Traveling to Tulum is a multisensory experience. Its paradisiacal beaches and natural attractions make it an unmissable destination of the Mexican Caribbean. Its nightlife and gastronomic offer add an incomparable interest to its tropical magic. Here we leave you with the top 8 most beautiful and delicious restaurants in Tulum.
If you want to taste authentic Italian food steeped in history and tradition, Parole is the place to go. Located in the heart of Tulum’s hotel zone, this restaurant is a rustic and cozy space that presents Italian cuisine in a natural, fresh and creative way. Its dishes are cooked at the moment following the traditional techniques of Tuscan and Italian cuisine, perfect to accompany its relaxed environment. Whether you opt for its saffron fettuccine with pecorino cheese and black truffle, or its grilled Mediterranean lobster, Parole will transport you to the Mediterranean coast with its exquisite flavors.
Bak’ Prime Steakhouse & Raw Bar
As a celebration of culture and culinary wisdom, BAK’ specializes in the world’s best cuts of meat and exotic sea cuisine. Its design is inspired by the cosmogony of the Mayan civilization, resulting in an eclectic and harmonious space with abundant vegetation, wood accents, and warm lights. Bak’s menu is exclusive and mystical, with dishes such as Mediterranean Giant Octopus, Tomahawk Steak, and Sea Bass with Polenta.
In Bal Nak’ you can breathe the tropical air and nature. Its name means “gluttony” in Mayan, a desire that you can hardly resist when tasting the gastronomic excellence of the restaurant. With a kitchen by Chef Alejandro Zátate, Bal Nak’ presents contemporary and creative Mexican cuisine within a space that stands out for its vegetation and cozy atmosphere. Order their Chocolata Clams, accompanied by a tomato juice sauce, pumpkin seeds, coriander, lemon, and chili oil. We also recommend you try their grilled octopus with pepper aioli, chaya emulsion, Valladolid sausage, and potatoes. You’ll love them.
RosaNegra pays tribute to Latin American gastronomy. Its fresh and tropical space combines the traditional flavors of Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, and Mexico. With eclectic, original, and daring dishes, RosaNegra is culinarily committed to offering quality and freshness. You can try select cuts of Kobe Beef and Waygu, as well as ceviches and tiraditos, giant crab tongs, smoked trout, and craft cocktails.
Gitano is the bohemian and carefree experience you’ve been looking for. Its outdoor terrace overlooks the beach, which creates a unique architectural space for its luminosity, thickness, and tropical atmosphere, the perfect place to absorb the best gastronomic offers of Tulum. It serves exquisite contemporary Mexican cuisine, with an interactive menu prepared primarily on a wooden oven and grilled. We recommend you try their grilled octopus with roasted tomato sauce, accompany it with one of the drinks in its signature mixology menu, and you’ll experience the perfect evening.
ARCA serves seasonal, local, and fresh food. This restaurant is a paradise of bold flavors, dishes to share, and gastronomic diversity. Its menu, rooted in the cultural traditions of Mexico and conquered by open-fire cuisine, is an extraordinary representation of national cuisine. With Jose Luis Hinostroza as executive chef, ARCA presents exquisite creations such as octopus al pastor with guajillo marinade and lentil puree, hedgehog ceviche with tangerine aguachile, or roasted marrow in a wood oven.
Casa Banana is home to Argentine food in Tulum. Its gastronomic concept incorporates the best techniques and ingredients to offer a unique, urban and rustic experience. In addition, its large garden and friendly environment make it one of the best restaurants to enjoy dinner with friends or as a couple. The menu’s favorites – both by locals and tourists – are its Entraña Argentina and its Squid Salad. You have to try them now.
Hartwood focuses its gastronomic offer on the sustainable, organic, and natural. With a cuisine based on sustainable fishing methods, the restaurant works to generate the lowest possible carbon footprint. Their menu changes every day depending on the availability of the products, and they constantly travel to Yucatan to get new ingredients and offer an evolutionary culinary experience. Delight in their robalo ceviche with coconut water and fresh serrano peppers, their octopus toast, or their charcoal lobster with cassava cream.
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