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Xulam The Mayan Fisher

Av 10 # 1 esquina 3 sur Plaza Antigua | Before enter at Playacar Palace, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
984 803 35 67
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $18
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Taxi
Description: Xulam is a unique restaurant concept where you can taste the ancestral Mayan flavors of Mexico with specialties in regional cuisine, including exquisite dishes from the rest of Mexico, with an ambience of colors and sounds from the jungle. Coming to Xulam will be great atmosphere, architecture and gastronomy awesome food will make your dining experience an unforgettable trip through Mayan History. Xulam es un concepto unico en restaurantes en el que podras degustar los sabores ancestrales de Mexico con especialidades en comida regional, sin dejar fuera exquisitos platillos del resto de nuestro pais, en un ambiente donde los colores y sonidos de la jungla se hacen presentes. Venir a Xulam es toda una experiencia donde la Arquitectura, Fauna y Gastronomia se combinan para hacer de tu estancia un viaje inolvidable al pasado de nuestros Mayas
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90% Recommend
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Xulam was my favourite restaurant in Playa (I've been there 5 times) and I was really sad to discover it closed on this past trip. We actually went by the location since the phone wasn't being answered and happened to run into the owner & his family walking by. They told us that they were looking for a new location,... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Closed as of January 2014. We were disappointed. Can't write much of a review... But they require 100 characters.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Unfortunately this was one of our favorite restaurants but they are closed January 2014. We are so sad they are no longer open.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I was on vacation in Playa del Carmen in September of this year (2013). We were just looking for something not too busy, a little quiant, and slightly off the beaten path for dinner. We decided to try this place: ITS A MUST!! Indoor/outdoor seating available with extremely intricate and rustic decour that sets an excellent mood. Outside, there was... More

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I am not a big fan of Mayan cuisine, but oh boy this restaurant really impressed me and let me tell you when it comes to food i am really picky person. The service is fantastic and the atmosphere is really cozy. And all the parrots outside is really a very nice touch especially when they start to talk and... More

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My family and I had dinner here while we were on vacation in Playa del Carmen for a couple weeks. Our hotel concierge (at Fairmont Mayacoba) recommended we give Xulam a try for dinner. As a server at a 5 star resort, I was very impressed with the service and food quality we received. FOOD Welcome drinks were presented to... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Had dinner here with my husband in July 2013. Authentic mexican cuisine and wonderful service. Very impressed with the decor. Amazingly delicious food and presentation was unique. We had a great time at Xulam.

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

My boyfriend and I were staying in Playa del Carmen for 2 weeks, and have read many good reviews about this restaurant so we decided to check it out. The place was AMAZING. The place looked very authentic, and it also felt a bit mysterious. The waiters were very friendly and literally made us feel like royalty. Our waiter introduced... More

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Coquitlam, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very enjoyable evening in the outdoor patio. We were accompanied by harmless parrots idling by. The food was excellent. The service was outstanding: gracias, Miguel. Beware of unwanted visitations from rather large insects; we obviously invaded their space. Harmless enough and a great excuse for an extra margarita (to calm one's nerves, of course).

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We went to this restaurant strictly because of the rating from Trip Advisor. We were a party of 5 (2 Moms, and 3 teenage kids) When we arrived at 8, we were the only people in the restaurant, which made us a little nervous, since the other restaurants in Playa were packed. Our waiter was Miguel, and he told us... More

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xulamplaya, Gerente at Xulam The Mayan Fisher, responded to this review

It's Our Privilege to serve the best Mexican and Mayan Cuisine! We've worked hard to build our reputation as fine Family Restaurants. I feel ashamed for drawback. That waiter is not working with us anymore, it is sad when only a person cheats and smash all our great job. That night I visited your table couple times and we took... More

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