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El Tacoqueto

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Main Road, Tulum, Mexico
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place does not have a menu; you look through the kitchen window and see what they have, and choose. No cervezas, though. The food is simple, but tasty. And the prices very cheap. The kids loved the mole de pollo, and they made us some cheese quesadillas. I had the chiles rellenos and they were great.

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Very good food, excellent service, nice environment and super cheap prices... Absolutely to try the Mole sauce and the caldo de camarones. Highly recommended!

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We've been going to Tulum for years, and Tacoqueto never disappoints. Great local restaurant for authentic Mexican fare. Nothing fancy, no tourist (or any) menu, you just look at the offerings of the day and choose what tempts you. One of our favorite dishes is the caldo de camaron (shrimp soup): large, tasty shrimp in a perfectly-seasoned and spiced broth... More 

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boulder,co
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Kinda stumbled into this place but so glad we did. As others have mentioned the menu is a look into the kitchen to see what's cooking. Very good food, very good prices and very friendly people. we were the only gringos in the place but felt very welcome.

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San Francisco
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Ignore the tripadvisor map. This place is on the south end of town (away from Cancun), keep going south after the ADO bus terminal and it will be on the other (beach) side of the street. When you enter, go straight back to the kitchen and see what they have to eat that night. There will be 4 or 5... More 

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Johnsonburg, New Jersey
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

My husband and I had queso quesadillas and chili rellenos. Each came with rice and beans as sides. You can't go wrong here with the delicious horchata and the table side fresh made salsas. This was our best in town dining spot and can't recommend it highly enough!

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a low key but very nice restaurant just off the main highway. The staff are welcoming and very effusive about the food. There is no real menu as such but the kitchen which is open to the seating area is a hive of activity making a range of dishes of the day. This is a refreshing contrast to... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Small family restaurant with delicious authentic food. We were welcomed into the kitchen to choose from the large bowls of just prepared entrees. The chicken with Mole was perfectly seasoned, the shrimp in broth was excellent, the horchada was not to be missed. The cheese quesadillas with quacamole were served with fresh tortillas, funky cheese and delish guacamole. The owner... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Excellent for hangovers, the mole was incredible and so were the meatballs, all served with rice beans and tortillas. You show up, point at what you like and eat away! the variety of fruit juices was great too. The owners were lovely and super friendly!

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Spain
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Tacoqueto is a small restaurant located almost at the end of Tulum main avenue. It is very local food, made by mayan people and super cheap! The outside can be deceiving, but once you are in you just get that local atmosphere and when you order... Wow! Food is homemade and the flavors are very mexican. This is one of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?