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El Tacoqueto

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Main Road, Tulum, Mexico
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Real traditional food in Tulum!

We came across this place by a recomendation from a local and we came back 4 times during our stay in Tulum! We ate three expensive dinners (Hartwood, Met the Chefs 5 course event, and at La Zebra) by our hotel in the beach and this was still our favorite. It's not fancy at all but what you get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Adriana G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We came across this place by a recomendation from a local and we came back 4 times during our stay in Tulum! We ate three expensive dinners (Hartwood, Met the Chefs 5 course event, and at La Zebra) by our hotel in the beach and this was still our favorite. It's not fancy at all but what you get here... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Food made by locals - for real. You can look into the kitchen and choose your dish. Eat with locals - this is the least touristy restaurant in Tulum (funny: mentioned in Food & Wine magazine and they've laminated the page.)

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Lyon, France
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Excellent local cantine located in the main street of Tulum. There is no menu, all is freshly cooked. I warmly recommend the place: (+) Tasty food. (+) The Owner originated from Chiapas is very nice and welcoming (+) Smooth price (+) Amazing agua de piña and pechuga de pollo (-) Nothing, just run there for either breakfast, lunch or diner.

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We asked a local guy where he would go to eat and he suggested El Tacoqueto. No menu, pick from the kitchen what you want. The green habanero sauce is so hot it makes the locals loco. There is no alcohol and no tourist. The owner Fidel is proud to show off the write up he received from an American... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Eating at El Tacoqueto was such a fun and delicious experience. The owner takes you in hand and brings you up to the kitchen to see what was cooked for the day. You point to what you want and soon he comes to your table with a plate laden with food. The albondigas that day were especially yummy, as were... More 

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Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Great place, eat as the locals do. Open kitchen with about 10 items to choose from on display or other things if you can speak some spanish. Feel free to look and point at what looks best to you. I had a great filling soup with plenty of meat on the bone served with rice for 60 pesos. Really tasty!

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

There's no menu, so hopefully you can speak some spanish! Very cheap, very delicious, very nice staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

cheap and VERY Mexican, some Spanish(albeit very limited like mine)) would be definitely a plus - as their english is kinda patchy ))) NO Menu - but feel free to come up to the counter and have a look and just show what would you like to have. Food is very simple and tasty, place is super simple - thats... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

El Tacoqueto was the high point of our trip to Tulum. Authentic, cheap, and delicious, the mole we got here was absolutely amazing. Perfect blending of spices and great quantities. We had fresh fruit juice as well which was in a huge quantity and so delicious. There is no menu as the items change on a daily basis and essentially... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you're looking for a cheap spot that locals eat at then El Tacoqueto is perfect. We showed up a little later at night and were shown several different pots of food as a menu which is always a good sign. I pointed to what I thought looked the most delicious and was not disappointed. There was chicken mole, pork... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Main Road, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum

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