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Charlie's Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, Latin, Spanish, Pub, South American, Central American
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| Tulum Village, Tulum, Mexico
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Atlantis, Florida
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having been to Charlie's on a number of occasions over the last few years I do enjoy going there when in Tulum. I find the location perfect for watching what is transpiring as the day passes. Both food and beverage are consistently very good and at a reasonable price. Charlie and his staff are very customer focused and display a... More 

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Thank Bruce H
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175 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, breakfast and through the day. Reasonable prices. Fantastic service. The decor is lovely, recycled shabby chic

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Thank Johanna S
Port Colborne, Canada
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Very authentic and very good food. The service was Speedy Gonzales and the prices were good. We asked around for the best soups in town and they didn't disappoint. They gave us free home made chips and dip....which was 'muy caliente' even though they said it was just mild, still we ate over half of it because it was that... More 

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Thank PTChance
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This place has the best ceviche in town. Hands down. Also, the carnitas entree is perfect. Great margaritas and the staff is wonderful. We have been going the the Titeres Tulum puppet shows there on Sundays. Highly recommended!

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Thank Almendra G
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We've been trying food and drinks in restaurants in the Tulum area and we've been disappointed so many times. We went to Ziggy's on the coast. Beautiful setting but horrible food and drinks. It seems that Tulum restaurants have decided that they don't need to put alcohol in their mixed drinks or even fully juice them with what's requested: I... More 

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Thank Tom S
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner with kids. Food is ok but the restaurant itself is nice with friendly staff. Colourful decor and seemingly everything on the walls for sale. Average prices and whilst not the best in town for food or value, by no means the worst either. A large garden seating area at the back so spacious and good for large... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

A restaurant with a lovely garden area in the back where we sat. We were tempted by the fish but ordered the skirt steak which was done nicely and arrived in a timely manner. The staff was attentive and friendly. The restaurant lacked a little in cleanliness but nothing horrible. You will enjoy this.

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

We ate there right after arriving in Tulum as it's close to the ADO-Busstation. We loved the ambiance and colourful decorations. The guacamole and cerveza Corona tasted like nectar and ambrosia after a journey of 27 hours and were like our welcoming to Mexico. The main dishes afterwards, however, were okay but not great.

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Thank FiSch85
Brooklyn, New York
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

We stopped in during an off time, but the staff was great and made us very welcome. Portions were large and the carnitas were amazing! Be warned: the jalepeno rellenos are HOT. :)

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Thank SuzieH06
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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382 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Tulum is rapidly becoming a tourist hot-spot so costs are going up, but Charlie's is keeping their prices decent and the food and service excellent. Next to the bus station, they are also an ideal spot to breakfast before you journey.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Latin, Spanish, Pub, South American, Central American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Tulum Village, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?