Julia Mateian's Guide To Tulum: The 6 Best Places To Eat


Mexico is a serious foodie paradise – tacos, guacamole, nachos, burritos, do I really need to say more?

Although the all-inclusive formula is still very popular among tourists, the industry of boutique hotels and trendy restaurants is growing up. Located in Riviera Maya, the region of Tulum is now one of the hottest spots in Mexico.

Jetsetters from all over the world are visiting this bohemian paradise. Not only are the beaches incredible but you will also find some of the coolest restaurants in the country.

Here are some of my top foodie spots that you can simply not miss:


1/ Nômade Tulum: Everything about the Nômade Tulum is exceptional – bohemian luxury at its best! You can either eat in the gorgeous dining room (so much interior inspo!) or pick a day bed with views of the ocean. The plates are very well presented (Instagram material) with fresh and local ingredients. The zucchini noodles and the Green Envy Bowl are recommended. While you’re there, make sure to check out the rooms too, you might want to book a night – or two!


2/ Coco Tulum: Long tanning sessions call for some well-deserved margaritas right? Head over to Coco Tulum for happy hour and enjoy some electro music while sipping on some refreshing drinks. Order a pizza and make new friends in this groovy atmosphere.


3) Restaurare: What about lunch in the jungle? Restaurare is one of Tulum’s best vegan spots, hands down! They support local products and farmers and their flavours are unique! Try the guacamole and the curry dish – you’ll see, healthy never tasted that good!


4) Posada Margherita: I always end up craving Italian food when I travel. If you love fresh pasta a stop at Posada Margherita is mandatory. The decor is absolutely adorable with lots of vintage finds and wood furniture – the attention to details is remarkable. Obviously order a pasta dish but give the shrimps a try too!


5) Gitano: If you’re looking for a cool place to eat out with your friends, Gitano is the answer! Start with a mezcal cocktail (their speciality) and share all plates with the amigos. My personal favourites are the shrimp tacos & the summer ceviche. Make sure to head to the Jungle Lounge after dinner and dance the night away.


6) Hartwood: So here’s the thing about Hartwood. Being the busiest restaurant in Tulum implies that reservations are necessary – but they can be very tricky. I highly suggest showing up in front of the restaurant at 2pm to make sure you get a table for the same night. Hartwood is the perfect date night spot with its cozy wood-fire grill and decor surrounded by lots of candles. Menu changes daily so it gives you the perfect reason to go back!