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“A Unique Experience!”
Review of Chamico's

Chamico's
Ranked #67 of 495 Restaurants in Tulum
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: Restaurant on the sand, very rustic, no name posted, but was listed on mapchick's map of Soliman Bay area.
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Description: Restaurant on the sand, very rustic, no name posted, but was listed on mapchick's map of Soliman Bay area.
Reviewed 8 March 2013

We had been recommended to try this place and it was well worth it! Drive down the road which takes off from the main highway across from Oscar & Lalo's. As you come into Soliman Bay, you will stop at a check stop - tell the guard you are going to the restaurant. At the end of the road you park among the palm trees and walk to the shack. Someone will set up a table and chairs for you at a private area on the beach. There are no menus. Our party of 5 had the garlic shrimp, whole redsnapper, and conch. All meals were great. The conch was $200 p, The shrimp $150 p, and the snapper $150. Beer was $25 p and a margarita $30 p. It was our highest priced meal in our 12 days of touring the Yucatan with our family, but it was worth it and still cheaper than something similar in Canada. Make sure to get there at least an hour before the sun sets. We got there at 5:30 and enjoyed taking pictures etc., but one of the kids ended up finishing picking through the whole fish / bones in the dark - with the assistance of my husbands iphone flashlight! The waiter did offer to move the table to the shack which had an overhang with lights and where one would eat if it rained I guess, but we were almost done our meal so we stayed put. We had been told you can go there early. Order drinks and tell them you are going to stay for supper later. Then go snorkeling in the bay or just wander the beach and then have your supper. I think this would be a great idea. We were on our way back to our rental house in Akumal and we just wanted the supper experience after a day driving into Sian Ka'an. Anyways, eating on the beach was a first for our kids and a fun meal. I don't really want to leave a review as I think this place is doing great on its own and I would hate to see it get too busy. But for the traveler who likes to get off the beaten path, this is great.

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Reviewed 18 February 2013

So it's not the easiest place to find but, it is certainly worth it! You turn off the Cancun/Tulum Hwy on a road that has no sign (directly across from oscar y lalo's restaurant) and drive to the end of the road into a makeshift parking lot. But what you find at the end is amazing! The shack is located on Soliman Bay on a completely deserted beach. Absolutely serene! There are tables scattered along the beach under palm trees and you really do feel like it is your own private beach. The place has no signs and there are no menus (just ask what they are serving that day)...but the fish is fresh and the drinks are cold! We had shrimp tacos and lobster tails that were quite yummy....the portions are huge and the prices are very fair. We ended up hanging around for hours....swimming in the bay, walking along the beach, and taking tons of photos! I highly recommend this little gem! Well hidden but worth finding!

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Reviewed 18 January 2013

Went with my family in a daytrip to the area, staying in Playa's cheaper accomodations. The place is charming with rustic tables in the sand quite an experience for the kids. The young man offered us fresh fried whole fish, fresh lobster and ceviche. I know lobster has been out of the market for the continous over exploitation, we said no thank you. We ordered fish and ceviche. My surprise was when the fish and the ceviche arrived: the ceviche contained conch, which is also prohibited. My kids were astonished and with fear of being caught by the police.There is no need to offer these products and have a bad reputation, fish was fabulous, with tortillas and salsa. Do not order ceviche nor anything forbidden, who knows, police may come visit and you may be there!

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2  Thank queenconch1
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

If you want a dining experience this is it! Outdoor dining at its finest, fresh from the sea. No menu but the most spectacular view and amazing food...the fresh catch of the day. Dining here will be one of the most memorable experiences you've ever had.

We stopped in ahead of time to order lobster and to let Chamico know what time we wanted to eat. I'm not sure there is a phone. You drive a little more than a mile down a bumpy country road to fine this restaurant on the beach. Not a good place to dine in the rain...it is completely outdoor.

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1  Thank holtie
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

This place is hiding in plain site. The restaurant is situated on several acres of meticulously groomed, palm studded, white sand beach. While there are two structures on the property we sat down at a small table in the shade of the palm trees and enjoyed fresh guacamole, tortillas, fresh fried whole hogfish and a breathtaking view.

No menus. No crowds. Very good prices. An amazing find.

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Thank Kevin E
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