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Mateo's Mexican Grill

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Mexican, Barbecue
As featured in 3 Days in Tulum
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Tulum Beach Road-Boca Paila KM 5.2 | Zona hotelera Tulum, Tulum 77789, Mexico
+52 984 179 4160
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 373
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  • 273
    Very good
  • 71
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  • 32
    Poor
  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect for Mexican food

I ate here twice, first time because I was not too hungry and fish tacos seemed a really great solution - which they were. The second time because I wanted a relatively inexpensive meal that I knew would hit the spot. I had the burrito and it was outstandingly good. Makes me wish that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
LonNW3
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London
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The ceviche was the highlight of this restaurant, however the food was great all around. I recommend going with friends, grabbing some drinks and ceviche, and then heading up to the rooftop deck for an incredible view of the stars without the light pollution that most places have! We were lucky to have caught a ton of shooting stars.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I ate here twice, first time because I was not too hungry and fish tacos seemed a really great solution - which they were. The second time because I wanted a relatively inexpensive meal that I knew would hit the spot. I had the burrito and it was outstandingly good. Makes me wish that London-based burrito companies could make them... More 

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Shanghai, China
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This was probably the worst meal I've ever had. Slop on a plate. In fact, it was tasteless slop, with very badly (un)cooked fried eggs, a nondescript mole sauce which tasted like it was from a tin. A cheap tin. Avoid at all costs.

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Turnersville, New Jersey
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I ate the steak fajita and it was delicious. The staff was nice and friendly. I am an animal lover so when i saw a iguana near by i did start feeding him and two of his friends came over. It was very cool and fun to watch. Later they said I shoudnt do that since it stops the iguana... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Cute place to have lunch or dinner. The food is delicious lots of things to choose from. Taste Mexican but with a. American hint. The music was good, the staff was nice and very cutely decorated.

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new york
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Had dinner here one night while staying across the street. Food was good with large portions. A little buggy at night but they walk around with something smoking to keep the pests at bay. Not many options along this stretch of road but nice atmosphere which will draw you in.

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Rangely, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Loved their food and happy hour! Great service and prices. We also rented bikes from here! Good prices and they were flexible with our schedule!

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Tampa, FL
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I loved this place! The atmosphere was that of a beach restaurant although you were across the street from the beach. The steak quesadillas (special order) were amazing. The cucumber margaritas were fabulous but they were expensive!

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

great food (mex and US) sat TV = football, nice views from 3 story view deck. Worth going if just for a drink and the sunset, Not your typical Mx place but more of a touch of home.

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Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The food is terrific and my husband enjoyed the beer. They also have a great breakfast bar in the morning with fresh juice available.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tulum Beach Road-Boca Paila KM 5.2 | Zona hotelera Tulum, Tulum 77789, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 984 179 4160

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 35
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?