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Cetli

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

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  • 205
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
The Best Mexican Restaurant In Tulum Town..

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..

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
ShambalaTulum
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Tulum, Mexico
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Tulum, Mexico
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We visited Cetli twice in six days. It's located tucked in the center of town, two blocks off the main road. It could very well be your aunt and uncle's home, all candlelit, very charming, few tables...you must call in for reservations. The food was amazing. They brought a sampling of breads that included empanadas and tostadas with a couple... More 

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San Diego, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This restaurant is just a block off of the main street in Tulum, but WOW what a find! We went looking for it because it is in BOTH of the guide books that we had used to research the area. It was a great place for a dinner, the food was absolutely amazing. I had the restaurants specialty, and i... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Not only is the food perfect but the home made refreshments are also innovative and delicious. Try the cucumber/mint drink. The service is fast and efficient. The atmoshere is romantic, quiet, candlelit with an "old hacienda" feel and the background music is perfect for the mood ....Particularly love Lila Downs ' sad old spanish ballads

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, very good service, food is bland. By bland I mean nearly tasteless. Shrimp served entirely in their shell which just makes for a messy experience. The Tamarind frozen margarita is superb.

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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?