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“Really fun place, tasty food”
Review of El Asadero

El Asadero
Ranked #13 of 389 Restaurants in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Washington DC
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Really fun place, tasty food”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Really great dive of a place (feels like someone's open-air garage) with good service and a huge grill that will tantalize the senses with the sizzle of meats and vegetables. I've forgotten the menu already but perhaps my hopeful helpful advice is to explore the grilled vegetables. I remember, for example, ordering a few onions, which were so sweet and delicious. The potatoes, with the nice array of sauces, were very tasty as well. Just be careful about the peppers -- they are really hote! The meats themselves were pretty good. Not five star -- I've been spoiled with steaks from Argentina and Brazil -- but the overall experience is a 5-star one.

Visited January 2013
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Billings, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious Arrachera”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

If you order anything, order the arrachera. This is a serious meat for serious meat eaters. Prices aren't bad either.

Visited May 2013
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Ludlow, Vermont
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best steakhouse in Tulum”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Judging by the crowd every time I go, this place has a good thing going. Great food at great prices not to mention a really nice staff. Marco (the owner) is also the head waiter and he does a great job of servicing every table while his staff keeps food moving out of the kitchen and the drinks flowing. The arracherra special is a go to for me, I love the combo of steak and chorizo with potato and grilled cactus. A real hidden gem is the salsa selection, they are unique and totally different than what other places are serving.

Visited May 2013
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Graz, Austria
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Super yummy Taco / Steak place”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Hey folks,

I dined twice in this side street restaurant, and I really had high quality food, I loved it. El Asadero is located in a side street of the main avenida (in walking distance), to me it looked liked a former car garage (big entrance gate - you can sit inside or on the street). The interior is really well done, everything very clean and you can watch the cooks prepare your food as the grill place is inside the restaurant (don't worry, no smoke or odeur will hassle you :-) ).
Service is fast and friendly (the owner also speaks English, but some spanish words never hurt :-))

All main dishes come with tortilla chips starters. I took the chicken breast and the 300 g steak. Meat + side dishes well done. Nothing to worry.

El Asadero does not serve alcoholic drinks! But why not try a lovely Horchata :-)
The place is designed to be a bar / watering hole, it just serves marvellous food. GO FOR IT.


  • Visited April 2013
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Bassano Del Grappa, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great arrachera”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Unfortunately we discovered this little place only on our last evening in Tulum. Very easygoing, cheap place, but clean and typical. We had their special arrachera plate, two servìngs of tacos ( you get three), a mixed vegetables plate, dessert, water and three coffees and we paid 600 pesos, propina included. Nice music ! Meat very tender and succulent! Kind service!

Visited April 2013
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