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Mateo's Mexican Grill

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Mexican, Caribbean, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American
As featured in 3 Days in Tulum
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Tulum Beach Road-Boca Paila KM 5.2 | Zona hotelera Tulum, Tulum 77789, Mexico
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic drinks overlooking the access road with great music, high energy (wish we were dancing), good food and good service.

Thank John S
Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel we stayed at kept pushing this restaurant so we tried it one night. The restaurant is along the road and there is no breeze and no views. The service was very slow and the food was not so great. With so many other restaurants with fresh seafood and on the beach, I wish we had tried somewhere else.... More 

Thank ScottsdaleStarfish
Naples, Italy
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is very delicious and staff very friendly , to be honest from European 2 coronas beer 1 Hamburger and one plate of shrimps 45 euro is a bit to much . Second problem is the invoice because you can pay in pesos dollar or euro ....the difference is the change rate of 25% more if you pay in... More 

Thank Guido C
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As most of Tulum is on the sunrise side of things, Mateo's is a fab choice if you want to watch the sun go down. They have a high deck, which, to be honest felt a little rickety - there were probably about 30 people up there and I wouldn't have liked any more than that - and you certainly... More 

Thank Cratebot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend getting the fish tacos and a few drinks to start! A lot of the restaurants have happy but Mateo's has the best offers and drinks!

Thank 490randyg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for breakfast and what a find! Huge tasty portions! The restsurant has a terrace which would have brilliant on an evening to watch the sunset. Its rustic in design with welcoming staff!

Thank aquarian66
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They claim to have the best fish tacos on Earth, so I ordered some. They were pretty good, possibly the best I have had. I don't have it enough to say that it is absolutely the best, but it was quite good and I can definitely recommend it.

Thank EvilGenius008
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, but let down by quality of food - priced far too high in comparison to competition, such as kitchen table which we had the night before; superiors quality and service for a very similar price.

Thank Adam W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is alive during the evening. Start with one of their cocktails. They have some cool variations on mojitos and margaritas. You can get all kinds of Mexican food but also more western oriented dishes. They also have live music.

Thank stefkes
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect lunch stop while in Tulum. Tasty pulled chicken tacos & Baja fish tacos. Cute atmosphere with multiple decks makes Mateos a fun cocktail & lunch place.

Thank Carey F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $35
Mexican, Caribbean, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: 529841977474

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