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“Excellent Indian Food and Great Service”
Review of Shiva Tulum

Shiva Tulum
Ranked #81 of 437 Restaurants in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Description: Shiva restaurant specializes in Indian food cooked "home-style" using spices imported from India. We bake fresh naan bread in an authentic clay oven specially imported from India (tandoor), and we have several vegetarian and vegan options. Our rustic "jungle" bar and lounge offer special cocktails blended with Indian spices as well as as well as a wine/tequila/mescal cave, and a large open-air terrace. Photographs are on Facebook under "Shiva Tulum". NEW: Starting December 2017, we will be serving fresh charcoal grilled local fish, lobster tail sourced in Tulum and colossal shrimp and octopus from the Gulf of Mexico. These will be served with a choice of oriental marinades and unique side dishes. Shiva is open for dinner at 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. Closed every Tuesday. Reservations can be made on-line. The restaurant is available for small and large private events, corporate functions and pre-wedding dinners.
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Description: Shiva restaurant specializes in Indian food cooked "home-style" using spices imported from India. We bake fresh naan bread in an authentic clay oven specially imported from India (tandoor), and we have several vegetarian and vegan options. Our rustic "jungle" bar and lounge offer special cocktails blended with Indian spices as well as as well as a wine/tequila/mescal cave, and a large open-air terrace. Photographs are on Facebook under "Shiva Tulum". NEW: Starting December 2017, we will be serving fresh charcoal grilled local fish, lobster tail sourced in Tulum and colossal shrimp and octopus from the Gulf of Mexico. These will be served with a choice of oriental marinades and unique side dishes. Shiva is open for dinner at 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. Closed every Tuesday. Reservations can be made on-line. The restaurant is available for small and large private events, corporate functions and pre-wedding dinners.
Reviewed August 20, 2014

Excellent food. Most tender and juicy chicken, Just tell the chef the dish/recipe you want and he will make it for you, even if not on the menu !

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Thank Philippe-Chauffard
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Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great ambiance great food and good service. This is way down on the beach road and parking is difficult but worth the visit. They have several vegan dishes and the layout is very beautiful and romantic. Great place to go with your significant other. It is a bit pricy but everything on the beach road is more expensive and this is a place worth the trip.

1  Thank rogerdavie
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Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

One of the best indian food ever tried!
Good and friendly service, nice presentation and overall very good dinner
Beautiful place, pitty not on the beach
Lots of Mosquitos but it's normal in tulum

1  Thank Alberto M
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was one of our nicest dinners in Tulum. The food was exquisite and the setting just perfect. An open lounge environment with wooden floors, big sofas and open side walls. There's also a regular dining area in the back yard if you prefer tables.
The chef came out to greet us personally and the staff were very friendly and attentive.

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Thank JilJanine
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

We drove past this place one morning and resolved to come back for dinner on our last night of vacation. It was a great choice! Gorgeous interior, super nice staff, quick service, and, as any top restaurant should have, aMAzing food. We got samosas (hot, crispy, salty, perfectly spiced), the veggie thali set (varied and flavorful), chewy buttery naan, and the yummiest interpretation of pakoras I've ever had: diced onions fried in tandoori spices. The hosts could not have been nicer or the atmosphere (huge open palapa and big couches and dim lights) more relaxed. For two vegetarians, we were stuffed and happy. The host even gave us a free little dessert, kulfi. It was nearly as expensive as any other restaurant in the Playa, so don't be turned off by the prices; it was a great value.

I saw another table get a chicken dish they seemed to enjoy, but I didn't eat any meat so I can't comment on it. :)

One thing: the menu is written on the back wall. Don't be shy about walking in to look at it. It is a very relaxed place and the staff literally couldn't have been more chill.

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Thank maryvbailey
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