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Dona Tina

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Av. Tulum at Acuario, Tulum, Mexico
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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Tradicional restaurant in Tulum, home made food, excelent Guacamole and "Sopa de pollo" serving with rice and avocado.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2015
Jitka K
Czech Republic
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Czech Republic
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Tradicional restaurant in Tulum, home made food, excelent Guacamole and "Sopa de pollo" serving with rice and avocado.

Thank Jitka K
Dallas, TX
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The restaurant looks humble under a simple palapa, The food is simply delicious. We ordered "sopa de lima" (chicken lime soup) and cochinita pibil (baby pork cooked with traditional spices). Both dishes were very tasty. The place is clean, and the prices are truly cheap. Not to be missed if in Tulum. Dona Tina does not cook anymore as she... More 

Thank Rickina
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Wonderful local food. Best guacamole for my whole Mexico visit. Reasonably priced. Great menu choices.

Thank Christy G
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Yes, the service may be a bit slow, but in my opinion it just adds to the charm and authenticity of the place. We visited here twice in 5 days, once for breakfast and once for lunch. For lunch we had the pollo adobo, house chicken, which was amazing. The meat fell right off the bone and the sauce was... More 

Thank Michelle S
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We were recommended this family home made cooking restaurant by a fruit vendor. The place is a simple atmosphere but great homemade yucatecan food. Try the Sopa de Lima , Arrechera steak.

Thank mexamerita
Wilson, North Carolina
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We ate here twice, my favorite was the Chilaquiles, have not tasted anything like it before. It is located at the south end (west side) of the tourist part of town.

Thank John A
Rexburg, Idaho
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154 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

So we were at the Tulum ruins and asked our friendly guide, "If we were to get real, authentic Mayan food, where do you go?" She said Dona Tina. This place is all the way through the town of Tulum (taxi) It's not a tourist trap. I got what amounted to all the dark meat of a full chicken, bathed... More 

Thank Steveage
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Doña Tina (Don-ya Teena) is located on the high street heading out of town. The decore is not too flash but the food is honest and fairly good value for money -(main & beer for approx $10USD). Easy to miss so look for the Subway on the opposite side of the road.

Thank Mat W
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Service very slow, I had to get up from the table to look for the waitress, food not very good for the price.

Thank Rosa-Maria V
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Almost all the restaurants in Tulum are a great value especially compared with the beach ones. Dona Tina has been here for years and you can get a great breakfast, lunch or dinner for cheap and the food is what the local folks eat. We have been eating here for years. Tired of the fancy places, come here for some... More 

Thank stewmexico2002

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Tulum at Acuario, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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