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Cetli

Polar Norte St | one block north of Avenida Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
984-108-0681
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Ranked #24 of 190 restaurants in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Read the reviews and was recommended by our hotel. I really wanted to like this place. Loved the look of it...quirky and packed full of weird artefacts. However as we sat down we were aware that it was SO quiet, lacking atmosphere completely! There was just one very sweet waiter with whom I could just communicate with my poor Spanish.... More

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Stanford, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The food here was great, especially the tortilla tomato soup. The complimentary appetizer is a great way to start the meal, and sample some of the unusual and delicious flavors. My only complaint is that the Tamarind Fish was too sweet and fruity for my taste. The restaurant ambiance is really exceptional, and it's worth going for that alone.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Once again I was not disappointed by a restaurant in Tulum. Such a high standard of food and all using and showcasing Mexican traditional food.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

If you want to try some real Mexican food, and something that little bit special, head to Cetli. Off the main road in Tulum town, Cetli is in the home of the owner. We sat outside in the courtyard and the family dog greeted us before going back to sleep in the corner. The food is high end mexican, homecooked,... More

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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This authentic Mexican restaurant was the perfect little gem to find away from the touristy main drag of Tulum. We had a harder time finding authentic Yucatean food and after reading the reviews, we decided to try this place out. It was somewhat difficult to find, it is 2 blocks from the main road on the corner of orion and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

What an amazing dining experience we had at Cetli. First, the food: DIVINE. We wanted food that was authentically Mexican, which Cetli offers, but what the chef has done is added artistry of her own, so we enjoyed food that was both genuine AND imaginative, not to mention absolutely delicious. We tried the specialty of the house - Chili En... More

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Tulum, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Personal service.. Tastefully done decor ... Outstanding menu! Claudia is an amazing chef! I love buying her Moles.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I will chime in with the myriad of other reviews that state that this is a great restaurant. We went recently and were impressed. The tamarind margarita is unique and well done. After ordering we received an included appetizer that consisted of several things, including toasted bread, salsa, mini empanadas, and this amazing beet jelly with cheese. For a main... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This place is tucked away off the main street. The restaurant is very cozy and really nicely decorated - small tables, low lighting, beautiful things on the walls. The service is also very friendly. We loved the free appetizers we got and the margaritas are delicious. The food was good, but I felt the dishes were missing something - perhaps... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This place is just top notch. I celebrated my 70 th birthday here with my wife in a quiet table in the corner. Beautiful ambiance with candles and great music. Friendly waitress with good English. The food is exquisite and lovely Mexican white wine. A night to remember for sure

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