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El Tacoqueto

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Main Road, Tulum, Mexico
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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy one of five dishes prepared lovingly each day; no menu - just go up to the kitchen counter and they'll show you what's cooking! It's very homely, popular with locals and free of the cocktail and beer swilling crowd since they only serve freshly blended juices!

Thank cant83
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Three of us went, and it felt like a bit of an adventure. The antithesis to the resort-esque restaurants lining the beach front. "What you see is what you get" says the friendly restaurant owner as you enter. And indeed, the options are laid out on a counter in front of a small happy kitchen. A little lost for what... More 

Thank Lily M
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2,471 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 580 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Don't expect gourmet or air condition or great ambiance, but if you want dirt cheap and real authentic Mexican dishes check it out! You see that locals crowd in among those few adventurous tourists and there are plenty of reason why. They may serve a watered down refried beans but everything else, mole, cerdo a salsa verde, pollo entomatado, mondongo,... More 

Thank KarolaRS
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great lunch selections - my friend and I went back several times and ordered various offerings and we were not disappointed.

Thank kitty5770
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The place does not have a menu; you look through the kitchen window and see what they have, and choose. No cervezas, though. The food is simple, but tasty. And the prices very cheap. The kids loved the mole de pollo, and they made us some cheese quesadillas. I had the chiles rellenos and they were great.

Thank Jens J
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Very good food, excellent service, nice environment and super cheap prices... Absolutely to try the Mole sauce and the caldo de camarones. Highly recommended!

Thank Giuseppe C
Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

We've been going to Tulum for years, and Tacoqueto never disappoints. Great local restaurant for authentic Mexican fare. Nothing fancy, no tourist (or any) menu, you just look at the offerings of the day and choose what tempts you. One of our favorite dishes is the caldo de camaron (shrimp soup): large, tasty shrimp in a perfectly-seasoned and spiced broth... More 

Thank trippou
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Kinda stumbled into this place but so glad we did. As others have mentioned the menu is a look into the kitchen to see what's cooking. Very good food, very good prices and very friendly people. we were the only gringos in the place but felt very welcome.

Thank bfreehill
San Francisco
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Ignore the tripadvisor map. This place is on the south end of town (away from Cancun), keep going south after the ADO bus terminal and it will be on the other (beach) side of the street. When you enter, go straight back to the kitchen and see what they have to eat that night. There will be 4 or 5... More 

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Johnsonburg, New Jersey
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

My husband and I had queso quesadillas and chili rellenos. Each came with rice and beans as sides. You can't go wrong here with the delicious horchata and the table side fresh made salsas. This was our best in town dining spot and can't recommend it highly enough!

1 Thank Noelle_Ian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum

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