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All 215 Tulum Restaurants

El Tabano

Beach Road Tulum, Boca Paila Km.7, Tulum, Mexico
984.134.2706
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Ranked #70 of 215 Restaurants in Tulum
Price range: $15 - $50
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Inmersed in a lushious garden in the jungle side, El Tábano is a favorite amongst neighbors and visitors alike. Serving homemade flavor infused with regional character, and a touch of the chefs personality into each dish- it is a true experience of all senses.Family warmth, exquisite taste, fresh and creative food prepared right in front of you . And if you like to take the recepies, just come into our kitchen and live the joy of cooking with us.The staff is always happy to share the secrets in exchange of a smile.
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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The food was good and the drinks were strong, not much not to like! Had a nice buzz, but not overly noisy. Priced on the higher end of things, but so is a lot of other places this end of Tulum.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

If you want authentic Mexican food, this place is for you. The mamacitas arrive around 8 AM and begin making the sauces for their amazing menu. We watched them make their mole one morning while eating breakfast and what a production that was. And when we had the shrimp mole that night, it was the best mole I have ever... More

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Just got back from our 6th trip to Tulum, Discovered El Tabano on first visit and it is one of the reasons we go back to Tulum for our Anniversary every year now. What makes this place one of the best ding experiences I've ever had? The love you feel in every bite. Go there for breakfast if you can.... More

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Tulum, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Im mexican. I do like mexican food. There is some hardcore traditional food that is not so much of my taste although I appreciate the craftmanship involved. The food at tabano has a way of making me like the things I would not usually order. Try the chiles rellenos, case in point. Every dish I have tried here makes me... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You don't have to be on the beach for a great atmosphere or great food. This place is a wonderful experience.

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had dinner here in August. Their margheritas are very good and the jalapeño crepes were delicious. Fish dishes were also great, but the pork ribs, though beautifully cooked, were a bit too heavy.

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I was here for dinner and it was fantastic. The atmosphere was so dreamy. The garden dining area is rustic and romantic. I loved the open kitchen where you could see the meals being prepared. My girlfriend and I had the most delicious stuffed poblano pepper. We also had a delicious Mediterranean sea bass and stuffed crepes. Everything was wonderful.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Such a great tulum experience. The restaurant has a fun home kitchen feel. Staff was casual, but attentive. It was definitely really hot being on the jungle side of the main road, but such a neat restaurant. Food was great! Try the cactus!

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Danville, Kentucky
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

AMAZING food, service, and cocktails. We went here twice because the first time was so amazing. The menu is written on a chalkboard and was different both times we went. I'm a vegetarian and they had plenty of options. I had this amazing poblano dish that I still think about/crave to this day. Not to mention the cocktails are amazing,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Don't miss the pollo rojo or the chile ancho. The staff is friendly and the place has a great atmosphere. The location is also great

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Additional Information about El Tabano

Address: Beach Road Tulum, Boca Paila Km.7, Tulum, Mexico
Phone Number: 984.134.2706
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
Cuisine: Mexican

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