Mexican Cuisine in Tulum

While exploring Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, expect to be overwhelmed by the diverse set of options when it comes to dining. Mexican food lovers won't want to miss those restaurants where this style of cooking is king. This isn't a rare option either, considering there's more than enough restaurants just within this category.

With options including everything from the fine dining ambiance and backdrop at Cetli to the intoxicating breakfast, dinner and lunch at Lol-Ha Akumal, there's something for every traveler and any desired budget.

The list below allows you to peek at the rather large selection of Mexican eateries awaiting Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's guests. Find the one that makes your mouth water and click its name to view more information about its ambiance, food, and what's located nearby.

Tita Tulum

The Riviera Maya | (984) 877-8513

Tita Tulum is a viable option for travelers who are going to explore this area of Quintana Roo. Tulum is four and a half miles (seven kilometers) to the north. Fresh fish and Mexican flair make for a bold combo at this relaxed favorite.

You won't want to leave without sampling the shrimp in coconut sauce or the grilled Caribbean whole fish. Both are their top selling items.

Lol-Ha Akumal

Akumal | (915) 584-3552

Lol-Ha Akumal

Located in the heart of Akumal, Lol-Ha Akumal is on the same premises as Hotel Akumal Caribe. Seafood and Mexican food are a great pair at this relaxed favorite.

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.

Mateo's

The Riviera Maya

Mateo's is a logical selection for vacationers exploring this part of Quintana Roo. It's 2.6 miles south-southeast of Tulum. Consider stopping by the Riviera Maya when you're feeling like a knock-out serving of tacos.

Matero's serves both authentic Mexican fare and the more familiar Tex-Mex. Try the ceviche for a real treat.

Lina’s Mexican Cantina

The Riviera Maya | (303) 578-1301

Lina’s Mexican Cantina is on the same premises as La Zebra Hotel. In case you're wondering, Tulum is four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers) to the north. Definitely deemed a casual restaurant, it's like a mecca for hungry, intrigued travelers touring the town.

Relax under the thatched roof palapa or a coconut palm as you sip on a mixed cocktail or enjoy homemade local fare.

El Paladante

The Riviera Maya | (984) 871-2233

El Paladante is on the premises of Don Diego de la Selva, and is a smart choice worth considering if you are thinking about visiting this part of Quintana Roo. It's 0.8 miles west of Tulum. Are you in the mood for much-loved local cuisine in a breezy, no-fuss setting? You'll quite like the mellow bites and 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.

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
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 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
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 --
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

If you're willing to step just outside the box, there are more options from this same flavor palette at restaurants like Casa Banana where they're dishing out Argentenian dishes.

Also, for yet another culinary cousin, sample one of the specialties, like the tacos offered at La Lunita.

Guests often find that the best places to try any cuisine in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are the ones that you stumble upon as you're out doing activities and seeing attractions. But, noting at least a couple places in your daily itinerary, means you'll have multiple alternatives, even in a pinch. To read more details regarding the types of food waiting for you, check out this page.

 

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