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El Tabano

Beach Road Tulum Km. 7, Tulum 77766, Mexico
+52 984 134 8725
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole salad” (15 reviews)
“shrimp” (73 reviews)
“meatballs” (31 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Seafood, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Road Tulum Km. 7, Tulum 77766, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

This place has been consistently good over the years and did not disappoint this year. Mole is very good as is the fresh fish and a lot of the appetizers.

Thank travelinyogis
Reviewed 1 week ago

We often go to Playa Tulum, and do not fail to go El Tabano. Extremely good food, laid back, very interesting and large wine list. Everything a value, Cash only.

Thank awschreiber
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So good! Get the lentil banana croquettes!! Still dreaming of this meal. Cash only, accepts USD. Live music

Thank LittleBird127
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went for fish tacos.... they were out of fish ;/ This place was super expensive! I got tacos and a glass of white wine and paid $40

Thank thiswasmyexperience
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Nice place on the road that goes diectly to Sian Kaan reserve.There are lots of interesting places in that area of Tulum,but El Tabano is really nice ;relaxed and cozy,with sophisticated music, in a candle light setting.Food is really good...Lavender and salt Shrimp are delicious,excellent...More

Thank Juvalenc
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We went here for a dinner with friends. Place look confortable and with a good service. Mex meals well cooked and with flavour. Not the usual kind of meal you can find in all mex restaurants. Just 2 weak points: an entrance meal is around...More

Thank draculina
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Went here after reading several good reviews. Sorely disappointed. Food was mediocre at best. Vegetarian option (tamale) was bland and boring. But worst of all were all the mosquitos. The only saving grace were the portable fans the manager brought over to keep everyone from...More

Thank hgovin
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This restaurant was right across the street from our hotel (Amansala Chica) and it was wonderful. The Tortilla Soup was one of the best things I have had in a long time. The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was beautiful and relaxing.

Thank seaturtlegirl
Reviewed 23 November 2017

I mean it. I know I raved about Posada Margarita and I stand by that but when you need a snack, a mean margarita, 24 Mezcals, a wicked hangover and/or a nightcap then this is the place to go. I think I managed to get...More

Thank jflynn027
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a place to have breakfast and found this restaurant. It looked very cozy and attractive from the outside so we decided to enter. The service was amazing and the food very tasteful. Good fresh juices and the granola was deliciously homemade....More

Thank Isabela D
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30 December 2014|
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Response from Misterpepito | Reviewed this property |
Correct. El Tabano is a restaurant and not a hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road Tulum Km. 7, Tulum 77766, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 984 134 8725
  • E-mail
Inmersed in a lushious garden in the jungle side, El Tábano is a favorite amongst neighbors and visitors alike. Serving homemade flavor infused with regional character, and a touch of the chefs personality into each dish- it is a true experience of all senses.Family warmth, exquisite taste, fresh and creative food prepared right in front of you . And if you like to take the recepies, just come into our kitchen and live the joy of cooking with us.The staff is always happy to share the secrets in exchange of a smile.
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