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Restaurant Don Cafeto

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Av. Tulum No. 64 Lote 12, Tulum 77780, Mexico
01 800 505 1713
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 89
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Mexican Food

We stopped at Don Cafetos on the recommendation from some other travelers. The food was fantastic! They start you off with some vinegar salad vegetables that we couldn't get enough of. If you're looking for real Mexican food head to Don Cafetos - it won't disappoint.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Michael P
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We stopped here as full of locals. The food is delicious and authentic. Also very cheap. Local boys were playing music too. Best foos find in Tulum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stopped at Don Cafetos on the recommendation from some other travelers. The food was fantastic! They start you off with some vinegar salad vegetables that we couldn't get enough of. If you're looking for real Mexican food head to Don Cafetos - it won't disappoint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Apparently if you live in Tulum you come to eat here. Which is understandable because the food is outstanding and the ambience is classic relaxed Mexico. Try coming for a late lunch on a Sunday. Sit for a while. Enjoy the live music and the company of local families. Have another one of whatever it is you're drinking.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

There's a great sense of family and history in this place. Great location in town. I tried the chicken mole and didn't love it but it may just be because I'm not a chicken mole fan. I would try it again when I'm back in Tulum because this place has a great reputation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We stopped here after visiting the ruins without knowing anything about it. It was pretty full as it was the lunch hour. My husband and I both loved our meals. I had a shrimp and chicken from the grill which was some of the most flavorful food I had during our trip to Mexico! My husband had a skirt steak... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The free escabeche is wonderful. I had a delicious morale salad, but my husband had the sampler platter that was awesome. Good service. Nice location, clean women's restroom with AC.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Nice local spot to grab some traditional cuisine complete with a table for the Governor and plenty of memorabilia on the walls. Cold drinks. Reasonable prices. Good food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

As already mentioned, the service here is excellent. Food is ok, good and reasonable but nothing spectacular. Breakfast was especially disappointing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The restaurant has great service, good food, and very clean. I sat next to the kitchen and saw the food being prepared. It was nice to see that the quality was fresh and well made. I had the chicken fajitas they were delicious, and my fiance had the hamburger he described it as "different" that's why I only did 4star.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Our cab driver recommended Don Cafeto for a nice place to stop and have lunch as we took a stroll through Tulum today and did some shopping. The service was decent (for Mexico) and the food was very good. A wonderful street band passed by and stopped to play a few songs while we were there having lunch, which was... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurant Don Cafeto

Address: Av. Tulum No. 64 Lote 12, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Phone Number: 01 800 505 1713
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Tulum No. 64 Lote 12, Tulum 77780, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: 01 800 505 1713

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?