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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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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful setting, intimate and cute. Menu is beautifully presented, food is fantastic. The free starter is extraordinary. Staff lovely. All round winner - very handy to the main strip. So much better than the super expensive places on the beach strip.

Thank r-and-r09
Bern, Switzerland
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best restaurant in Tulum, hands down. Basically inside someone's house. Great local & authentic food. Had the stuffed peppers with pork, beef and veggies, and it was amazing. You get a small appetizer plate on the house and it has a nice mix of empanadas, fresh bread, cheese and garlic butter. Great food, service and atmosphere. A must!

Thank ahughes3466
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great meal, lovely place in the Tulum pueblo. there you can also buy manufactured local products and homemade sauces and marmelade

Thank bebipelli
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happy to discover this place away from the familiar places on the beach road. Atmosphere is charming and cozy, food was creative but not overdone. We'll be back every year!

Thank 571pfeffers
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to Cetli spontaneously on a Wednesday night fairly early around 7:00. No wait no reservation needed. The decor is awesomely charming and thoughtfully curated. The service is sweet and attentive without being too in the way. The menu is authentic regional fair, approachable, tempting and the FOOD IS DELICIOUS. Numerous unmatchable complex sauces and moles,... More 

Thank Mitchell11222
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful restaurant, the food is very different and is definitely worth a visit, the staff are incredibly friendly and the interiors are stunning. Must try the corn cake!

Thank Roisin H
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

This is a really nice place and when we arrived we got a place on the "main room" where there are 4 Tables and you can look at the chef in the open kitchen. As in the other reviews I can only say good things about the free of charge starter plate. Both of us ordered different salads and they... More 

Thank 18monthsAsia
Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

The food was so good, that we had diner in Cetli twice! You get a plate with delicious homemade "startes"! everything was so delicious! If you like raisin, walnut and cinnamon try the Specialty of the house "chile en nogada". It was super delicious! The mojito with tamarinde was also on of the best I had in mexico (it is... More 

Thank Angi K
Tulum, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Dining here is definitely an event so plan to stay for a few hours. They give their diners a lot of space, and take their time. A genuine Mexican experience with the feeling of dining in someone’s very lovely and charmingly decorated home. You start with the house appetizers of cheeses, breads and grasshoppers. Very interesting and very complex and... More 

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?