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#60 of 296 Mexican in Tulum
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, South American
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Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service

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2.5 miles from Tulum Archaeological Site
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Reviewed October 7, 2020

we were told about this place by a local at one of our tours.. My husband tried different dishes and both the Mole and picadillo were soo good. The lady cook has been there for about 20 years, very traditional mexican food. A must try!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed March 28, 2020

The best food in Tulum. Delicious and fresh made food. Very tasty and wow!! all was excellent. We spent two weeks in Tulum and probably 11 days we ate @ Tacoqueto. There are no menus, you order from the counter and voila!! Can't wait for...my next trip to Tulum and TacoquetoMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

The best food in Tulum. There are no menu’s. You go to the kitchen counter to see the food and choose your entrees. No alcohol but you can bring your own. No frills just awesome food among the locals. Did I mention it’s dirt cheap!!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 31, 2020 via mobile

Traditional mayan food. Everything was very delicious! We ordered the ”meatballs” and pollo con mole, and the pollo con mole was one of the best things we ate all vacation. You order by pointing at what you want in the kitchen, since there are no...menus. The staff was very pleasant, and eventhough most of them spoke little to no english we felt very welcome and well-cared for.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed October 17, 2019 via mobile

Amazing food with even better service and a great price. My Girlfriend and I came here for our first meal in Tulum, and we were not disappointed. Our English speaking server Belén was very helpful and even helped us with our Spanish. He brought us...right up to the bar and explained each meal, as there is no real menu. Most items get served with delicious fresh corn tortillas for you to build your own tacos. The chipotle pork was great, and had far less bones than some of the chicken dishes as well; if that bothers you. If you’re looking for that home cooked meal in a foreign place far from home, this is it.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 6, 2019

Great local food. I had the chicken mole and rice. So authentic and reasonably priced! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019

Four of us spent the morning at the cenotes. We arrived in Tulum absolutely famished, right at siesta-time. The first couple places we had looked up and wanted to go for lunch were closed. We had walked by this place and it smelled great so...we turned right around and went in. Probably sensing that we didn't know what we were doing, the man who seemed like he was in charge took us right up to the kitchen window and pointed to each big pot, describing what was in it. There were probably eight saucy situations to choose from. Two of us got chicken in chocolate mole. One got pork in a savory tomato sauce, and I don't even remember what the last girl got, but it was also tasty. All the plates were served with rice, I think one also came with beans. For the table they brought us a stack of tortillas, which we quickly devoured and promptly replaced with more. There was a red and a green sauce on the table, and the green was delicious, super lime-y and spicy. We got jamaica iced tea and a horchata and those were the perfect balance to the meal. This place seems like it's run by a family. The interior was colorful and comfortable, with a lot of art. Everything was delicious and everyone was very patient and helpful. To top it all off, we left stuffed for about $5.25 (USD) per person, including a hefty tip. I definitely recommend lunch here!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

We were recommended this place as we were interested in traditional home cooked Mayan food. If you want tourist trimmings it's not for you. Loved the colourful plastic decor. We had a Spanish speaker in our group but you walk in, look at the food....Choose one or two dishes (we had chicken, pork and mole). Served with rice & beans. Then sit down and they bring it to you. We had wanted to try mole (chilli chocolate sauce) was cooked with chicken. Food was delicious, if you aren't a big chocolate lover probably don't get the mole but it is worth tasting. Not spicy at all but chilli salsa a available on the tables. Loved the food, was nice to try traditional home cooking.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 15, 2019

There are 3 kinds of restaurants in Tulum- high end, excellent cuisine, both local and from afar (Mediterranean, Japanese, Italian - so much pizza!!) and touristy- also pizza, and places that cater to tourists with the words "authentic Mexican cuisine" with those, I feel like...if you have to say "authentic" I'm dubious. And then there are the places decorated in bright paper and plastic ornaments with well-worn murals of Mexico's history and leaders and furniture painted in bright high-gloss reds and blues and tables covered in fruit-covered oilcloth bought by the yard at the local market. It has no website, very little pretense and less English- this is Tacoqueto. The staff looks pleased and mildly surprised to see us but greets us warmly- there are no menus- you go to the back of the restaurant and choose from one of the 7-10 calderas bubbling on the back stove, Shrimp Criolla, Pork stew with posole, albondigas in sauce, chile rellenos, were among the offerings. Your dish will come with abundant tortillas, 2-3 kinds of salsa fresca (chopped onions, radishes, peppers and lots of limes) rice is served on request and is delicious, cooked in homemade chicken broth. They are known for their moles and we may return tonight- or this afternoon as my husband made his sad face when I questioned his intent to show up when they open this morning. Many main street restaurants fall in the touristy category- Tacoqueto need not advertise its authenticity, you just need to go see what the Tia is stirring in the kitchen to be assured, this is the real deal. Oh- and dinner for 2, which was ample, was under $17US.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Worse food ever, just avoid eating at this place. You were WARN. Keep reading if interested. Had the shrimp soup, the soup tasted like water from the faucet and they just added the cooked shrimp with red chili on top of it. The fried chicken...with rice and beans as the sides were nasty. The Chicken seemed like it was left outside and it was going bad and they fried it.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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