You may not have given Tulum, famous for its Mayan ruins, a second thought when it comes to restaurants but it is a destination that offers a wide range of traditional Mexican cuisine and international choices that start from local street fare to establishments that compete with the highest of international standards. Here are two popular choices when considering things to do in Tulum.
Experience truly authentic fresh local cuisine at La Zebra Mexican Cantina, where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner overlooking the turquoise blue Caribbean Sea. A soaring open-beam palapa roof, gentle breezes, and casual-chic ambiance make for a perfect tropical setting for every meal.
Zebra uses fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, including fresh seafood, local fruits and vegetables, and herbs from their own garden. Their “mixology” program has produced popular drinks like fresh sugar cane juice mojitos, hand-crafted cocktails, cucumber margaritas and delicately infused tequilas, fiery mezcals and local artisanal beers.
Sundays are extremely popular as Zebra hosts their famous barbecue, salsa classes and beach dancing until late into the night.
Exotic spicy and delicious, Mezzanine’s authentic Thai restaurant will leave your tastebuds dancing. Celebrity Thai Chef Dim Geefay has brought the tantalizing flavors of her country to the Mezzanine kitchen, serving up a traditional mix of fragrant Thai curries, crisp and tangy salads made with herbs grown in their own garden, fresh seafood delicacies and of course the classic Pad Thai which tastes as if it came directly off the streets of Bangkok.
Enjoy one of the best café-style breakfasts in Tulum on their patio or secluded sundeck while looking out over the endless white sand beach. Sip on locally inspired, signature cocktails, shaken, stirred and muddled by their talented team of bartenders. Lounge on bean bags and listen to the toe tapping smooth grooves and world beats that fill the air in this beautiful tropical setting.