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On top of the beaches, cenotes and historical sites, Tulum is also a top destination for food. There are many amazing restaurants and bars you need to try when visiting this town on the Yucatán Peninsula. From the very best Mexican food to fresh Asian fusion, good coffee and refreshing margaritas; here are 5 top places to eat and drink in Downtown Tulum.

Where To Eat in Tulum





If we had to name just one of our favourite places to eat in Tulum, it would be Burritos Street. At this small, local restaurant, you will be greeted by friendly staff, devour their delicious, fresh burritos, and relax in the courtyard, sitting at an ironing board instead of a table. Along with our burrito, we also enjoyed tacos and fresh lemonade.

When you visit, look for the little "G'Day" note we left on their message wall.


One morning, walking to the beach, we passed a Thai Fusion restaurant. We continued on our way but couldn't stop thinking about it, so we decided to stop in on our way back. Palo Santo delivered exactly what we were looking for – delicious, fresh and simple Thai fusion. We ordered the chicken pad Thai and vegetable rolls and also enjoyed the fresh lemonade after hours out in the sun. The staff were very friendly, and the café has a lovely, laid-back atmosphere. The prices were a bit higher than some other local restaurants, but in our opinion, it was reasonable for what we ate.


On our last night in Tulum, we walked past Ajala, saw their 2-for-1 happy hour margaritas sign, and walked straight in. We were greeted by very friendly staff and sat at a table just inside their huge, plant-filled courtyard. We planned to stay for one drink, then one became two, two became three and suddenly, we were snacking on guacamole and tacos. We felt so comfortable relaxing in the courtyard, the cocktails were amazing, and the food was delicious. This isn't the cheapest place you can find in the area, but with happy hour, our night ended up being quite affordable.


While we were walking the street, exploring Tulum, we stumbled upon La Condesa and decided to stop for a drink on the front porch. We started by ordering margaritas but ended up also getting a burrito and fish tacos. The food was delicious, the service was great, and the prices were affordable, especially considering it's just around the corner from some more expensive restaurants on the main street.


When we travel, most mornings we are up and out the door, off to begin our adventures for the day. We very rarely sit in a café and have a slow and relaxing breakfast. However, on our last morning in Tulum, that is exactly what we did at the window bench of the Jaguar Negro café. We sipped a cup of coffee and ate a delicious almond croissant and a green omelette, staring out onto the street and watching the world go by.


When planning our travel destinations, we pin our bucket list of sites to see and recommended places to eat and drink on Google Maps. We are then never lost for ideas when travelling, and can easily share these lists with for friends and family to use as well.

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