Whether you’re staying in town or on the beach Tulum has some fantastic restaurants. As a rough rule of thumb, In town, Tulum restaurants tend to be more authentically Mexican and a little cheaper whilst restaurants on Tulum beach are definitely more expensive and tend to offer more ‘international food’.
For hotel, beach and activity recommendations check out our guide to Tulum.
Taquería Honorio – $ – Tulum Town
A favourite of both locals and tourists, Taquería Honorio pays tribute to the classical street taco stand. With a variety of tacos from all over the country and the feeling that you are a Tulum local, this place is a budget-friendly option for travellers who want to experience the real Tulum.
Taquería Honorio, Satélite Sur S/N, Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
+52 1 984 134 8731
Sabor de Mar – $ – Tulum Town
This small restaurant is definitely the best place to eat seafood in Tulum at an affordable price. Some of its delicacies, such as their famous torres and fish tacos, will make you want to go back every day! Just keep in mind that it is usually busy due to its small size.
Sabor de Mar, Calle Júpiter Sur, Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
+52 1 984 116 3187
Pizzeria Manglar – $ – Tulum Town
Pizzeria Manglar may not be a Mexican food restaurant, but it is definitely one of the best places to dine in Tulum town. With a bohemian ambience and a variety of salads, pizzas, national beers, tequila, mezcal, El Manglar holds a special place in the locals’ hearts. And did we mention it’s on the beach?!
Manglar, Asunción, Manzana 38, Lote 2, La Veleta, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
+52 1 984 120 0770
Zine Food & Films – $$ – Tulum Town
Zine Food & Films is an independent movie theatre in the middle of jungle. Combined with a cinema, you can get late night drinks and dine there. With a variety of food options, it’s a great choice for vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free travellers.
Farm to Table – $$ – Tulum Town
A restaurant where not only can you eat real Mexican food, but the local cuisine is taken to the next level: healthy, organic, and vegetarian-friendly with a modern twist that makes of this place a must-try.
Mia Restaurant and Beach Club – $$ – Tulum Beach
Mia Restaurant and Beach Club is one of the best places to have a taste of different world cuisines. With a beautiful, beachfront setting it’s perfect for a romantic night or an afternoon with friends and family.
Rosa Negra – $$$ – Tulum Beach
Rosa Negra is a luxurious restaurant is ideally located on Tulum beach.. Its eclectic menu pays homage to México, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Perú and will change your perception of Latin cuisine.
Rosa Negra, Zona Hotelera KM 7.5, 77503 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
+52 1 984 205 7491
Mi Amor Restaurant – $$$ – Tulum Beach
This beachfront restaurant has an international and contemporary menu. With mind-blowing architecture and style Mi Amor welcoming place for people from all over the globe.
NU Tulum – $$$ – Tulum Beach
Led by Chef César Castañeda, alongside 6 talented chefs, NU Tulum demonstrates a devotion to the origin, culture, and coexistence of Pre-hispanic and the Colonial eras. What you experience is a set of dishes that have entirely their own style.
Hartwood Tulm – $$$ – Tulum Beach
Probably the most famous of Tulum restaurants, book ahead or be prepared to queue.. On the beach (about halfway down the strip) Hartwood specialises in cooking on fire..