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| Tulum Village, Tulum, Mexico
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Casual, takes credit cards, great drinks, salad, setting, and service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Anjuli S
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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155 reviews 155 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Newington, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Wonderful Margaritas, the atmosphere was eclectic and interesting. My meal was delicious. I would return again.

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Silver Spring, MD
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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A large spacious place, a great place to stop for a bite to eat, or just a drink. Their walled garden interior space is a gallery and also has a large number of used books for sale, a great place to find a beach read. The owner is a very nice guy and quite a local character. Worth giving a... More 

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Manitoba, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Charlie's was our first eating out experience in Tulum town. It was recommended by our hotel manager for a good lunch at a nearby location. We had a good meal, good service and it has a a great location along the main street. Based on this restaurant's ranking, I would never have tried it had the hotel manager not recommended... More 

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

All that, and good quantity too...just the right amount! Chicken with mole was absolutely delicious! Will definitely be returning here on a return visit to Tulum.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We went there in January, finally getting convinced by two guests eating there. Compared to many other restaurants in the area, prices are reasonable and the quality good. One plus is that they offer free WiFi, just ask for the code. Have in mind that you automatically (whether you want it or not) will have to give them 10% extra... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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100 reviews 100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We eat here each time we venture south to Tulum for the past 15 years - today was the Charlie's day and we are better for it. Margueritas still strong and good- camarones were excellent and fish filet succulent. Read that a TA diner had a not so good meal here in Dec: owner must have given a pep talk... More 

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Higgins Lake, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Very comfortable street side restaurant with a very congenial staff. The fish and carnitas (pork) tacos were wonderful as were the drinks. Located on the south side of town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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