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Carretera a Boca Paila km. 8.3, Tulum, Mexico
+52 55 1204 7777
18:00 - 12:00
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Firstly, as far as ambience goes, Simple is lacking, compared to many other restaurants along the beach. It is more family friendly than a romantic Tulum vibe. Prices are also similar to the more trendy restaurants with more inventive food, romantic ambience and superior service. We asked for recommendations from our waiter, perhaps we shouldn't have, as he recommended the... More 

Thank Jo H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We walked along the main road and went to Simple with group of friends. Easy and simple. Service was great, beer was cold and setting was nice. I could definitely hang out more at this place. Only place open late if 10 pm is considered late. Tulum shuts down early…food was good but nothing remarkable that I remember. Chairs a... More 

Thank Explorer1904
Mexico City, Mexico
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellents flavors the Mediterranean salad has a really good goat cheese, the hole fish with spectacular flavor. I also recommend the five tacos everything's fresh. Service a unorganized but friendly

Thank Krashbandicoot
McHenry, Illinois
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88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second time eating at this fine restaurant with a "Simple Name". The folks there really know how to prepare sea food and their mantra of "Fresh is Best" is proven at their tables. A nice family that deserves your business...Hippie Bob

Thank HippieBob
Las Vegas
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner Richard is super-cool. The food is reasonably priced for its location and quite good. I usually order the steak and frites--consistently good. Also, the house mezcal and oysters are excellent. Try it out! You won't regret.

Thank EriktheRed
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my husband and I had dinner at 'Simple' twice and we were happy both times. fresh fish, simple food (which we love very much because for us when the ingredients are good there is no necessity to cook them in complicated ways, or to cover the food with sauces which just confuse the palate), very nice and kind staff. the... More 

Thank marikendo
Ogden Dunes, IN
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good and friendly service. The butter fish is excellent and I highly recommend it. My husband enjoyed the octopus.

Thank Bernadettte
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110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here on our recent trip to Tulum. No problem getting a table. I had the tuna which was delicious and lots of it and my husband had the steak with peppercorn sauce also very good. It was more expensive than other restaurants we tried.

Thank Primepork
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great for lunch. The oysters were the special and they were so fresh. Loved the fish tacos too. They also have a great selection of Mezcal. And I loved that when we asked the waiter what his favorite was, he pointed out one of the cheaper options on the menu. Overall, awesome place down on the quieter part of the... More 

Thank Brittany D
Yamile K, Public Relations Manager at Simple, responded to this review

Hi Brittany!!!! Thank you for your review! We work very hard for our costumers to have a great experience here at simple! We really take seriously the freshness and the cool athmosphera in the restaurant! Hope to see you again; keep enjoying Tulum! Best vibes! More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really loved this friendly relaxed restaurant which served delicious cocktails and good fresh fish. I highly recommend the large prawns, the ceviche and the whole fish. Quite my favourite Tulum restaurant.

Thank Jane B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera a Boca Paila km. 8.3, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 55 1204 7777
At Simple we know and respect each ingredient we use, that’s why our menu turns out to be original, simple, and unique. In it we gather the taste of the Pacific, preparing grilled and roasted fish, seafood and vegetables; meat and poultry, cooked in their own juices with the preparation of your choice. We offer portions by the weight designed to be shared (we also offer individual portions), as well as natural and buzzing beverages, in the middle of a cozy atmosphere where you will feel treated just like home. Simple is a family-owned and family-operated restaurant where you will find trust, kindness, happiness, party, music and dancing.

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