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Don Cafeto Mar Caribe

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Mar Caribe, Tulum, Mexico
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: On the main street going through the town of Tulum.

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A year later, as good as we remembered.

A year ago, I titled my review of this restaurant, "Complimentary pickled vegetables worth it in themselves.” And that's still true. But the food is also good, if not great, and the prices very reasonable--much more so than in the hotel zone. And there was a musical trio (keyboards, bass, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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DC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A year ago, I titled my review of this restaurant, "Complimentary pickled vegetables worth it in themselves.” And that's still true. But the food is also good, if not great, and the prices very reasonable--much more so than in the hotel zone. And there was a musical trio (keyboards, bass, and congas, and voices) who were very enjoyable. The staff... More 

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Tulum, Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

well i liked the bowl of marinated carrots, onions and habanero peppers that came out, the carrots and onions were really good the habaneros were nuclear, we had a table next to the open kitchen which was nice to see and hear the sounds of the cooks. we ordered filet of fish in a veracruz sauce, it was okay very... More 

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San Francisco, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch here after walking through the ruins nearby. The service was excellent and the food was very good - Filete Veracruz and Chili Relleno. Cheap too. I'd definitely go back.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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306 reviews 306 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Recommended by a tourist advisor we took the advise and were glad we did. We were seated quickly, offered service with a smile and great food, prepared quickly, nice environment, outside umbrella, dining al fresco, and hot tasty food. We had brunch, consisting of guacamole, chicken tacos, one breakfast egg, pancake, protein selection and fajitas beef with onion and green... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

You know a restaurant is good when it's full of locals and you stare at the food as you walk past the tables...at least that is what I did. The guacamole, nachos and pickled vegetables for starter were really tasty. My main was delicious and also generous quantity of food. The service is fast and they are very friendly. There... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Ate at Don Cafeto while staying in Tulum and had a great fish soup. It was really closer to the bar-b-que shrimp at New Orlean's Pascal's Manale, a la Mexico. It was more of a stew than the soup described in the menu. We also had the whole fish, Red Snapper. Very good and very filling.

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Puebla, Mexico
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Definitely one of the best walk in restaurants in maya riviera. Good attention, good price, excellent menu. If you are in the area try it

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

what great food. the free starter pickel is to die for. the rest of the food is great too. spent hours eating drinking and watching the world go by. not on main beach strip. on high street. great. UK

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Media, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our tour guide brought us to this small restaurant on the main drag in Tulum town. The setting is like a sidewalk cafe. It has an open kitchen, modest prices and the best food we had in Mexico.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great prices, wonderful spicy salsa (use caution), also a great bowl of pickled veggies, also quite spicy, to start every meal (or even if you just stop in for drinks). The seafood dishes are outstanding, and everything else is excellent too. Tried a number of restaurants, and some were quite good, but we kept going back to Don Cafeto. Oh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mar Caribe, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

On the main street going through the town of Tulum.

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