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Mateo's Mexican Grill

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Mexican, Barbecue
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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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
Great food and smoothies

Had lunch here while in Tulum, fish taco was really fresh and nicely prepared with mango salsa. Great menu and reasonable prices. Smoothie was great. Nice atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
KiwiTW
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

we spent a lot of time here, it was a great place to unwind, drink a 1 liter IPA (hard to find) and we even caught the world cup match on the only TV i saw for miles. food is diverse and never ordered something i would consider less than amazing. great drinks, and 2 for 1 happy hour 5-7... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here while in Tulum, fish taco was really fresh and nicely prepared with mango salsa. Great menu and reasonable prices. Smoothie was great. Nice atmosphere.

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Scotts Valley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Went to Mateo's in May. Good atmosphere; we were able to watch the NBA playoff game. Food is good - no complaints. The ceviche and the seafood special (snapper, I think) were fantastic. But.... the service, not so much. Had to keep asking the waitstaff when the food would be out and kept having to call them over to refresh... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The food was ok- prices decent. Good happy hour. Much better quality food available on island. However it's a good tropical place to take the family if you are looking for your basic staples.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Super fun place with really great food, drinks and music! Be sure to walk back and up the stairs - there are several upper decks with some breathtaking views! A fun place to discover!

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Cervia Milano Marittima, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Nice place to eat fish tacos very good drinks and the sunset place its wonderfull!!!! very good Music !!!!you must go if you are in Tulum

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Natchitoches
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Mateo's is a good time. Great drink selections for someone used to the variety in the U.S. Outstanding fish tacos, fresh pico, good guac. Love music when we were there last week.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great place to drop into and have drink and some tacos. Nothing fancy, but the food is good and the prices are right!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Grabbed lunch here and really enjoyed it. The smoothies are amazing, almost a meal in their own right. We shared a burrito which was huge and more than enough for the two of us. Good grub. Good vibe. Sure we'll be back for dinner at some point.

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Mateo's is a fun , laid back Resturant on the beach side of Tulum. Food was excellent, service was kind of spotty but nothing that would ruin your experience. The Snapper wrapped in banana leaves Mayan style is a must order.

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Additional Information about Mateo's Mexican Grill

Address: Tulum Beach Road-Boca Paila KM 5.2 | Zona hotelera Tulum, Tulum 77789, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 179 4160
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
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
Average Prices: USD $6 to $35
Cuisine: Mexican, Barbecue

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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 to $35
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, 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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