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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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Hours:
Thu - Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 220
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
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
Superb Authentic High End Mexican Food

Delicious need I say more. Omg this place is outstanding from the service to the quality of food offered. We had our main course and desert. The main dishes we ordered where seafood. My hubby got the grouper and veggies which were seasoned to perfection. I got a shrimp dish with black beans and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Syreeta A
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Portland, Oregon
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Delicious need I say more. Omg this place is outstanding from the service to the quality of food offered. We had our main course and desert. The main dishes we ordered where seafood. My hubby got the grouper and veggies which were seasoned to perfection. I got a shrimp dish with black beans and corn. It was very tasty. I... More 

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Richmond, VA
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Wonderful gourmet food presented impeccably with a focus on Mayan ingredients rather than familiar favors. A fascinating culinary journey.

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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We love good food and this place was, well, simply amazing. The BEST Mexican food we have ever had. Forget tacos, salsa, burritos, etc. Celti goes above and beyond that. The restaurant decor, service, presentation, food and house margaritas were done perfectly. Such a cool, laid back place. If you are adventurous and enjoy excellent food - this is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This place was amazing! Everything from the house appetizer to the entrees we ordered was out of this world. You really can't go wrong here but my wife ordered the house specialty which is a stuffed poblano pepper in a creamy pomegranate sauce and it was truly superb. If you like chocolate and are up for something a little different... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our best meal by a landslide was in town at Cetli, a unique and remarkable place. The restaurant is in a renovated residence, complete with gated wall opening onto a small courtyard. Gorgeous music is playing and there is interesting art and amusing dia de los muertos chotchkes everywhere, so it’s sort of like getting invited to a dinner cooked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A nice little oasis from the "bustle" of Tulum. Delicious food with a homey feel. Like being invited over to a families home for dinner. Both the chicken mole and the fish were excellent. Service was good with a very relaxed pace. If you're looking for a nice, authentic, upscale dining experience in Tulum; this is the place.

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Tulum, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Cetli is unlike any other dining experience in Tulum. The ambiance immerses you into a traditional Mexican home. Beautifully decorated with handmade dresses from Oaxaca, ancient Mayan washing boards and wonderful little figurines, Cetli is more than a dinner: it is an invitation into somebody's home for an unforgettable meal. All of their Moles are personally handcrafted by the head... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Perhaps this restaurant is a little over-hyped but if you are a foodie it has to be on your list for Tulum (there is a lot of unsatisfying gringo Mexican food, especially at the beach). And if you are not a foodie but interested in trying authentic, generations-tested haute Mexican cooking, then there is nothing quite like it. The world... More 

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St Louis, MO
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The concierge at our hotel, El Pez, recommended Cetli for their excellent authentic food, and they were spot on! They only accept cash but the prices are very reasonable, especially compared to the Tulum beach area. The menu is in English, so we had no problem reading the ingredients, but the decision was still tough! To help out with your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?