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Carretera a Boca Paila km. 8.3, Tulum, Mexico
+52 55 1204 7777
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“butterfish” (28 reviews)
“fresh fish” (37 reviews)
“seafood” (57 reviews)
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Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carretera a Boca Paila km. 8.3, Tulum, Mexico
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Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

The food was fresh and tasty. The service was over the top. Would go back in a heart beat! It was costly but you get what you pay for.

Thank Missrule
Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

Food was okay. Service was okay...I guess (everyone working was at least very friendly). Price was high for everything just being okay. Tip included...not okay.

Thank Blind_Dave
Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Food was so expensive we had to take some burgers and fried fish. We asked for wine, it was so bad we had to change it for a beer. Tips are automatically included in the bill, so it was definitely a bad experience. At least...More

Thank Valescuredo
Reviewed January 15, 2016

Great dinnerplace and food - lot of fresh seafood. Try the drinks - very good here. High service as they had a lot of time to each guest.

Thank Torben79
Reviewed January 13, 2016

Wonderful beach dinner at Simple' - No wait, excellent service, fresh fish and great wines. Lobster and Butterfish were excellent. Mussels were great as an app. Also had fresh oysters. Wonderful Sauv Blanc - Las Moras / Argentina.... The Chocolate dessert was an excellent finish...More

3  Thank mikeylikesit2016
Reviewed January 13, 2016

We spent 3 days in Tulum and one month travelling through Mexico. Simple was one of our best discoveries on our journey. Everything was perfect, their service, the food and drinks, very friendly and helpful staff. They show you their catch of the day and...More

Thank BlueDahlia31
Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

I had the coconut shrimp appetizer and red snapper filet as a main... both were excellant. The service was very prompt and the staff seem to really enjoy working there. The live music on Monday day night was a bonus for this single traveller looking...More

Thank Ian K
RichyZTulum, Propietario at Simple, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2016

thank you very much, please remember that this is your house. Happy new year

Reviewed January 12, 2016

We always love a joint where you can chose from fresh (sometimes live) seafood before you settle in to chat, drink, eat. Simple has really good seafood that is really well cooked served by really friendly staff... and it's not really expensive like a lot...More

1  Thank tripbit
Reviewed January 11, 2016

You can wait in endless lines for the Tulum restaurants that have gotten high-profile reviews, or you can head to Richie Zapata's SIMPLE, and eat the best food in the area, by a wide margin. Richie is a culinary wizard, performing magic with super-fresh seafood,...More

1  Thank ShamanCuervo
Reviewed January 11, 2016

We didn't have a booking and just walked past Simple one night in Tulum. The waitress was really helpful with recommendations on the menu, and we loved everything she suggested but the winner was the Sinful Shrimp - coconut shrimp and bacon shrimp - incredible!...More

1  Thank AlisonBattisby
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The band we saw was a 4 men band. They were really good too but I didn't get their name.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
Dinner, Lunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
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
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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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