Tulum’s Top Restaurants

Over the last few years Tulum and Quintana Roo have become a popular destination for travelers for its spiritual vibes, yoga and meditation retreats, relaxing on the beach, kayaking on Sian Ka’an laguna, and of the most gourmet dining in Mexico. If you are in the mood for the latter, here is our top restaurants selection:


Located in the heart of Zona Hotelera, Arca is a trendy spot offering its guests contemporary, flame-cooked, Maya-Mexican dishes and fun late-night ambiance. The creative menu consists of the freshest, local seafood, meat, and local Mayan farms produce and is updated on a weekly, seasonal basis. 

Arca is open for dinner Tuesdays through Sundays with reservations highly recommended and cash payments only.


The original concept of not having any menu and offering dishes based on daily availability from the local farms and ranches makers Hartwood stand out from the rest of Tulum restaurants. According to the creative chef and management team, the key to a happy guest at Hartwood is sourcing the ingredients locally, friendly and professional staff offering impeccable service and jungle-like outdoor setting and trendy DJ sets. The off-grid concept of cooking dishes over fire and candlelight brings a proper Tulum spiritual vibe that has been a trend in Quintana Roo. 

The restaurant is open for dinner only from Wednesday through Sunday and accepts cash payments only. 

Kin Toh

Located in the famous Azulik hotel, KIN TOH invites its guests to experience new ways of dining. Set up as a treehouse with nests as tables and the hanging nets as floors, the venue is a unique place to enjoy beautiful sunsets and romantic dining ambience. The menu combines local methods and ingredients with international culinary traditions to offer a multi-sensory experience in every dish. 

Reservations are required for dinner and sunset nest seating. 


Located in the bohemian-chic boutique hotel Nomade, Macondo offers beachfront dining at its best. The guests can enjoy proper Tulum vibes and a variety of seafood, meat, vegan, and vegetarian dishes all served at one central family style table. 

The must-have items on the menu include Guacamole with mango pico de gallo and black beans served with seasonal vegetable chips and the Beet Hamburger made from beets, dehydrated tomatoes, oats and almonds, served on a bed of chicory leaves accompanied with hummus and house chips.


Gitano is a truly iconic Restaurant and Mezcal Bar, situated in the lush jungle in the heart of Tulum Beach. The restaurant features traditional Mexican dishes with a contemporary twist cooked in the fires of open grill and wood burning oven along with an impressive Mezcal list and Tiki bar inspired cocktails.  

With its modern but yet jungle inspired design, DJ sets from around the World, Gitano has become one of the proper Tulum spots for dinner ad late night that has set trends that have been carried over to other popular travel destinations like NYC and Miami. 

La Posada Marherita

La Posada Margherita is a traditional beachfront Italian restaurant offering its guests homemade pasta dishes and firewood pizza. The restaurant features an extensive wine list in a casual yet authentic setting of a Mediterranean beach house. 

Posada Margherita is open for lunch and dinner, only accepts cash payments, and doesn’t take reservations. 


Located in Aldea Zama’s Copal Hotel, Kokoro is a new hot spot for Japanese food lovers. Thoughtfully developed by Chef Alberto Tristany, who perfected his talent in the most prominent sushi bars in Mexico and United States, the menu at Kokoro features the freshest fish that is delivered daily from Baja California. 

Some of the specials include bluefin tuna, white fish kamayaki, flame seared salmon nigiri and huachinango tiraditos.