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“Awesome place...will be back!”

BeTulum Restaurant and Lounge
Ranked #132 of 386 Restaurants in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Awesome place...will be back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

We went to Be Tulum for lunch one day and liked it so much we went back for dinner. During the daytime, the restaurant is totally in the shade overlooking he beach. There was live music and the atmosphere was amazing! The guacamole was some of the best I've ever had. The grilled snapper and veggies were delicious.

For dinner we had seared tuna and flank steak entrees...both amazing. No band or view of the beach at night, but still very nice. Service was very good. Had cocktails at their very fancy upstairs bar after dinner. It was very modern and kind of out of place, but still a very enjoyable place.

Visited June 2014
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“Good food and friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

No wow factor, but nice setting. Slightly haphazard service, but well meaning. The food was all about 8/10.

Visited June 2014
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“Great scenery, bad food...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant right upon arrival and after enjoying the beautiful scenery we were h expecting to have a delicious meal, but we didn't. We ordered a guacamole to share and it insipid, then we ordered tacos which also weren't any good. 3 stars are all because of the place being so beautiful.

  • Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Loved it here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

We were staying a few hotels away from Be Tulum. We had tried to stay there but they were fully booked. No matter, we ate breakfast lunch and dinner there (not every day) and was always made very welcome. The food was great, cocktails lovely and staff charming. They also had some live music which was lovely too. Great experience.

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BeHotels, Online Communications Manager at BeTulum Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Dear "Oscarlake",

Thank you for this positive review and for choosing our restaurant! We are sorry the hotel was full, we would have loved to host you.

We hope to see you again soon at the restaurant!


Kind regards,


Be Tulum Restaurant Management
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Washington, DC
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“Our Favorite Spot in Tulum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

OK, we might be a little (er, a lot) biased as we chose Be Tulum for our wedding venue, but the food is ridiculously good. (Even wedding food was fantastic - which I won't include in this review, since most people aren't going there for nuptials!) They have a variety of fresh and healthy options, which make it easier to forgo the chips (also delish, though). It's not cheap, but many of the portions are huge and easy to share (which means you get to sample a lot - score!) For me, standouts included ceviche, octopus and tuna steak. My now-husband is from Peru, so his ringing endorsement of their ceviche means it's legit. Friends couldn't get enough of the shrimp quesadillas and fish tacos. We watched the boat pull in and the chef walk out to pick each fish himself. And the drinks were so inventive and change with the seasons. This time, we had one with fresh squeezed oranges, passion fruit and pisco. Last fall, grapefruit was in season so we had fresh grapefruit, mezcal and cucumber. And the view/ambiance is the best. Very chill beach with service on the sand, they often have live music. Last but certainly not least, service was impeccable. It can't be easy carrying food and drink out to the beach in the hot sun, making sure the wind doesn't whip sand into my chips and salsa. But the servers did it with a smile. They were so, so nice, and one of the highlights of our week in Tulum! Love Be Tulum and will definitely be back!

  • Visited May 2014
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