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Casa Banana

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Carretera Tulum Boca Paila, Km. 8.5. | Hotel Nueva Vida de Ramiro, Tulum 77780, Mexico
+52 01 984 879 6600
07:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Mill Valley, California
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

The setting of Casa Banana is very Tulum and very cute... However, I thought the food was just okay. It is an Argentinian steak house and that just was not what I was expecting in Mexico... Nothing was wrong with my meal, but it did not leave me with any lasting impression and it could have been a dining experience... More 

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Vienna Region, Austria
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

We went to this restaurant twice because the food is delicious and the cocktails are really cool. Therefore, long wai to get a table but worth it. One drawback. They don't take credit cards and the ATM they have only gives you dollars at a very high fee.

Thank Katinska
Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

The cocktails and food were excellent at the Argentinian steak restaurant. One of our favorite restaurants on the beach of Tulum.

Thank NeuroJen
Quogue, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

The warm octopus salad with chili honey dressing was addicting. Had it at dinner and had to go back the next day for lunch! Had a really great glass of Malbec too! Beautiful setting. Open air but covered in case a shower comes through. Only negative was the frozen out of a box calamari. Skip that!

Thank Joan R
Nova Scotia
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

Outdoor dining has been perfected in Tulum, and Casa Banana sets a high bar. The food is good, not excellent. The cocktails were a highlight of the meal. Served indoors it wound not make for a memorable evening but worth a visit for the atmosphere of dining under stars, palms, and next to the roaring outdoor open oven. Prices were... More 

Thank orionblu
El Paso, Texas
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

They brought us bread and fruit, which we did not ask for therefore believed it was complimentary. We were charged for it and the food was expensive, at least good but you can get equally good food for cheaper other places.

Thank Ricardo P
Arlington, Virginia
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

We had a few really good meals in Tulum, but Casa Banana was hands down the best. For starters, the cocktail list is amazing - you can get things there no one else in Tulum has (Bourbon, for instance). The wine list is also good, we had a nice Argentina blend. The atmosphere was fantastic as well - open kitchen... More 

Thank James K
Kittery, Maine
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

my wife and i dined here 3 times on our week vacation (it was easy to walk to, but we really enjoyed the restaurant too). The drinks were the best we had at all the places nearby, they remembered us on our second night. Service was fast and efficient, even though you're in mexico and should be eating fish the... More 

Thank Timothy B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

Ate breakfast there for a week because it was included with our hotel across the street. I ate the continental breakfast every day but one, and had dinner here one evening. Service was friendly, but they sometimes forgot little things (ex. more coffee, napkins, drinks). The fresh bread was my favorite part of the food! Watching the man at the... More 

Thank Amelia G
Sassnitz, Germany
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

Honestly the food and the waiters were very good here. Go and be happy. I just felt like this was being run like a NYC joint just trying to turn tables as fast as possible. The first thing we were told before the "hostess" would even hand us the menus is that we had to make sure we had enough... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:30
07:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:30
07:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:30
07:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:30
07:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:30
07:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:30
07:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera Tulum Boca Paila, Km. 8.5. | Hotel Nueva Vida de Ramiro, Tulum 77780, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 01 984 879 6600
Located across the beach road from Nueva Vida is Casa Banana Steakhouse, a Tulum dining hot spot. Serving up classic Argentinian style cuisine, the food here is simple, fresh and delicious. For breakfast each morning enjoy made to order coffee, homemade banana bread, and pineapple coconut jam. At night the restraurant gets busy and comes alive with it’s outdoor grill, known as “parilla,” and dishes are cooked over the open fire for all to see. The menu favorites include grilled to perfection steak, fresh caught fish, impressive salads, and a thoughtfully selected wine list. Don’t forget to try the handshaken icy margaritas, too.Open daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. We provide beach service for all guests of the hotel.

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