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El Rincon Chiapaneco

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Calle Jupiter Sur | Opposite the ADO stop, Tulum, Mexico
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Tulum, Mexico
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat here a lot. The menu is extensive and the prices are low. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner, though it can be kind of hot mid-day. Typical Mexican fare, but most meals are served with rice, beans and shredded lettuce salad, and include a delicious agua de fruta or other beverage. Try the piña con chaya (pineapple and... More 

Thank Lisa Z
Toronto, Canada
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Some fellow travelers had been here and suggested it for more authentic food. It is a popular place with locals and it can be hard to get a table at times. We ordered the meals that were 55 pesos (at the time of publishing this review). It included a large refresco frutas - fruit juice. I had the pineapple, it... More 

Thank 35CanuckGirl
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This place does the best breakfast and lunch, it's a local place, cheap, no frills, amazing food. I'd recommend sopes, panuchos, salbutes and the carne asada though everything is really good.

Thank Slamn
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

If you want to try a real traditional tulum food, this is the place to go! The food is traditional, the agua de frutas are amazing and fresh, the people are very kind and honest! Not a gringos place 😊 i suggest to try enchilladas de mole..wooow! It is very cheap and the quantity of food is xxl! Definitely the... More 

1 Thank V3706BWvalentinac
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here twice and both times were impressed with the food. Fast, hot, fresh and tasty. The salbutes, tostadas and sobes were really good and only 7 pesos each. The atmosphere is typical of an authentic cheap place, hot and sticky, but for the food and price, it's not an issue. We saw many locals eating here which... More 

Thank CliveLea
San Francisco, California
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this restaurant so much that we came for dinner 2 nights in a row! Super authentic, delicious, and cheap! Get the al pastor tacos, pollo panuchos, and piña y chaya agua fresca. Panuchos are like tostadas with blacks beans between the crispy tortillas topped with shredded chicken, pickled onions, cabbage, tomato, and avocado...amazing! The al pastor tacos were flavorful,... More 

Thank Melissa B
Stamford, Connecticut
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We ended up eating here three times in the week that we stayed. HUGE agua frescas for $35 pesos? YES PLEASE. The only downside and I really, really, really hope the owners/operators see this is that underneath that plastic tarp it is like being cooked in a crock pot and they need to add at least three or four more... More 

Thank FashAsh
Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I was introduced to this restaurant on my last night in Tulum and what a shame that was because I would have eaten here every day if I could have! The food is amazing, arrives fast, and is SO INEXPENSIVE: a big authentic meal and a drink, 100 pesos. This is the perfect place to sample a variety of authentic... More 

Thank Angelique I
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Ignore the reviews about "hygiene alert" - the fact is this is an authentic Mexican restaurant that isn't catering to tourists and therefore isn't decorated or designed to please them. It's straight up, it's hot, it's all outdoors and many of the staff speak little to no English. That being said - the food was the BEST WE'VE HAD in... More 

1 Thank Melissa M
West Orange, New Jersey
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287 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Don't get me wrong... I love the local Mexican places, the little holes-in-the-walls where the locals like to dine. We read about this place on TripAdvisor so we thought we'd give it a try. Maybe we just caught it on a bad day, but our waiter was miserable and had no patience for us whatsoever. He also didn't even realize... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Jupiter Sur | Opposite the ADO stop, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
Wonderful, authentic, made-to-order Yucatan dishes and drinks. The best mole, tacos, empanadas among other dishes at incredible prices. A must-try!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?