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Mateo's Mexican Grill

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Tulum Beach Road-Boca Paila KM 5.2 | Zona hotelera Tulum, Tulum 77789, Mexico
+52 984 197 7474
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great experience at Mateo's. The food and drinks are pretty typical. Good Mexican food, pretty standard fare. All the food was tasty and fresh. Drinks were also very typical of Tulum. Service was very good. The live band was great also. Prices are extremely fair too. They aren't doing anything groundbreaking here, but everything comes together for... More 

Thank Frank T
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came here to check out the sunset deck and never made it up! Ended up chatting at the bar with Juan Manuel who is a great bartender and genuinely interesting person. My boyfriend loves mescal and Juan Manuel shared his knowledge about the drink and the way to properly consume it. I especially enjoyed the amazingly fresh drinks -... More 

Thank mjk0228
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Go to the top top (top!) deck in time for sunset over the jungle plus 2-4-1 happy hour cocktails. Such a lovely team of staff, all friendly and professional. Can't say the food blew us away but good drinks, great live music and a fun crowd

Thank Richard P
Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here for our last night in Tulum and had a great time. The cocktails were delicious; I suggest the Passion fruit or Cucumber Margarita. For food we had regular fish tacos and the baja; both were amazing and generous portions. We had walked by several times and saw live music but there was none the day we went which... More 

Thank Marianne H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great way to end the day with a cocktail in hand as the sunsets over the Mayan jungle. Climb up to the 3rd deck enjoy a margarita and take it all in.

Thank Ajsaraf
Mexico City, Mexico
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mateo's is a laid back place, open from breakfast till late at night. The decoration is very rustic, simple yet inviting. The have excellent craft beer, and the food is good (not amazing but definitely good). The highlight: watching the sunset from its rooftop (5pm to 8pm). There's an amazing DJ set sometimes joined by a Sax player. It's really... More 

Thank DouglasFA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Mateo's two times during our stay in Tulum. We had breakfast, dinner and watched the sunset from their roof top bar. The staff was very friendly and service minded. The view from the roof top bar is amazing. Good food and good drinks.

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Mateo's cater our welcome party offsite at a house on Soliman Bay. The food was delicious and they were able to set up a grill and provide all plates, napkins, cutlery. We just opted for snacks of kebabs and quesadillas. But they offer a full range of catering options. Management was responsive and payment was easy! We stayed... More 

Thank Nicole H
Ojai, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard they were good and they are! Fun place with a great upper deck where you can see the sunset.

Thank markmcintire
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there 3 times during our stay in Tulum. The food is a bit dull, but the atmosphere is good and there were live music every night, we were there. The staff was also very friendly.

Thank Charlotte E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $35
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tulum Beach Road-Boca Paila KM 5.2 | Zona hotelera Tulum, Tulum 77789, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 984 197 7474

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