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Mateo's Mexican Grill

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Mexican, Barbecue
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
+52 984 179 4160
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 439
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  • 316
    Very good
  • 99
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 40
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great jungle sunset

We stopped in for happy hour on the way back from the beach and loved it. It has a 3 story sunset deck where you can experience a jungle sunset! The drinks and food were great. It was quite busy when we were there but service was quite good. We will be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Scott C
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good food but very tourist oriented menu with hamburgers etc. Super slow service. Good drinks. Try the Mayan mint spritzer

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Winnipeg, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Heard from friends they have the best fish tacos in Tulum and they were right! Ordered the grilled fish tacos, comes with an assortment of delicious sauces on the side (our fav was the secret sauce!). Complimentary chips and amazing assortment of salsas to your table once you arrive. Went for an afternoon lunch, place was pretty empty and surprised... More 

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Thank Canadagirl084
los angeles, ca
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband went here to watch a pre-Super Bowl playoff game. It was okay - food was okay, service was okay, atmosphere was okay. Kind of felt like we could have been back in the states at a sports bar. Not sure if that's what Matt's going for, but that's what we got. Decent tequila selection for reasonable prices. The... More 

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Thank tulumtam
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was here several times eating good food and drinking mango margaritas,that you should really try! The service is really good and fast!they play good music and it's a cool place

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Thank Idaaxel
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for happy hour on the way back from the beach and loved it. It has a 3 story sunset deck where you can experience a jungle sunset! The drinks and food were great. It was quite busy when we were there but service was quite good. We will be back!

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Thank Scott C
Cardigan, Wales, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been wanting to go to this place for sometime, so we decided to have some lunch here. We sat in the open bar area downstairs, but there is also a lounge upstairs with some great views apparently. We ordered the Honey Chicken Wings to start, they were very tasty but slightly over cooked, none of the less we... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm going to be pretty harsh here with my scoring. I would give them a 3.5 if possible, but the restaurant isn't worth a 4 star score. We sat down at a table in the middle of the restaurant on the first floor. The restaurant has multiple floors and the top floor has an asbolutely amazing view, you should definitely... More 

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Thank Sacha D
Largo, Florida
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go for the fish tacos, simply the best! Stay for the atmosphere, ramps, decks, and walkways everwhere. A fun place to be!

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Thank tampabay14
Helena, Montana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice meal and friendly staff - The treehouse style balconies provide a great view and nice way to get above the canopy of the surrounding jungle.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been in Tulum a number of times and always spend at least a night drinking with friends or having a meal here as there are many food options to choose from, something for everyone in the group. The service is usually pretty good and they often have live music or at least good music playing and a nice choice of... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: +52 984 179 4160

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 35
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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