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Shiva Tulum


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Indian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

Location and contact

**Currently closed until October 2018** Shiva restaurant specializes in Indian food cooked "home-style" using spices imported from India. We bake fresh naan bread in an authentic clay oven specially imported from India (tandoor), and we have several vegetarian and vegan options. Our rustic "jungle" bar and lounge offer special cocktails blended with Indian spices as well as as well as a wine/tequila/mescal cave, and a large open-air terrace. Photographs are on Facebook under "Shiva Tulum". NEW: Starting December 2017, we will be serving fresh charcoal grilled local fish, lobster tail sourced in Tulum and colossal shrimp and octopus from the Gulf of Mexico. These will be served with a choice
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Indian, Grill
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Thank didriks2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NoahCulotta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank gl0212
Vinay M, Owner at Shiva Tulum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jasiiii
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
Thank happytobeherehi
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!

Reviewed February 1, 2019

Passed by this place on our way to a cenote where our attention was grabbed by an ornate golden door. As lovers of Indian food, we decided to stop in for an early dinner. We started with fish tikka and bengun (eggplant) appetizers. The fish...More

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

Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

We were amazed by this dinner. After so many Mexican dinners save for the occasional Italian / steak dinner this was a welcome breath of fresh air! Everything was just right... from the dishes themselves through to the service to the setting/decor/ambience... Do your holiday...More

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

Thanks very much, Simon! The real boss, Max, sends you a heartfelt bark! Cheers.

Reviewed December 21, 2018

This was our second time eating at Shiva. A solid choice. One of the things we love most about Tulum is the international community. This place is no exception and is a lovely respite from Mexican cuisine when you want something more exotic. My korma...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank faithcoffman
Vinay M, Owner at Shiva Tulum, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2018

Thank you for your feedback! We were glad to have you and family visit Shiva for the second time in as many years. Looking forward to many more. Cheers!

Reviewed December 20, 2018

We ordered two vegetarian thali's and the Goan Fish Curry. Although I wouldn't say the food was horrible, it definitely did not justify the insane amount of money we spent. The food tasted like someone from an introductory Indian cooking class prepared the dishes. In...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rateshp
Vinay M, Owner at Shiva Tulum, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2018

We are obviously disappointed about your experience. The food we serve is "home-style" Indian food without the unnecessary oil and cream. The fact that you can cook our food in your Instant Pot at home validates our proposition. And you are correct, the paneer is...More

Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

We make and eat Authentic Indian out at least a few times a month, and this was easily one of the best culinary experiences we've ever had. We were on our honeymoon, so we appreciated the opportunity to relax on the cushions. We got the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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There are 2 primary reasons why we don't accept credit cards. First, the lack of a reliable and secure connection along the Tulum beach area. Second, the high transaction cost imposed by the credit card companies. We have... More
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