The Ultimate Tulum Restaurant Guide

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Trying local food is one of the best ways to get to know a place and the Tulum restaurant scene is one of our absolute favorites. Due to its international influence, and health conscious visitors Tulum has an amazing food scene! Locally sourced ingredients and recipes which can be enjoyed by herbivores and carnivores alike truly make Tulum a dining destination! Because there are two distinct areas in Tulum (read more about that here) the cost of living ranges like nowhere else! We’ve indicated price on a scale of $-$$$.

Tulum Restaurant Guide- Beach area

Breakfast

Zamas Tulum $$

We had breakfast at Zamas and it was pretty good. Most breakfast menus in the beach area are similar so this was a random choice. I can never justify ordering avocado toast at restaurants just like I can’t justify ordering a grilled cheese because it is something I can make at home that is likely better. But even I was a sucker for the avocado and goat cheese toast at Zamas. Insider Tip: add an egg on top, it seals the deal. This toast pairs well with fresh coconut water straight out of the coconut! Grant had granola and a yummy fresh squeezed juice. Oh, did I mention you’re on the sand and the view is phenomenal?

Matcha Mama $$

Matcha Mama is an adorable little beach shack with swings for chairs and all of the acai, kombucha, juice, and of course matcha! We are obsessed with acai bowls and from Brazil to San Diego we’ve had some amazing ones. We were super excited to try this one but we ended up being a little disappointed with the acai quality and the price.

matcha mama

Lunch

Taqueria La Eufemia $

La Eufemia is our favorite beach restaurant in Tulum. Enjoy a caguama and a pineapple pastor taco while watching the waves crash on the beach and listening to a Kygo and rap soundtrack. The tacos are $1 USD and are delicious. The caguamas are 40 oz beers which are weirdly cheaper than buying 2 regular beers! The best part is their extensive salsa and toppings bar. Pile on the cilantro, salsa, and limes. This is one of the few spots on the beach where you can lounge on daybeds without being a hotel guest. They are first come, first serve and they don’t care if you stay all day. If you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of Eufemia herself, a very shaggy, sandy doodle type dog.

eufemia tulum

Dinner

Simple $$$

We’ve visited Simple every time we’ve been to Tulum. On our most recent trip we stayed in the cabins behind the restaurant. We found them on airbnb here. Staying at Simple made us love it even more. The staff is the best! Go for happy hour to get 2 for 1 cocktails. We especially love the mussels and the shared seafood platter. This open air seafood restaurant is effortlessly trendy and my favorite part: their fresh catch displayed under a “good vibes” sign.

good vibes only simple tulum

Cenzontle $$$

Don’t worry if the pronunciation has you intimidated, it also goes by Jardin Secreto (or secret garden.) We went here for a date night while staying at the beach. Try the stuffed peppers and the octopus tapas. The décor is very charming with lots of candles, mismatched antique tables, and chandeliers, all in the jungle of course! They also recently opened a new bar a few doors down, Cortázar, which is great for a pre-dinner drink. Read more about our favorite Tulum drinks and nightlife here.

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Tulum Restaurant Guide- Pueblo

Breakfast

Ki’Bok $

Ki’Bok is a quite coffee shop with a back patio and lots of seating. The drinks are yummy but they are a little small for the price. They recently opened their alcohol serving counterpart, Ki’Bok At Night. It is a late night rooftop. Read more about it here in our nightlife guide.

Del Cielo $$

We had breakfast at this delicious Pueblo establishment while we worked one morning. The wifi was great and the menu had everything from Mexican classics to lox and avocado toast.

de cielo tulum

Lunch

Dinner

El Camello Jr $

Ask any local their favorite restaurant in Tulum and 90% of them will say El Camello. The ceviche is so great, but you can’t go wrong with any seafood dish. Per usual in Mexico, the price is right too.

El Camallo Jr Tulum restaurant

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