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Cetli

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Polar Norte St | one block north of Avenida Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
984-108-0681
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 17
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, terrific margaritas

My husband and I saw an article about Cetli online, so we checked it out the second night we were in Tulum. We were the first ones at the restaurant. As recommended, we ordered the tamarind margaritas, which were amazing. The "on the house" sample was excellent. I had the grilled fish; my husband... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Katrina W
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

My husband and I saw an article about Cetli online, so we checked it out the second night we were in Tulum. We were the first ones at the restaurant. As recommended, we ordered the tamarind margaritas, which were amazing. The "on the house" sample was excellent. I had the grilled fish; my husband had the fish in mole sauce.... More 

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Tulum
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have been to Cetli twice, both times invited by scuba students who wanted to invite me to a nice dinner. Their choice of restaurant. The presentation of the food is lovely and original. The tamarindo margaritas tooo delicious for my own good. And the sauces are so good that it makes it difficult to choose betweeen them. So next... More 

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My friend and I had a fantastic meal here! The food was wonderful - fresh and authentic, and they gave us a great appetizer sampler to try. Had a great margarita too! The waiter gave us great service too! Reasonable prices for what you get, a must if you're in the Tulum area.

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Loved this place, its located in a little casita on a side street in Tulum - and the decor was authentic and so beautiful. The food was delicious and super fresh (try the chile en nogada - sooo good)..... the service was simple - just the owner running around taking care of everyone. A pretty perfect meal in Mexico.

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Tulum, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Dear friends lets don't forget that tulum was build little by little and the ones of this beautiful Restaurant, Her Name Claudia, is the chef of this Unique place, Deserve a visit to tulum town, everything is about mexico, and the exquisite cuisine, proud of have places like this in tulum..

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Cetli delivers a great concept. Home made food with authentic mexican recipees and a touch of modernity. The ambience is that of a mid 20th century house in colonial Mexico however, to be at the Riviera Maya with just one fan for 10 tables is just wrong. The tamarindo margarita is simply delicious which makes a very good start. The... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

heard about this restaurant in Canada and thought it may be the high light of my trip. wow was I wrong. quaint spot, but that's where it ends. microwave did not stop beeping all night. teenager in the kitchen, perhaps Chef's night off. rubber chicken. save your peso's. Heartwood, Ziggy's, way better options for great food chef Lori

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

While the restaurant is very cute and cozy, the food was surprisingly bland. Their menu isn't very extensive -- most of the entrees are some sort of a chicken roll, which wasn't particularly impressive. I would recommend other places instead, like La Malquerida.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Amazing food with only the freshest vegetables and fruits. Never had better zucchini!! The cook is woman from Mexico City who always adds something special to her authentic Mexican dishes. The place has a great atmosphere as well, very cozy with beautiful plants and decorations! Its a bit pricier than other restaurants in town but its well worth it!!!

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Sayulita, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If they're going to microwave it you think it would take less time. The restaurant was cute and heard great things, so I was very disappointed.

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Additional Information about Cetli

Address: Polar Norte St | one block north of Avenida Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
Phone Number: 984-108-0681
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Polar Norte St | one block north of Avenida Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: 984-108-0681

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?