Fodor's Expert Review El Tábano

$$$ Tulum Mexican

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.

Mexican Lively Breakfast Lunch Dinner Brunch $$$

Quick Facts

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


Known For:
  • Mexican wines
  • Spicy margaritas
  • Traditional Mexican dishes
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. in Apr.–Sept

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