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Beach Road Tulum, Boca Paila Km.7, Tulum, Mexico
+52 984 134 2706
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Ranked #89 of 229 Restaurants in Tulum
Price range: $15 - $50
Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 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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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We went there twice in our week stay on Tulum. Beautiful atmosphere. Big open kitchen, where you can watch real Mexican ladies cook your meals. It is like they invited you to their house. And the food is delicious! Get the meatballs!!! Or roasted chicken! The staff is super friendly and helpful with the menu. It is cash only, like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We dined at the restaurant this evening and it was delicious! I had the shrimp with havenero butter very tasty (very spicy) And my partner had the meatballs also very tasty! The desserts were also great! The chocolate flan and chocolate cheesecake were yum! The service was lacking slightly but it didn't matter! The atmosphere was great for a couple... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Our family went in search of a place to have lunch after visiting the Tulum archeological site and decided on El Tabano after driving up and down the beach road where it is located after checking out the possibilities and consulting a guide book. The menu is on a chalkboard wall that indicates if an item is not available. Our... More 

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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I was recently in Tulum for vacation and came to El Tabano on recommendation from a friend, who said specifically that the pablano pepper crepes were a must. Not only was the restaurant not serving this signature dish that evening (apparently there was a wedding the next day that they were saving them for), the rest of the food was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This place came up on a 'best restaurants in Tulum' search and we enjoyed the meal very much. Great open kitchen watching the staff do their thing, great choice on the menu and lovely wine too

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Bridgehampton, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

What can you say when three foodies dine here 3 out of 7 nights??? Simply the best cooking by local Mama's in an open air kitchen!

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is the worst restaurant i ve been. The kitchen was filthy and food horrible. First of all we were a 4 we arrived at 10 pm. We order some food and then the problems started. The food quality was terrible, the ceviche and the guacamole were horrendous. The tomatoes on the guacamole were rotten. when we told the waiter... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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53 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Wauw, the watermelon sangria they serve is so delicious!! I never had a watermelon sangria before and was surprised by the great taste. They made it all fresh right in front of me at the bar. The service was great.

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Parma, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The staff is really not helpful and doesn't know much about the food! I asked fish with no spices at all and I received a sauce that was super hot! We paid and never received the change...after waiting for 20min, we asked two different waiters and we were told off because they were busy! Really not worth the money!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I don't know what all the rage about guerro food in Quintana Roo is about. Why would anyone travel hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles to eat the same food that could be had at many major American cities for a fraction of the cost? The best food Quintana Roo has to offer is without a doubt of the local variety.... More 

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Additional Information about El Tabano

Address: Beach Road Tulum, Boca Paila Km.7, Tulum, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 134 2706
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
Cuisine: Mexican

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