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“Not to be missed”
Review of Hechizo

Hechizo
Ranked #86 of 396 Restaurants in Tulum
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

We eat here twice and both times had an excellent meal,Chef Stefan produces great quality food using lovely herbs, great flavours.We were staying nearby so it was lovely to just walk down the beach and find such a super restaurant. A lovely experience and one the highlights of our visit to Tulum

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Michael C
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Parker, Colorado, United States
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

We had a fabulous meal and enjoyed the intimate setting, Chef Stefan, who is delightful, personally explained what was offered that evening and prepared a delectable meal of all fresh ingredients. We chose this restaurant to celebrate my birthday, and we chose wisely!

Visited December 2012
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Thank pcmfo
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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A special treat!”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

What a wonderful experience. We were staying at one of the casitas on the property this past summer, during the off season. I was preparing to propose to my soon to be wife, and wanted to do something special.

The restaurant was closed for the season. However, I had heard of Stefan's amazing skills in the kitchen and managed to track him down on the beach. He is as described in other reviews, a very refined and sophisticated chef. He knows how to do it right and is a stickler for details. A real foodie's kind of chef.

I asked him what he could do to help me out, and we came up with a great plan of him setting up a surprise lunch with champagne on the roof of one of the other unoccupied casitas that we could then stumble upon. Needless to say, it was a beautiful lunch and she said yes! Thanks again, Stefan.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Aaron F
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Chicago
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“New Friends Experience the Magic of Hechizo”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Hechizo remains our favorite restaurant on the Riviera Maya. We went there twice during our vacation and it is a 1 hour drive each way for us from Puerto Aventuras. On the first trip, we brought 3 neighbors who had never been there before. All 3 diners thought that it was a truly magical experience! Our friends loved the atmosphere and thought the food and service were excellent. The lamb and the lobster with gnocchi were two of our favorites. We enjoyed a 2 1/2 hour meal without even realizing that we had been there that long. We returned later with two friends who had been there two years ago. They had told us that the memory of that experience was enough to justify returning to the Riviera Maya. Our friend was so comfortable with the menu and the quality that he told Chef Stefan that he wanted Stefan to choose each course for him and was "thrilled" with each selection. The wine pairing was very good and I loved the tuna entree. My wife had the lobster based on my experience on the first visit. We can't wait to return. next year.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Joseph B
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Akumal, Mexico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Need to understand why you are going”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We went on a recent Saturday night and had a great meal. In reading some other reviews, I think the reviewers are missing what Hechizo is all about. Our meal took almost four (delightful) hours.

When you go to Hechizo, you go for both the food and the experience. If you are with friends, you have time to talk and enjoy the ambiance and comment, and probably taste your companions food. If you go as a couple, then you have the time to be with each other.

Sure, it is expensive by Mexican standards, but if you understand you are going for an evening's enjoyment, it makes more sense.

All in all, a great evening.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Expat380
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