Fodor's Expert Review El Tábano

$$$ Tulum Mexican

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.

Mexican Modern Mexican Lively Breakfast Lunch Dinner Brunch $$$

Quick Facts

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


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