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“Food was excellent.”
Review of Hartwood

Hartwood
Ranked #40 of 434 Restaurants in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: An open-air restaurant located on the jungle side of Tulum's beach road. Local sea-to-table ingredients cooked on the grill or wood burning oven. Menu changes daily based on availability of ingredients.Dinner only. Pesos only.
Reviewed August 23, 2014

Food was tasty but pricy. Menu changes daily. I am guessing locals will not eat there do to the cost. $125 peso's for a mixed drink is more than I care to spend as well.

1  Thank Jason M
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

Hartwood is definitely a cool place to visit but it didn't really live up to all the hype. The food was very enjoyable but I wouldn't say it was outstanding and it definitely wasn't worth waiting for hours for a table. I would recommend for people to visit but just be realistic about your expectations.

1  Thank Terri G
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

Good food, menu changes daily. very hot, lots of bugs, go in the evening when it cools down. Guy in the big sombero was kinda creepy.

2  Thank oceanblu_11
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Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

First time we came to Hartwood was 2013 shared the lobster and it was awesome. Fell in love with Tulum so we came back twice this summer. first time we were here this summer was in april the line to get in was 60 people deep so we passed obviously and were unable to get in it the rest of the week... now august... went yesterday and got in no problem at 6 p.m. greater was great but they start pushing the drinks heavily the second u come in...at 10 bucks a pop I think they're good and strong. we ordered the whole fish roasted plantain and the corn ice cream all were awesome... Problem that I had was that we asked before we sat down what the average price of the fish was going to be for both of us the guy said 290 pesos at the end of the meal it was 543 pesos... Big Fish so understandable...the price of the food and drinks 1593 or 145 usd... Luckily we always use pesos in Mexico but we did the conversion and the real price of the food was 119 usd... Don't get the reason why they try to rip you off if you're paying in dollars... One of their largest clientele are Americans. The food is already expensive and the fish comes off the boats in the morning from these guys that are breaking there backs for pennies... guarantee they pay close to nothing for the catch of the day... All in all great restaurant great food lots and lots of bugs (bees and mosquitos)...bring pesos payment in cash only!

1  Thank Brian M
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Reviewed August 17, 2014

definitely did not live up to expectations. We probably enjoyed the inventive cocktails the most + the decor/design, very cool in a simple chic way. The wait service was annoyingly pushy (obviously they are thinking about turning tables; not something you want to have to deal with in Tulum for sure) and not very friendly (exception was the sweet guy from No. Mexico) and the food was good, but not great and not the wonderful flavors and specialness we anticipated (nor for the higher prices that were paid). It is the 'sceniest' restaurant in Tulum, for sure, can only imagine what it's like in high season, and for people watching that's kind of fun, but again, not what we're in Tulum for. We were hoping for more of a humble farm to table with a mayan twist experience, and instead we felt more like we were in south beach in Miami at points during the dinner. We are spoiled in that we live in SF and have so many excellent restaurants and bars here and in Oakland--and the only reason I bring this up as this restaurant is so touted one would think it would be comparable to some of the best here, but, sadly, it just wasn't for us. Maybe our expectations were too high--and that might have been ok if it was balanced by welcoming service and warm atmosphere, but that also missed the mark for us.

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2  Thank CAishome
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