Mexican Cuisine in Tulum

During your visit to Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, expect to happen upon a diverse set of places to dine. Fans of Mexican cuisine should take note of those restaurants where it's always on the menu. When it's time to narrow the list, you'll find there's a surplus of dining options for this type of food alone.

With choices such as the informal setting of Piedra Escondida to the tasty breakfast, dinner and lunch at Lol-Ha Akumal, you might come across a dish worth sharing - or not, as the case may be.

Below, read up on the several Mexican establishments to be enjoyed. For each restaurant, you can click its name to find out more about its ambiance, locale, dress code, and more.

Zahra

The Riviera Maya

Zahra is a logical selection for vacationers thinking about going to this area of Quintana Roo. If you're wondering, Tulum is two and a half miles (four kilometers) to the north-northwest. Fresh catches from and Mexican cuisine make a nice pair at this well-liked restaurant. <p>A relaxed spot to enjoy a meal, Zahra Restaurant soothes the soul with Mexican music and keeps you connected with free WiFi.</p>

Piedra Escondida

The Riviera Maya | (984) 100-1443

Piedra Escondida

Piedra Escondida is located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; two and a half miles (four kilometers) to the south-southeast of Tulum. Sure to please everyone, Piedra Escondida isn't just Mexican food and of course pasta, but wouldn't you know they're also masters of seafood. <p>You can expect to find a range of different entrees here from Mexican fajitas to pastas, fish, and steak. Recommended dishes include Camarones Pibil, a Yucatecan style shrimp dish; Fettuccine Marinara; Mariscada; or Risotto de la Huerta.</p>

El Paladante

The Riviera Maya | (984) 871-2233

El Paladante is found in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; 0.8 miles to the west of Tulum. Are you in the mood for plain delicious Mexican food in a refreshingly casual and classy environment? Give some thought to the informal ambiance and service at this grill. <p>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.</p>

Oscar & Lalo

The Riviera Maya | (984) 115-9965

Oscar & Lalo is a logical selection for guests who are going to check out this section of Quintana Roo. It is 7.5 miles northeast of Tulum. Fresh catches from and Mexican fare play nicely together at this unique eatery. <p>At Oscar & Lalo, you can expect freshly made food and many items are grown on the property. They prepare fresh Mexican, Mayan, Seafood, Vegan and International dishes. Juicy steaks, fresh lobster, freshly grilled seafood, Spanish seared octopus, seared ahi tuna, sat'e scallops, grilled fish fillets, fire roasted stuffed chilies, fajitas, Yucatan chicken and fantastic freshly baked desserts like home made chocolate cake, Tres Lecha cake and delicious rich carmel flan, full coffee, fresh fruit and cocktail bar are just some of the items shown on the full six page menu. They have something for everyone and all budgets. They will also deliver food if needed.</p>

Lol-Ha Akumal

Akumal | (915) 584-3552

Lol-Ha Akumal

Located near the middle of Akumal, Lol-Ha Akumal is a part of Hotel Akumal Caribe, and is a good choice for travelers thinking about visiting this part of the Riviera Maya. Fresh fish and Mexican style eats make for an exciting meal at this colorful establishment. <p>LolHa is the quintessential Akumal eatery located on the main bay with the best view in town. Dine al fresco with your toes in the sand or enjoy your dinner and drinks with a flamenco show inside under the large palapa adorned with strung lights.</p>

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

Similar Food

Casa Banana

Also worth considering if you really love Mexican food, there are other categories to tackle, including places like the following:

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

Also, you might want to try a specialty like the tacos, which is served both at La Lunita and King Kebab.

Oftentimes, the best food and drink options in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are the ones you happen upon during your daytime travels. Then again, it's still a good idea to make a list of specific places to try. To find out more about the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.

 

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