Tulum was originally a Mayan city located on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, surrounded by a beautiful forest, what is now called Tulum National Park. In ancient times the city received the name of Zamá, which in Maya means the Dawn. From the numerous records,
Tulum is known to have been an important center of worship for the “Descending Gods.” Currently, you can enjoy incredible landscapes and activities such as visits to archaeological sites, ecological reserves, snorkeling, diving in a different cenote.
However, Tulum is not only an incredible beach destination, it is also a gastronomic world that will impress you a lot. An extensive list of well-known chefs developed the best high-quality, international brand concepts that will blow your mind.
We hope that these few suggestions of what we think are the best restaurants in Tulum will evoke you to plan your vacations in this magical place.
Arca: Unique Mexican style food with cultural influences from around the world. After opening in 2015, Arca quickly established itself as a popular and fundamental component to the growing gastronomic scene in Tulum. They offer culinary and beverage options that pay homage to the region of the peninsula. It is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm. Located on the Tulum-Boca Paila Highway 7.6km.
Cenzontle: Delivers gourmet Mexican flavors with unconventional twists on traditional recipes. Dine in a candlelit outdoor garden and delight your senses. Open every day from 11 am to 3 pm and from 6 to 11 pm. Located on Boca Paila Highway km 7.3.
Gitano: Mezcal Restaurant and Bar with exquisite and bohemian decoration. Gitano specializes in signature cocktails and gourmet Mexican cuisine that you don’t want to miss. DJ and live music, this place opens its doors from 6 pm to 3 am. Perfect for aperitif before dinner or a drink and dance after.
The Kitchen Table: It is a restaurant located on the left hand side from the beachside round abound, a few steps from hotel Diamante K. They created a very intimate Tulum style atmosphere in the jungle part of the beach, using only reused and natural materials native to the region. As well as an extraordinary ambient it offers an extraordinary delicious menu specialized in Grill (Meats and Fish). Open every day from 6 pm to 10 pm. Located on Boca Paila Highway km 1.5.
Rosa Negra: Another unique restaurant that pays tribute to Latin American cuisine inspired by traditions from countries such as Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico make the menu an eclectic combination with authentic and daring flavors and some foods being delivered from overseas. Open from 1pm to 1am. Located on Boca Paila -Tulum KM 7.5 Highway.