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El Tabano

Beach Road Tulum Km. 7, Tulum 77766, Mexico
+52 984 134 8725
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole salad” (15 reviews)
“shrimp” (73 reviews)
“meatballs” (31 reviews)
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Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Road Tulum Km. 7, Tulum 77766, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 687 reviews

Reviewed May 14, 2018

The menu at this restaurant is on a black board and changes constantly depending on the ingredients they have available. Open kitchen which is fun to watch the men and women make your food before you. A little buggy on the night we were there...More

Thank James H
Reviewed May 11, 2018

With food that could have been a bit more tasty. The wine list was a nice change from drinking margaritas all day.

Thank kairvin
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant a few times during a recent visit to Tulum. When we first walked in I wasn’t expecting much, it was very simple, authentic Mexican. The food was amazing and the cocktails were delicious. The coconut and ginger shrimp was my favourite....More

Thank Anne A
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Genuine happiness on a plate! The stuffed chiles were amazing! The vegetarian menu leaves nothing out! I've visited a number of times! I'm Obsessed!

Thank Kateoregon
Reviewed March 17, 2018

Mediocre food and ambiance. Service was impersonal. Staff seemed bored. With so many excellent alternatives, I would not bother to return. Do not waste your precious vacation time here.

Thank MichaelC0919
Reviewed March 15, 2018

With all of the restaurant choices in town, I usually visit a new one every day. El Tabano is one of the few that I keep going back to. They have a great, large menu of newer twists on traditional Mexican and Yucatan dishes, and...More

Thank Erik B
Reviewed March 13, 2018

We loved the food in this restaurant, and the fact that regional Mexican cuisines are so well represented, wonderful after the bland cosmopolitan food on offer in so many 'parachute' restaurants in Tulum. But above all we want to thank their staff for their wonderful...More

Thank Paddy W
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Great memories of meals in prior years brought me back. Rude employee will prevent me from returning. I am traveling alone and walked over thinking about the delicious food and cheesecake I had in the past. There were many empty tables. An employee came over...More

2  Thank Vivcioffi
Reviewed February 27, 2018

We were skeptical when we saw the huge menu, but everything we ordered was delicious. Focus is on local food and Mexican wines - creative cuisine. The two chile dishes we had were excellent. Staff was friendly and service was good.

Thank giromondo
Reviewed February 25, 2018

Food was great, the people were delightful. Menu was varied enough, but not overwhelming, and we had delicious dishes from orange pork to a really yummy flan for dessert. Highly recommended!

Thank worldtraveler3316
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December 29, 2014|
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Response from Misterpepito | Reviewed this property |
Correct. El Tabano is a restaurant and not a hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road Tulum Km. 7, Tulum 77766, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 984 134 8725
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Inmersed in a lushious garden in the jungle side, El Tábano is a favorite amongst neighbors and visitors alike. Serving homemade flavor infused with regional character, and a touch of the chefs personality into each dish- it is a true experience of all senses.Family warmth, exquisite taste, fresh and creative food prepared right in front of you . And if you like to take the recepies, just come into our kitchen and live the joy of cooking with us.The staff is always happy to share the secrets in exchange of a smile.
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