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5 Top Rated Taco Joints In Tulum

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This favored beach-town is well loved for its laid back Mexican Caribbean vibes, the white sandy beaches that lead to breathtaking blue turquoise waters and of course, the many options to fuel your body, mind and soul.

When I’m personally on vacation in Mexico, one of my favorite ways to fuel my body is with authentic Mexican tacos! The streets there are lined with different food trucks and taco stands, and no two are the same – I suggest going for a walk and a taco joint hop to find your own personal favs! Here are 5 top rated taco joints in Tulum to add to your must try list!

Taqueria Honorio

Did somebody say “tacos for breakfast?!” – Taqueria Honorio is open early and known as the place to get tacos in Tulum. Their most popular menu item is cochinita pibil (slow cooked pork tacos) and most of their tacos start around $1 USD which makes it very affordable to feast!

6:30am – 3:00pm
Mza 10 Av. Satelite Sur / Andomeda Y Sol Ote Lt 13, Tulum 77760 Mexico

Los Tacos Madre

Believe it or not, People come from all over Tulum to experience LosTacos Madre’s vegetarian tacos, however they serve a lot more than just that. This is one of those taco stands that leaves an imprint on your memory that leaves you coming back every time you’re in the area.

Hours: 12pm-9pm, 7 days a week
Lote 31 Avenida Tulum Mz 7 Smz 20, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Papaya Playa Project

This is the place for what many call “splurge tacos” – simply because they cost on average about $15 USD for 3 tacos instead of the popular $1 tacos you can get at many stops in the Mexican Caribbean. Now this might sound insane, but a reservation at the Papaya Playa Project does have a minimum that you need to spend, so why not spend that on tacos? The quality of service here is known to be above par and incredibly enjoyable. 

Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila Km 4.5, Tulum Beach, Zona Costera, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

Antojitos La Chiapaneca

Rated 4.5 stars and # 41 of 575 restaurants in Tulum, Antojitos La Chiapaneca – this place is living proof that some of the best tacos in Mexico are the cheapest. Starting at 0.50 USD per taco (0.75 USD with cheese) you can get the pleasure of enjoying one of the hottest taco spots in the area. They are famous for their Yucatecan snacks and their easy going hours. Google might say 10am-11pm, but don’t be surprised if they open around 5pm and stay open late!
*Cash only

Hours: 10am-11pm, Tuesday-Sunday
Calle Acuario Nte. 3, Tulum Centro, Tobiano, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

El Carboncito

Home of Tulum’s best tacos al pastor, which is a Mexican-Middle Eastern Spiced spit-roasted pork tacos made to absolute perfection – don’t be afraid to try it with some pineapple on top! They have a locally ‘famous’ horchata and very affordable prices.  El Carboncito is everything you want and then some when it comes to an authentic Mexican taco stop!

Hours: 12pm-11pm Monday-Saturday
Av. Tulum 7, Tulum Centro, Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

The Mexican Caribbean is home to some of the best tacos around. And I'm not talking about the typical “Old del paso'' tacos you see in North America, filled with ground beef, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato and sour cream. I’m talking about genuine, authentic Mexican magic wrapped up in a corn tortilla. After a day of soaking up the sun, what better way to end the day then with some tacos de carnitas and tequila with your friends?! Here are 6 top rated taco joints to indulge in while you’re on your next Mexican Caribbean vacation.

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