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“Great Place for a local Tulum dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Gloria de Don Pepe

La Gloria de Don Pepe
Orion Sur 57 | Esquina Andromeda Ote, Tulum 77780, Mexico
9841524471
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Ranked #15 of 203 restaurants in Tulum
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Seattle, WA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Place for a local Tulum dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We had trouble finding it but it was well worth the it. This great restaurant offered great food and a way to sit and watch the local people living their normal lives. I especially enjoyed the meatballs and rice. The young man riding past on his bicycle tooting his horn and selling "Pan" bread. The bread is declicious. The owner spoke English and everyone there was great hostesses and hosts. I look forward to going there again and again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Tapas in Tulum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We made two new friends walking into this restaurant. Food was exceptional . The owners are wonderful warm people who know the town well. They have great wine also and the service can't be beat. Located on a charming side street we highly recommend you add this to your list on your trip to Tulum!

Tony and Donna

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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“Small place, big flavor, small price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Oh yeah... This place is on a quiet side street, and it's just really simple, delicious, and cheap... The owner was really friendly, as well... Don't miss it...

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“authentic spain in mexico”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We visited in march 2013, loved the food, wish we had found it earlier in our holiday.
The aldondigas were good, well seasoned and meaty.
The gambas pil-pil were as good as we've had anywhere.
The platter of queso y carnes was excellent and we have had some of the best in Spain!
The service by the lady of the house was friendly and uncomplicated.
If the owner had spent less time leaning against my rental car and chatting to ( his son ? ) I might have given them six out of five!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tulum, Mexico
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“¡Visca Barça!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I highly recommend "La Gloria de Don Pepe"

They have an extensive menu that will not disappoint even the most hard-core Catalan tapas enthusiast.

A very personable staff will delight your senses with authentic tastes from the homeland!

Having lived in Barcelona, I disagree with bababeUk's review:

The tortilla española was excellent and is supposed to be a bit softer/runny in the center . . . delicioso!

The Paella - perfection. And I love the crispy edges.

And expensive? I think not! "La Gloria's" prices are extremely competetive with the neighboring taquerias.

My favorites so far are the traditionally Catalan Pa Amb Tomàquet, Croquetas de Pollo, and their Fideuà - served black (squid ink pasta) with shrimp and calamares, then topped with their supremely garlic-ey alioli.

I will certainly stop by for another visit before I leave Tulum.

The owner, Miguel (from Barcelona) is also a super-sweet host.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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