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“Heavenly Mojitos and Pasta Too!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Trattoria Del Mar - CLOSED

Trattoria Del Mar
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Nashville
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Heavenly Mojitos and Pasta Too!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

The Mojito chalkboard and VW Beetle lured us like a siren... We so enjoyed our heavenly minty rum mojitos made with fresh-squeezed sugarcane from Chetumal on Maria's VW "Love Beetle". With our drinks we got two small appetizers of our choice and we chose guacamole and salsa. For our meal, we split a Bolognese pasta plate and it was delicious! Our dessert was a bitter orange non-alcoholic drink which was soooo good. Maria and our server were so friendly and spoke great English. Will definitely be going back next time we're in Tulum! I featured them on my travel blog where I went into more detail about our wonderful experience: http://busybeetraveler.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/la-trattoria-del-mar-tulum-mexico/

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Fairfax, Virginia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“So much fun....and yummy mojitos!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

We happened across this little place as we were walking the streets of Tulum. Almost every seat was full so I knew that it was a good place. They have the cutest little mojito stand right on the sidewalk and right behind it is a converted VW bug that they have attatched a sugar cane
"juicer" to. They chop the sugar can and then manually turn a wheel and the juice flows into a little pitcher and they use this for their mojitos. They make their own pasta and their seafood is very fresh. They had live music and the ambiance is great. We had a great meal there. Very fun place

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CaliforniaSarah
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Taste of Italy in Tulum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

Came across this gem during an impromptu visit to the town during our stay at Dreams Tulum. Enticed in by the beautiful Mexican woman who turned out to be part owner with her husband Alberto and another friend with the promise of the best mojito in Mexico and can't possibly argue with that!!!. A few mojitos and beers later we agreed to return that evening for dinner. Returned with the family and friends a total party of seven and the dinner (fresh hand made pastas and deliciou seafood) drinks, staff and the atmosphere created by the live music was superb. Great crack with staff, musicians, passers by and even the police on patrol. Best night of our two week stay and wished we had found this place at the start of the holiday rather than towards the end. If we are ever back in the area would definitely visit here again for food, drinks and general great time!!!

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new york city
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great way to start a day !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

Had an incredible breakfast here only made better by the super friendly and animated staff. Try the Huevos Motulenos....they are superb !

Visited July 2012
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West Sussex
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic little restaurant with amazingly friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

We discovered this fab little restaurant in the Pueblo one day being drawn in by the cute little VW Beetle where Maria was pressing Sugar Cane for her fantastic Mojitos. We came back again and again for lunch and the food was great - only sad that we didn't make it back one evening to enjoy the music - as we were staying on the beach we tended to stay there in the evenings !!! Would definitely recommend and will most certainly return if ever we come back to Tulum. Maria her husband and staff were absolutely lovely and friendly (just sorry I made you cry Maria when talking about the UK !!!!) Wishing you every success x

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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