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Carretera Tulum - Coba km 2.5, Tulum 77780, Mexico
+52 984 108 0681
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“mole” (65 reviews)
“corn cake” (20 reviews)
“chicken” (41 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carretera Tulum - Coba km 2.5, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely setting, beautifully and lovingly decorated. Delicious food, incredible sauces. The most creative moles. Not your standard Tulum restaurant. Wow- will be back...

Thank Gudula M
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Cetli was an amazing culinary experience and much needed relief from the tourist type food that floods the hotel zone of Tulum. The space is charming and unbelievably romantic. Candle lit and beautifully decorated. Make sure to wear mosquito repellant as it is an open...More

Thank Jorge G
Reviewed 25 September 2017

If you want to experience a Mexican traditional fine food, this is the place! You will enjoy very much the new location and you can see Claudia (chef owner) when she is cooking.

Thank vbenitezpy
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We had spent 11 days in Tulum, and eaten somewhere different for every meal, so when the concierge at our hotel had recommended Cetli obviously we were keen to try it. It was a bit further a walk out of town than we had anticipated,...More

Thank JimiWade
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Authentic Mexican mole that is made with care and love. This quiet and lovely restaurant right outside of town offers a comfortable and tasteful decor. Immaculately clean. Every detail is attended to. From the starting cheese board to the little almond treat at the end...More

1  Thank Abby J
Reviewed 24 August 2017

A newly opened restaurant in Tulum with a beautiful mexican decoration and great food. Very typical and authentic. We had a wonderful dinner.

1  Thank famillegrinand
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This hidden Gem should be on the Strange Goods show especially with the Oranges and Grasshoppers Appetizer with a shot of Mezcal to wash it down. I had the Grouper Fish in coconut sauce which was delicious. The Tamarind Mojitos are to die for. Excellent...More

1  Thank TheGlamLotus
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We are three chefs from Houston. We came for Noma Mexico and our hotel recommended Cetli. It was a great recommendation. The food is outstanding. Be sure to order the poblano with corn fungus.

Thank worldfoodie64
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Surely, I must have ended up at a completely different restaurant than my dear friend recommended and all these other reviewers are raving about. We had such a poor experience here last night. We arrived to our 9pm reservation at 8:50pm. There was no host/hostess...More

2  Thank nina g
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is very nice, it looks like a Mexican house. The service is very good and the food is all homemade. Nice location in Tulum, you can have a walk before or after dinner and have a drink around.

Thank Sarahlnduk
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10 May 2017|
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Response from HayloKay1 | Reviewed this property |
Only cash and its not cheap compared to most places in Tulum, take enough cash to eat all the courses, food is amazing and you will be disappointed if your money restricts your choices.
Amy R
11 April 2017|
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Response from ahughes3466 | Reviewed this property |
We had a lovely bottle of local white wine and we were there in October '16.
Amy R
2 March 2017|
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Response from Greg M | Reviewed this property |
Yes they take reservations and it is a good idea as it is a very small place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$180 - US$400
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera Tulum - Coba km 2.5, Tulum 77780, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 984 108 0681
Our dishes are prepares meticulusly as our grandma used to make it. We choose the best ingredients to prepare genuine "mole" sauce in a metate stone (like from prehispanic times), to make sure get to the traditional recipes. Making our mermelade, bread, butter and many more. The best culinary experience in the autentic traditional mexican cuisine.
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