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Dona Tina

Av. Tulum at Acuario, Tulum, Mexico
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Ranked #104 of 203 restaurants in Tulum
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Mar 23, 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It is not the restaurant for turist. There is no WIFI. But The food it very very local and tipical. The most recomendable manu is Adobo de pollo. So delicious!! Please try it!

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Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We had dinner here and tried the special which was a chicken dish served with rice and beans. It was okay, but the chicken was tender and moist. My husband had the chicken soup - again, okay, but difficult to eat because the chicken is still on the bone! The place was packed with several local kids from a karate... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We've been to Dona Tina twice, once three years ago and last month on a return trip to Tulum. You have to work to find it, but it's a wonderful place. Both times we were there we were the only diners. The food is fresh and delicious and it has an unhurried, casual atmosphere that I just love.

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NYC
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I stumbled upon Dona Tina at lunchtime with a friend and we could tell this was a place the locals go to. Just the kind of place we like. We had the guacamole and shared the mole chicken. It was the best mole I ever had and a meal I will always remember. We returned for a second time. For... More

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Olympia, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Consistently good local food. Dona Tina's is just good down home tasty. Try the soup and the flan but anything on the menu is good.

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Atlanta
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Dona Tina is not a fancy place, but most of the locals will tell you the food is very good and typical for the area. We really enjoyed the fresh good and eating in a little place like this. The prices are very good too.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

Don't go there with expectations of a "restaurant". It's just a diner, looking like tons of roadside others, and they may not be running towards you with a menu, however if you're ok with taking care of yourself and don't mind weary interior, the food will be excellent, real Mexican. And will only cost you a dime!

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Santa Maria, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

We had so many people recommend this place, especially the receptionist at our hotel, and we were not disappointed. It's not much to look at, but the service was great and the food blew us away (try the chilaquiles). Best lunch we found all trip.

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Santa Clara, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

Of all the meals I had in Tulum, the one at Doña Tina was the most authentic and the cheapest. The sopa de limon (lime soup with chicken) was excellent. The menu is in Spanish, and the staff have limited English, so you need some knowledge of Spanish to eat there.

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