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Cetli

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Polar Norte St | one block north of Avenida Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
+52 984 108 0681
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17:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Tue 17:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was recommended to us by everyone who's been to Tulum. It feels like you are dining in someones home. The food was the best we had in Tulum. I also love that it's BYOB. Fantastic experience.

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Thank Ginger R
Rockville, Maryland
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168 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There are several good choices downtown and walkable but Cetli is a knockout on all dimensions. From its fancy wooden door to the colorful, local art and Mexican culture decorations this is a pleasant spot with small 3 table or and a larger room on the side. After ordering red sangria and a delicious mohito we were pleasantly surprised by... More 

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Thank Gary B
Toronto, Canada
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114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just off the main strip in Tulum (town), Cetli has a cozy environment and good food. After reading the reviews, I stopped in with a few friends without reservations. Staff said they were booked up and couldn't accommodate, but after a bit of persistence they gave us a table. The menu specifically states, slow service but great food, and slow... More 

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Thank Neil_Travels
Tulum
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I´m a local, been meaning to write this forever-- I recommend this place to everybody who stays at my B&B, like a few other joints I frequnet-- and the satisfaction level from my guests is through the roof. Claudia is a hard worker, charming and her niche on Mexican food, labeled as gourmet Mexican is to die for. Don´t pass... More 

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Thank Tom E
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is quite an impressive place to eat. The owner/chef Claudia spent time living in various communities in Mexico to learn the local ways of preparing food. This was the most unique Mexican food I have had. The presentation was 5 star, felt like I was in a big city, the flavors were incredible and the variety was nice. It... More 

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Thank Greg M
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Delicious and beautifully presented and unique food with expert serving. Quite an upward stretch from some of the eating g spots on Tulum AV even though we had some very tasty food there as well. I'd say this was more sophisticated, stylish and the ambience was stellar. I had the stuffed poblano in peanut mole sauce. Not to be forgotten... More 

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Thank susan23
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 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.

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Thank My O
Martinez, CA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 

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Thank dunkles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 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 

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Thank Ricardo A
Cleveland, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?