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La Malquerida

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Calle Centauro Sur Local 1 Esquina. Avenida Tulum Colonia Centro | Restaurante Cantina, Tulum 77780, Mexico
+52-9847454884
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Description: Restaurante- Cantina.Mexican food (tacos, quesadillas, stuffed jalapenos...
Restaurante- Cantina.Mexican food (tacos, quesadillas, stuffed jalapenos, guacamole, tostadas, fajitas and nachos)Seafood (fish fillet, shrimp, lobster and octopus)Caribbean food (ceviche, shrimp cocktail or tuna salad)Grill (roast pork Mayan style, grilled chicken, roast beef and arrachera)and more ...Cantina bar (tropical cocktails. Margarita, mojitos, pina colada, caipirinha and more ... Natural Juices, beer, red and white wine)Terrace with garden view, living room, outdoor tables.Bar with swings.Sports bar. tv. flat screen. hd.Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.coffee and tea. espresso, cappuccino, hot cholate
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best 2-4-1 Margaritas in Tulum!!

The drink special happy hour is 2-4-1. You can't beat it anywhere else in Tulum. And there is this pescada special, fish special, that is $100pesos, and I have had it about 20 times, and it NEVER ceases to satisfy me. They see me coming, and I simply nod, si, lo mismo, y dos margaritas por fa!! the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a kind of touristy spot. It had a menu of typical Mexican foods. We had garlic shrimp. It was ok but nothing special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The drink special happy hour is 2-4-1. You can't beat it anywhere else in Tulum. And there is this pescada special, fish special, that is $100pesos, and I have had it about 20 times, and it NEVER ceases to satisfy me. They see me coming, and I simply nod, si, lo mismo, y dos margaritas por fa!! the lighting is... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This place has great standards, food and service. waiters are very well trained , food is mexican, a little touristy but very well made and presented, not ptretentious but not a hole in the wall either. The menu is pretty eclectic with true mexican flavors. Great for drinks with friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had dinner here our first evening in Tulum and it was the perfect blend of fresh, wonderfully prepared local food, excellent service, and an authentic Mexican atmosphere. Reasonably priced given the high quality and the owner was so warm and friendly. Absolutely loved it and would go back in a heartbeat! Can't wait to our visit back next year....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had dinner here as it was a couple of blocks from our hotel in central Tulum. We were warmly greated and shown to a free table. We ordered some chicken tacos, nachos with guacamole and cheese and empenadas which were all very tasty and washed all that down with some nice ice cold Dos Equis beers. The service was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were there for their non-alcoholic cocktails one afternoon after visiting the shops nearby. We decided to go back for our first Mexican meal few days after. My bf and I are both vegetarian and we don't eat onion and garlic. They were able to accommodate our diet need. My enchilada was great! My bf liked my dish more than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went here tonight after reading aomw good reviews....does not disappoint! Guacomole was amazing and a huge serve and the shrimp fajitas and grilled octopus were both perfect sized, with 4 different amazing sauces and various sides. It was empty when we got there at 6ish and pumping when we left...will prob be back tomorrow! Really cheap and great service.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Love this place, the food is awesome, the prawns and fish especially, the staff are great and it's a nice place to hang out in Central Tulum. Worth the taxi ride in from the overpriced beach hotel restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The service by Antonio (the owner) and his well-trained employees cannot be beat. If you are looking for well-priced, tasty, fresh Mexican food in town with great service, you cannot beat La Malquerida. Also, be sure to check out the newer La Querida, with a more Italian flavor, but the same exemplary freshness and service. Great alone, with friends, family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Recommended for a mexican dinner in Tulum, on the main street, few tables outside, smiling waiters, and very good fajitas!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Centauro Sur Local 1 Esquina. Avenida Tulum Colonia Centro | Restaurante Cantina, Tulum 77780, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52-9847454884

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 13
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Barbecue, Pub

Description

Restaurante- Cantina.Mexican food (tacos, quesadillas, stuffed jalapenos, guacamole, tostadas, fajitas and nachos)Seafood (fish fillet, shrimp, lobster and octopus)Caribbean food (ceviche, shrimp cocktail or tuna salad)Grill (roast pork Mayan style, grilled chicken, roast beef and arrachera)and more ...Cantina bar (tropical cocktails. Margarita, mojitos, pina colada, caipirinha and more ... Natural Juices, beer, red and white wine)Terrace with garden view, living room, outdoor tables.Bar with swings.Sports bar. tv. flat screen. hd.Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.coffee and tea. espresso, cappuccino, hot cholate

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