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“Fantastic!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hartwood

Hartwood
Ranked #35 of 384 Restaurants in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: An open-air restaurant located on the jungle side of Tulum's beach road. Local farm-to-chef ingredients cooked on the grill or wood burning oven. Menu changes daily based on availability of ingredients.Dinner only. Cash only.
Chicago
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Four of us loved this restaurant. Arrive by 5:30 to place your name on the list, receive a seating time and return a bit prior to your designated time or stay for their creative, sugar free cocktails and people watch.We arrived at 6, were given an 8:30 third seating time and were seated at 9:15. We were offered dinner seating at the bar at 8:30 but the speaker over the bar was too loud for us. They were out of some items (no dessert) but we shared the tomato and calamari salads, a fish special, skirt steak, and the beet, sweet potato, and eggplant sides. All were fantastic..fresh, and flavorful. Use pesos to pay because the exchange rate not the best and it's cash only.

Visited February 2014
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London
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best in Tulum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

This was our best meal in Tulum. Not much to say which hasn't been said in other reviews.

Food is great, wine we shared was lovely. Service is friendly and very slick.

Not cheap by any means but worth it. Get in line early with a beer and a book!

  • Visited January 2014
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Show up early!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

They open the doors at 6pm sharp and are closed Monday and Tuesday.
Cash only but for Tulum, the prices are reasonable especially for what you get.
We arrived at 545 pm and there was already a large line and we were the second to last table to be seated.
They do have a limited area for a 'second' seating and serve drinks while you wait.
A really nice spot with amazing food and large portions.

I highly recommend Hartwood.

Visited February 2014
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Göteborg
1 review
“Fantastic atmosphere and great drinks & food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

Awesome restaurant on the jungle side of Tulum. Both drinks and food were outstanding and the service was excellent. But the best thing with Hartwood is the atmosphere. Recommended!

  • Visited January 2014
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Sag Harbor, New York
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great vibe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

Arrived at 6:30 sat at 9 as we expected. Very busy but worth the wait. Tried a few different cocktails all were amazing and unique. Full view of fire based kitchen. Food was very tasty and timely. Best octopus I've ever had. Service was attentive and everyone has their own personality. Wish we had known about the strip of restaurants earlier in our vacation. Very cool location. Expect American prices and bring cash.

  • Visited January 2014
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