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Charlie's Restaurant & Bar

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

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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
Super guacamole (almost next door to the ADO bus station)

Our taxi driver recommended Charlie's when he dropped us off at the bus station in Tulum. A large open hip space with friendly service and great guacamole and other appetizers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Mayo G
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our taxi driver recommended Charlie's when he dropped us off at the bus station in Tulum. A large open hip space with friendly service and great guacamole and other appetizers.

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Thank Mayo G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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126 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our annual trip to Akumal and always dine at Charlie's multiple times. Why? It's comfortable, peaceful, with excellent wait staff, good margaritas, better pescado, even better camarones. Stop next door at Mexik for Mexican handicrafts. You can people watch near the street or go back to the expansive bottle-walked patio. Just plain sweet fun. Go.

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Thank Ronnjonna
Sandia Park, New Mexico
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here after the Tulum Ruinas - fish tacos and quesadillas were great and the margaritas were delicious! Highly recommended.

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Thank NMmarye
Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far the best mojito you can get in Tulum. The food was very good too. Sit in the front of the restaurant for people watching or in the courtyard. I thought the glass bottle wall was very cool too and the people working there were lovely! Got to see Charlie himself during our second visit there.

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Thank abbylthomas
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were looking for somewhere to eat that was not pizza and not crazy busy. We ended up at Charlies. There were only a few people at the restaurant as it was about 9pm when we arrived. The waiter was pleasant and attentive. The food was good and portions big. It wasn't anything exceptional but we both... More 

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Thank ATXrachick
Reading, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to visit Tulum after an early morning visit to the Tulum Ruins. Deciding that we could do with a drink and maybe some lunch so we stopped in at Charlies. It was fab. The food was the best we tasted in our two week visit (which obvs doesn't say a lot about our AI hotel). I thought their... More 

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Thank Anita W
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went here twice when we were in Tulum and the food was great and so was the service. Although I did get sick the day after and after the second time my husband got sick as well, so not sure if it was the food here or something else. Either was I'd still recommend the place... More 

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Thank Cara T
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Got off the coach from playa de Carmen & popped in to have quick lunch. We didn't expect to find a nice restaurant like this but our food was very nice. The only downside was that we had to wait for a long time to get our food and drinks.

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Thank Koalas1208
Tulum, Mexico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I love eating in this place, Every plate is just delicious, They have an amazing ceviche, fish tacos and other tipical mexican food. Healthy shakes and smoothies, artisanal beers and the best Margarita in town. Sometimes they have cultural events such as theater and concerts, all high quality.

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Thank Sofia D
Lisbon, Portugal
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Restaurant recommended to everyone that go to Tulum and want a mexican food very tasty. Near to taxi station and bus ("Colectivos") in center of Tulum city.

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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: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?