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Restaurant Don Cafeto

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
As featured in Best Food in Tulum
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Av. Tulum No. 64 Lote 12, Tulum 77780, Mexico
+52 800 505 1713
07:00 - 23:00
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Chilliwack, Canada
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343 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a great meal with wonderful friends. Food was very good, with great service and very reasonable prices. One thing point put is the Escabeche (sp)... which is like pickled vegetables such potatoes, carrots, onions, peppers 🌶 including jalapeños and habanero. Delicious.

Thank CookyM-G
Oliver, Canada
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69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

fun street side cafe with great Mexican food. Street musicians stop by and play for a short time fun food and service is great Have to go back to Tulum just to eat here

Thank Lynn M
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful staff, authentic flavorful dishes & right on the main avenida. If you're lucky (most days), you'll also have great live music. Cesar (keyboards), Pedro (congas) & occasional guests have a wonderful repertoire of traditional styles as well as Cuban (mucho fuerte !) and Colmbian cumbias (ayye !). Go, you shall not be disappointed.

Thank mariolanza888
Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in while on a tour and was recommended by our guide. She knew what we wanted and took us to the right stop. We had two vegetarians with us and they were looked after with what they requested. What they had came with mole sauce and though a bit sweet for them was still enjoyed. My wife had... More 

Thank Jim C
Kittery Point, Maine
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Local Mexican and steak restaurant, that offers very good food and a nice buzz. A delight. You will hear only Spanish spoken.

Thank Charles U
Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here 4 times whilst in Tulum. Service was good. Food was amazing. There are musicians in the evening and they were consistently high quality and entertaining. This place is often very busy, but once you try it, you'll understand why. The coffee and breakfast is also great. Our favourite restaurant in Tulum.

Thank JaniForest
Fort Wayne, IN
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102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy restaurant on the street for lunch. Excellent free carrot and onion dish. Pico/salsa way too spicy. Good margaritas and chicken fajitas. Reasonable price, I recommend!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

hotcakes and juevos rancheros is my breakfast of choice. the service was fast and the food was good. arrive early for a good table as it can get busy.

Thank serrano930
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The night before I visited this wonderful café, all I had eaten, at 6 p.m., was two tortillas, a banana, and a package of Chokis mini chocolate chip cookies. And at 1 a.m. I woke up HUNGRY and headachy. In Quintana Roo in January the sun rises a little after 7 a.m. and I was out the door shortly after.... More 

Thank Loriborealis
Ft Myers Beach, Florida
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostess/waiter met and sat us quickly. They immediately took our beverage order. Shortly after they brought us an appetizer consisting of pickled garlic clove, assorted peppers, potato and carrots. Very good! The menu is in Spanish & English. The prices are very reasonable. The waiter came back with our drinks and took our food order. The food was prepared... More 

Thank Anthony S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Tulum No. 64 Lote 12, Tulum 77780, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 800 505 1713

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