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El Tabano

Beach Road Tulum Km. 7, Tulum 77766, Mexico
+52 984 134 8725
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“red chicken” (21 reviews)
“shrimp” (70 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Seafood, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Road Tulum Km. 7, Tulum 77766, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 657 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whatever secret sauce they put in the pollo rojo- it works. I am compelled to come here every time I visit Tulum as if an addict requiring his fix. It's that good. I came to El Tabano two years back to photograph the restaurant for...More

Thank mattdutile
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant exceeded our expectations, and offered many authentic Yucateca cuisine experiences. All dishes had a bit of something special going on in the spices, presentation, and authenticity. I highly recommend El Tabano!

Thank LisaEPNW
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

After one day trip in hot mexican Tulum area we accidentaly came to this restaurant just have some nice mango juice and took gazpacho by accident and it was so delicious and refreshing-well done!! Very nice music and service also very nice and smilling..open kitchen...More

Thank Ivana T
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We stopped at El Tabano for lunch during one of the days we were in Tulum on our honeymoon. And I'm glad we did! It's a casual restaurant - you can see the staff cooking your food while you sit. And the food and the...More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed April 8, 2017

A friend recommended El Tabano from her experience there many years ago and I'm happy to say that it is still there and the food was delicious! We sat near the front of the restaurant and loved the open air feeling. It was pretty busy...More

Thank clk02043
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

We liked El Tabano and had a tasty lunch there but we thought it was a bit expensive and didn't blow our minds, maybe we ordered the wrong things though. We had quacamole salad - good, and chicken roja which our waitress recommended. It was...More

Thank Dan T
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Last night I went to this restaurant. My disappointment was total 1) the management of the tables was absolutely unable. There were couples who were dining at tables for 8 people and 4 (like us) in a small table for two and also in the...More

Thank luca g
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Overall the food in Tulum was delicious, but El Tabano surpassed them all! And unusual options like beef tongue. The service was phenomenal as well, and a beautiful restaurant.

Thank follybeachmama
Reviewed February 19, 2017

This restaurant has a perfect relaxed, beachy, artsy vibe. One of the things I loved about this restaurant is that it is all outdoors though the bar area and some of the tables are under a roof. The stuffed poblano pepper with cheese was incredible!...More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed February 14, 2017

The place is nice and charming and the service is efficient, what really outstanding in this restaurant is the food, simply wonderful, you can taste is made with love. If you are in Tulum you've got to have dinner here.

Thank rolando m
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December 29, 2014|
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Response from Misterpepito | Reviewed this property |
Correct. El Tabano is a restaurant and not a hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road Tulum Km. 7, Tulum 77766, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 984 134 8725
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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.
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