Mexican Cuisine in Tulum

During your visit to Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, you'll happen upon a variety of places to have a hot meal. But guests who seek Mexican cuisine in particular will definitely want to check out the various establishments serving this favorite. You won't have trouble finding a place either, since there's a surplus of dining options with this cuisine on the menu.

With so much to try, from the informal attitude beloved by patrons of Lina’s Mexican Cantina to the scrumptious dinner service at El Patio, you're bound to find something with all the right flavors.

Below, peek at this full list of Mexican eateries available. Click each option to see the full article about its hours, location, and other offerings.

La Zebra

The Riviera Maya | (984) 115-4726

La Zebra is situated in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; 4.6 miles to the south of Tulum. Fresh seafood and Mexican fare both share the spotlight at this noteworthy eatery.

Everything is made fresh and from natural ingredients at Lina's. Try the yogurt, fruit, or granola for breakfast, and for lunch and dinner enjoy authentic Mexican fare.

Lina’s Mexican Cantina

The Riviera Maya | (303) 578-1301

Lina’s Mexican Cantina is on the premises of La Zebra Hotel. From the restaurant, Tulum is four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers) to the north. Ready for much-loved local cuisine in an easy-going setting? Don't miss the mellow backdrop at this bar and grill.

Fresh caught seafood, locally sourced ingredients, organic, and homemade are all rare terms in the restaurant industry, yet all apply at Lina's. You won't find a better meal than the freshly made dishes prepared at this local hot spot.

When it comes to beverages, fresh juices, soda, and other alcoholic beverages are free flowing, but there is something special about the sweet mixed drinks. An antique hand crank is used to press sugar cane juice daily, making even a simple mojito taste better here than anywhere else on the planet.

El Paladante

The Riviera Maya | (984) 871-2233

El Paladante is on the same premises as Don Diego de la Selva. It is 0.8 miles west of Tulum. Seeking quality Mexican cooking in an informal, unpretentious location? Don't miss the laid-back backdrop at this grill.

El Paladante believes in using what nature has provided in order to make your meals. All eggs, vegetable, and honey used in the preparation of the food here was grown or produced organically right on property.

Zahra

The Riviera Maya

Zahra is on Carretera Tulum Ruinas Km. 5 . In case you're wondering, Tulum is two and a half miles (four kilometers) to the north-northwest. Fabulously fresh fish and Mexican cuisine are made for each other at this noteworthy restaurant.

Sit down at one of their street side tables and enjoy coffee or some fruit juice. if you are hungry, they have a selection of chicken, shrimp and fish, and steaks. They also have some vegetarian options.

Zamas Que Fresco

The Riviera Maya | (415) 387-9806

Zamas Que Fresco

Zamas Que Fresco is on the premises of Zamas Hotel. It is 2.7 miles south-southeast of Tulum. Fabulously fresh fish and Mexican style eats are an outstanding combo at this unique eatery.

Tucked in the back of a cove and situated along a quiet beach with an endless ocean view, this tropical local fits in perfectly with the traditional beach shack decor of the restaurant. Dine on the beach beneath sunshades made of palm leaves on artist-designed tables while enjoying live music nightly.

Mexican Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Casa Cenote 5.8 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexican (361) 993-2462
Cetli Central Tulum Mexican (984) 108-0681
Charlies 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum Mexican --
Chichen Itza 5.3 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexican (984) 875-7100
Cobà 5.3 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexican (984) 875-7100
Diaz Grill Central Tulum Mexican --
Don Huacho 0.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum Mexican --
El Bistro 16.7 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexican (984) 873-1484
El Carboncito Tacos 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum Mexican --
El Mariachi Central Tulum Mexican (984) 875-1010
El Paladante 0.8 mi. West of Central Tulum European, Mexican (984) 871-2233
El Patio 15.8 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexican (984) 875-7600
Fantasias 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum Mexican --
Fredy's Fajitas Central Tulum Mexican --
Gary’s at Casa Cenote 5.9 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexican, Tex-Mex (361) 993-2462
Imelda's 15.9 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexican --
La Akumalito 15.9 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexican --
La Bistecca Central Tulum Mexican (984) 871-2917
La Cueva Del Pescador 15.9 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexican --
La Gringa Tacos 0.2 mi. South West of Central Tulum Mexican --
La Zebra 4.6 mi. South of Central Tulum Mexican (984) 115-4726
Lina’s Mexican Cantina 4.6 mi. South of Central Tulum Mexican (303) 578-1301
Lol-Ha Akumal 15.9 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum International, Mexican (915) 584-3552
Los Arrecifes 3.7 mi. South of Central Tulum Mexican (984) 105-3340
Mateo's 2.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum Mexican --
Oscar & Lalo 7.5 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum International, Mexican, Vegan (984) 115-9965
Pancho's Grill 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum Mexican (983) 285-0252
Piedra Escondida 2.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum Italian, Mexican (984) 100-1443
Salsolito Central Tulum Mexican --
Senor Frosty's Central Tulum Mexican --
Tita Tulum 4.3 mi. South of Central Tulum Mexican (984) 877-8513
Trece Lunas 2.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum Mexican --
Urge Tacos Central Tulum Mexican --
Zahra 2.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum Mexican --
Zamas Que Fresco 2.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum Caribbean, Mexican (415) 387-9806

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Casa Banana

You may crave something slightly different, in which case you might like distinctly different, but still related local places like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Trattoria Del Mar (984) 100-3228 Latin American Central Tulum
El Pequeno Buenos Aires (984) 871-2708 Argentenian Central Tulum
Alexis (984) 151-0116 Argentenian 5.3 mi. South of Central Tulum
Casa Banana (984) 806-2871 Argentenian 4.5 mi. South of Central Tulum
Acabar -- Tex-Mex Central Tulum

Also, let your appetite persuade you to consider sampling a specialty like the tacos, which is served at both King Kebab and La Lunita.

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best food and drink options in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are the ones that you wind up near unexpectedly during your exploration of different cities. However, writing down the addresses of a few restaurant possibilities on a checklist, will keep your mind at ease. To learn more concerning the types of food awaiting you, check out this page.

 

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