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Polar Norte St | one block north of Avenida Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
Thu - Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The movie set atmosphere felt like Selma Hyeck and Alfred Molina might be seated next to you at any moment. Instead, just a couple of cave divers from Majorca, Spain comparing Cuban caves and Tulum cenotes. They ordered Mexican wine and various types of tequila to start. The small place filled slowly while we listened to a variety of wonderfully... More 

Thank BrandyRelis
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A truly gourmet restaurant with tastes which were very nicely balanced. The experience starts with a welcoming dish full of homemade starters which are fabulous! Main dish great. Desert excellent. Worth every penny spent. Situated on a side road, not eye catching but surely senses grasping! Enjoy guys!

Thank ilitravels
Newport, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding! We had the shrimp with black mushrooms and the plantain-stuffed chicken with the best mole sauce I've ever tasted. Loved the included appetizer plate, including fried grasshopper on orange slices - wonderful! Highly recommended.

Thank nsteinberg
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide recommended this place as authentic Mexican. It feels like you are having dinner in someone's house, with the owner/chef leading the show. Complimentary appetisers were great and the margarita delicious! I had the house specialty of stuffed pepper which was a different flavour, quite sweet but tasty. My husband had the chicken which was a little dry.... More 

Thank amyot
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We were craving mole, and this is the place to come. We were staying in town for a week and this was one of the best meals we had, with no expectation. Hartwood was our other favorite. Great service, and our meal started out with 6 spoons of the different mole sauces. They were all incredible, my favorite was the... More 

Thank sveliiz
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Cetli is a hidden gem in downtown Tulum that has the most amazing Mexican food I have ever had. That's all you need to know. I recommend asking someone how to get there as the route can be complicated and many taxi drivers don't even know the restaurant, and it's a few blocks from the main road. But it's worth... More 

Thank Shahram S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

If you are looking for a unique food experience in Tulum, look no further. You are literally in someone's house, where one of the best chef's in Mexico is running a one woman show. The menu is limited yes, but it is really a shining star. The cocktails were delicious, and the mains we shared were fabulous. And, as hot... More 

Thank sme0284
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

The food is amazing, well worth the price. This is one of the pricier restaurants in the area. Walkable, a few blocks from the main drag. Would recommend the appetizer plate. All food was good. The owner is welcoming, he stopped by the table to chat with us. Their two dogs can be found by the kitchen. Very sweet, small-town... More 

Thank kate S
Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Awesome experience here with my son. Fantastic mole as well as tamarind sweet/sour fish. Sauces complex and proteins cooked perfectly. Loved the appetizer tray -- everything was delicious -- and the atmosphere was charming. A little on the pricy side, but worth it.

Thank soste2
Tulum, Mexico
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Cetli is a lovely treat - off the beaten path (in Tulum Pueblo) but very well done. The exterior stands out as fresh in a neighborhood mixed with businesses and homes. As soon as you step through the door of the restaurant - formerly a home - you know this is "different' in a good way. The main seating area... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Polar Norte St | one block north of Avenida Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: 984-108-0681

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