Gitano Tulum

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286 reviews
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MXN500 and over
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Contemporary Mexican
GITANO Tulum is a Restaurant and Mezcal Bar, set in a magical oasis in the lush jungle of Tulum Beach. Design is modern, open, and seamlessly integrated into the lush jungle environment.

Our menu of seasonal, local ingredients is a modern take on traditional Mexican flavors with dishes cooked in the fires of our wood-burning oven and open grill. Our cocktails are inspired by 1940’s tropical Tiki bars with local seasonal fruits and herbs, and all juices and syrups made in house daily. Mezcal is our specialty, with offerings of over 40 different mezcales from Oaxaca.

We open at 6:00 pm, 7 days a week for dinner.

We accept online reservations for groups up to 6 people. Friday is our famous Jungle Party with DJ beginning at 10:00 pm. Bottle service reservations are accepted starting at midnight. Please contact tulum@grupogitano.com for large parties' reservations as well as bottle service reservations.
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Guanajuato
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

El mejor lugar de Tulum para cenar y despues pasar la fiesta hasta las 3 am, el dia de Gitano es viernes ... Recomiendo los cocteles de mezcal que son la onda y deliciosos.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great service was excellent even on the rainy day

MD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was meh... Service was meh... Was recommended to me by a friend and now I’m questioning this persons taste level.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

I didn’t feel that the staff cared very much about our experience. Long wait times for food and drink, coupled with the high-prices and indifferent staff really soured our experience.

At the finale, when the waiter asked how much I would like to add for tip (propina), I responded I wished to add 10%. Upon reviewing the amount before authorization, I noticed he input the amount as 20%. When I challenged him on this, he was quiet argumentative and resentful.

While we were really looking forward to this place, I would bot recommend returning, save for drinks or the nightclub.

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Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Puente de Septiembre muy buen ambiente, buen servicio y buen lugar, ya fui al Gitano de NY y el de Tulum es mejor! Los precios son altos en la comida y en el alcohol pero ora un día vale la pena, me atendió Mateo y fue excelente la atención. Buen lugar

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m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was great. Lounge was terrifying in the structural sense, wobbled when we danced.

r
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, amazing service, beautiful ambiance! !!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

It is def a must see place when in Tulum. Food was good but nothing made it a must come back to. Please do not get me wrong- food was fresh, taste was good, and visually appealing but nothing that would make me have to come back with urgency. Drinks were great! Ambiance was great! Service was great! I would come back for drinks.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

El lugar está bonito pero Esta tan obscuro que no se ve la comida, la tienes que alumbrar con el celular. Es más un buen bar antro que un restaurante.

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OT
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Gitano is overpriced for the quality of food not impressed.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Went to Gitano, Tulum for my birthday. The ambiance was great! Loved the setup and very relaxed vibe. The service was ok. Our server was always missing. The food was just ok. Overpriced yet not delicious. My drink was amazing!

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Special occasion but never noticed despite being told before......

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I started our Tulum stay eating here and it was superb. The ceviche is delectable and we both swooned over the guava cheesecake!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

overrated
overpriced
cant say i would have to go
tiny portions
very expensive
very loud!!!

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Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 3service 2ambience 5

Restaurant staff took a very long time to take orders and seemed in off mood.

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Cancun
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Execellent food. The chorizo lettuce wraps were delicious, best chorizo ever. The cocktails are delicious. The ambiance was a beautiful experience. We are for sure coming back!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and the ambiance is perfect. Live music to dance

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Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice food, good service and setting.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredible food, really cool vibe and look, great party in the back

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Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just visited Tulum for the first time and made a reservation at Gitano months prior to my trip. It lived up to the reviews I had read online and then some! It was AMAZING! Not only is it a beautiful restaurant but the food was out of this world and the service was incredible. We had the tuna tostadas, the avocado & chili sauce appetizer, the brisket tacos and various cocktails. They were all delicious and I would definitely go back to this restaurant. Highly recommended for your time in Tulum!

KN
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Place was cool, I thought it was overpriced for Tulum.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Tourist trap!!!!!! Beautiful ambience, service was terrible and rushed. I live in Chicago and am used to eating well without the rush and generic feeling. Such a shame that tulum has lost its authenticity. The waiter was even even looking in the sky when I had to call him over to my table the 8 times I needed something. The bus boys took my ice bucket 3 times and I had to ask for it 3 times. However, live music performance was beautiful, along with the decor and the food was delicious. We are drinkers and had to keep asking for drinks. It seemed like most people go there for their one drink and entree, in tourist fashion. Not for us. Thanks but moving on.

a
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved it! The food was fantastic as were the service , ambiance and cocktails. We loved the fish filet, sweet potato and avocado!! We loved all of it and would go back

EK
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I would recommend Gitano’s to a friend but not one that was celebrating a birthday. I made the reservation a month in advance to celebrate my birthday there. I was so excited. When I arrived at the restaurant I let the hostess know that it was my birthday and she literally laughed at me and said oh you’re cute. With the amount of money that you spend at Gitano’s you would think that they would at least give you a scoop of ice cream if you were celebrating something with them. I’m guessing in Mexico they don’t celebrate birthdays. I was very disappointed. However the table next to me bought me a birthday celebration. Very nice people. The only other downfall was the cocktail server was rude when I asked for a another glass of $17 Cabernet. I wouldn’t think for the prices we were paying he should of been so rude when I was only increasing my bill?

CS
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and excellent place for a lively dinner experience.

TC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute MUST! Maybe the best restaurant experience of my life. Food was packed with flavor. Wait staff is extremely knowledgeable and interesting. Waiter gave me a top notch lesson in the history and making of mezcal. Live music was of the highest quality. Beautifully performed and at the perfect volume. Atmosphere is quintessential tulum. Just perfect in every way! Visiting tulum and not going to gitanos would be like going to Disneyland and not seeing Mickey Mouse!

RC
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

muy linfo lugar y decoracion, recomendado para grupo de amigos o parejas

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and service, absolutely loved it. Would recommend and come back again and again (of we lived closer!) The best modern Mexican we have had

CD
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

So many waiters came to our table when we were eating. We felt pressured. Even if we were still eating, we were asked if we wanted something else to order. Also, someone asked if we were done but we had food in our plate still. It is a shame, our experience was very not good mainly based on the service. I would not recommend it, unfortunately.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Food flavor fair, service non attentive from main server but support staff excellent.

The ambiance is what you go for! 10 stars for creativity of the environment !

v
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice place with electronic music

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Cancun
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Very nice and the waiters were amazing

ID
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful live music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little spot. Lovely atmosphere, great wine list. Will return!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A destacar el
Ambiente y el servicio,nos atendió un camarero llamado Jorge que fue maravilloso

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Dubai
7 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The place is very beautiful but the service there is deplorable. The waiter dances instead of coming when someone wishes to order. People aren't particularly welcoming and they look like they don't want to work. For the food, it was very good except the tacos they are very bad.

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Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

In general a really nice place with beautiful surroundings and live music.

A small minus would be too little light over the table to read the menus and see your food. Not enough menus printed. A little pricy.

E
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Food was mediocre but we would go back to listen to music and have drinks.

JA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun place, good music, good food, weak drinks like all of tulum. Fun night

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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