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Charlie's Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Bar, Central American
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| Tulum Village, Tulum, Mexico
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

We've been trying food and drinks in restaurants in the Tulum area and we've been disappointed so many times. We went to Ziggy's on the coast. Beautiful setting but horrible food and drinks. It seems that Tulum restaurants have decided that they don't need to put alcohol in their mixed drinks or even fully juice them with what's requested: I... More 

Thank Tom S
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner with kids. Food is ok but the restaurant itself is nice with friendly staff. Colourful decor and seemingly everything on the walls for sale. Average prices and whilst not the best in town for food or value, by no means the worst either. A large garden seating area at the back so spacious and good for large... More 

Thank james p
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

A restaurant with a lovely garden area in the back where we sat. We were tempted by the fish but ordered the skirt steak which was done nicely and arrived in a timely manner. The staff was attentive and friendly. The restaurant lacked a little in cleanliness but nothing horrible. You will enjoy this.

Thank kirkpatrickpgh
Munich, Bayern, Germany
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We ate there right after arriving in Tulum as it's close to the ADO-Busstation. We loved the ambiance and colourful decorations. The guacamole and cerveza Corona tasted like nectar and ambrosia after a journey of 27 hours and were like our welcoming to Mexico. The main dishes afterwards, however, were okay but not great.

Thank FiSch85
Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We stopped in during an off time, but the staff was great and made us very welcome. Portions were large and the carnitas were amazing! Be warned: the jalepeno rellenos are HOT. :)

Thank SuzieH06
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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382 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Tulum is rapidly becoming a tourist hot-spot so costs are going up, but Charlie's is keeping their prices decent and the food and service excellent. Next to the bus station, they are also an ideal spot to breakfast before you journey.

Thank Rob S
Seabrook, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We spent a week in Tulum and we stayed in town. On our the first day, we dropped in to Charlie's for a cerveza and found the best salsa in town. The beer was COLD and the service was awesome. They also give a good exchage rate for your USD to pesos at 17. We stopped by here almost daily... More 

Thank Stacy W
Mahahual, Mexico
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

When the meal starts with the server bringing you out a beer that they broke half the lip off while opening it and you cut your lip on the very first sip, you should not expect a super review. Sadly it did not get any better after that. The replacement beer brought out to me was a completely different kind... More 

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Lodi, California
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

My husband and I spent 3 days in Tulum and stayed in town. We ate at Charlie's every day and a couple of evenings. The food, drinks, and service were great. Our favorite food choices were chiquiles (I ate them every morning), huevos con chorizo, el omelet, camarones achiote, empanadas con championes, and taquitos de papa con chipotle. They had... More 

Thank catlover76
Plymouth, MA
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142 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We stopped here after visiting the ruins and before going to Dos Ojos. The vibe was great, the temperature was good (there was a breeze even though we weren't anywhere near the water). A friend who had tried fish tacos 4 times on our trip, said the ones here were her favorite. Everyone enjoyed their meals and liked the jicama... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Bar, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Tulum Village, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum

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