Where to Eat and Drink in Tulum

With plenty of healthy eateries and high-end restaurants around, you might feel a little overwhelmed with the food scene in Tulum. This post will give you bullet-proof options, to ensure you get to experience the very best spots in town.


Breakfast

- Raw Love at Ahau, KiBok or Del Cielo -


Raw Love
is the spot for smoothie bowls, smoothies and Raw food lunch dishes . The cafe is located on the beach at Ahau. Go for a swim, order your bowl and soak up the sun. Raw Love is an old school favourite by local healthy Tuluminatis and a must during your stay. My favourite is the Vanilla Maca bowl - make sure to ask for peanut butter as a topping.

Del Cielo is a great option if you’re in town and looking for a casual bite. Come here for brunch to get some shade from the sun. It’s also a great spot to catch up on some work if you need to, wifi is decent and coffee great.

KiBok is your to-go for really good coffee and foamy lattes. They offer a simple food menu with mainly egg dishes and some pastries. This place is crowded by locals and will show you a different side of Tulum, beyond the fancy hotels on the beach. Pass by for a quick espresso when you crave a little caffeine and to experience Tulum as a local.

PHOTO BY  DEL CIELO

PHOTO BY DEL CIELO

PHOTO BY  RAW LOVE

PHOTO BY RAW LOVE

PHOTO BY  DEL CIELO

PHOTO BY DEL CIELO


Lunch

- Casa Pueblo, The Real Coconut or Charly’s Vegan Tacos -

Casa Pueblo is by far the most stylish hotel and restaurant in town. I get inspired by simply entering the building. Spend some time here, read your book, have brunch and go for a swim in the pool. Their kitchen serves fantastic food, enjoy everything from eggs to salads to banana bread. I always order the Dove Bowl and Agua Fresco infused with ginger and mint - highly recommend it. This is also a great option if you need a place to stay in town for a couple of nights.

Head down to The Real Coconut at Sanara for a nutritious breakfast and swim. This is the restaurant for the healthy diner as everything they serve is gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. I love the vegetarian tacos served in lettuce leaves with plantain & hemp falafel and grilled vegetables with a Healing Green juice. Explore their fresh juice menu for a vitamin kick. Big plus - their coffee is delicious and they make the best flourless, sugar-less chocolate brownie in town.

Charlys Vegan Tacos is a Tulum institute and should not be missed. They serve mouthwatering tacos and simple Mexican dishes. Pass by for a casual bite when you need to escape the heat on the beach. Make sure to order the Signature Trio Tacos and Guacamole for starters.

PHOTO BY  CASA PUEBLO

PHOTO BY CASA PUEBLO

PHOTO BY  CASA PUEBLO

PHOTO BY CASA PUEBLO


Dinner

- Arca, Humo, Nomade -


Arca
is hands-off the best restaurant in town if you are looking for a culinary experience. Their menu is micro-seasonal and is a current representation of the flora and fauna around us. Their “Fire to Table” concept is nicely presented on the jungle side of the beach road. It is always a nice, buzzy vibe in the evenings, making this the perfect dinner option. Book in advance or show up early if you’re looking for a last minute table.

La Popular is the beach restaurant at Nomade, which is one of the best hotels on the beach. They serve grilled fish, meat and veggies. There is also vegan menu at their other restaurant called Macondo. I always order the Fiesta Bowl or Vegetarian Sushi rolls. For a real Tuluminati experience, make your way down here for sunset and stay for dinner on the low tables in the sand while enjoying their live music and some people watching. Their Full moon parties are always busy and fun.

Humo is a favourite among locals and we head here for a casual bite when we are in town for the night. They serve tacos, fish, meet and veggies in all sort of creative ways. You will be pleasantly surprised by the delicious food, beautiful presentation and also the friendly bill. Get cozy on the cushions on the floor and lean back for a chilled dinner. Wanna try my all time favourite dish? Order the mushroom ceviche with cashew nuts, its divine.

PHOTO BY  NOMADE

PHOTO BY NOMADE

DINNER AT ARCA. PHOTO BY  TRAVEL AND LEISURE

DINNER AT ARCA. PHOTO BY TRAVEL AND LEISURE


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Yohanna Mannelqvist