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Carretera a Boca Paila km. 8.3, Tulum, Mexico
+52 55 1204 7777
18:00 - 12:00
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for lunch and had the fish & shrimp tacos and the ahi tuna burger. Skip the fish and shrimp tacos the tortillas were dry and the tacos were boring, needed a sauce or something. But the burger was fantastic! Would def have that again. Service was also good. Ambiance great with a little pool area. The bugs were... More 

Thank Sarah C
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended this to us and it was so fantastic that we ate here twice. It has a great, laid back but still special and somewhat upscale vibe. Delicious cocktails (try the mojito) and incredible seafood (I recommend the whole fish and the ceviche sampler). The staff was also incredibly kind and helpful. Highly recommend!

Thank Jane P
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

That is the name of the fish you must try! I went there since it was very recomended..the place has its own charm. There is a weird thing about a "group" menu, which I thought it would have bigger portions, but apparently it is just what you can get without taking too long...whatever. If you are 6 you are considered... More 

Thank CDM81
Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant, good fresh seafood, and great drinks. Recommend the octopus and large shrimp. The drinks were amazing as well, and the open air feel is beautiful.

Thank dharmadc
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is good. The service is good. The food is good. This was one of my favourite restaurants in Tulum, we went there twice. I had Giant prawns, which were my favourite, but the butterfish was good too. So were the fish tacos. I wish I had ordered the Ceviche, because they guy at the table next to us... More 

Thank Kevin L
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

REad great reviews so we went. My husband's fish was very dry and flavorless. Remainder of entrees were fine but nothing special. Dessert was delicious but overall meal was over priced for quality

Thank conferencelady
London , UK
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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried all the local restaurants and this tied for first place with Cenzotle for first place. We had a really nice meal here. Authentic, tasty fresh grilled fish and great service. The restaurant cat was particularly friendly and the table next to us a bit too loud but overall a good choice.

Thank Nashes_5
Newick, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing other reviews on this restaurant and because we love seafood, we decided to try this restaurant. It has a good atmosphere, the staff were friendly and welcoming. We had a cocktail each to start the night off! We shared a ceviche starter, which was delicious......I ordered Butterfish, as I had seen the reviews and never tried it. It was... More 

Thank Melanie2109
Brattleboro, Vermont
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82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prepare to pay American rates for seafood here. Nice atmosphere and service with a good wine and cocktail list. The waitstaff is warm and welcoming. Recommend the Tuna salad and the cone of fried goodness.

Thank selectorD
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The staff took great care of us. Friendly place with a relaxing vibe. Stopped in for some cocktails the first night and returned the next day for a fantastic seafood dinner, highly recommend the octopus! Followed by a Mezcal tasting. The owner took the time to explain the different regions and characteristics of Mezcal. Really made us feel special. Definitely... More 

Thank Chris B
Yamile K, Guest Relations Manager at Simple, responded to this review

Hello Chris!! Thanks so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed our food and service.. its fun to read that you like the mezcal tasting too!! the owner Richy loves what he does and enjoys sharing it with other people to make customers feel like home. thank you for your best wishes! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera a Boca Paila km. 8.3, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 55 1204 7777
At Simple we know and respect each ingredient we use, that’s why our menu turns out to be original, simple, and unique. In it we gather the taste of the Pacific, preparing grilled and roasted fish, seafood and vegetables; meat and poultry, cooked in their own juices with the preparation of your choice. We offer portions by the weight designed to be shared (we also offer individual portions), as well as natural and buzzing beverages, in the middle of a cozy atmosphere where you will feel treated just like home. Simple is a family-owned and family-operated restaurant where you will find trust, kindness, happiness, party, music and dancing.

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