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Dona Tina

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Av. Tulum at Acuario, Tulum, Mexico
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great find for authentic food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Michelle S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

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 

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Milan
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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.

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Wilson, North Carolina
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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.

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Rexburg, Idaho
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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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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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.

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Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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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.

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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 

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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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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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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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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

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