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Carretera a Boca Paila km. 8.3, Tulum, Mexico
+52 55 1204 7777
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Mexico City, Mexico
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellents flavors the Mediterranean salad has a really good goat cheese, the hole fish with spectacular flavor. I also recommend the five tacos everything's fresh. Service a unorganized but friendly

Thank Krashbandicoot
McHenry, Illinois
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second time eating at this fine restaurant with a "Simple Name". The folks there really know how to prepare sea food and their mantra of "Fresh is Best" is proven at their tables. A nice family that deserves your business...Hippie Bob

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Las Vegas
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner Richard is super-cool. The food is reasonably priced for its location and quite good. I usually order the steak and frites--consistently good. Also, the house mezcal and oysters are excellent. Try it out! You won't regret.

Thank EriktheRed
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my husband and I had dinner at 'Simple' twice and we were happy both times. fresh fish, simple food (which we love very much because for us when the ingredients are good there is no necessity to cook them in complicated ways, or to cover the food with sauces which just confuse the palate), very nice and kind staff. the... More 

Thank marikendo
Ogden Dunes, IN
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good and friendly service. The butter fish is excellent and I highly recommend it. My husband enjoyed the octopus.

Thank Bernadettte
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110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here on our recent trip to Tulum. No problem getting a table. I had the tuna which was delicious and lots of it and my husband had the steak with peppercorn sauce also very good. It was more expensive than other restaurants we tried.

Thank Primepork
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great for lunch. The oysters were the special and they were so fresh. Loved the fish tacos too. They also have a great selection of Mezcal. And I loved that when we asked the waiter what his favorite was, he pointed out one of the cheaper options on the menu. Overall, awesome place down on the quieter part of the... More 

Thank Brittany D
Yamile K, Public Relations Manager at Simple, responded to this review

Hi Brittany!!!! Thank you for your review! We work very hard for our costumers to have a great experience here at simple! We really take seriously the freshness and the cool athmosphera in the restaurant! Hope to see you again; keep enjoying Tulum! Best vibes! More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really loved this friendly relaxed restaurant which served delicious cocktails and good fresh fish. I highly recommend the large prawns, the ceviche and the whole fish. Quite my favourite Tulum restaurant.

Thank Jane B
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by for lunch and had the fish & shrimp tacos and the ahi tuna burger. Skip the fish and shrimp tacos the tortillas were dry and the tacos were boring, needed a sauce or something. But the burger was fantastic! Would def have that again. Service was also good. Ambiance great with a little pool area. The bugs were... More 

Thank Sarah C
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended this to us and it was so fantastic that we ate here twice. It has a great, laid back but still special and somewhat upscale vibe. Delicious cocktails (try the mojito) and incredible seafood (I recommend the whole fish and the ceviche sampler). The staff was also incredibly kind and helpful. Highly recommend!

Thank Jane P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $50
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?