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El Tabano

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Inmersed in a lushious garden in the jungle side, El Tábano is a favorite amongst neighbors and visitors alike. Serving homemade flavor infused with regional character, and a touch of the chefs personality into each dish- it is a true experience of all senses.Family warmth, exquisite taste, fresh and creative food prepared right in front of you . And if you like to take the recepies, just come into our kitchen and live the joy of cooking with us.The staff is always happy to share the secrets in exchange of a smile.
$15 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very popular restaurant, I believe it has been around for quite a while, so it must mean the quality is good! Food tastes like home-cooking, the menu is not very fancy but I enjoyed eating there! Sometimes they have live music or dancers...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank krysa2000
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

The food is delicious. The drinks are great. The staff and ambiance are wonderful. We loved it so much we came back twice on our trip! Looks like a grandma is cooking your food in the open kitchen. Highly recommend the stuffed peppers, tortilla soup,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jessmott
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

This was one of the most expensive meals we had in Tulum and I’m not sure what justifies their prices. A chicken dish and ceviche verde (which was an appetiser), a margarita and two beers cost us just under a thousand pesos and the food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank heymungbean
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I love Tulum for all it's fashionable restaurants and boutique's. The food scene is rocking with popular restaurants you have to fight to get a reservation. Exactly why I wanted to review this one, where alternatively it is very low key, traditional food where you...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank YampuTours
Reviewed May 14, 2018

The menu at this restaurant is on a black board and changes constantly depending on the ingredients they have available. Open kitchen which is fun to watch the men and women make your food before you. A little buggy on the night we were there...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 866jamesh866
Reviewed May 11, 2018

With food that could have been a bit more tasty. The wine list was a nice change from drinking margaritas all day.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank kairvin
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant a few times during a recent visit to Tulum. When we first walked in I wasn’t expecting much, it was very simple, authentic Mexican. The food was amazing and the cocktails were delicious. The coconut and ginger shrimp was my favourite....More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 803annea
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Genuine happiness on a plate! The stuffed chiles were amazing! The vegetarian menu leaves nothing out! I've visited a number of times! I'm Obsessed!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Kateoregon
Reviewed March 17, 2018

Mediocre food and ambiance. Service was impersonal. Staff seemed bored. With so many excellent alternatives, I would not bother to return. Do not waste your precious vacation time here.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank MichaelC0919
Reviewed March 15, 2018

With all of the restaurant choices in town, I usually visit a new one every day. El Tabano is one of the few that I keep going back to. They have a great, large menu of newer twists on traditional Mexican and Yucatan dishes, and...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Erik B
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Response from Misterpepito | Reviewed this property |
Correct. El Tabano is a restaurant and not a hotel.
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