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Indian, Grill
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Reviewed July 24, 2020

Hands down the Best Indian Food I have every eaten, anywhere. Truly Amazing! Restaurant has a cool vibe and ambiance. Excellent service from the entire staff, only to be outdone by the owner, Vinay, who makes it his point to get out on the restaurant...floor and talk to as many guest as he possibly can. He will explain all the different items on the menu and make recommendations based on your input. He is a wealth of knowledge and is a great conversationalist. I highly recommend this place. Do not sleep on this one, make it a point of going when in Tulum! 5 out of 5 stars. I love spicy but for those that don’t they go out of their way to recommend dishes you will enjoy. Your tastebuds will explode! This place will not disappoint!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed December 10, 2019

This place is magical! We met the owner who explained the concept of this place and you will not be disappointed... its good for anyone who's interested in trying Indian food or is a long time lover! The house music was really good, the lighting...is dark and romantic. You can sit on the floor pillows or traditional tables. The food was excellent. Service was amazing. The guy at the front entrance was super friendly and we had randomly started talking to him not even realizing this was an Indian Restaurant when we walked by at night. We wish big success to this new spot and will return soon!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed July 18, 2019

We were looking to celebrate a special intimate occasion in Tulum and decided to come to Shiva. The place is absolutely beautiful, and the setting is magical. We loved the food and it was served with attention to details. We also had the pleasure to...meet the owner, who was very kind . Definitely going back next time we are in Tulum :)More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

Not where you should spend your money. The owner is extremely rude and their pricess are outrageous. They have huge couches that you have to somewhat climb in, and as you are trying to seat yourself in a dress, the owner comes up telling you...to take off your shoes, mid trying to sit. I stopped climbing in and said ok, let me just sit down. He then starts loudly hitting the couch where I am sitting as if my shoes were in issue. This place is on a beach so people have sand on their shoes. Never apologized for being rude to me after I had already spent $174 on 3 margaritas and a hookah at this place a couple nights before. On that night the owner was extremely creepy w my friends and I trying to hook us up w guys at the bar. Just go somewhere else to spend your money, there are wonderful places on the same street.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Vinay M, Owner at Shiva Tulum, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2019

Dear Diana, sadly, you lack basic manners. I simply asked you to remove your shoes before putting your feet on the sofa because it was leaving footprints that are difficult to clean. Removing their shoes before putting one's feet on a sofa is what normal...More

Reviewed June 3, 2019

Thank You Vinay! Your hospitality is the best. As promised, we visited your one of kind relaxing dining environment the first full night after arrival in Tulum. Your place is so peaceful and inviting. Love everything about it. Shiva is our mecca dining experience in...Tulum! Enjoyed the music too. Love to you and continue to stay on top of your game! Bob & DiMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

One of The friendliest owner/host I’ve encountered! - amazing Indian food (with a kick of you want that) - cozy authentic seating - somewhat strange music playing, but it does not deter the experience - amazing service Will come back👌🏽

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 7, 2019

I have been here three times, and each experience was more delightful than the last. We have been to Tulum before, and during a previous trip, we visited Shiva, and we loved it! This year, we returned to Shiva. When we walked in, the owner,...Vinay, greeted us immediately. Spoiler alert, he remembered us! His staff speaks minimal English, but we had no communication problems. We started with samosas and an eggplant dish, and they were delicious! We also received numerous chutneys to go with it. The, we ordered chicken tikka masala, chicken korma, and lamb vindaloo, and all were delicious. If it weren't for the spice, I would have finished in 5 seconds, which brings me to my next point. This is very authentic Indian food, and is very spicy, but adds no unnecessary creams or chilies, which translates into perfect Indian food! In addition, the owner, Vinay, is very nice to his customers and talks to them all. He invited us back at the end of our trip, and we would have loved to come back, but we didn't have time, unfortunately. Still, this is one of the best experiences I have ever had at a restaurant, and I intend to eat here on any visit to Tulum!!!!!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

I just got back from a trip to Tulum with my family and while we were away we had the pleasure of visiting ‘Shiva’. We were so impressed with the food and really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and lovely owner. If you like Indian food...this a great place to visit and I would recommend getting the samosas to start!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Vinay M, Owner at Shiva Tulum, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2019

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Tulum. Cheers!

Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

I was at shiva with my boyfriend and felt a bit sick from the night before, which is why I didn‘t want to eat anything. The owner of the restaurant was really caring and offered me a ginger tea instead. The food of my boyfriend...was amazing and the tea too! All in all an amazing restaurant which I would visit again for sure! Sehr cooles restaurant mit sehr nettem besitzer! Würde ich definitiv weiterempfehlen!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Vinay M, Owner at Shiva Tulum, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Thank you for your review. Hopefully you are better now. We look forward to seeing you both soon and safe travels!

Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Super relaxed environment, great menu options for a variety of diets, fresh, delicious food. Wonderful service. I recommend the tandoori chicken, garlic naan and the vegetarian sample platter. Great place to share a feast with friends

Date of visit: February 2019
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Vinay M, Owner at Shiva Tulum, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us! See you soon. Cheers!

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