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“heavenly sweet stuffed-pepper with creamy cheese and shrimps”
Review of El Tabano

El Tabano
Ranked #78 of 434 Restaurants in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Inmersed in a lushious garden in the jungle side, El Tábano is a favorite amongst neighbors and visitors alike. Serving homemade flavor infused with regional character, and a touch of the chefs personality into each dish- it is a true experience of all senses.Family warmth, exquisite taste, fresh and creative food prepared right in front of you . And if you like to take the recepies, just come into our kitchen and live the joy of cooking with us.The staff is always happy to share the secrets in exchange of a smile.
Reviewed November 13, 2013

The food is made with love of a mother ( you can see them work and laugh, a happy kitchen for sure ) delicious creative food with great tunes in the background ( soundcloud I'm sure ).
We went back to have the sopa de tortia 3 times, 2 times for the chocolate cheesecake. But the best meal I had was the sweet stuffed-pepper with creamy cheese and shrimps... not from this world.

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Thank AsiSudai
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

El Tabano gave us a very special experience for my son's Rehearsal Dinner. Every dish was great! The cheesecake was the best I ever had. Israel, the bartender, wowed us all with his creations. Some of the guests wanted to kidnap him and bring him home to market his drinks in the USA. We couldn't be more grateful to the management for a wonderful meal.

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Thank Caroline S
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

If you find yourself on the road between Tulum and Boca Paila, and can't wait a few more kilometers to eat something, maybe, just maybe you should stop at El Tabano. Their ceviche is OK.

But this is definitely not a destination spot. Their entrees lacked flavor and were executed poorly. We ordered a prawn dish and the costillas. The prawns were under-salted and overcooked, and the ribs were both hard to chew and soggy.

And if you did read all the raving reviews and simply must check it out, at least bring bug repellent and wear pants. The mosquitoes here are ferocious!

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Thank Caroline L
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

This past weekend I had 40 people attend a dinner the night before our wedding at El Tabano. The place was amazing. Set up perfectly for us when we arrived. The service was great, no one's glass went empty all night. We chose 3 appetizers and 3 entrees which were served family style at each table. The food was fabulous...guacamole salad, roasted tomatoes with goat cheese, stuffed ancho peppers, fresh fish in mango sauce, meatballs, red chicken and top it all off we had the three cheese cheesecake which was a huge hit. All were great.

We even went back before we left Tulum to try a couple other dishes. The pear and brie cheese with nuts, stuffed jalapenos and shrimp in mole sauce were all amazing! Wish I would have chosen them for the group dinner.

We found El Tabano to be very competitively priced for a large gathering, atmosphere is fun and comfortable and the staff went out of their way to make things absolutely perfect. Thanks Laura!!! Hope to see you again soon.

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Thank TommyL33
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We went to El Tabano for dinner and it was an excellent meal !
For food we took the shrimp mole and the pumpkin fish: so tasty!
The cocktails (we had the daiquiri and the mojitos) were also very good.
The staff is friendly! We highly recommend you to go to that restaurant when you are in Tulum.

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Thank FrenchieWorldTravel
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