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“The worst food ever!”
Review of El Tabano

El Tabano
Ranked #72 of 413 Restaurants in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$50
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Inmersed in a lushious garden in the jungle side, El Tábano is a favorite amongst neighbors and visitors alike. Serving homemade flavor infused with regional character, and a touch of the chefs personality into each dish- it is a true experience of all senses.Family warmth, exquisite taste, fresh and creative food prepared right in front of you . And if you like to take the recepies, just come into our kitchen and live the joy of cooking with us.The staff is always happy to share the secrets in exchange of a smile.
Reviewed 29 March 2012

Whatever you do, avoid this place. Service is bad. Food is bad. Expensive and slow is the rule. Waiters are unproffesional. Fish smelled. Nothing was good to remember. Make your self a favor. Eat in another place. Sorry.

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1  Thank aleccume
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Beware you WILL wait even if you have called two days in advance for a reservation. BUT, when you do get to the food you will LOVE It. Everything is presented beautifully! It is unique in every way. Bring a few friends and order several different items to share. Service is not the best, very slow.....but who cares ???

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Thank marcyflss
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

My husband and I had dinner at El Tabano our first in Tulum. We had a good experience, but also, having read reviews on this forum, we were prepared for things to be at a different pace from the United States. With our expectation appropriately set, we had a lovely meal. We were (apparently) the second table there for the dinner rush and received quick and friendly service. We had three margaritas, one glass of wine, two apps, and two entrees for approx. 660-700 pesos before tip (we were there 3/10). Everything was great and it was one of our favorite meals, both for the location and for value. The food was delicious--my husband had the snapper entree and I had the red chicken. Both were very yummy. We are not cheapskates nor are we high rollers, but we thought that for the money that El Tabano provided a really special and delicious meal. There are many pricey places along the beach at which to eat, but El Tabano was (a bit) more affordable. unique, and delicious. One of our new favorites. We plan to return!

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Thank MRB13
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

We had an amazing lunch at El Tabano, great Mexican food in a beautiful garden.
Bring with you some mosquitos repellent !!!

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Thank karinjam69
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

Horrible and expensive food. Poor service. By far the worst restaurant I've been in entire Mexico. There are sp meny begter restaurants near. Never again.

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1  Thank Simon889
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