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Carretera a Boca Paila km. 8.3, Tulum, Mexico
+52 55 1204 7777
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Ranked #68 of 221 Restaurants in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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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Brooklyn, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Very cute atmosphere, very very nice servers too The food is really fresh and delicious. I had a very fresh grouper with very simple and clean grilled veggies. My boyfriend had ceviche which was "okay", it seems their specialties are fresh grilled fish.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Exotic without being pretentious, friendly without being intrusive - maybe the best Ceviche I've had in 30 years of travel to Mexico ... Maybe the best restaurant in town

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The restaurant is completely unpretentious, the service was helpful and friendly, there was a choice of really fresh fish, cooked very simply, and deliciously. Possibly not a good place to go by yourself, because too dark to sit in a corner and read while eating.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

yeah, i had the octopus on the grill. it was so friggin good. i also had cevice as an appetizer and it was awesome too. cool space, cool atmosphere. the service was slow, but they were busy. if we go back to tulum (which i'm pretty sure we will), we're definitely going back here.

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New York City, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

As you enter the restaurant, its becomes apparent: on ice in a vitrine you see the fresh fish that is available that night. The restaurant has a "hip" jungle quality to it with a generator out back, a tin roof punctuated by full grown trees and rather dim lighting with very stylish decorative bulbs [note: bring a flashlight to read... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

i ate here last March and returned this trip and introduced a friend to simple - she was just as blown away by the Butterfish as I was - it literally melts in your mouth!! the atmosphere is relaxing, sophisticated yet simple. it took a little bit for our drinks to come but, hey, it's Mexico time. we found the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We went for dinner, found it to be overpriced, small portions. We put in our order of drinks, wine and beer, waited 10minutes for them to return to take our food order. Food was brought with only 4 tortillas, this for 3 people. We were never asked if we would like a refill on our drinks, the staff walked past... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We spent 6 days in Tulum (staying at the Luv Tulum) and ended up having three of our meals on this trip at Simple. Fresh catch of the day, tasty habanero grilled pineapple, grilled vegetables and so much more....Inside is simple and that's we love about this restaurant. Tulum has not shortage of fantastic restaurant with amazing food and service.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Simple has a delicious menu, lovely staff and a great atmosphere. They have a "catch of the day" board and you can mix up your order with several of the options to try a few things out. We ordered from the menu and had the chícharon de marisco (highly recommended), the "simple sampler" and the octopus and calamari rice in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

You like high check, small plates, rats between the roof and your plate, only in this case in suggest You to go there. Yesterday the prices esposed outside were interesting so we ordered octopus and mais equisito. we received two tentacles of octopus, mais almost raw while rats were passing under the roof and check done with different prices (... More 

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Additional Information about Simple

Address: Carretera a Boca Paila km. 8.3, Tulum, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 55 1204 7777
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40

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