Tulum: Best Restaurants

Some two million people from all around the world flock to Mexico’s beautiful Tulum each year, and that’s no surprise. Its exquisite positioning right on the Caribbean coastline is a natural draw for lovers of the beach, and the area’s many ancient and well-preserved Mayan ruins are explored by a countless number of visitors every day. Another great aspect of Tulum is its incredible restaurants, and there are several that offer diners the opportunity to enjoy their meal in a lovely open-air setting. These are just a few of Tulum’s most popular outdoor eateries that you are sure to want to sample during your stay.

Kitchen Table

Open all seven days of the week for dinner service, this delightful restaurant is a dream come true for those who want a wonderfully natural experience. Kitchen Table is perfectly situated on Tulum’s jungle side, which is right in the beautiful Tulum National Park. The structure itself has been carefully built with natural materials that are found in the area so that the ecological impact is lessened, and the lights and music are a result of energy harnessed through solar panels. Every excellent dish is created with fresh local-grown produce, and nothing is ever frozen. You’ll discover menu items that include favorites from Mexico and Portugal as well as Latin cuisine, seafood and many options for vegetarians, vegans and those who like to go gluten-free. There’s also a bar with an excellent selection of exceptional cocktails. You’ll be served in an open-air setting so that you may enjoy both the sights and the sounds of the jungle, and you should be aware that this restaurant accepts cash only.


Another fabulous open-air restaurant, Arca provides gorgeous jungle views in a relaxing setting. Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner service, this restaurant offers a special style of Mexican dishes that are a treat to the taste buds. Each day’s menu items are fully dependent on the available local ingredients and morning seafood catches, so you can always count on a meal created from only the freshest and most-natural ingredients. Popular dishes include grilled octopus, seared quail, seared grouper, wood-roasted whole fish, suckling pig and charred snap peas, smoked baby potatoes, toasted brown rice and grilled asparagus for the vegetarian or vegan diner. Exquisite handmade desserts and a full bar are also available.


Come dine by candlelight in this gorgeous open-air garden, and you’ll discover delicious dishes from all around the world that have been enhanced with the best Mexican flavors and spices. Each dish is guaranteed to be at its freshest because only seasonal produce is used, and fish and livestock are actually butchered and prepared on site daily for that night’s offerings. Fresh fruits plucked right off the nearby trees star in the lovely selection of tasty cocktails, and you’ll want to sample them all. Each menu item is served in portions that are designed for sharing, and popular dishes include the octopus cocktail, duck tacos, pork ribs, catch of the day, several vegetarian and vegan options and decadent homemade desserts.


Open each day other than Tuesday from 4 p.m. to midnight, this Japanese restaurant offers sushi made with a variety of the freshest local ingredients. It’s not like the sushi you’ll find at most places because the chefs use special Japanese techniques and their own personal touches to create uniquely delicious offerings. Dozens of combinations are available, and these include several vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. You may choose to have your sushi delivered straight to your vacation residence or enjoy the lovely atmosphere of the outdoor seating at the restaurant.

Wild Restaurant and Bar

This exceptional restaurant, which is beautifully nestled in Tulum’s jungle, offers a Mediterranean-inspired menu with only the freshest ingredients and produce that can be locally obtained on a daily basis. Your nose will notice the delicious smell of baking bread as soon as you arrive, and all of the vegetables, seafood and meats are cooked on a wood-fired grill. Homemade dressings, dips and sauces highlight each of the menu items, and you’ll also be offered desserts that will have your sweet tooth screaming for just one more bite. While the food is wonderful, many people come simply for the incredible cocktail bar that features the largest selection of spirits in the area and an impressive cocktail menu. If you order a cocktail, then you should expect to enjoy such pleasures as homemade syrups, juice squeezed right out of your choice of fruit, honey infused with a variety of fruits and nuts and a beautiful edible garnish on every drink. Food and drinks may be enjoyed in the lovely open-air lounge.

Plan Your Tulum Getaway Today

Come stay with us here at Exceptional Stays, and enjoy a beautiful beachfront stay in complete luxury. Let us know if you’d like to try any of these fabulous restaurants when you reserve your vacation home, and we’ll be happy to make your dinner reservations for your preferred dates.

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