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#312 of 540 Mexican in Cancun
#656 of 1,144 Restaurants in Cancun
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Mexican, Spanish
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Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 21 September 2022 via mobile

My wife and I visited here in mid September 2022 because we wanted to experience Typical Mexican food & drinks. All other bars in the vicinity charge 21 Pesos for Corona se we assumed this would be the same. Nope. The bill came and it...was double price. I questioned the owner and said “Look. All the other bars are 21 Pesos”. He just shrugged his shoulders and intimated … that’s them not us. I asked him if Mexicans paid same prices as tourists and he smiled and walked away. Well, this guy is certainly not the smartest because we were actually going to eat here and have a few drinks because the Irish Bar was closed. He just lost 10 times what we spent. Silly man.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 5 February 2021 via mobile

Had a breakfast quesadilla and a beef soup after a morning run- the food was good but the bathroom was not very clean.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

The goodness is real. Tacos al pastor were tasty enough that I went twice and I was thrilled to find chicharrones on the menu. The staff was super patient as I practiced my terrible Spanish. Great spot to hang out and enjoy a meal.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

I was thrilled to find a place that served a good barbacoa with beef! In this area of Mexico, that's a rarer find. Their tacos are delicious, juicy and tender. Quesadillas are made with the thicker masa and are not to be missed.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This place contains amazing service and delicious food!! I'm sure you couldn't find that kind of incredible food in other place :)

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

We came here for dinner, was mostly empty. Service was nice, the server tried his best explaining the entrees in English. We had the chorizo tacos and pollo alambres, and both were very flavorful and yummy. We ran out of days, but would have loved...to visit them again.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

My partner and I read some excellent reviews about this place and they were true! It's a very unassuming restaurant with tasty quality food, reasonably priced, and marvellous staff. Our waiter was Carlos and although he spoke little English and we spoke little Spanish he...guided to us to two awesome dishes to order. We had the Alambra arachera and the costra arachera. If you like cheese they are not shy with it in their meals. We were so happy with this find and we will be back with friends and family. Gracious Carlos, the rest of the staff and the chef!!!!!More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The place offers authentic Mexican food, like the type you'll find in Mexican Homes. Loved the guacalome sauce and the Consome de Barbacoa. Very Affordable!

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

Great mexican food! Great tacos of all varieties. We just happened to drop in and this place was a great find. Perfect for lunch.

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

Good place to get some informal food in an interesting setting under the entrance to the Plaza de Toros bullfighting ring. Nice open air tables, handmade tacos, cochinita pibil, good aguas frescas - we had jamaica (hibiscus) which seemed very natural without added sugar.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

Watched our food cooked in front of us on the griddle. Felt almost Japanese. Arachera a favorite. Not much English, but we muddled through.

Date of visit: January 2016
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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We were originally going to the place next door but it was closed. Our noses led us here. It was delicious! We had the chorizo, pastor, barbacoa tacos, a quesadilla and some quest fundidio. Everything we had was delicious and at a great price. My...favorite was the chorizo! It looked like they were doing a lot of takeout for locals also. I figure if it's popular with the locals then it must be the place to go! Highly recommend this place!More

Date of visit: January 2016
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is not a glamorous place. If what you're looking for is affordable and delicious, then you will find it here. It is straight-up, real Mexican, delicious food. There's a good variety of dishes, and the quality is top-notch. IMHO, you can never go wrong...with the tacos. Try the barbacoa; it is mutton, but don't let that fool you. It's marinated intensely, cooked very slowly, and it is fall-apart fantastic. For tacos, order 4 or 5, to start. That will probably make a good meal for most people.More

Date of visit: June 2015
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

A very typical mexican style food, the place is also very casual, for lovers of the best dishes and original mexican plates. Ideal to go when you are out of the Disco-bar, I think it opens all night long. (I think) Try the "quesadilla of...picadillo" is delicious!! #zazsharesMore

Date of visit: December 2014
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La Barbacoa de la Tulum is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 4