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Carretera a Boca Paila km. 8.3, Tulum, Mexico
+52 55 1204 7777
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good fish but small portion. The fish was also slightly overcooked Too expensive for what you get... Example : 1 entire fish (chic) + 3 shrimps + 1 l of sparkling water and a coffee : 900 pesos ... It's crazy for yucatan Nice atmosphere though

Thank thibaultd273
Tulum, Mexico
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54 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a thoroughly enjoyable destination when you are in the mood for seafood. We had the ceviche trio appetizer. It was excellent and a generous portion. I recommend the grilled snapper in an alioli preparation which is accompanied by beautifully prepared grilled vegetables. The drink selection is extensive, but I went to the wine list for a Sauvignon blanc... More 

1 Thank Tony A
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was within walking distance of our hotel and we had dinner one evening and were pleasantly surprised. The ambiance of the restaurant is not as great as it could be (a big pool in the middle left us wondering Why?) but the service was super and the food was very good. Fresh seafood cooked with added flavors and interesting... More 

Thank Charles Y
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Fresh and delicious food in a jungle setting. My mom and I were on a yoga retreat in Tulum and our first night in town we ventured 'off campus" to find a good restaurant. The staff at our hotel recommended this spot and they were absolutely correct. If you are looking for simple and amazing food you should eat here.... More 

1 Thank KerryLA70
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by on our bikes because we saw the sign for fresh octopus. The ceviche had fish, shrimp, and squid plates. Each slightly different than the other. The grilled Octopus was tender with shrimp embedded mashed potatoes.

Thank Quoc T
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Tulum and headed here for our first dinner of vacation. And we were not disappointed! We started with the ceviche. They served three different styles each incredibly fresh and flavorful. We then had the butter fish and lobster. Great service and atmosphere. We will definitely come back on our next visit!

Thank Mlorentz
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Such a great restaurant. The food is very good, but you must be a seafood lover to relish in the experience. We had the ceviche trio and the tacos for apps. Both excellent and hearty portions. For a main we shared the grilled snapper in an alioli preparation. The fish comes with these beautifully prepared grilled vegetables--so fresh! The drink... More 

Thank jaymelh
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

The menu is fish/seafood focused with lots of space. Partial indoor/outdoor on the jungle side of the road gives a dramatic backdrop to the dining room. Crafted cocktails start things off right & a lovely menu that is just large & varied enough. I had the filet of red snapper that was one of the evening specials and it was... More 

Thank auroralba
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This was the best tuna i ever had in my life,so tender...just a little way down from the Alaya Tulum

Thank Karenwhentherain
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Gorgeous presentation and excellent flavors...it really was that simple! The manager or owner arrived towards the end of our meal. When he found out it was our first evening in the area, he got us two tequila shots to kick off the night. The staff was very nice.

Thank Ashley C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $50
Mexican, Seafood, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera a Boca Paila km. 8.3, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 55 1204 7777
At Simple we know and respect each ingredient we use, that’s why our menu turns out to be original, simple, and unique. In it we gather the taste of the Pacific, preparing grilled and roasted fish, seafood and vegetables; meat and poultry, cooked in their own juices with the preparation of your choice. We offer portions by the weight designed to be shared (we also offer individual portions), as well as natural and buzzing beverages, in the middle of a cozy atmosphere where you will feel treated just like home. Simple is a family-owned and family-operated restaurant where you will find trust, kindness, happiness, party, music and dancing.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?