Tulum Town - places to eat.....
The drive into town from the beach is 15 to 20 mins depending how far south of the beach road you stay. A taxi is around $9-10 AUS or you can rent a bike and ride but in the heat it's not for the faint hearted, car hire is easy and cheap the other drivers are crazy but if you pay attention you will be fine and having a car you also have the freedom to check out some cenotes along the way and is definitely worth it. The food is much cheaper in town and a lot more on offer, you could also do some shopping; here are a few options for dining in town
#1. Antojitos La Chiapaneca; the local spot for tacos and tortas, great for cheap eats the decore isn't much but the food is good and the price is even better. Not much English spoken but they have menus with pictures, I never steer much past the pork tortas for both of our meals and 2 drinks about $9 AUS with a tip. This place is a must if your after value for money in Tulum.
#2. Ginger; home of the ginger mojito, a restaurant now turned hotel only open for breakfast and lunch, the menu is not very big and it's more American food than Mexican but made to order fresh and service is great. We had 2 burgers - portobello mushroom and pulled pork. Both were really good. 2 X mojitos and the 2 X burgers cost around $40 AUS, not cheap but worth a visit if you looking for a great quality meal with good service.
#3. El Carmelo; where the locals go for seafood. Very fresh seafood at a good price, fish tacos ceviche and whole fish are all great options here, the portions are generous and service is good.
#4. El Canastón; tacos and fresh juices what more could you want! add some friendly service and you have one of the best taco spots in Tulum, vegan veggie or meat all are good also fresh coconuts yum.
Tulum has something for everyone - from the town to the beach to the ruins and cenotes.
As you can tell we love it here and find it harder to leave every time.