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The Riviera Maya Restaurants

El Tábano

  • Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Km 5.7 Map It
  • Tulum
  • Mexican

Updated 02/19/2015

Fodor's Review

This jungle-side hangout run by Barcelona chef Laura Brea brings imaginative cuisine to a rustic garden. You could spend the day here at a country-kitchen table: farm eggs and homemade bread with mango honey jam for breakfast; papaya tomato gazpacho for lunch; and fresh grouper in a pipian pumpkin-seed sauce or chile ancho stuffed with shrimp and nuts, served in a steaming clay pot, for dinner. Paying tribute to local blends is the wine list, on which 80% of the bottles are from Mexico. An international crowd of locals, expat residents, and in-the-know vacationers makes for a lively scene, especially at night. For large parties, book ahead.

Restaurant Information


Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Km 5.7, Tulum, Quintana Roo, 77780, Mexico

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984-125–7172-cell; 984-134 –8725

Restaurant Details:

  • No credit cards

Updated 02/19/2015


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