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“Get off the main road for a great steak!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Asadero

El Asadero
Satellite Norte | e/ Sagitario and Oriente, Tulum, Mexico
984-128-6258
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Ranked #7 of 250 Restaurants in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Sparta, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Get off the main road for a great steak!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

As you enter Tulum Pueblo from the north, take a right at the second light onto Satellite Norte and do a U-Turn at about the third street. On your right find the diamond-shaped yellow street sign that has a bull on it, and below it the name El Asadero. Don't look for the sign on the unpretentious building, it is tiny. The wait staff are very attentive and the food is awesome. We each ordered the Arrachera dinner which is under $20USD, with a steak that is grilled BBQ style and delicious, served with tortillas, three wonderful sauces, a sausage, grilled nopales cactus (I live in Santa Fe, NM, and have them all over my property, and never knew that grilled nopales have such a nice citrus-y taste) and veggies and your choice of grilled potato or onion. Take cash (US or pesos), they don't take cards, because this is a place where the locals eat. It is open to the street, which is nice in the evening. Nos gusto mucho!

  • 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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Spokane, WA
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“A must stop in Tulum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

The service was way above par for Mexico and the food was great! Get the house specialty, the Arrachera...it is delish!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Craving the arrachera right at this moment!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

El Asadero is located on the side street off the main street in pueblo. You're driving thinking there wouldn't be any more restaurants around, and then you will hit by the delish-meat-being-grilled scent to guide you to this little restaurant. The arrachera dinner plate came with grilled cactus & some other veggies for $190 pesos. It was tender & seasoned so well & cooked as I requested (medium rare). The grilled cactus was so good & complimented the arrachera better than any other veggies. We wanted more of it days later, but unfortunately the restaurant was closed (due to Good Friday?) Wish we can find this type of great arrachera here in US!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing steak and seafood dishes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We went here on our last night in Tulum and saved one of the best for last for sure! It's mainly a steak restaurant but they have plenty of vegetarian dishes and local seafood specialties as well. My boyfriend is a meat eater and I'm a vegatarian and we both thought the food was amazing! We ordered way too much food but it was so good that we ate it all anyways and still had no regrets! Very reasonably priced for a steak house too, we will definitely be going back on our next trip to Tulum!

Visited March 2013
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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“Go for the Arrachera Steak!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

All I can say is Wow! After a week eating seafood, we needed a bit of meat and found this restaurant located a couple of blocks away from Tulum's main avenue.

the arrachera steak is excellent, one of the best steak I have ever eaten. We opted for the specialty plate which is a great option. It's not expensive. The only downsite is that they don't have an alcohol licence.

Make sure you arrive early otherwise you would be lining up.

  • 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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