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Mateo's Mexican Grill

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Tulum Beach Road-Boca Paila KM 5.2 | Zona hotelera Tulum, Tulum 77789, Mexico
+52 984 197 7474
08:00 - 23:00
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Richmond, Texas
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything on their menu is delicious! Fish tacos and smothered burritos are a must! Great service, great price and delicious food!

Thank Jennifer D
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Mateo's is a Tex-Mex place with a fun atmosphere. The prices were very reasonable. The fajitas were awesome! They have a great "Sunset Lounge" in the jungle side for a beautiful view. It may get a little buggy in the evening. Not a big deal but just keep it in mind. They have tv's in the bar area, which slowed... More 

Thank Jennifer M
Charleston, South Carolina
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The vibe, the service, the live music, and the fabulous food....it is always a good choice. Warning....the portions are HUGE. We learned our lesson and now share a meal. Substantial and superior food.

Thank Linda K
Burlington, Canada
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was pretty good. We had fish tacos and the taco salad along with 2 drinks. I wouldn't say they were the best fish tacos but they were fresh and tasty. Was not cheap though, ran us $40 cad for our lunch. The decor is Mexican but on the American side. Open-air seating and everything is wooden style. Very cute... More 

Thank laura d
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Was it the best fish taco of my life? No. Was it a good taco? yes! Great taco? yes! Great ambiance, super lively, would have loved to come back here at night for dinner. Had lunch here my first full day here. Both of us got fish tacos! They were delicious and coupled them with beers was a perfect afternoon... More 

Thank Sarah C
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fun night at Mateo's having a drink and listening to the live band, however it did feel a bit American and the food was very average (Especially for the price) - by far the least authentic Mexican food we had during our stay.

Thank laura v
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mateo is great for casual drinks, relaxed and fun. great music and the food is good. I definitely recommend it.

Thank Mk M
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Mateo's for dinner and were able to snag a spot upstairs overlooking the band. I had the Baja style fish tacos (fried, cabbage slaw) and my husband had the Tex Mex burger and fries. The fish tacos hit the spot and were accompanied by some really great sauces, some spicy, some not. The burger and fries were pretty... More 

Thank Christina B
Saint Hyacinthe, Canada
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71 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was friendly and welcoming. American music and tourists. The prices are... Americans too... Much more expensive to have a beer there then so many other places downtown Tulum. However, it was nice to drink with the feet in the sand. First, they said we had too sit at the bar (all in line so it doesn't help for... More 

Thank mireille m
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove around looking for a place to have dinner, found Mateo's. Ambience is great! Lots of red lighting at night. It is really loud because of the live music played by the band. But they were very good and I enjoyed listening to the spanish music. It is family friendly. You can sit upstairs or downstairs. It's all outdoor seating,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$35
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tulum Beach Road-Boca Paila KM 5.2 | Zona hotelera Tulum, Tulum 77789, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 984 197 7474

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?