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Dona Tina

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Av. Tulum at Acuario, Tulum, Mexico
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This is the place that looks less like a restaurant and more like a home. Has very casual feel and the food is very locan and delicious. They have daily specials and I had Pollo Adobo. SO YUMMMY. The staff treats you as their own guest rather than a customer. While I was there a bunch of locals stopped by... More 

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Corralejo, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We felt very much at ease here, even though I think everyone was a regular except us. The place managed to have a pleasant through current of air even in the midday 40°C heat. No pretentiousness at all here so don't go looking for fine dining. But it was a cut above the tacos and fajitas available everywhere. We were... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Very reasonably priced Yucatecan food, the frijol con puerco on Mondays is a traditional dish that should not be missed. The lomitos de Valladolid are also delicious. For breakfast I love the longaniza and scrambled eggs and the huevos motulenos. Lunch with a soft drink or water for 80 pesos, cannot be beat!!!

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Thank Carlos S
Southern NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

As part of our day trip to the cenotes, we were to finish with lunch (at our own expense) in the town of Tulum. For some reason, our guide, who was relatively new to the company, was not aware of the lunch portion of the tour and had to call the central office. We told her that we wanted authentic... More 

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Thank GreenUnicorn
Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Tradicional restaurant in Tulum, home made food, excelent Guacamole and "Sopa de pollo" serving with rice and avocado.

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Thank Jitka K
Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The restaurant looks humble under a simple palapa, The food is simply delicious. We ordered "sopa de lima" (chicken lime soup) and cochinita pibil (baby pork cooked with traditional spices). Both dishes were very tasty. The place is clean, and the prices are truly cheap. Not to be missed if in Tulum. Dona Tina does not cook anymore as she... More 

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Wonderful local food. Best guacamole for my whole Mexico visit. Reasonably priced. Great menu choices.

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Thank Christy G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Yes, the service may be a bit slow, but in my opinion it just adds to the charm and authenticity of the place. We visited here twice in 5 days, once for breakfast and once for lunch. For lunch we had the pollo adobo, house chicken, which was amazing. The meat fell right off the bone and the sauce was... More 

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Thank Michelle S
Milan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We were recommended this family home made cooking restaurant by a fruit vendor. The place is a simple atmosphere but great homemade yucatecan food. Try the Sopa de Lima , Arrechera steak.

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Thank mexamerita
Wilson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We ate here twice, my favorite was the Chilaquiles, have not tasted anything like it before. It is located at the south end (west side) of the tourist part of town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Tulum at Acuario, 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?