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“Great bar and good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mateo's Mexican Grill

Mateo's Mexican Grill
Tulum Beach Road-Boca Paila KM 5.2 | Zona hotelera Tulum, Tulum 77505, Mexico
+52 984 114 2676
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Ranked #59 of 202 restaurants in Tulum
Price range: $6 - $35
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Houston
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
“Great bar and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

While the bar was our main attraction, we did enjoy a wonderful lunch.
The sign says "Worlds Best Fish Tacos" and one of our guests ordered them. Let's just say that she ended up eating off everyone elses plates as the were NOT good. While there were 10 in our group, we pretty much had everything on the menu and all else was pretty good.

Visited March 2013
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Bath
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food, but service not so.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We went here 4 times during out visit to Mexico as the Baja fried fish tacos were delicious, as were the beef fajitas.
They got the order wrong twice, and we don't know if they misheard us as we don't speak Spanish and it was recified but did spoil the evening a little. being a sensitive soul.
The music is great, either ska, reggae or latin whilst we were there and they have a band several times a week. Try to eat in the middle or left side otherwise you will hear music from the next door band mixing with Mateo's music.
The one problem which I didnt realise at the time as I wasn't paying the bill, was that each 4 times, they didn't return with the change and sometimes you didnt want to give that much or a tip.
I found the waitor and got our change, so could decide how much how much tip WE wanted to give. As they got a large tip the 3rd time (I had left before my b/f) we made sure we had the correct money to pay the 4th time.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Fish tacos! Yum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

We only got the fish tacos but I'm glad we did they were so delicious and reasonably priced! The place has a nice atmosphere also.

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“The sunset patio...a must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This bohemian chik bar has the best juice bar in town. Or grab your best music, walk up to the sunset bar, and listen to your favourite music with the locals....fun fun fun.

Visited March 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best food in Tulum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I had the fish tacos and they were the best tacos I've ever had! Fun atmosphere, great service would go back again!

Visited February 2013
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