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Charlie's Restaurant & Bar

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| Tulum Village, Tulum, Mexico
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice quiet dinner

Stopped by for dinner during our first visit to Tulum. It was very quiet when we went in so we had our choice of seats. We sat out back in a nice jungle setting. Service was good, food and prices (about $30USD for appetizer, entrees, drinks, and tip for two) were very typical for the area. Drinks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Idaho, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Based on the reviews on TripAdvisor stating that Charlie’s had some of the best Mexican food in Tulum, I expected this restaurant to have fantastic and authentic Mexican food. I found it to be a mixed bag. I was slightly disappointed with the menu selection and the authenticity of the food. This restaurant serves the Americanized version of Mexican food... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Stopped by for dinner during our first visit to Tulum. It was very quiet when we went in so we had our choice of seats. We sat out back in a nice jungle setting. Service was good, food and prices (about $30USD for appetizer, entrees, drinks, and tip for two) were very typical for the area. Drinks were very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went to this bar twice so friendly staff and spoke to Charlie about Tulum .They have free wifi and a bottle of SOL is under £1.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Charlie's has been here in Tulum forever!! Nice garden area in back, good food, reasonably priced. You can spend an evening talking and drinking and enjoying yourself. No one is going to rush you off.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We stopped in for margaritas while staying in tulum, and we loved it so much we came back later for dinner! Amazing food, amazing staff! We got to meet the actual charlie! He was a total sweetheart. The food is PERFECT. get the ceviche.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

During an afternoon outing for a little shopping in Tulum. I stopped at Charlie's restaurant and Bar in Tulum. Good food, fast service!!

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Hands down the BEST margarita I've had in a very long time. Coconut margarita so good we had more than one! Good hot sauces. Great chips. Cool spot in town owned by a super groovy dude who takes credit cards! Win.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Went to Charlie's after a day at Tulum ruins and the beach. We went in because the back garden looked really inviting, and weren't disappointed. We ordered a mango margarita (tasted like it was made with real mangoes), guacamole, chicken lime soup, grapefruit jicama salad, tinga de pollo,, and tres leches cake. All of the dishes were delicious, though tinga... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We stopped into Charlie's for an early dinner on a Sunday after visiting Valladolid for the day. It is a casual, laid back restaurant in town, with good food and prices, as well as cute decor. The service was excellent and we overall enjoyed our meal overlooking the main street in Tulum. Also, fyi, they take credit cards. Overall, I... More 

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Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Discovered Charlie's the day we arrived in Tulum. It had cold beer and made a good margarita - great location to enjoy my last two cuban cigars and watch the world go by. Service was exceptional and the food was good enough to bring us back a couple of times during our stay in Tulum. They serve a large portion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: | Tulum Village, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups

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