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“My Fiance Cant Stop Talking About this Place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Simple

Simple
Carretera a Boca Paila km. 8.3, Tulum, Mexico
+52 55 1204 7777
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Ranked #70 of 215 Restaurants in Tulum
Price range: $20 - $40
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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.
New York, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“My Fiance Cant Stop Talking About this Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Being from NY, we are huge Foodies. We love Tulum due to the fresh fish and great service. Simple did not disappoint. The chef catered our dishes to our preferences. We had octopus and two different kinds of grilled fish. The icing on the cake was the charred sides of the fish.. YUM! Unfortunately this restaurant was empty while neighboring Hartwood and Casa Banana were full. Not sure why as this is probably the best of the three. It is definitely worth a try.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Eaten alive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We had a really great waiter, and the food was excellent, but we were nearly eaten alive by mosquitoes. And yes we were wearing a thick layer of repellent. Go after sunset.

Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

The best dinner in Tulum!!! Hands down!!

The father and son duo here is unstoppable!

Fresh fish in the most flavorful way I have ever tasted it. We went off of recommendations from the waiter and he hooked us up!

I tried different restaurants during my stay and Simple was simply the best!

Complimentary shot of tequila at the end of every meal why not its Mexico!!

Can't wait to go back so amazing!!!!

  • 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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Sydney, Australia
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“expensive in anyone's language”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

After having paid more than one hundred US dollars for four shrimp, a piece of fish, a plate of potato, some asparagus, a beer and a mojito, we're feeling the burn. This would be expensive in New York. In Mexico on the side of a road covered in mosquitoes, with a view of nothing but jungle and a backyard pool it's just painful. The food was good, no question, but at these prices it would have to be. Go there, but be prepared to pay London prices....

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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starsinthesky26, Owner at Simple, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear customer,
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you liked our food, which is our main goal: offering good quality food and service. We understand some people think that since it is Mexico and in the middle of the jungle the food should be inexpensive. However, those factors make it even more expensive to operate. In Tulum there is no electricity, so we need to generate our own energy. We offer the best quality fish and seafood of the country, flying it all the way from Baja California to Cancun's airport and then driving it down to Tulum, obviously adding up to the costs. We have a large staff in order to be able to offer good service, and even in low season we have not reduced it. We do focus on quality and we have even lowered down our margins in order to give a good value to our customers for what they are paying. If you go to any other restaurant in Tulum beach you will find that our prices are on the lower range, given the quality that we offer. We're sure that once you try other restaurants around the area, you'll come back to Simple, as most of our customers do.
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Basel / New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Simply PERFECT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The best fish we'd had in a long time! Ricardo (the owner) really knows his craft. We had fish carpaccio, ceviche, a fish from Baja called "escolar" that was soooo good, and some delicious veggies to go with it. All of this served by very nice and attentive staff. Too bad we discovered this place on our last day, but we will return! Thank you!

Visited May 2013
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