Campanella Cremerie takes the cake. Not only is it known for its sweet treats, but it also has delicious coffee, breakfast, and lunch items! This Italian cafe is located on the main road in downtown Tulum.
15. Safari Comedor Zama
Safari Comedor Zama is one of my favorite restaurants on the Yucatan Peninsula. Conveniently located in Aldea Zama, this adorable restaurant is known for serving spectacular food. Safari specializes in modern Mexican dishes and delicious cocktails.
16. Loco Tulum
Loco Tulum is another favorite restaurant among Tulum foodies. This laid-back cafe is located in the Hotel Zone and features some of Tulum’s most delicious Mediterranean cuisines. Loco Tulum is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and has a bar, too!).
This popular bar and grill is located near Tulum Beach. The menu is truly unique and features locally sourced ingredients and open-flame cooking. The outdoor seating area is beautiful, the food is delicious, and the location is convenient.
Hartwood is another popular spot located conveniently near Tulum Beach. The restaurant specializes in seafood cooked to perfection over a wood-burning grill. Plan your visit in advance, as this is a popular spot and is only open for dinner!
19. Encanto Cantina
Encanto Cantina specializes in delicious modern and authentic Mexican cuisine. The restaurant is beautiful, featuring lots of greenery and moody lighting. Indoor and outdoor garden seating is available. Encanto is located in the town of Tulum on the main road.
20. Burrito Amor
Burrito Amor is one of the most popular casual restaurants in Tulum. Its extensive menu has healthy, gluten-free, and vegan options. The food is absolutely delicious, and there are so many options to choose from. The restaurant is located in Tulum Centro and has a large outdoor dining area.
21. Mateo’s Mexican Grill
Mateo’s Mexican Grill is another favorite restaurant in the Tulum Beach Zone (just south of the lively Hotel Zone hot spot). The restaurant is huge, with indoor and outdoor seating. The food is delicious, featuring traditional and modern Mexican favorites.
Cenzontle is located in Tulum’s Hotel Zone, right off of the main beach road. It has a rustic garden ambiance featuring lots of flowers, fairy lights, and quirky furniture. The food is delicious, and the vibe is truly unbeatable.
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