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Dona Tina

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Av. Tulum at Acuario, Tulum, Mexico
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St. George, Utah
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We got in Tulum in the late afternoon, after catching the red-eye down. By the time we were ready for dinner, we were really tired so just wanted a little something to get us through until breakfast. We stumbled upon Dona Tina's and what a find it was! We both had tostados, which while a little on the small side,... More 

Thank tommysaxboy
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

This is the place that looks less like a restaurant and more like a home. Has very casual feel and the food is very locan and delicious. They have daily specials and I had Pollo Adobo. SO YUMMMY. The staff treats you as their own guest rather than a customer. While I was there a bunch of locals stopped by... More 

Thank Haresh J
Corralejo, Spain
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110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

We felt very much at ease here, even though I think everyone was a regular except us. The place managed to have a pleasant through current of air even in the midday 40°C heat. No pretentiousness at all here so don't go looking for fine dining. But it was a cut above the tacos and fajitas available everywhere. We were... More 

Thank SheilaW34
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Very reasonably priced Yucatecan food, the frijol con puerco on Mondays is a traditional dish that should not be missed. The lomitos de Valladolid are also delicious. For breakfast I love the longaniza and scrambled eggs and the huevos motulenos. Lunch with a soft drink or water for 80 pesos, cannot be beat!!!

Thank Carlos S
Southern NJ
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539 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

As part of our day trip to the cenotes, we were to finish with lunch (at our own expense) in the town of Tulum. For some reason, our guide, who was relatively new to the company, was not aware of the lunch portion of the tour and had to call the central office. We told her that we wanted authentic... More 

Thank GreenUnicorn
Czech Republic
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Tradicional restaurant in Tulum, home made food, excelent Guacamole and "Sopa de pollo" serving with rice and avocado.

Thank Jitka K
Dallas, TX
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

The restaurant looks humble under a simple palapa, The food is simply delicious. We ordered "sopa de lima" (chicken lime soup) and cochinita pibil (baby pork cooked with traditional spices). Both dishes were very tasty. The place is clean, and the prices are truly cheap. Not to be missed if in Tulum. Dona Tina does not cook anymore as she... More 

Thank Rickina
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Wonderful local food. Best guacamole for my whole Mexico visit. Reasonably priced. Great menu choices.

Thank Christy G
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Yes, the service may be a bit slow, but in my opinion it just adds to the charm and authenticity of the place. We visited here twice in 5 days, once for breakfast and once for lunch. For lunch we had the pollo adobo, house chicken, which was amazing. The meat fell right off the bone and the sauce was... More 

Thank Michelle S
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

We were recommended this family home made cooking restaurant by a fruit vendor. The place is a simple atmosphere but great homemade yucatecan food. Try the Sopa de Lima , Arrechera steak.

Thank mexamerita

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Tulum at Acuario, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum

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