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“Delicious steak, great service”
Review of El Asadero

El Asadero
Ranked #11 of 400 Restaurants in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Delicious steak, great service”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Went on a midweek night and glad we got there early (18:45) as it was a wait for a table for those who arrived half an hour later. The arrachera is justifiably celebrated. The sides are delicious, the portions large. The wine is red, one type (a tempranillo served with a slight chill) - beer probably a better option. Staff could not have been more efficient or gracious. And all very reasonably priced too.

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“Best steak we had on vacation.”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

My husband got the arracherra steak which came with potatoes and a grilled onion. I ordered the salmon which was two large fillets along with vegetables. This was one of the best dinners we had on vacation, the steak definately topped any other restaurant we ate at that week. If you ask they will serve wine, which we drank out of coffee cups! The staff is very friendly and music was great. By them time we left at around 9pm, there was a line for tables. We had two steak dinners on the beach road in Tulum which were almost double the price and not as tasty - highly recommend eating here.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank traceyl888
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great meal!”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Wonderful dinner we had at el asadero. The nachos they give free for starter, with the amazing dips, are very tasty. Would go just for that... We also ordered 2 tacos - chicken and beef - for me and 1/2 kg arrachera for my husband and enjoyed both of the meals. This was very good and very satisfaying. We finished the dinner very happy, and very sad this the last night of us in Tulum and that we won't be able to enjoy it again. If you are in Tulum you must go there...
We paid for the big meal of 2 very big courses and 2 sodas (and the nachos for free at the start) -which is very enough for a normal dinner - for only 200 pesos.

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Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“The steak place in Mexico!”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

OMG! This place is a hidden gem! We had a marvelous dinner at El Asadero! Ask for La Especialdad del Asadero (300g angus beef, a sausage, potato, half of an avocado, grilled nopal (cactus), and a jalapenos) and you could easily share the plate for two persons. It's a generous portion of steak cooked the way you want on the grill, came along with corn chips and lots of different yet tasteful salsa (cream and garlic, habanero guacamole, tomato salsa and onion and tomato classic mix). WOW!
The service is great, the waiter and waitresses, checked on us to see if everything was ok with a genuine attention and smile!!!
Very professional restaurant, clean, charming indoor and outdoor seating, fair prices, good variety, live music (if you are lucky) etc..
The unfortunate thing is that there is no alchool menu, but it's worth asking for it anyway, you could be surprised;)
Buen Provencho!!

  • Visited September 2012
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Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

The place isn't much to look at, but the music is good and the food is great.
The potatoes were the highlight - just perfect. My vegetables were very tasty. My partner found her steak to be well cooked but a little oversalted. Avoid the desserts. They also have plenty for vegetarians to choose from.

The staff were super helpful and friendly, and they speak English.

The menu is a fusion of Mexican and English cuisine, leaning more towards the English.

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