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“Toby's is the most and best authentic mexican restaurant in Xcalak”
Review of Toby's Restaurant

Toby's Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Xcalak
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
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“Toby's is the most and best authentic mexican restaurant in Xcalak”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

My friend and I traveled from Tulum to Xcalak we arrived late at night about 9:00 pm. We were in Xcalak to fly fish and for a day snorkeling trip to Bancho Chinchorro. Although Toby's was closing, he and his brother Eric accommodated us, and remained open. That night we had very fresh fish taco platters with beans and rice. Toby added hot peppers as needed. Over the next few days, we ate at Toby's three times, in fact he even came to our hacienda, Sin Duda, and made us a lobster dinner for six. One night we had Lionfish ceviche that was fabulous. All of Toby's meals were top notch, with fresh seafood and Mexican spices and vegetables.

Toby has great knowledge of the area, being a Native of Xcalak. I understand he is branching out into tour adventures like snorkeling and fishing. Toby is the "go-to" guy in town, for fish, food, and boats. Toby has excellent command of English, and is very friendly. I am looking forward to going back there soon. Oh yeah, the beer is cold too.

  • Visited December 2012
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portland
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Ceviche”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

great lion fish ceviche. great place to grab a beer and food and hang out after diving. Orlando's art on the walls is worth stopping for.

Visited November 2012
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“Try the fish sandwich”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

The lunch menu features a fish sandwich that is yummy but don't be afraid to ask for it even if you go for dinner.

Visited November 2012
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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lionfish ceviche!”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Toby is a great owner and has just revamped the place. I visit at least once a week and find it hard to go past certain dishes on the menu. Lionfish is practically always available - ask for it. Either as a ceviche or a curry. Also the burgers and criminal they are so good, served with a huge helping of fries, it's a good value meal.
Cold beer in a relaxed atmosphere!
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  • Visited November 2012
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Nokomis, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Xcalak is not for everyone but Toby's is for everyone!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Toby's is, and there is no doubt, the place to go get some excellent, fresh and surprisingly inventive, good seafood
at just about anytime during the day or evening. We just spent a week in Xcalak and five or six times we had a meal at Toby's
at any given time of the day. Toby and Eric, his brother, are
running a great local restaurant of which you will have a hard time to find an equal here in Florida where we happen to be living.

Visited October 2012
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