Fodor's Expert Review El Tábano
This jungle-side hangout is laid-back, casual, and comfortable, with an open kitchen and airy layout in a large, traditional palapa. Standout dishes include organic-chicken-stuffed jalapeños and organic chicken in red sauce (so tender that it practically falls off the bone). Paying tribute to local blends is the wine list, on which 80% of the bottles are from Mexico. An international crowd of expats and in-the-know vacationers makes for a lively scene, especially at night. For large parties or special events, book ahead.
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Km 5.7
Tulum, Quintana Roo 77780, Mexico
- Mexican wines
- Spicy margaritas
- Traditional Mexican dishes