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“Fajitas for 2 Yummm!” 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 77789, Mexico
+52 984 179 4160
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Ranked #76 of 251 Restaurants in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $35
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Fajitas for 2 Yummm!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

My wife and I kicked back here for her B-Day! Really enjoyed the environment, we watched the cars, bikers, and walkers passing by, enjoyed the breeze from the sea..

We ordered the chicken fajitas and my wife and I split it and we ended up satisfied! The plate had a really great presentation and we appreciated that the sides were served on seperate dishes. The service was great, laid back feel.

Drinks are a bit pricy but aside from that - great experience.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, MN
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4 restaurant reviews
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“We spent too much time here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great food and service. Maybe the reason we heard is the best---'managers Matt and Mike treat us as friends, not just as employees'. The price for food here is aligned with other places along Tulum beach, which is of course higher than in Tulum Pueblo, but the portions are large. It is useful to see what portions other people are being served before ordering and you may find that one entree is enough for two people to share, and they're happy to let you do this. We'd never watched the sunset from this side of Mexico before, except for on Isla Mujeres, and the sunset deck is a great place to do this. Now, if they just had some Carlos Santana music to add to the mix, things would be perfect. Oh, one other perfect addition would be to open Malika's coffee bar at sunrise for us early risers.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Tasty food and drinks, great atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Dont forget to go up the stairs to get a view of the sunset on the top deck patio...Absolutely amazing. The food and drinks are good, the wait staff is super friendly...live music, great vibe. Prices are set for the tourists and this is definitely a place that caters to the tourists but it is a good time every time.

Visited November 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Awesome value and quality ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We ate here for breakfast, lunch and dinner during our stay in Tulum and every time the food was very tasty. Awesome smoothies and cocktails, sunset deck was cool and the entertainment (live band) was also. Not only was the quality of everything good, so was the quantity! Highly recommend this place.

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“Good lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We stopped here for lunch while we were biking along the beach road. We split the vegi burrito but had it smothered in pork verde and queso fresco. It was very good and plenty of food for two people, in fact I can't fathom how any one person could finish that dish all by themselves...huge portion! The place is laid out super funky with different areas with their own decks and bars. We also stopped by here one night after dinner to have a couple drinks up on the sunset deck. Super cool place to hang out! Met the owner and chatted a bit before biking off in the dark.

  • Visited November 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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