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“Excellent food, services to be improved”
Review of Philosophy

Philosophy
Ranked #270 of 565 Restaurants in Tulum
Price range: $5 - $52
Description: Philosophy is the main restaurant of the hotel Casa Malca. A unique combination of traditional Mexican dishes with contemporary interpretations of world cuisines.
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Description: Philosophy is the main restaurant of the hotel Casa Malca. A unique combination of traditional Mexican dishes with contemporary interpretations of world cuisines.
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

This place must have opened recently which is always good foor customers as they normally have excellent chefs in the kitchen.

This was also the place here. With an excellent chef from Italy, they created amazing food. Compared to other places it was very expensive but comparing to Europe still cheap.

The setting is beautiful although the many teenager wanna be models seemed a bit out of place.

They forgit one of the two main courses. Other than that, Service was good. But that does not legitimate the owners to automatically add a 15% tip as this is subject to the customers, at least to my understanding.

Another cons, they only accept Amex or cash and they don’t allow you to park on their property. Thus you need to park somewhere outside which is disturbing when you arrive with little children and then pay so much.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Maxime587
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carolbrp89, Guest Relations Manager at Philosophy, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Dear Martin,
Thank you so much for taking the time and share your opinion about Philosophy.
We are very happy to know that you enjoyed our food and ambient.
Since we are located inside a hotel with limited parking spots, we reserve this area four our guests vehicles only.
When the bill is presented at the end of your meal, our waiters mention that the 15% service charge is optional and the costumer can request to be removed from the bill.
Once again, thank you for your review and we hope to welcome you again soon.
Best regards,

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

This place was outstanding! My husband and I were planning to go for one drink and ended up spending the entire afternoon here hanging out and chatting with the friendly bartenders while sipping on tequila and eating some GREAT food. The food and cocktails were outstanding and I am already planning to come back here on my next visit to Tulum!

Date of visit: November 2017
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Mariana M, Guest Relations Manager at Philosophy, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2017

Thank you for your kind review, looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Reviewed December 5, 2017

Had a wonderful afternoon @ Philosophy with my wife, enjoying the great weather of Tulum on a Sunday!!! Great location, wonderful service and food/drinks.. The entire beach /pool staff were great. Will be returning soon...

Date of visit: December 2017
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Mariana M, Guest Relations Manager at Philosophy, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2017

Thank you for your lovely words, we are glad to know you enjoyed our food and your experience at PHILOSOPHY. Hope to welcome you back soon.

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Reviewed November 4, 2017

Amazing food and beautiful restaurant! We were very excited to visit the place and the experience at the restaurant made us come back a few times. The decoration is unique and very artistic like as it is part of the hotel Casa Malca.

We had breakfast with our feet on the sand at one of their tables on the beach, I would recommend the huevos divorciados and some of their home made breads. They have the best croissants in Tulum!

Food is amazing, we have been here several times and we can't get over their ceviche and beet salad. But everyday they have a special dish.

Service is very attentive, they care about your experience explaining how each dish is made. Don't leave without tasting one of their desserts artic role was our favourite!

Date of visit: October 2017
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Thank Mariana M
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Mariana M, Guest Relations Manager at Philosophy, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2017

Dear client, thank you for your review and kind words. We are thrilled you enjoyed the full experience at Philosophy. Come back soon!

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Reviewed March 29, 2019
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Date of visit: February 2019
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carolbrp89, Guest Relations Manager at Philosophy, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2019
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