You’re looking for something fancy, like tacos al pastor or a smoothie bowl. These 19 restaurants are the best in Tulum, Mexico. Prices and information are updated for 2022.
Mexico is a popular place for foodies. But Tulum is an exception. Tulum is the perfect place to satisfy your cravings for healthy and exotic food.
Are you looking for a place to eat in Tulum? Look no further. This list includes a variety of Tulum restaurants.
The Best Restaurants on Tulum Beach
You’ll find whatever you want at one of the Tulum beach restaurants. These are my top picks for Tulum Beach restaurants; make sure to check them out.
#1 Posada Margherita
Posada Marguerita is the place to go if you’re looking for Italian cuisine and a beautiful view. The intimate Italian restaurant located in Tulum serves delicious homemade pasta and other dishes made with fresh fish. The pasta with shellfish was delicious, and I am an Italian who is very picky about my pasta.
There are many wine choices, as well as homemade gelato and pizza. You’ll enjoy a delicious meal and stunning views of the ocean, regardless of whether you are sitting indoors or out. Are you a vegetarian? They have you covered. Are you ready for more?
Address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 4.5, Tulum Beach
Hours Daily, 7.00 AM to 9:30 PM
#2 Matcha Mama
Are you looking for delicious acai bowls and endless breakfast options in Tulum? Matcha Mama is your best choice. Apart from the beautiful decor and delicious food, this cafe is also very Instagram-worthy. This cafe is unique because of all its healthy and special diet options, including vegan, keto, and gluten-free.
There are many options for smoothie bowls, granola, kombucha and raw juices. There are many flavors to choose from, so you can customize your bowls to your taste. You’ll be back for more! You can also find a second location in Tulum Town.
Address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 8.2
Hours Daily, 8 AM to 6 PM
#3 Zamas Restaurant Tulum
While staying at Zamas Hotel I had the opportunity to experience The Restaurant at Zamas. I am so glad that I did. It is just stepping away from the ocean, and the restaurant is right on the beach. The fresh, local food is served up with Mexican-inspired flavors.
Zamas Restaurant offers a wide variety of meals, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. A wood-burning oven is available on site for delicious, crispy pizzas. There’s also a wide selection of mezcal. My personal recommendation: My personal recommendation? Try their shrimp tacos or their margaritas.
: Tulum Beach, Zamas Hotel
Hours Daily, 7.30 AM to 10. PM
Hartwood is a must-have on any list of top restaurants in Tulum. Hartwood, a sustainable and off-the-grid restaurant located in Tulum, specializes in organic cuisine using fresh and local ingredients. Every local product is used by the chef, so the menu changes every day.
The cooking takes place in an oven and wood-burning grill. They say that this is the best place to find the best food in Tulum. However, reservations are highly recommended as it can be difficult to find a spot. Hartwood’s prices are not cheap, but they are worth the effort.
Address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 7, Tulum Beach
Hours Wednesday through Sunday, 5.30 PM to 10.
#5 Raw Love
Are you looking for healthy food or the best breakfast in Tulum Raw Love Cafe is a great option. The vegan restaurant is located in Tulum and is easy to photograph. You can even make your own smoothie bowls using superfood ingredients.
You can also opt for a coconut latte or any of the acai bowls. Raw desserts, zucchini noodles, and avo toasts are all favorites. This place is hippie-chill-out and I love it!
Address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 7.5, Tulum Beach
Hours Daily 9 AM to 6 PM
Fresco in Spanish means fresh. It is, therefore, no surprise that frescos specialize in healthy food options made with fresh and organic ingredients. You can choose from delicious smoothies, avocado toast, or more unusual options like matcha pudding and yucca pancakes.
For lunch or brunch, they offer a variety of delicious options, including fresh ceviche, tacos, and cauliflower tostadas. For your meal, you can find delicious cocktails that will pair well with it. Don’t forget to try their desserts.
: Tulum Beach, next to Hotel Cabanas Tulum
Hours Daily, 7 AM to 11PM
#7 Mateo’s Mexican Grill
Mateo’s Mexican Grill is the place to go if you love grilled food. This grill restaurant serves traditional Mexican dishes as well as international cuisines like burgers.
Make sure you try the burrito with salsa verde and the fish tacos with mango sauce. Although the drinks are quite expensive, they can be bought at 2×1 prices. Mateo’s is best known for its towering sundeck that overlooks the jungle. This makes it a great spot from which to watch the sunset in Tulum.
Address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 5.2
Hours Sunday through Wednesday, 8 AM to 11PM, and Thursday through Saturday, open until 1 AM
#8 BAK’ Prime Steakhouse & Raw Bar
BAK’s Prime Steakhouse and Raw Bar are proud to serve the finest meat cuts in the world as well as mouth-watering seafood. They pay great attention to details to ensure the best culinary experience. You can enjoy dinner at BAK’ with a show so that you don’t miss out on the entertainment while you savor your food.
This Tulum Beach restaurant mainly serves meat dishes. However, there are a few vegetarian options, including Funghi pasta and salads. They also offer a dessert menu that includes specialty coffee varieties.
Address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 8.5
Hours Daily, 5PM to 1AM
Do you crave Thai food in Tulum? Mezzanine Thai Restaurant and Bar is a popular choice for delicious Thai food. Mezzanine offers traditional Asian cuisines such as spring rolls, noodles, spring rolls, and dumplings. There are also many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
The restaurant’s mouth-watering food isn’t the only draw. It is located right on the beach with stunning views and is a great spot for people who love delicious food. You can choose from breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also offer a wide selection of desserts and beverages.
Address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km 1.5
Hours Daily 8AM-10PM
#10 Parole Tulum
Parole Tulum is considered one of the most popular restaurants in Tulum. It serves authentic Italian cuisine, with the star being the homemade pasta, burrata and exquisite desserts (tiramisu anyone?). Many have praised the restaurant’s vintage and sophisticated design as romantic. The cozy ambience is enhanced by a live violinist every night.
You can find vegetarian and meat dishes here, as well as artisanal cocktails named for Italian movies. It could not get better.
#11 Kitchen Table
The kitchen table is an open-air restaurant that offers a full culinary experience. Guests will be able to see the food being prepared and then enjoy it. They offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
The kitchen Table is located in the jungle and surrounded by lush vegetation. The restaurant promotes sustainability. You forgot to bring pesos. They also accept dollars, credit cards and crypto.
Address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 6
Hours Daily, 6 PM to 11PM
ARCA serves traditional Mexican cuisine, prepared on an open fire, and beautifully arranged. They offer a variety of vegetarian options as well as seafood.
This restaurant is located in Tulum Beach and offers outdoor seating.
Address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 7.6
Hours Daily, 6PM to 10.30 PM
Cenzotle offers traditional Mexican cuisine and international cuisine, with a Mexican twist. The dishes are full of flavor. Although the restaurant serves a variety of seafood choices, it also offers vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free options.
It is also well-known for its amazing cocktailery. This makes it the ideal spot for pre-dinner drinks and a relaxed night out in Tulum. You can’t miss the lush jungle setting that adds to the atmosphere.
Address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 7.3
Hours Daily, 6 PM to 11PM
Best Tulum Town Restaurants
Don’t worry if you are in Tulum Town. To find great restaurants, you don’t have to travel to Tulum Beach. These are my top picks for Tulum Centro restaurants.
#14 Antojitos la Chiapaneca
Antojitos la Chiapaneca, one of Tulum’s most popular taco spots, is a must-see in our Tulum restaurant guide. This restaurant is located near Avenida Tulum. Expect a long line!
Although it is a basic restaurant, the menu selections are great. The specialties include spit-roasted marinated pork tacos and fried tortillas filled with beans. The best Mexican food in Tulum. Stop by if you are looking for authentic tacos after visiting the Tulum ruins.
Address: Calle Acuario Nte. 3
Hours Daily 10 AM to 11 PM
#15 Burrito Amor
Avenida Tulum’s Burrito Amor has the best burritos. Did you know burritos are more Mexican than tex-mex? Burrito Amor is a Mexican burrito maker.
Burrito Amor offers both traditional wheat and coconut tortillas. They also offer salads and sweet treats. They are committed to the highest quality ingredients and also offer vegetarian and vegan options. Guaranteed success: Fresh ingredients, low prices. This is a great option for quick lunches before or after visiting nearby cenotes at Tulum.
Address: Av. Tulum Pte Mz3 Lote 5 Local 1.
Hours Daily 8AM-10PM
How to get to Tulum
Even if your hotel is in Cancun or Playa del Carmen, Tulum is a wonderful day trip. If you’re going on a road trip (a great choice), include Tulum in the Yucatan itinerary.
Why not stay a little longer to take in the amazing food scene in Tulum?
Two posts were written about the various options available to get to Tulum by bus or taxi, private driver, Colectivo, shared van, etc. These are my posts.
There you have it! This list should help you choose the best places to eat in Tulum. Please let me know if you find any other fantastic Tulum restaurants in the comments.