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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Our dishes are prepares meticulusly as our grandma used to make it. We choose the best ingredients to prepare genuine "mole" sauce in a metate stone (like from prehispanic times), to make sure get to the traditional recipes. Making our mermelade, bread, butter and many more. The best culinary experience in the autentic traditional mexican cuisine.
$180 - $400
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Mexican, Latin, Healthy
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Validated Parking
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Meticulous attention to detail and wonderful presentation. The couple who operate this restaurant--entirely just the two of them, at least on the night I was there--bring such care to their work. I can't recall ever having had better table service. The food items ranged from...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lyndon C
Reviewed 1 week ago

fantastic traditional restaurant. you can taste the pure flavors of traditional yucatan recipes, chile en nogada was absolutely sublime. the location is wonderful, full of typical items, refined and classy without being unnecessarily posh. if you are in tulum you must experience this place. the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Simone S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've reviewed Cetli before but it has been a couple of years and things can change over that amount of time. So since we were in Tulum, my wife and I thought we should definitely go back and see if things had changed. Thankfully, it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cupadraig
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Cetli is a little way out of Tulum in a bright yellow building. (Google maps did not give very accurate directions). It’s indoors but there’s no glass in the windows so take bug spray though there is some there for diners to use. The atmosphere...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mawic
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

You would never think this little place off the main road a little far out of Tulum would be this excellent. It is a gallery and exquisite kitchen. They offered complimentary appetizers that were Aztec (i think?). Delicious. We were very moved by the beauty...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 696jilliane
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Cetli was a total surprise off the beaten path. The setting was detailed and beautiful and the food was even better. We appreciated the complimentary appetizer platter with traditional mexican foods. The drinks were fresh and delicious and we especially loved the chicken dark mole...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Amy E
Reviewed December 30, 2018

My family and I ate here on Christmas Eve. The staff created a beautiful dining experience from beginning to end.The flavors and atmosphere exceeded expectations. It had an elegant yet home-like feel. The Christmas tasting menu was great- each dish had unique flavors and textures....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Roxanne K
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here and enjoyed every second of it. Food is AMAZING. We were welcomed with a free starters platter which was easily the size of something that we could have paid for. We then ordered mains which we thoroughly enjoyed and practically licked...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank YogaWithGandha
Reviewed November 24, 2018

This place is definitely worth a visit even though it is 20 minutes from Tulum's beautiful beach town. The place is pretty homey and the cooking is very homestyle. Service is a little slow because the two basically do everything so you have to be...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Jack V
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Lovely food and atmosphere. Chef comes out of the kitchen to present complimentary starters which is a very nice touch. Food is truly unique and typical for the region. Amazing interior and great service. It’s very unique for Tulum being very authentic and different from...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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September 11, 2018|
Response from GCarver2 | Reviewed this property |
I just diluted it with chicken stock until it was the right consistency. Both the negro mole and black mole are wonderful
April 18, 2018|
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Response from cetlim | Property representative |
So sorry to hear that, we had trouble with our social media accounts, and we are just getting everything back together. Hope to see you around some time soon
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Response from HayloKay1 | Reviewed this property |
Only cash and its not cheap compared to most places in Tulum, take enough cash to eat all the courses, food is amazing and you will be disappointed if your money restricts your choices.
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