The once sleepy fishing town of Tulum is now full of a vast selection of restaurants offering scrumptious local and international cuisine. To avoid feeling overwhelmed by the choices of where to eat in Tulum, we shortlist some must-try locations.
A great spot for breakfast, full of fun and personality. Whether you’re in town or by the beach, there are two Matcha Mama locations. All products are plant based and gluten free with the best acai bowls you’ll find in Tulum. Made from the freshest local ingredients, this spot is the go-to along the Tulum Beach for
smoothies, bowls, juices, and of course, matcha! A firm favourite of ours is the cacao topped with banana, fresh chunks of mango, blueberries and toasted coconut. The frozen, thick consistency, makes these stand out from the rest who tend to serve up soupy, watery bowls.
We even recommend their glass jars of coconut water – so refreshing! Lastly, enjoy the insta famous swings at Matcha Mama, but bring your own straw to this incredibly eco-friendly roadside stop.
MATCHA MAMA , Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila 8.2, Tulum, 77780 Mexico
Situated in Ahau Hotel and as the name suggests, they serve exclusively raw vegan food in a beautiful tropical setting. Often noted as one of Tulum’s best restaurants, even with the casual, relaxed vibe, it is a cosy spot located right off the beach, in a garden full of palm shade.
Serving a combination of tasty meals, from superfood smoothies, turmeric drinks, pizzas, vegan burger, and Sriracha salad.
The staff are definitely worth a mention here, the most friendly and excellent serve. You’ll find a quiet ambiance here, it is so peaceful and they even have hammocks you can relax in whilst you eat!
Carr.Tulum, Boca Paila Km 7.5, Hotel Ahau Tulum, 77760
For local sea-to-table ingredients cooked on the grill or wood burning oven, visit Hartwood, an open-air restaurant located on the jungle side of Tulum's beach road.
Hartwood is a more expensive place to eat, but for good reason. Chef's travel hours to markets and farms to select ingredients deeply rooted within Mundo Maya, that will offer guests a new and exciting taste, however Hartwood's menu changes daily depending on deliveries each day from the sea and land. From sustainablly caught fish, roasted beef or plant-based dishes, skilled chefs craft local ingredients into delicious dishes for all dietary needs.
Sustainability comes first at Hartwood. Solar panels power the site. Waste is broken down with zero carbon footprint, creating 100 percent organic compost that is used in regenerating the mangrove environment and interior farming. All cooking is done by open fire within their handmade wood burning oven and grill.
It is a popular spot, so make sure you make a reservation one month before your arrival date.
Tulum-Punta Allen, 77717