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El Tabano

€€ - €€€Mexican, Seafood, Latin
Beach Road Tulum Km. 7, Tulum 77766, Mexico
+52 984 134 8725
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole salad” (15 reviews)
“shrimp” (72 reviews)
“meatballs” (31 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
Mexican, Seafood, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Beach Road Tulum Km. 7, Tulum 77766, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 671 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here after reading several good reviews. Sorely disappointed. Food was mediocre at best. Vegetarian option (tamale) was bland and boring. But worst of all were all the mosquitos. The only saving grace were the portable fans the manager brought over to keep everyone from...More

Thank hgovin
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was right across the street from our hotel (Amansala Chica) and it was wonderful. The Tortilla Soup was one of the best things I have had in a long time. The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was beautiful and relaxing.

Thank seaturtlegirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I mean it. I know I raved about Posada Margarita and I stand by that but when you need a snack, a mean margarita, 24 Mezcals, a wicked hangover and/or a nightcap then this is the place to go. I think I managed to get...More

Thank jflynn027
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a place to have breakfast and found this restaurant. It looked very cozy and attractive from the outside so we decided to enter. The service was amazing and the food very tasteful. Good fresh juices and the granola was deliciously homemade....More

Thank Isabela D
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal here with a delightfully fresh gaucomole salad to start and a really deep and rich mole with shrimp. My wife had beef meatballs which were also yummy. A couple of good cocktails too - my Gin Carrot didn't taste massively...More

Thank nickeford
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Beautiful ambiance but not fussy. The menu was expansive and they even hooked me up with a floor fan and repellant when the mosquitoes started getting me. (FYI, mosquitoes are inevitable in Tulum)

Thank peachmasterv
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Visited in the off season just as they opened, but were very accommodating and the sopas we ate were delicious.

Thank Tyler W
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Great Customer Service and very nice ambiance we had the guacamole salad and the fish tacos Fast service

Thank MarkGaby
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Staying 5 nights at a local resort and eating at the same restaurant can get old fast, so we decided to walk across the street from Tata Tulum and try something new. I’m so glad we did because we weren’t let down! We arrived mid...More

Thank Jeffmikers
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Very good local food and very vegetarian friendly. The service is nice and fast. The ambience and the decor are really enjoyable.

Thank Daniela P
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29 December 2014|
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Response from Misterpepito | Reviewed this property |
Correct. El Tabano is a restaurant and not a hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road Tulum Km. 7, Tulum 77766, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 984 134 8725
  • E-mail
Inmersed in a lushious garden in the jungle side, El Tábano is a favorite amongst neighbors and visitors alike. Serving homemade flavor infused with regional character, and a touch of the chefs personality into each dish- it is a true experience of all senses.Family warmth, exquisite taste, fresh and creative food prepared right in front of you . And if you like to take the recepies, just come into our kitchen and live the joy of cooking with us.The staff is always happy to share the secrets in exchange of a smile.
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