Octopus Tulum

OUR 5 FAVOURITES DISHES IN TULUM

If you haven’t heard of Tulum by now, then you must be living under a rock (and if that’s the case then we’re incredibly flattered that you read our blog). Tulum, located not too far from Cancun, is the new IT luxury-hippie beach destination in Mexico. Hotels there all have a boho-chic vibe offering sound healing and yoga sessions, as well as rooms at the same price as the best hotels in New York or London.

Just like every other fashionable place, good food always follows, proof: Noma restaurant is currently holding a residency in Tulum. Unfortunately for us, we weren’t able to make a booking in time, nor were we willing to spend the $750 price tag per person. We did try out other delicious places, and here are our 5 favourite dishes in Tulum:

 

Costillas al Agave – Pork ribs marinated in agave – Hartwood

 

 

This place seems to be the number one recommendation, which means it is IMPOSSIBLE to get a table. They’ll ask you to send them an email to book a table but literally no one will answer your email. The other option is to simply walk-in, but they only accept those when they open at 5.30pm – and most of the time there’s already a line. The only way to eat there is to arrive at 5-5.15pm, which is incredibly lame but oh well. The food there is quite good, we must admit. It’s not mind-blowing but it’s good. The pork ribs, which were cooked for 7 hours and glazed in agave, though did blow our minds. We highly recommend this dish.

 

Taglierini al gameri e Zucchini (Shrimp and courgette taglierini) – Posada magherita

 

 

We know that it might be slightly odd recommending an Italian dish in Mexico, but this incredibly cute, romantic place (which is part store, part beach restaurant and is filled with bric-a-brac objects) is run by Italians. We haven’t tried the whole menu, but this dish was incredibly delicious. We even came back 2 days later to have it again as we were craving it.

 

Breakfast – Nomade Hotel

 

 

We were staying at this hotel (which we highly recommend) so had the pleasure of trying their perfect breakfast. It started with fresh fruits, yogurt and homemade granola followed by your choice of eggs any style with some avocado sauce – all accompanied with some fresh juice and a hot beverage.

 

Shrimp tacos – Be Tulum

 

This very trendy beachside restaurant serves some impeccable dishes. One of our favourites was the shrimp tacos, which were some of the best tacos we’ve ever had.

  

Grilled Octopus, Cascabel Adobo, Crema Negra and Xcatic Chile – Arca

 

Not only was this dish delicious, but we also fell in love with Arca: a very elegant restaurant surrounded by trees, giving the impression of being in the middle of the jungle.



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