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Polar Norte St | one block north of Avenida Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
+52 984 108 0681
17:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Tue 17:00 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is good but nothing great. The place isnt fancy but has a mexican atmosphere. They try way to much to be diferent. They are understaffed.

Thank Francisco S
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very low key place, in Tulum downtown. Tulum downtown is not pretty, but here it is ok. You have to call and make a reservation, since it the Cheff's house..so it is very small and they open few hours for dinner. The decoration is very cute, full of Mexican artcraft. Nice chairs and fabrics all over. I... More 

Thank CDM81
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose Cetli as our Anniversary dinner restaurant from the pictures it seemed quiet, dim and quaint. We are sooo happy we did. It was amazing. I believe they are byob but not sure. They give you a house sampler and my personal favorite was the beet jam with cheese. I was tempted to order a chicken dish but the... More 

Thank ndoil
Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small and wonderful restaurant with a very homey feel. They offer house appetizers with the meal which are unlike anything I've had before. All had great flavors that worked together. One of them is orange slices with grasshoppers. Totally weird. I has a citrus spinach salad which was outstanding. I had the vegetarian poblano stuffed pepper. It... More 

Thank Blockerton
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To say I enjoyed it is an understatement. I loved it. No fuss, no flash. Just warm hearts and great food. Step in and let go. This is a laid back, slow paced experience. It feels like you are dining in someones house because you basically are. Just four people were working the three nights we were there. The service... More 

Thank justmyownthoughts
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were after an authentic Mexican dining experience and decided to give this place a try after a recommendation from our tour guide. The interior of the restaurant is a talking point in itself - an intimate and cosy space decorated with an eclectic mix of Mexican antiques and bric-a-brac. The food, however, was extremely strange and some of it... More 

Thank Stephanie R
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28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Althought this was highly recommended as the best authentic restaurant in town, we liked it but it was almost twice the price of other restaurants we visited!! Reservations recommended for this place if you are going to visit. Must admit, the locale for this place is great!!!

Thank Claudine A
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tip: Familiarize yourself with the cuisine before going. The food here is more interior Mexican with some Yucatan influences — if you come here expecting more Tex Mex and taco dishes you’ll be disappointed. If you don’t like meat served with fruit or if you don’t like bitter flavors (like cocoa and coffee) you might have a hard time. It's... More 

Thank Genna_Vee
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have now eaten at Cetli for the fifth time and continue to amazed at the menu choices and delectable flavors of those choices. There were five of us for dinner so we were able to taste more than one dish. The chicken stuffed with chaya served with red peanut mole sauce is among my favorites. One dining companion, who... More 

Thank Bnosnews
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was recommended to us by everyone who's been to Tulum. It feels like you are dining in someones home. The food was the best we had in Tulum. I also love that it's BYOB. Fantastic experience.

Thank Ginger R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Polar Norte St | one block north of Avenida Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 984 108 0681

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?