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Food at the Tulum ruins

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Food at the Tulum ruins


We're staying in Playa del Carmen and plan to spend a day at the ruins and beach at Tulum. We'll have 2 kids with us and want to make sure we can get food/drinks when we're there. Is there a place to get food at the ruins? If so, what kind? Thanks!!!

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1. Re: Food at the Tulum ruins

I haven't been to Tulum ruins in years, but I remember there being a Subway (of all things!) near the ruins.

If you want to visit a beach hotel/restaurant in Tulum, I love La Zebra - great food, great beach. You will need to get back onto Hwy 307 and head south a smidge. Turn left onto the Coba Rd which will deadend. Turn right onto the Boca Paila Rd (Tulum beach rd). LaZ is a few miles south. You will see signs and park on the jungle side of the road. Walk into the property and the restaurant will be on your left.

My kids loved their chicken tacos, chicken nachos. They made a plain grilled chicken breast for my 4 yr old. I loved their fish tacos. Plus they have salads, empanadas and more.

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2. Re: Food at the Tulum ruins

Last year I visited the Tulum ruins. I do not recall seeing food available.

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We were there in April and there were were a few places to eat - small, bar type places to get a drink and a taco. We didn't eat there since we were only there for the morning and our tour bus had water and pop for sale.

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There is a shopping mall near the parking lot for the ruins. If you are on a bus tour you have run the gauntlet of vendors before you get to the shuttle to the entrance. In the shopping are there are a number of small cafes serving food and drinks. There also are numberous shops selling crafts. Plus there is a small grocery store with soda and drinks. When we were there earlier this year, there was a Subway as well as a pizza place. The entrance to the ruins are about 400 meters from the parking lot. In the building where you buy tickets, you can also get soda and water.


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Last year at the ruins the stores were at little more expensive then the other local stores.

Oh, and last year we had to pay if we wanted to use the bathrooms. Wasn't much, but still...

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6. Re: Food at the Tulum ruins

There is a hotel "El Crucero" right before the entrance to to the parking lot of the Tulum ruins. It is outside, under a palapa. We had great meals when we stayed there last year. Good coffee.

There are places along the beach, if you decide to do the beach thing, (which I wouldn't miss).

There were a few places to eat at the mall-ish area near where you catch the tram. I heard they were not good.

You don't mention if you are driving. If so, there is a big supermarket nearby (on the highway) that would cover all of your needs. Cool bakery, deli, drinks, ice etc.. Tulum pueblo has many fantastic, inexpensive places and is fun to check out.

Always make sure you have water with you.

Enjoy your trip!!

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