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Cetli

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Polar Norte St | one block north of Avenida Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
984-108-0681
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Thank sveliiz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank sme0284
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank soste2
Tulum, Mexico
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Second Mesa, Arizona
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by one of our tour guides (thanks so much, Hugo), and I'm so glad we tried it. The decor and atmosphere was intimate and beautiful. Our waiter was courteous, friendly, attentive, and informative. He had a great sense of humor as well. The menus were beautiful. And the food... Oh myyyy! The drinks were delicious, the... More 

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Santa Rosa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I can't think of any restaurant I've eaten with better food and ambience. I felt like I was at my Tia's house for a special occasion (and I'm not even Mexican). The (free!) appetizers alone were enough to write home about. The rest of the food was simply unbelievable. I felt like the person who made those dishes for me... More 

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Thank Jasmine J
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Such an amazing place to eat. It's worth leaving the beach to eat here. The waiter was so nice and attentive. I can't wait to go back. It was my favorite place to eat while we were in Tulum.

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Thank Paul D
Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

My wife and I ate here on our first night in town and, ultimately, this was one of the best meals we had in Tulum. First, Cetli, is in town (the Pueblo) and not on the beach road. It's set among a typical Mexican neighborhood which seemed entirely appropriate as the food was very authentic to Riviera Maya. There was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?