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Polar Norte St | one block north of Avenida Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
+52 984 108 0681
Thu - Tue 17:00 - 22:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply the best meal we had in Tulum. The presentation was beautiful and very creative. They used amazing fusions between fruits and spices I've never experienced. The restaurant is set in a home a block off the main drag and has many interesting items for sale. This is our favorite restaurant and definitely an dining experience you will relish.

Thank My O
Martinez, CA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not a foodie per say, but I appreciate a great meal. Cetli is great. The ambiance is impeccable. It feels like you're in a friend's house. The meal starts with a delicious appetizer platter of deliciousness. My wifehad the house specialty, stuffed pepper. It was fantastic. I had the chicken mole. It, too, was fabulous. I highly recommend Cetli.... More 

Thank dunkles
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had the most romantic dinner of our honeymoon at Cetli, and maybe one the most exquisite meals of our lives. It's a pricey place for Mexican standards, but definitely worth it. Just have in mind that in other places o the world you would pay the same or more for a meal that you will forget.... More 

Thank Ricardo A
Cleveland, OH
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This includes the pricing. For the cost of an Applebee's meal I was transported by the chef. I love the native house it is in as well. This is a do not miss in Tulum! Make a reservation--especially in high-season Dec-Mar.

Thank PoolsandWiFi
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

When walking into Cetli i was transported into the mexican house of my dreams. All the art on the walls and setup to me would have done it for me right there but luckily that was only the beginning. As a chef here in San Francisco I know good food when I see and and also know when a kitchen... More 

Thank Jonny B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Our two meals at Cetli (because we had to come back a second time!) were some of the best we've ever had. The restaurant itself is beautiful: it feels like being in somebody's house, with ornaments and trinkets making it very fun to look around. The waiter who served us on both occasions was very warm, helpful, and patient with... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Dining here during our trip to Tulum a couple weeks ago was an unexpected pleasure! We had been hearing good things about Cetli on previous trips, but hadn't made it into town yet to try it out. It is so folkloric and wonderfully decorated! All of the mole dishes were unique and very tasty, especially the huitlacoche enchiladas, although if... More 

Thank September76
Tervuren, Belgium
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15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

One of the worst places in Tulum. The people are totally not sympathetic. It is definitely not suitable to come here with small children. For us, they were unable to make a smaller portion for the kid. Something which was not a problem anywhere in Mexico. The reason probably because the portions are deep freezed. We saw them take it... More 

1 Thank standoff
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed Cetli - delicious, home-cooked food, tasted really special and unlike anything else in Tulum. The complimentary starter was such a treat. Highly recommend visiting - we went twice!

Thank Martha V
Knoxville, Tennessee
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This was the best meal I had during our five day trip to Mexico. We were a group of six and we all ordered different entrees. My meal of six huge shrimp on a bed of black mushroom, corn and epizote was perhaps a bit of an acquired taste. Everyone else's was a bit less to the unusual and very... More 

Thank Julianne D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Polar Norte St | one block north of Avenida Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 984 108 0681

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?