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El Tacoqueto

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Mexican
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Main Road, Tulum, Mexico
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 44
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Low key honest mexican food

This is a low key but very nice restaurant just off the main highway. The staff are welcoming and very effusive about the food. There is no real menu as such but the kitchen which is open to the seating area is a hive of activity making a range of dishes of the day. This is a refreshing contrast... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Bob3142
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Hong Kong
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Hong Kong
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a low key but very nice restaurant just off the main highway. The staff are welcoming and very effusive about the food. There is no real menu as such but the kitchen which is open to the seating area is a hive of activity making a range of dishes of the day. This is a refreshing contrast to... More 

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Thank Bob3142
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Small family restaurant with delicious authentic food. We were welcomed into the kitchen to choose from the large bowls of just prepared entrees. The chicken with Mole was perfectly seasoned, the shrimp in broth was excellent, the horchada was not to be missed. The cheese quesadillas with quacamole were served with fresh tortillas, funky cheese and delish guacamole. The owner... More 

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Thank Lori084
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Excellent for hangovers, the mole was incredible and so were the meatballs, all served with rice beans and tortillas. You show up, point at what you like and eat away! the variety of fruit juices was great too. The owners were lovely and super friendly!

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Thank AlexBlackGeorge123
Gran Canaria, Spain
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Tacoqueto is a small restaurant located almost at the end of Tulum main avenue. It is very local food, made by mayan people and super cheap! The outside can be deceiving, but once you are in you just get that local atmosphere and when you order... Wow! Food is homemade and the flavors are very mexican. This is one of... More 

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Thank Maniri
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

At first glance most people would pass on coming into this place. A few tables and loaded with locals. The fact that its loaded with locals should give you a clue. Very reasonable food. They offer 5 to 6 "guisados" already prepared. You can go up and check the big pots and select what you like. My wife sticks to... More 

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Thank stewmexico2002
Wellington, NZ
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a great family run restaurant. Cheap and super authentic. Please note it's location is NOT the same as the current dot on the TripAdvisor map. It's at the far end of the main street Avenida Tulum, past the ADO Bus terminal as you walk southwest. Near the intersection with Calle Acuario.

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1 Thank SamfromNZ
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

As local as you can get. No menus but you choose what to eat from the pans in the kitchen. Great recommendation from hotel. Easy to miss but on south end of the main street

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1 Thank Paul T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

This is a very little place , if you see it passing by you might not want to stop in, but let me tell you, you will be making the biggest mistake of your trip. The food is amazing, no menus, you have to walk up to the kitchen and see what the chef has prepared for the day-los guisados... More 

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2 Thank Anita K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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1 Thank Adriana G
Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?