We enjoyed Elemental so much we had dinner twice in our 3 nights in Tulum.
The sign reading Vegetarian Fusion caught our eye, and thinking this would lead to menu choices that were both fresh and healthy got us to give them a try.
The very capable and friendly couple of young Italians, Max and Vero.... who just took the place over less than 4 months ago, set a very relaxed atmosphere. Fun, slightly upbeat music is played, but not overly loud like in some of the restaurants in Tulum. This place shares street side seating with 2 other cafes, and a shady back courtyard as well. The bathrooms were very nice, and that's a big plus when traveling.
With our smoothies and fresh juices as our introduction to their fare, we were hooked. The food all tastes very fresh, the place is very cool, the choices are plentiful, and the hosts were kind with their time. Visiting in June, which is slow season, was a plus for us as we were able to really talk with the locals and ex pats who make Tulum their home. And to see the enthusiasm that these two have for their new experience of owning and running a cafe, was uplifting.
The decor of this place caught my eye after sitting there a while.....almost everything is built out of repurposed wood pallets. Tables, chairs, cabinets, planter boxes, everything....Max said there is a local company who produce whatever you want, ingenious!
The salads were fantastic, fresh and flavorful. The fish was done just right, the pasta bowl was plentiful, the panini's very tasty, and the eggplant capponata divine. Nutella crepes as dessert with our espresso was the perfect finishing touch, and we left both nights feeling satisfied, but not stuffed like when you eat all fried foods.
There are a lot of choices when you walk up and down Tulum Av, and this is situated just down a side street...Centauro Sur (the side streets are all names of celestial origin, both Norte and Sur to the sides of the main avenue)....and there are probably less expensive options, but in this instance the little bit more in expense is more than made up for in taste and freshness.
Absolutely, I would eat here again!
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