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Simple

Carretera a Boca Paila km. 8.3, Tulum, Mexico
+52 55 1204 7777
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Ranked #66 of 204 Restaurants in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: At Simple we know and respect each ingredient we use, that’s why our menu turns out to be original, simple, and unique. In it we gather the taste of the Pacific, preparing grilled and roasted fish, seafood and vegetables; meat and poultry, cooked in their own juices with the preparation of your choice. We offer portions by the weight designed to be shared (we also offer individual portions), as well as natural and buzzing beverages, in the middle of a cozy atmosphere where you will feel treated just like home. Simple is a family-owned and family-operated restaurant where you will find trust, kindness, happiness, party, music and dancing.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: At Simple we know and respect each ingredient we use, that’s why our menu turns out to be original, simple, and unique. In it we gather the taste of the Pacific, preparing grilled and roasted fish, seafood and vegetables; meat and poultry, cooked in their own juices with the preparation of your choice. We offer portions by the weight designed to be shared (we also offer individual portions), as well as natural and buzzing beverages, in the middle of a cozy atmosphere where you will feel treated just like home. Simple is a family-owned and family-operated restaurant where you will find trust, kindness, happiness, party, music and dancing.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Had been to a Simple last year and had good experience so we decided to go back...had the pargo or northern red snapper and it was sessoned well and cooked to perfection...sides we ordered were grilled vegetables and the black beans( little salty)...had 2 gitano mojitos which have vodka instead of rum and they add ginger...meal with tip which is... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The best meal on my Mexican trip. The whole fish (I purchased half) was prepared simple and tasty. The owner Richie was very attentive and make our stay at this restaurant very pleasant. Highly recommended for those who love sea food.

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Washington DC
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is another top notch place for dinner in Tulum. Great menu with many different flavors. They also had a great dessert and wine menu.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We ate here 2 weeks ago after our hotel recommended Simple to us. The concept is very 'simple', and is one we know very well. Unfortunately they make it very complicated. You can choose your fish in the counter and they charge it per 100 grams. After asking how much my fish weighed the waiter said it was around 300... More

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Cancun, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The best Spanish style fish I have ever eaten. Cooked slowly over charcoal. The fish melted in my mouth. The Lime pie was out of the world. The ambiance, decor, music was fantastic.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Awesome seafood / ceviche. Lovely owner and staff. Relaxed vibe. Reasonable prices ( at least compared to Hartwood & casa banana & posada margarita). All of these restaurants were frankly excellent but simple - as the name implies - is no fuss, high quality ingredients show cased in a straight forward manner.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We walked into this restaurant because their specials of the day advertised outside seemed reasonable and they also advertised being a tripadvisor 2013 award winner. Be very careful here since you will end up paying at least 4 times more than you expect with the fish being weighed (we were not given the opportunity to choose the weight or properly... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Nice place to enjoy a meal, the servers are very friendly and we had a good time. The food was ok, nothing great.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

If you are staying in Tulum, you need to eat at Simple. Actually, if you are staying in Tulum, you should also STAY at Simple. We booked the suite above the restaurant on Air BnB for 2 nights and it was awesome. The space is big and definitely accommodates 4 on a budget. After some time on the beach we... More

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Murrysville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Atmoshere was great. Service was a little slow but after all you are on vacation. Food was tremendous. I had the grouper and it may have been the best fish I have ever eaten. Overall can't go wrong there.

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