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Boca Paila Tulum Km 7.6, Tulum 77780, Mexico
+52 1 984 111 5379
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“suckling pig” (53 reviews)
“bone marrow” (29 reviews)
“cornish hen” (9 reviews)
Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Boca Paila Tulum Km 7.6, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Outstanding first night dinner! We had dinner at 7pm on a thursday and we didn't have reservation. We had to wait at the bar for 20 minutes. Glad we sat at the bar to see how they make drinks. Our Cocktails was complete with home...More

Thank amartinezclark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the prettiest restaurants I’ve ever been to, with a candlelit and chic bohemian vibe, nestled under the jungle-y trees. The ceviche was unique and delicious - instead of citrus it was made with a cactus flower. The green beans with egg yolk were...More

Thank William W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for dinner. Great food (the bone marrow was delicious), great drinks, excellent service. Can’t give it 5 stars though as it’s cash only. There aren’t that many ATMs in Tulum and now that iZettle exists there is really no excuse for being...More

Thank Camillah25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The review title says it all, its hands down the best meal in Tulum. We have been coming to Tulum for years and Arca is the best food in Tulum. It is cash only so bring lots of cash because you will seriously want to...More

Thank Christina B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has to be my second fav spot to eat in tulum. amazing drinks, amazing food. I always ask for Kahlil bc he has been the best waiter I could have.

Thank Ivy A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently traveled to Tulum and ate out most nights. Most unimpressed by this restaurant. Not busy but we were placed away with our (well behaved) children amongst the mosquitoes. Little to choose from. The waiting staff desperate to clear our plates and lost interest...More

Thank greta100662
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is magical. The location is beautiful and the set up is all about the Tulum style, a little savage and a little chic. Food was just perfect. Every bite and taste were correct. Portions even were very good. The flavours said it all....More

Thank María L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Try to sit close to the kitchen... trust me. Food was FRESH and so many different flavors. If you’re a foodie, eat here.

Thank vjsabatino
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arca offers some of the best food Tulum has to offer, bar none. They tactfully walk the line of using modern techniques and presentation, while still staying rooted in classic ingredients and culture. The Soft Shell Crab & Bone Marrow were excellent, as were the...More

Thank gavinkpierce
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely one of the best meals we had in Tulum, the soft shell crab taco is a must as is the octopus. We had wine which they have a nice selection. Great atmosphere and great service.

Thank germainexplorer
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Erika G
May 9, 2017|
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Response from taniazih | Reviewed this property |
Arca is totally child friendly. I went with my grandsons, two and four years old.
March 15, 2017|
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Response from justmyownthoughts | Reviewed this property |
They are open Tuesday through Sunday. Perhaps you stopped by on the 13th which was Monday. Check your dates. Otherwise try calling or asking a neighboring hotel or business. They may have more info. Their web site shows no... More
May 24, 2016|
Response from Amy W | Reviewed this property |
Try their website reservation form. Just google Arca Tulum, and from their website, click Contact. Trip Advisor would not let me post the link here. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boca Paila Tulum Km 7.6, Tulum 77780, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 1 984 111 5379
  • E-mail
ARCA is a restaurant and bar located in the tropical jungle of Tulum, Mexico.
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